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DJ3xclusive 05-02-2013 08:00 AM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens + 58mm UV Filter $288 + Free Shipping
 
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brisar 05-02-2013 08:00 AM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens $288 + Free Shipping
 
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BuyDig via eBay has Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens for $288 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

yuugotserved 05-02-2013 08:00 AM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens + 58mm UV Filter $288 + Free Shipping
 
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BuyDig has Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens + Zeikos 58mm UV Filter for $355 - $67 off promotion code ZEUV58 = $288 with free shipping. Must add both items to cart for discount. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Price Research: Our research indicates that Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens is $61 lower (17% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $349 to $400. - yuugotserved

fyu 05-02-2013 08:04 AM

and here comes the price drops.

kiddmit3 05-02-2013 08:07 AM

What the...

But I already spent too much on lens last month. D:

graure 05-02-2013 08:15 AM

Man, I paid more than this for a used copy. I love this lens though, it stays on my camera almost all the time.

82300sd 05-02-2013 08:16 AM

It's back, this was a front page deal for $299 1.5 weeks ago, but that deal expired, cheaper at $288 now

http://slickdeals.net/f/5980958-Canon-EF-50mm-f-1-4-USM-Autofocus-Lens-for-Canon-SLR-Cameras-299-w-FS-eBay-DD

jdramirez 05-02-2013 08:18 AM

I have this lens. it is weird but I liked my f1.8 version more... but I also didn't have L lenses back then. I am presently selling my used one at around this price so it is definitely worth buying.

batotman 05-02-2013 08:28 AM

Good lens. My favorite on my 6D for low light (I'm too cheap to buy the 50 1.2L). I've had two of the 50 1.8's, great budget lens, but not in the same class as this despite what some claim. This is quiet and focuses fast.

Son of Dad 05-02-2013 08:42 AM

$310 at amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Stand...mm+f%2F1.4

dividedsky319 05-02-2013 08:45 AM

Has there been any more word about the successor to this lens? I feel like there was an announcement over a year ago that this version was being discontinued...

dehemke 05-02-2013 08:51 AM

Good price, but worth looking at this before you jump:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2...m-shootout

godlyatheist 05-02-2013 08:58 AM

Here we go again with buydig.

jdramirez 05-02-2013 09:08 AM

anyone who gets this needs to buy a hard plastic hood to protect the af. this lens is poorly designed but works beautifully.

jdramirez 05-02-2013 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dehemke (Post 59212130)
Good price, but worth looking at this before you jump:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2...m-shootout

I saw this a long time ago. what are you trying to suggest?

Quote:

Originally Posted by dividedsky319 (Post 59211936)
Has there been any more word about the successor to this lens? I feel like there was an announcement over a year ago that this version was being discontinued...

rumors. but no announcement.

blunky 05-02-2013 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dehemke (Post 59212130)
Good price, but worth looking at this before you jump:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2...m-shootout

OK. Not sure what point you are trying to make here?

limey2 05-02-2013 09:44 AM

Obviously the low aperture makes it great for low light, but this lens is incredible in sunlight and very fast.

jdramirez 05-02-2013 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey2 (Post 59213746)
Obviously the low aperture makes it great for low light, but this lens is incredible in sunlight and very fast.

it also gets soft wide open, so I like to shoot around f2.8. I'm selling mine so I can get a35 f1.4 because those are impressive wide open... be it the sigma or the Canon.

intence01 05-02-2013 09:50 AM

Fantastic lens, and a great price. Three great lenses in three days from buydig (85mm, 100mm Macor, and now the 50mm!)

amax 05-02-2013 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dividedsky319 (Post 59211936)
Has there been any more word about the successor to this lens? I feel like there was an announcement over a year ago that this version was being discontinued...

Canon lazily and stubbornly never added OIS at this focal length. The rumor was that they'd finally catch up with a new model, but true, that was a year ago.

There are enough grumpy wannabe purists in the photography world who shun OIS to make Canon not care about the feature.

ImmaSquashYou 05-02-2013 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59213840)
it also gets soft wide open, so I like to shoot around f2.8. I'm selling mine so I can get a35 f1.4 because those are impressive wide open... be it the sigma or the Canon.

i thought about biting on this but really wanted the 30mm or 35mm 1.4. I also want the 24-70 2.8 from canon. I realized the sigma that i have is horrible in autofocusing in low light. I put my 10-22 canon on versus the sigma 24-70 2.8, the 10-22 can focus while the sigma cannot.

DJ3xclusive 05-02-2013 10:58 AM

Price drop, im seeing $288 in cart :woot:

Son of Dad 05-02-2013 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJ3xclusive (Post 59215736)
Price drop, im seeing $288 in cart :woot:

Do you have special mod pricing, I still have $310? :(

ToInfinity 05-02-2013 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amax (Post 59214462)
Canon lazily and stubbornly never added OIS at this focal length. The rumor was that they'd finally catch up with a new model, but true, that was a year ago.

There are enough grumpy wannabe purists in the photography world who shun OIS to make Canon not care about the feature.

Not everyone needs OIS. Kind of an ignorant statement there.

DJ3xclusive 05-02-2013 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Son of Dad (Post 59215842)
Do you have special mod pricing, I still have $310? :(

Clear your cookies, add to cart and you should see the new lower price :D

haojiang 05-02-2013 11:10 AM

Too bad. My friend bought it a few days back at $299

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theyangster 05-02-2013 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimK4107 (Post 59215900)
Not everyone needs OIS. Kind of an ignorant statement there.

