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B&H: Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM AF lens for Pentax $349 w/FS
Posted By: jogiba, 12-19-2013, 07:49 AM

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12-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #16
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Back at original price now.

I guess that's good for me... my wallet can't handle any more lens purchases...

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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
Pentax smc FA 50 mm f/1.4 Image resolution :
Pentax smc DA* 55 mm f/1.4 SDM Image resolution :
Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Image resolution :
These tests were performed on different sensors with different resolutions. So the results are not directly comparable. The Sigma was tested on an 8MP sensor. The FA 50 on the 10MP K-10 and the DA*55 was tested on the 14.6MP K-20. So for the same sensor, the Sigma probably is better wide open.
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The Sigma is sharper wide open, I wouldn't say better, but sharper. I don't shoot 1.4 to have a really sharp picture, but I am sure some do and if so - Sigma 50 1.4 is sharp wide open.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Julie Quote
Back at original price now.

I guess that's good for me... my wallet can't handle any more lens purchases...
I'm showing at $349 as of right now...

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I'm showing at $349 as of right now...
Weird... yesterday it was showing up $499 for me...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Julie Quote
Weird... yesterday it was showing up $499 for me...
Adorama had the lens at $349 again yesterday. Don't know about today. I got my copy from Adorama about one hour ago (at $349) and have shot about 60 images using available light. Outside is clear, low sun angle and the colors are vibrant. Inside, I handheld at ISO 400 and f/1.4 with a shutter speed of around 1/30 with great results. So far, I like the lens. The exterior shots were in complete shadow at 3:00 pm, latitude 47 degrees north--or no visible sun in other words. Think of the golden hour after a summer sunset, with snow! Anyway, the shots were very sharp. Very sharp. Both interior and exterior shots are very sharp without flash or other light sources.
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Weird... yesterday it was showing up $499 for me...
I've seen prices go from sale to regular to back to sale again on B&H before.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Julie Quote
Weird... yesterday it was showing up $499 for me...
Just checked and Adorama still has the Sigma 50 f/1.4 at $349. B&H probably has same price. Normal price has been $499. I had a Christmas gift certificate for Adorama and got the lens for about the cost of a cup of Starbucks, with cream. Would have paid the $349 out of my own pocket, though. Especially after shooting within.

Getting dark outside now. I must set my tripod and camera with new Sigma and pre-focus at our deer fast food drive through. Cable release runs through the sliding patio door, cam set on aperture priority, shots at whatever it needs in fading light. This will be fun and more entertaining than reruns of Survivor.

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