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|02-21-2013 11:33 PM|
I have mine on a Sony Alpha so it's still screw driven. So yes, it makes noise. I would consider it loud for a church or other very silent venue. But it's fine around my sleeping kids. I also have the Sigma 50 1.4 HSM which has its own motor, that one is definitely both faster and quieter though still not absolutely silent. But for their prices, I think both Sigma lenses are absolute steals.
|02-21-2013 12:13 PM|
We will see who reigns supreme for the Rokinon/Sigma/Nikon 85mm (1.4/1.4/1.8G) shootout I'll be doing this weekend.
|02-21-2013 11:53 AM|
|02-21-2013 11:10 AM|
I really love the Sigma build & finish, with HSM being faster than Nikon SWM for sure. it's a pity that IQ does not justify keeping it in the end.
|02-21-2013 11:08 AM|
|wiseguySD||It's coming up $309 for me now...anyone else?|
|02-21-2013 09:32 AM|
|adams551||Well I bit. If I get a bad one I'm coming back here and sternly pointing my finger at each and every one of you.|
|02-21-2013 06:02 AM|
|02-21-2013 12:19 AM|
|02-21-2013 12:16 AM|
|nodinero||I have this lens and it's pretty good, sits on my camera about 80% of the time. Perfect for indoor shots and portraits from 1-3 people. Mine has a very slight front focus but not enough to toss it out. Personally I really like the bokeh coming off this lens.|
|02-20-2013 11:13 PM|
|Jayro||I don't know if I got a bad copy, but I'm not crazy about the quality of the bokeh. When I make a shot go out of focus... the bokeh "smears" slightly to one side instead of blurring straight out. It makes it look like I took a brush in Photoshop and smudged the background. When comparing with my canon 50mm 1.4, the canon was sharper and had a much nicer bokeh. But I do like the wider shot I get with my crop sensor... so I'm happy for the price I got it for.|
|02-20-2013 08:30 PM|
I use this lens as a walk around lens. The bokeh on this lens is great.
If I need wider shot, I ll just use my cellphone.
|02-20-2013 08:24 PM|
|02-20-2013 06:21 PM|
|02-20-2013 05:43 PM|
I would be on this except for the crooks.
Ebay screwed me out of 60 buck five years ago and I haven’t given them a nickel since.
I have this in the 50mm flavor, the pictures are crisp, At 1.4 you can blear the front or back ground like the big kids.
|02-20-2013 05:42 PM|
No brainer for Canon. Per Thom Hogan, not so good compared to Nikon 35mm 1.8:
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