Agreed, there pretty much isn't any need for IS at this focal length and especially this aperture, the 85mm 1.2 doesn't have it, why should this? It's fast glass, IS would just add needless complexity, I don't think there are any consumer lenses from any company that has IS at this focal length.

amax 05-02-2013 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimK4107 (Post 59215900)
Not everyone needs OIS. Kind of an ignorant statement there.

Right. So curmudgeons like you (whose work suffers for lack of versatile features) are wonderful for Canon, who can barely get away with cutting corners while charging the same premium. Adding OIS has 0% negative impact on image quality, and costs almost nothing to add as a feature relative to the overall cost (unless you give them a reason to pretend it costs so much more).

This is totally like the whole stupid 720p debate that dominated HDTVs for years. Guess where we are now?

sunildba 05-02-2013 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haojiang (Post 59216016)
Too bad. My friend bought it a few days back at $299

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i brought it for the same price in jan from bh, 11$ price drop never equals to 4 months wait.

BeLiEvE0101 05-02-2013 11:28 AM

Great lens (picked one up last year for ~$320 with a hood off eBay). Be very careful with it though, its micro-USM motor can be fragile.

I dropped mine once and got its focus ring dislodged. Can't go closer than 3m out now =________= gotta get this fixed soon....

felunk 05-02-2013 11:35 AM

$288 is a no brainer if you don't have this lense, buy it!

sm753 05-02-2013 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felunk (Post 59216730)
$288 is a no brainer if you don't have this lense, buy it!

I have a 28mm f/1.8...thoughts about getting this lens? Seems like there would be some redundancy.

b534202 05-02-2013 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeLiEvE0101 (Post 59216484)
Great lens (picked one up last year for ~$320 with a hood off eBay). Be very careful with it though, its micro-USM motor can be fragile.

I dropped mine once and got its focus ring dislodged. Can't go closer than 3m out now =________= gotta get this fixed soon....


"I drop my lens and it broke. Its fragile."

Really?:rolleyes:

thenewguy07 05-02-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sm753 (Post 59216898)
I have a 28mm f/1.8...thoughts about getting this lens? Seems like there would be some redundancy.

I have a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and a Caon 85mm f/1.8 and I'm strongly considering buying this lens.

I like/need the high aperture of primes, and sometimes I need a longer focal length than 30mm, but don't have room (in terms of my physical location) to use my 85mm. I'm using a 7D, so a crop body. The 50mm is what I've been waiting for, and at this price, even though I haven't set aside money for it, and I'm leaning towards biting. Worst-case-scenarios, I can sell it used for what I bought it new for and break even.

SlickLegacy 05-02-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj3xclusive (Post 59215970)
Quote:

Originally Posted by son of dad (Post 59215842)
do you have special mod pricing, i still have $310? :(

clear your cookies, add to cart and you should see the new lower price :d

quit trolling !!!!

ShengD 05-02-2013 12:11 PM

I'm comfortable with the seller reputation, but can anyone confirm that these are covered by Canon's authorized warranty and in a retail box? Thanks.

DocMo 05-02-2013 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickLegacy (Post 59217486)
QUIT TROLLING !!!!

What????

SlickLegacy 05-02-2013 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DocMo (Post 59218062)
Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickLegacy (Post 59217486)
QUIT TROLLING !!!!

What????

what what!!!!

SoCalTiger68 05-02-2013 12:29 PM

Wow... this is the cheapest price I've ever seen for this brand new.

bigbearballs 05-02-2013 12:48 PM

Got it, I broke my 50mm f/1.8 yesterday. Perfect timing!!!

fyu 05-02-2013 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbearballs (Post 59218812)
Got it, I broke my 50mm f/1.8 yesterday. Perfect timing!!!

I'm sure it was an accident...

Qson 05-02-2013 01:26 PM

Damn. I sold mine last year for $330 to add to my fund to buy an L lens. Looks like I'm picking this up again. I can't pass this up at this price point.

Makes me wonder if the 50mm f/1.4 mk2 rumors might come up again.

limey2 05-02-2013 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59213840)
it also gets soft wide open, so I like to shoot around f2.8. I'm selling mine so I can get a35 f1.4 because those are impressive wide open... be it the sigma or the Canon.

Yes you need to stop it down a little bit for it to be sharp. Is the 1.4 L really sharp at 1.4 though?

hobbangr 05-02-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theyangster (Post 59216144)
Agreed, there pretty much isn't any need for IS at this focal length and especially this aperture, the 85mm 1.2 doesn't have it, why should this? It's fast glass, IS would just add needless complexity, I don't think there are any consumer lenses from any company that has IS at this focal length.

This one has IS and is wider:
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/94190/adorama-canon-ef-28mm-f2.8-is-usm-lens-6-adorama-rewards

Great lens for a great price, I'm glad I stole my dad's but I'll never sell the 1.8 I bought for 50 bucks used.

slickeels 05-02-2013 01:49 PM

Wow, this is a great price on this lens! I have owned the Canon 50mm f/1.4 for at least 4 years, and I used it nearly exclusively for quite some time because I liked it so much. At the time I paid around $375 for it new.

This is the best deal I've seen on this lens so far.

I recently upgraded to the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L a year or so ago, which is an even better lens, but is nearly 5 times the price. So if you are looking for the best "middle of the road" Canon 50mm lens, this would be it, and it is definitely worth it at this price. I have taken at least 4000 photos with the Canon f/1.4 50mm, and my results have been great, especially in low light situations.

Kumicho 05-02-2013 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felunk (Post 59216730)
$288 is a no brainer if you don't have this lense, buy it!

