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04-09-2014, 04:20 PM   #166
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Half don't know that, and the other half only wants to discuss meaningless statistics. Ain't it grand?
No statistics are meaningless; otherwise, we wouldn't lie with them so much.

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... for a lens that's not even coming to K-mount.
Good point! There are a few members here with systems other than, or in addition to Pentax, though.

In case anybody's been looking forward to images of something besides test charts (I know I have), a Korean website has posted a series of samples wide-open with a 5D MkII. Allegedly. They're viewable at full size, too.

Gear for Image :: Wide Open Images of Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART

Sadly, they don't tell you much about its OOF rendering. We don't buy f/1.4 to shoot walls wide open...
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I think that is to soon to tell that Sigma 50/1,4 Art will not come in K mount ever. Other Sigma Art lenses were originally released only for Canon, Nikon and Sony, and then were made for Pentax. I think it all depends on how much demand there is. And from what I see, Pentax is gaining ground.
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I have a Sigma prime for my M43 camera and I must admit I am very impressed. It's much better than I ever would have thought it would be given the price point. Very sharp, very well made, metal mount. If this lens is anything like I'll be it's a good bang for the buck.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
I think that is to soon to tell that Sigma 50/1,4 Art will not come in K mount ever. Other Sigma Art lenses were originally released only for Canon, Nikon and Sony, and then were made for Pentax. I think it all depends on how much demand there is. And from what I see, Pentax is gaining ground.
Actually up until now, Sony was always in the same boat as Pentax for Sigma's "Global Vision" lenses. The 18-35mm was originally only announced for Canon, Nikon and Sigma. Later they announced it for Sony and Pentax at the same time. Same thing for the 30mm f/1.4 Art. The 35mm f/1.4 was finally shipped at exactly the same time for both Sony and Pentax. Neither ever got the 120-300mm.

This is the very first Sigma "Global Vision" lens that has been announced for Sony but not for Pentax. That is a very bad sign IMO.
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I've downloaded the test photos made by Imagine Resources, and my conclusion is that Zeiss Otus has a small advantage in contrast. Studying the pictures at 3:1, I have seen that at extreme corners, Sigma 50/1,4 Art is a little better at CA. In fact, Sigma CA is almost invisible, even at 3:1, but can be seen in Zeiss Otus.

Exceptional lenses both. But Zeiss has no AF, is much heavier, and if this price of Sigma is right (1000$), the choice is simple. I hope it will come in Pentax mount too.
The choice is simple?

Hire a sherpa to haul your gear?
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The Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM will be released on April 25th in Canon mount. Date of release in Nikon and Sony mount is still undetermined. Price in Japan will be JPY127,000 excl. tax i.e. USD1,250 or EUR1,080 (incl. VAT).

Source : My Navy ?????SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM??????????? | ???????? -they present that as an official announcement.
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Sample Gallery (Imaging Resource)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97470426@N06/sets/72157643654332185/

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Sample Gallery (Imaging Resource)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97470426@N06/sets/72157643654332185/
OMG I was there at this event last Saturday! Woodstock, GA! I have the pics to prove it as well!
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Nice bokeh circles. No onion artifacts as I was expecting...
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The official price is up on the Sigma website and they are now accepting pre-orders. The U.S. retail price is $949.00
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And 849.99 for the Brits. Now the question is when (if ever) for Pentax.
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€899 in France. Available early May in Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony mounts. No mention of Pentax.
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The official price is up on the Sigma website and they are now accepting pre-orders. The U.S. retail price is $949.00
Awesome. I think I'd rather have this lens than, say, the Sony 50mm F/1.8 which is about the same price... both pretty high but with pretty good performance.
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