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01-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
The car analogy actually goes well here, I prefer a lightweight/high output small capacity mid engine car with nimble handling to a muscle car
I prefer big cars with room for at least 6 people, because I have 4 kids (mostly grow ups, but they like to join us on holidays). I don't think you can find a lens analogy for that, though

The only thing I miss on my M-50/1.7 is AF. I don't think this monster is the right solution to that - and it would weigh almost as much as all lenses that are permanently in my bag now (DA15, DA35 Ltd, DA70, M50/1.7)... (I agree with the above posters that 470 grams is probably well below the actual weight)

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Any idea if this new lenses will be replacing the Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens?

This lens is quite heavy, and from the sounds of it the new model will be heavier
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Was that the one with the anchovies or the extra dash of 30w oil?
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
I prefer big cars with room for at least 6 people, because I have 4 kids (mostly grow ups, but they like to join us on holidays). I don't think you can find a lens analogy for that, though
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yea, this lens is strange, I see no need for it on Pentax mount with so many used and new offerings available...unless it's as good as the aforementioned Leica. I could see me getting it for the D800 if it beats my Zeiss in testing... then again my 1.8G beats the Zeiss in the corners

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Weight is not bad if the IQ is great.

Gonna be interesting to see how it turns out in testing.

Seriously, A one pound lens is not that bad people.....
01-09-2014, 08:39 PM   #96
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Remember folks - almost all defects in the image cast by a lens are at the edges .... so when we are using FF lenses on APS-c - these defects such as light fall off or edge softness aren't even captured by the sensor. This, by the way, is one of the COOLEST features of APS-c sensors!
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[COLOR=#4d4d4d]Any idea if this new lenses will be replacing the Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens?]
Based on past experience of Art lenses replacing EX DG lenses, I would expect so. That's not to say that Sigma might not later release a budget 50mm in its Contemporary line.
01-10-2014, 06:26 AM   #98
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
PENTAX not interested in fast glasses (see the new DA35 and DA50), and those who produce fast glass not interest in K-mount.

o.0 ... not good.

The 18-35 is like taking forever to arrive for K-mount.
DA50/1.8, FA50/1.4 and DA*55/1.4 are not fast?

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Obviously the big thing that this lens will bring is tack sharpness at f1.4. Basically you do this by over-engineering the lens. The issue is that often out of focus rendering suffers somewhat when you focus so much on clinical sharpness and I don't find that I really care so much about border sharpness at f1.4 either...
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I don't find that I really care so much about border sharpness at f1.4 either...
Border sharpness at wide aperture could be cool back in the days where you didn't really go above ISO 200 (or should I say 200 ASA :-)). Nowadays, who use the widest apertures for photography where corner sharpness matters at all?

(The only lens I have where corners can be tricky is the DA15 with its curved focus plane which is very apparent even at f/8. But I forgive it for that for all the great photos it gives me )
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The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art has very good bokeh and sharpness is obviously there, and I like the natural colors and rendering, at least on full frame Canons . If the 50mm 1.4 is the same, I'm sure it will be a great lens. But 50mm is a crowded market and there's smaller, lighter and cheaper lenses that do the job very well, so let's see if the real-world results of this new 50mm are worth the hassle (and the cost). Like, is it going to be that much better than a FA 50 1.4?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
What a best! Is Pentax the last manufacturer that makes small SLR lenses? (I mean mostly the limiteds)
Even regarding zooms, Pentax often aims at smaller sizes. I for one find the new Sigma lenses much too big for their own good.
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DA50/1.8, FA50/1.4 and DA*55/1.4 are not fast?
Nope. A Nikon f1.8 is fast. A Pentax f1.8 is dark.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art has very good bokeh and sharpness is obviously there, and I like the natural colors and rendering, at least on full frame Canons .
I wouldn't call it very good though it is nowhere near bad. Could be more 'buttery', it's a bit too nervous to me.
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saw the 35 in store today... no matter how good it is, it is way too big....
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