And, of course, make sure that 50mm is the FL you want. Had a 50mm 1.8 for ~6 months, and didn't like the FL on a 1.6x crop. Obviously if you have a FF camera it'd be perfect, but for me it wasn't working.

cdog90260 05-02-2013 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimK4107 (Post 59215900)
Not everyone needs OIS. Kind of an ignorant statement there.

no one ever "needs" stabilization, just like no one ever "needs" 1.4, USM, or weather sealing..... but it's damn nice to have. It would be nice to have on ANY lens... it's pretty much the reason I favor my zoom so much more than my primes.... 1 less factor to worry about, and dragging shutter can be damn cool at times.

ranjanrocks 05-02-2013 01:57 PM

the sigma 30mm f1.4 is a "better" lens isn't it? since it's much closer to human eye vision on crop body?

ramk13 05-02-2013 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sm753 (Post 59216898)
I have a 28mm f/1.8...thoughts about getting this lens? Seems like there would be some redundancy.

I also have a 28mm f/1.8 and I got this lens a few months ago. In short, it's been fantastic. It's soft at wide aperatures and seems to overexpose a little, but sometimes that's what you want. When I tried to take portraits with the 28mm on a crop body, people's noses (the center of the image) would be too large. Since I got the 50mm (~80mm on the crop) I've been able to take some great looking portraits with beautiful bokeh. I don't find it's redundant. I probably use the 50 a little more now, but still need the 28 if I'm less certain about framing or I might be taking pictures in cramped quarters.

zc8 05-02-2013 02:08 PM

Lowest price ever for a brand new one.

AkumaX 05-02-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ranjanrocks (Post 59220562)
the sigma 30mm f1.4 is a "better" lens isn't it? since it's much closer to human eye vision on crop body?

Yes, you are right. "Better" is arguable. However, this makes great on a FF camera, especially for those who got in on the recent 6D deals

impsteven 05-02-2013 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShengD (Post 59217756)
I'm comfortable with the seller reputation, but can anyone confirm that these are covered by Canon's authorized warranty and in a retail box? Thanks.

Yes, they are an authorized dealer so you'll get the blank warranty card (save your receipt) and it does in come from a retail box brand new.

Ninjewx 05-02-2013 03:02 PM

This is a great lens for the price. I've used the f/1.2 and it's amazing, but in my opinion not worth the literally $1000 price difference. Then again, I'm not a professional photographer by any means.

bojuju 05-02-2013 03:57 PM

For this price get a good copy of a Sigma 50mm F1.4. Bokeh on the sigma is so much more smooth wide open and competes with a Canon 50mm F1.2 or Zeiss 50mm F1.4 at half the price.

Chevy2 05-02-2013 05:06 PM

For those of us who bought this last month, do you think Buydig would refund the difference?

kodakman 05-02-2013 05:59 PM

Fantastic price for a fantastic lens.

uscpsycho 05-02-2013 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bojuju (Post 59223092)
For this price get a good copy of a Sigma 50mm F1.4. Bokeh on the sigma is so much more smooth wide open and competes with a Canon 50mm F1.2 or Zeiss 50mm F1.4 at half the price.

There is no such think as a good copy of the Sigma 50mm 1.4 for Canon (no idea about other mounts).

I don't care what anyone says 100% of these front focus. Many also back focus. If you have one and don't think it front focuses you haven't tested it properly.

I just returned the third one. After having three with the exact same problem, and countless others reporting the same all over the Internet, I'm not wasting any more time on a 4th. Guaranteed to have the same problem as the first three did

reality99 05-02-2013 07:32 PM

Anyone know if this is a one day deal like last time buydig had it on their ebay store?
Thanks!

geekrp 05-02-2013 07:44 PM

Hello, I have 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses, would this one be much different then the one's I have? Would it be compatible with Canon XSi?
Appreciate any inputs on this.
Thanks!

j4j 05-02-2013 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geekrp (Post 59227086)
Hello, I have 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses, would this one be much different then the one's I have? Would it be compatible with Canon XSi?
Appreciate any inputs on this.
Thanks!

It's compatible with Crop and Full Frame
50mm 1.4 is a prime lens, and it's not a zoom lens like 18-55 and 55-250.
Pictures quality will be super compare to your 18-55 and 55-250.
say go ahead and sell that 18-55 and 55-250 and get this 50mm 1.4 instead.

geekrp 05-02-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j4j (Post 59227338)
It's compatible with Crop and Full Frame
50mm 1.4 is a prime lens, and it's not a zoom lens like 18-55 and 55-250.
Pictures quality will be super compare to your 18-55 and 55-250.
say go ahead and sell that 18-55 and 55-250 and get this 50mm 1.4 instead.

Thanks j4j! In that case I will go ahead and buy this one :) Does anyone know if the lens from buydig come with front and rear lens caps? On amazon it is for $310 (including both lens caps).

Does anyone know a good site to sell the lenses? Want to sell 18-55 and 55-250!

Thanks!

evo3rs 05-02-2013 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reality99 (Post 59226874)
Anyone know if this is a one day deal like last time buydig had it on their ebay store?
Thanks!

Yes one day only but they run deal this like this all the time.

godlyatheist 05-02-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geekrp (Post 59227588)
Thanks j4j! In that case I will go ahead and buy this one :) Does anyone know if the lens from buydig come with front and rear lens caps? On amazon it is for $310 (including both lens caps).

Does anyone know a good site to sell the lenses? Want to sell 18-55 and 55-250!

Thanks!

I wouldn't sell the kit lenses yet unless you know for sure you won't ever need them. This lens would have a FOV equivalent to a 80mm full frame lens. It is going to require additional distance between you and the subject to fit everything in. You should set your 18-55 to 50 and only take picture at the 50mm focal length to see if you are comfortable with it. This lens is good but you might not like the FOV it gives.

geekrp 05-02-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by godlyatheist (Post 59227880)
I wouldn't sell the kit lenses yet unless you know for sure you won't ever need them. This lens would have a FOV equivalent to a 80mm full frame lens. It is going to require additional distance between you and the subject to fit everything in. You should set your 18-55 to 50 and only take picture at the 50mm focal length to see if you are comfortable with it. This lens is good but you might not like the FOV it gives.

Thanks for the advice, I will definitely try at 50mm focal length and see if i like it.

uscpsycho 05-03-2013 12:44 AM

Aside from the DOD, does anyone know if this lens has been discounted along with the slew of other Canon lenses that currently have instant rebates?

Trying to figure out if the market for used 50mm 1.4 lenses is currently depressed due to rebates on new lenses.

sky0102 05-03-2013 04:43 AM

i tried to compare the image from the 50mm 1.4 and 24-105L. surprisingly the 50mm is sharper than even the L lens.

i wonder if i should sell the 50mm 1.4 though.

Parafly 05-03-2013 05:35 AM

I love the 50mm 1.4. Been using it for a while. although on my T2i I find myself more often using the Sigma 30mm 1.4, it's a fantastic lens and with the crop factor shoots like a 50 on a full frame.

dhishi 05-03-2013 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sky0102 (Post 59231610)
i tried to compare the image from the 50mm 1.4 and 24-105L. surprisingly the 50mm is sharper than even the L lens.

i wonder if i should sell the 50mm 1.4 though.

The 24-105 lens is a low grade L lens. The 24-70 is a way better lens. I sold my 24-105 that came with my kit & have all primes. Much better image quality. Note the 50mm f1.4 is good until f2.2, after that it is too soft. So if you really want a good 50mm prime, get the 50mm f1.2 L


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bugsnest 05-03-2013 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sky0102 (Post 59231610)
i tried to compare the image from the 50mm 1.4 and 24-105L. surprisingly the 50mm is sharper than even the L lens.

i wonder if i should sell the 50mm 1.4 though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dhishi (Post 59232120)
The 24-105 lens is a low grade L lens. The 24-70 is a way better lens. I sold my 24-105 that came with my kit & have all primes. Much better image quality. Note the 50mm f1.4 is good until f2.2, after that it is too soft. So if you really want a good 50mm prime, get the 50mm f1.2 L


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Aren't you guys comparing Apples and Oranges??

A"prime" is in a different class of lens than a "zoom". If you could go ALL prime then that would be the best but perhaps highly impractical for most people who prefer the versatality of a zoom.

Whatever makes you say the 24-105 is a "low grade L lens"? Comparing it to a 24-70 is unfair, especially when the street price for the 2 are so much apart --you could get a NEW 24-105 for $800 while the newer version of the 24-70 runs close to $2K, for good reason of course!

For mere mortals like us who shoot images of our kids playing soccer and goofing around and the ocasional vacation pictures, the 24-105 is a great walk-around lens. Don;t believe these delusional elitists who tell you otherwise :D

sky0102 05-03-2013 12:23 PM

it is of course apple and oranges.

I like the sharpness and high light sensitivity when I can't use flash indoor.

On the other hand, I like the 24-105mm for its zoom range, great color, and fast focus.

If only the 2 can be combined together =).

Wifey almost killed me when I go for the 24-105, i think I will lose a limb or two if i go for the 24-70, even with slicky slick, LOL

amax 05-04-2013 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sky0102 (Post 59231610)
i tried to compare the image from the 50mm 1.4 and 24-105L. surprisingly the 50mm is sharper than even the L lens.

i wonder if i should sell the 50mm 1.4 though.

Well obviously. Primes are sharper than zooms.

APhamX 05-26-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dehemke (Post 59212130)
Good price, but worth looking at this before you jump:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2...m-shootout

tl;dr

evo3rs 05-26-2013 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amax (Post 59255242)
Well obviously. Primes are sharper than zooms.

The 70-200 2.8 Mark II is very close to an L series primes in terms of sharpness.

AkumaX 05-26-2013 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by godlyatheist (Post 59212350)
Here we go again with buydig.

What's wrong with buydig?

APhamX 05-26-2013 08:41 AM

I just ordered, however with the t3i. I think 50mm is too big for shooting indoor portraits and video. I think I'll cancel.

Hefner413 05-26-2013 08:49 AM

I have an older Rebel XT with the standard EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens. What would be the main use for this lens? Sorry, I'm quite new to photography...

evo3rs 05-26-2013 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hefner413 (Post 59693420)
I have an older Rebel XT with the standard EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens. What would be the main use for this lens? Sorry, I'm quite new to photography...

I would say for low light shooting:)

tuanms 05-26-2013 09:12 AM

In for one. Just because of the filter.

LordsOfKarma 05-26-2013 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chevy2 (Post 59224406)
For those of us who bought this last month, do you think Buydig would refund the difference?

If you bought with Discover, they have price protection that would refund the difference :)

homersapien 05-26-2013 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amax (Post 59255242)
Well obviously. Primes are sharper than zooms.

Except for the dozens of exceptions to your "rule." My Tamron 17-50mm is sharper than many primes within that same range.

MarandaM 05-26-2013 09:27 AM

The code will not work. Comes in at 349 in my cart. What am I doing wrong?

evo3rs 05-26-2013 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarandaM (Post 59693814)
The code will not work. Comes in at 349 in my cart. What am I doing wrong?

Did you add the filter?

norazi 05-26-2013 09:30 AM

no L, no care

dividedsky319 05-26-2013 09:45 AM

Can anyone comment on the IQ between the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the Canon 50mm 1.4? For the longest time I was dead set on getting the 50mm 1.4, but recently I've been thinking the 30mm would better suit indoor shots of the kids.

alwaysup4shopping 05-26-2013 09:49 AM

It always surprises me to see how many people are jumping to spend $300 on a camera lens.

APhamX 05-26-2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dividedsky319 (Post 59694012)
Can anyone comment on the IQ between the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the Canon 50mm 1.4? For the longest time I was dead set on getting the 50mm 1.4, but recently I've been thinking the 30mm would better suit indoor shots of the kids.

I was looking into this too. 50mm is too big for my crop sensor camera (t3i) so I think I'm going with the 30mm sigma instead.

cmpe 05-26-2013 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alwaysup4shopping (Post 59694048)
It always surprises me to see how many people are jumping to spend $300 on a camera lens.


I find it ironic that your username is "alwaysup4shopping". :lmao:

Hefner413 05-26-2013 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alwaysup4shopping (Post 59694048)
It always surprises me to see how many people are jumping to spend $300 on a camera lens.

yeah.... I'm having a hard time swallowing this too. I'm sure it will take some good pics... but...

glass_tiki 05-26-2013 10:17 AM

Great price on a fantastic (And new) lens! This takes crystal clear beautiful portraits and is incredibly fast, i personally use it to shoot music venues

theatguy 05-26-2013 10:39 AM

Amazing lens at an unbelievable price.

xMuffy 05-26-2013 10:40 AM

Man, such a great deal! I wasn't planning on upgrading from the f/1.8 anytime soon but this price is so good I can't pass it up! Thanks!

theatguy 05-26-2013 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by alwaysup4shopping (Post 59694048)
It always surprises me to see how many people are jumping to spend $300 on a camera lens.

First off, in the world of camera lens this lens is on the cheap side. Polishing glass is expensive.

Second off, this lens has a wide enough aperture to take quality pictures without a flash in what most point and shoots or your cellphone would call complete darkness. This lens gathers ~16 times the light as your typical point and shoot.

jdramirez 05-26-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by alwaysup4shopping (Post 59694048)
It always surprises me to see how many people are jumping to spend $300 on a camera lens.

I won't rip into you too much. when I first bought a Canon XS I really wanted to improve my picture quality. so I bought a 50 mm f1.8. then I understood why slrs are so much better.

Unless you are doing landscape, a lens that allows you to control the image via bokeh is the reason WE pay so much for lenses. Since my initial investment in the XS and 2 lens I've gone crazy and here is the stuff in my bag.

5d mkiii now which retails for $3200
24-105mm f/4L IS $1200
70-200mm f/2.8L IS $2100
100mm f/2.8L IS Macro $900
8mm f/3.5 fisheye $350

I didn't pay that much for any of the lenses, but that is what others might pay for them. $7750. I paid $200 for my Sony point and shoot before I had my SLR. Am I 36X the photographer that I was when I had the Sony... nope... but can I take shots that I could not possilbly take with the Sony.

Thin depth of field, amazing bokehs, great low light performance, taking photos at 6 per second, great auto focus of moving targets...

These are not possible with point and shoots unless you are paying about as much as you would for an SLR.

It is what it is. This lens is well worth the price of admission, though it might be hard to wrap your head around considering we are in a community designed to say money.

Qson 05-26-2013 11:08 AM

Good price, great lens, and crappy filter. If you buy this, just throw that filter away.

MarandaM 05-26-2013 11:22 AM

I'm in for one. Awesome price. I was going to upgrade soon. This is just in time for a wedding. Thanks SD!

jdramirez 05-26-2013 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by MarandaM (Post 59695128)
I'm in for one. Awesome price. I was going to upgrade soon. This is just in time for a wedding. Thanks SD!

Crop sensor... it will feel like you might be a little too close to your subject... so try and get used to it before you are at the wedding.

Also, the lens is soft at f/1.4. If you can stop the aperture down to around f/2.8, you are going to get some spectacular photos. Remember to follow the rule of thirds.

jdramirez 05-26-2013 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by dividedsky319 (Post 59694012)
Can anyone comment on the IQ between the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the Canon 50mm 1.4? For the longest time I was dead set on getting the 50mm 1.4, but recently I've been thinking the 30mm would better suit indoor shots of the kids.

The old 30mm had some issues regarding manufacturing consistency... ditto with the 50mm sigma.

If you get a good one that isn't too far backfocused or frontfocused, the 30 is probably your best bet.

Now if you are talking about the new 30mm, I think those have the dock which helps adjust them if necessary, but I haven't really paid too much attention to Sigma.

I think I might get a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for $900 and those are supposed to be crazy sharp wide open... much more so than their canon counter parts.

As for which is better... I don't know... probably the 30 over all.

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Originally Posted by norazi (Post 59693866)
no L, no care

It's f'd up, but I'm kinda the same way now. Having said that, the 50mm f/1.2L is about the same or worse at different apertures at three times the price... well 4x the price at this price.

lhotdeals 05-26-2013 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by amax (Post 59216160)
Right. So curmudgeons like you (whose work suffers for lack of versatile features) are wonderful for Canon, who can barely get away with cutting corners while charging the same premium. Adding OIS has 0% negative impact on image quality, and costs almost nothing to add as a feature relative to the overall cost (unless you give them a reason to pretend it costs so much more).

This is totally like the whole stupid 720p debate that dominated HDTVs for years. Guess where we are now?

IS can actually negatively impact sharpness in certain scenarios, such as tripod mounted shooting. Another issue with my 5dm2 is the noise IS motor introduces while shooting video with the built in mic.

jdramirez 05-26-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Qson (Post 59219818)
Damn. I sold mine last year for $330 to add to my fund to buy an L lens. Looks like I'm picking this up again. I can't pass this up at this price point.

Makes me wonder if the 50mm f/1.4 mk2 rumors might come up again.

Those rumors have been swirling for years. Even if a mkii does happen, it won't be at $288. I think it would easily be an initial price point of $600. Maybe it will have IS... but at 50mm I don't think it matters.

Here's the deal with an mkii though. If the image quality is BETTER at f/1.4 or at least really good at f/2, then the mkii non-L will be SOOO much better than the 50mm f/1.2L. Right now it is unacceptable that it is on par with the 50mm L, but to surpass substantially would just be an embarrassment.

jdramirez 05-26-2013 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by lhotdeals (Post 59695364)
IS can actually negatively impact sharpness in certain scenarios, such as tripod mounted shooting. Another issue with my 5dm2 is the noise IS motor introduces while shooting video with the built in mic.

True... when using a tripod for normal situations, you should turn off the IS... unless you are using a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii... because the lens actually determines whether it is tripod mounted an then the IS actually compensates for the shutter actuation... which I think is pretty damn cool.

jdramirez 05-26-2013 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by limey2 (Post 59220018)
Yes you need to stop it down a little bit for it to be sharp. Is the 1.4 L really sharp at 1.4 though?

the 50mm f/1.2L... no... it is worse than the 50mm f/1.4. It is a paradox that you have to pay that much more and get bad image quality.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2...m-shootout

jdramirez 05-26-2013 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by uscpsycho (Post 59225568)
There is no such think as a good copy of the Sigma 50mm 1.4 for Canon (no idea about other mounts).

I don't care what anyone says 100% of these front focus. Many also back focus. If you have one and don't think it front focuses you haven't tested it properly.

I just returned the third one. After having three with the exact same problem, and countless others reporting the same all over the Internet, I'm not wasting any more time on a 4th. Guaranteed to have the same problem as the first three did

If you have a 7D, 50D, 6D, 5d mkii, or a 1d, you can us Auto Focus Micro Adjustment (AFMA) to counter balance the front focusing. Though... I don't remember. Is the 50mm sigma only designed for Aps-c sensors?

jdramirez 05-26-2013 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by evo3rs (Post 59693122)
The 70-200 2.8 Mark II is very close to an L series primes in terms of sharpness.

If you look at dpreview, it is as sharp at certain apertures as the 100mm f/2.8L IS macro... and I love that lens... but the 70-200 is SO good that I'm willing to sell the 100mm f/2.8L. It is so hard parting with lenses because they work so well for me for so long... and by so long, I mean about a year or two.

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Originally Posted by AkumaX (Post 59693228)
What's wrong with buydig?

I think they are saying that Buydig has a ton of deals... and they had a string of three days where they were selling nice lenses at really good prices...

AkumaX 05-26-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59695702)
If you look at dpreview, it is as sharp at certain apertures as the 100mm f/2.8L IS macro... and I love that lens... but the 70-200 is SO good that I'm willing to sell the 100mm f/2.8L. It is so hard parting with lenses because they work so well for me for so long... and by so long, I mean about a year or two.


I think they are saying that Buydig has a ton of deals... and they had a string of three days where they were selling nice lenses at really good prices...

haha i see.. i should have picked up the 100L macro.. :lol:

jdramirez 05-26-2013 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by APhamX (Post 59693320)
I just ordered, however with the t3i. I think 50mm is too big for shooting indoor portraits and video. I think I'll cancel.

It depends on your other lenses. When I had only a 18-55, a 50mm f/1.8, and a 55-250, the 50mm was absolutely my favorite lens. Yes it was long, but the bokeh was so much better than the other two options (including depth of field control). So I just dealt with it. I wouldn't cancel.

jdramirez 05-26-2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Hefner413 (Post 59693420)
I have an older Rebel XT with the standard EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens. What would be the main use for this lens? Sorry, I'm quite new to photography...

Portraiture, low-light photography, in door photography, high speed photography (f 1/8000 of a second in good light). The 18-55mm has an aperture of 5.6 at 50mm... which means you get 8x the amount of light if you shoot at f/2.0... and around 13-14x at f/1.4... but it would be soft at f/1.4...

amax 05-26-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by theatguy (Post 59694730)
First off, in the world of camera lens this lens is on the cheap side. Polishing glass is expensive.

Second off, this lens has a wide enough aperture to take quality pictures without a flash in what most point and shoots or your cellphone would call complete darkness. This lens gathers ~16 times the light as your typical point and shoot.

You should know better, that's an irrelevant comparison. "16 times the light" is completely relative to sensor size (and other conditions). Point-and-shoot cameras have tiny, tiny, tiny sensors onto which a pinpoint of light is much easier to concentrate optically. And again: how could you not know this (since you're writing in an authoritative tone)?

APhamX 05-26-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59695750)
It depends on your other lenses. When I had only a 18-55, a 50mm f/1.8, and a 55-250, the 50mm was absolutely my favorite lens. Yes it was long, but the bokeh was so much better than the other two options (including depth of field control). So I just dealt with it. I wouldn't cancel.

I have the 18-55 and 55-250. I think the better choice for me would be the sigma 30mm 1.4. My order already shipped so I have this week to decide whether I should refuse shipment or not. I'm going on vacation and I need lenses for portait and landscape (vietnam). Budget of around 800.

deals2dream 05-26-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59212766)
I saw this a long time ago. what are you trying to suggest?


rumors. but no announcement.

I just bought last week 85mm for 319, is this a better one for my t4i

jdramirez 05-26-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by deals2dream (Post 59696264)
I just bought last week 85mm for 319, is this a better one for my t4i

85 is better wide open, but it depends on your needs.

biggiep 05-26-2013 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by geekrp (Post 59227588)
Thanks j4j! In that case I will go ahead and buy this one :) Does anyone know if the lens from buydig come with front and rear lens caps? On amazon it is for $310 (including both lens caps).

Does anyone know a good site to sell the lenses? Want to sell 18-55 and 55-250!

Thanks!


Unless you're planning to get a superzoom lens (18-270mm) or splurge for an L lens for telephoto, you shouldn't sell your 55-250mm.

liquid_celica 05-26-2013 04:32 PM

I'm reading so many conflicting reviews on whether this is really worth it in terms of value over the 50mm f1.8! Lets get some more opinions on those here!

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Originally Posted by APhamX (Post 59696144)
I have the 18-55 and 55-250. I think the better choice for me would be the sigma 30mm 1.4. My order already shipped so I have this week to decide whether I should refuse shipment or not. I'm going on vacation and I need lenses for portait and landscape (vietnam). Budget of around 800.


Hey I've been looking for that sigma 30mm too but can't find anyone selling it at a decent price. Where did you get yours?

APhamX 05-26-2013 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by liquid_celica (Post 59698658)
I'm reading so many conflicting reviews on whether this is really worth it in terms of value over the 50mm f1.8! Lets get some more opinions on those here!




Hey I've been looking for that sigma 30mm too but can't find anyone selling it at a decent price. Where did you get yours?

amazon for 399.. I couldn't find any sales either, last price drop was in february and I need it for vacation in a couple of weeks. I pondered buying the nikon version for 300 and buying a converter for cheaper, but felt it wouldn't work as well as just buying the canon version.

victored 05-26-2013 05:30 PM

amazing deal... even used ones online sell for $300 to $320 ... AWESOME

fskof 05-26-2013 05:49 PM

For anyone considering the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, I bought one a year ago and never use it because of focusing issues. Too many shots are out of focus. I should sell it, but I feel bad selling a lens that works so poorly. Or I should send it to Sigma to see if they can do anything about it, but that seems like a lot of work for unknown results.

I'm tempted by this, but I find myself rarely using my 50mm f/1.8 since I upgraded to the T2i. Since the high ISO on the T2i is so much better than my last DSLR, I'm happy shooting high ISO indoors with a slower zoom that gives me more flexibility than the 50mm. But this is still very tempting.

evo3rs 05-26-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by fskof (Post 59699644)
For anyone considering the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, I bought one a year ago and never use it because of focusing issues. Too many shots are out of focus. I should sell it, but I feel bad selling a lens that works so poorly. Or I should send it to Sigma to see if they can do anything about it, but that seems like a lot of work for unknown results.

I think Sigma has finally got it right with their new Art series lenses. I am saving up for 35mm 1.4 and can't wait to get my hands on it. Does your camera have MFA feature?. I thought only the 50mm 1.4 have FF/BF issues not the 30mm 1.4 DC.

limey2 05-26-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by liquid_celica (Post 59698658)
I'm reading so many conflicting reviews on whether this is really worth it in terms of value over the 50mm f1.8! Lets get some more opinions on those here!

I sold my 1.8 and got this. Its obviously quieter due to ultrasonic motor, seems faster at focusing, quality in pics is a tad better, but the pics I took with the 1.8 were pretty amazing (to me).

With the 5d mk3 the 1.8 would hunt much more than 1.4. It could have been what I was focusing on/lighting/etc, I never did a head to head comparison.

evo3rs 05-26-2013 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by limey2 (Post 59700506)
I sold my 1.8 and got this. Its obviously quieter due to ultrasonic motor, seems faster at focusing, quality in pics is a tad better, but the pics I took with the 1.8 were pretty amazing (to me).

With the 5d mk3 the 1.8 would hunt much more than 1.4. It could have been what I was focusing on/lighting/etc, I never did a head to head comparison.

Correct me if I am wrong, you had a 50mm 1.8 mounted on a 5D3?

zxuansonz 05-27-2013 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by evo3rs (Post 59700594)
Correct me if I am wrong, you had a 50mm 1.8 mounted on a 5D3?

haha I am wondering the same thing :lmao:

jdramirez 05-27-2013 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by biggiep (Post 59697464)
Unless you're planning to get a superzoom lens (18-270mm) or splurge for an L lens for telephoto, you shouldn't sell your 55-250mm.

I'd agree... the 55-250 will come in handy for sports or at the zoo... It's a good lens for the money.

jdramirez 05-27-2013 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by liquid_celica (Post 59698658)
I'm reading so many conflicting reviews on whether this is really worth it in terms of value over the 50mm f1.8! Lets get some more opinions on those here!




Hey I've been looking for that sigma 30mm too but can't find anyone selling it at a decent price. Where did you get yours?

If I had $300 to spend, I would opt for a 40mm f/2.8 pancake for $150 and a 50mm f/1.8. The f/1.4 is better, but is it so appreciably better that it is worth upgrading? The build quality is better, but as long as the f/1.8 doesn't fall apart in your hands, it is fine (there are stories but you don't know how well they treated their gear).

Both suffer wide open, the f/1.4 has a better bokeh, but you don't notice unless it is in a side by side comparison.

jdramirez 05-27-2013 03:59 AM

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Originally Posted by evo3rs (Post 59700282)
I think Sigma has finally got it right with their new Art series lenses. I am saving up for 35mm 1.4 and can't wait to get my hands on it. Does your camera have MFA feature?. I thought only the 50mm 1.4 have FF/BF issues not the 30mm 1.4 DC.

I'm waiting for a better price on the sigma 35 f/1.4. It out performs the Canon 35 f/1.4. But paying 900 for the sigma just seems wrong, but paying 900 for the lessor performing Canon seems like a bargain. Something is broken inside me.

Either way... my buy it now and new price point for the sigma is $800.

jdramirez 05-27-2013 04:02 AM

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Originally Posted by evo3rs (Post 59700594)
Correct me if I am wrong, you had a 50mm 1.8 mounted on a 5D3?

I'd bet money that a photo taken with the 50mm f/1.8 and a 5d mkiii would be appreciably better than a photo taken with a 50mm f/1.2L and a t2i.

Having said that... that is one of the rare instances that this is true... very rare.

biggiep 05-27-2013 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59704352)
I'd agree... the 55-250 will come in handy for sports or at the zoo... It's a good lens for the money.


Well, what that person shouldn't do is sell that lens to get a 70-300mm lens, Canon or Tamron variety. That "upgrade" would accomplish nothing as the range doesn't fit well with most standard zoom APS-C lenses and image quality isn't any better than the 55-250mm. Only thing is the build quality will improve, but at the cost of size and weight.

jdramirez 05-27-2013 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by biggiep (Post 59704486)
Well, what that person shouldn't do is sell that lens to get a 70-300mm lens, Canon or Tamron variety. That "upgrade" would accomplish nothing as the range doesn't fit well with most standard zoom APS-C lenses and image quality isn't any better than the 55-250mm. Only thing is the build quality will improve, but at the cost of size and weight.

I hated the 75-300... but for good reason... and I didn't think the 70-300 was really that much of an upgrade to warrant the increase in price... and I didn't like either the 70-200mm f/4L USM or the 70-200mm F/2.8L USM...

But I am happy to say that I finally found my soul mate telezoom... the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii... but at 10x the price... I wouldn't encourage anyone to upgrade to that who isn't certain that they will use that focal length.

fskof 05-27-2013 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by evo3rs (Post 59700282)
I think Sigma has finally got it right with their new Art series lenses. I am saving up for 35mm 1.4 and can't wait to get my hands on it. Does your camera have MFA feature?. I thought only the 50mm 1.4 have FF/BF issues not the 30mm 1.4 DC.

My camera doesn't have MFA, but my 30mm doesn't have consistent FF or BF, it just often completely misfocuses when using autofocus. Sometimes it's fine, and sometimes it's not even close (but the camera thinks it has good focus) so MFA wouldn't help.

limey2 05-27-2013 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59704384)
I'd bet money that a photo taken with the 50mm f/1.8 and a 5d mkiii would be appreciably better than a photo taken with a 50mm f/1.2L and a t2i.

Having said that... that is one of the rare instances that this is true... very rare.

The reason I even bought that 50mm 1.8 to begin with was because of a Slickdeal ;) and I purchased it about a month before I settled on getting the 5d3. At the time I only had the body with a lens on order, but the 50mm 1.8 was already here.

The pictures shot with it are really good even 100% crops are awesome - probably due to the mk3 body. I wouldn't hesitate to use this lens (don't have it anymore) in daylight.

evo3rs 05-27-2013 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by jdramirez (Post 59704372)
I'm waiting for a better price on the sigma 35 f/1.4. It out performs the Canon 35 f/1.4. But paying 900 for the sigma just seems wrong, but paying 900 for the lessor performing Canon seems like a bargain. Something is broken inside me.

Either way... my buy it now and new price point for the sigma is $800.

+1, it's the resale value that's driving me crazy. Canon holds value better especially the L glasses. I would buy the Sigma in a heartbeat if the price drops to $800 LOL.

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Originally Posted by fskof (Post 59705160)
My camera doesn't have MFA, but my 30mm doesn't have consistent FF or BF, it just often completely misfocuses when using autofocus. Sometimes it's fine, and sometimes it's not even close (but the camera thinks it has good focus) so MFA wouldn't help.

The problem could be focus shift when shooting wide open. Please try to use center point focus only if your aperture is open wide or stop it down to f2 at least. Also, you can send the body + lens to Sigma for calibration.

godlyatheist 05-28-2013 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by AkumaX (Post 59693228)
What's wrong with buydig?

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Originally Posted by APhamX (Post 59693320)
I just ordered, however with the t3i. I think 50mm is too big for shooting indoor portraits and video. I think I'll cancel.

@AkumaX: Nothing wrong with Buyding, it's just they are putting Canon lenses on sale again.
@APhamX: I cancelled my order the last time this was on sale because I took out my 18-135 and sat it to 50mm. It was too long most of the time for general purpose shooting and Buydig gave me a full refund even though they already shipped the order.

AkumaX 05-28-2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by godlyatheist (Post 59732084)
@AkumaX: Nothing wrong with Buyding, it's just they are putting Canon lenses on sale again.
@APhamX: I cancelled my order the last time this was on sale because I took out my 18-135 and sat it to 50mm. It was too long most of the time for general purpose shooting and Buydig gave me a full refund even though they already shipped the order.

haha i see :) i should have gotten in on that 100L Macro...

Finker001 05-31-2013 04:34 PM

Has anyone received the lens yet?

tygger 05-31-2013 06:23 PM

Got mine yesterday

sbao26975 06-01-2013 10:07 AM

These come with the new center pinch caps, nice!

Finker001 06-02-2013 02:39 PM

Got my lens... so much nicer than the 1.8!


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