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Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E
Is on sale for $1249 ! $350 discount from original price !

I have one for Nikon, and its a great portrait lens ! very sharp

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It's not very polite to call people "dumb". An informative post otherwise.
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1. If you are a really casual user, just use your smart phone
2. If you are a little bit more serious but only have one dSLR or mirrorless camera, get a good zoom lens and maybe a prime lens. Try not to switch lenses in the middle of an event
3. If you are more serious and always carry more than one camera around, get prime lenses. The result is usually better than zoom lens and cheaper.
4. If you got tons of money to burn, forgot the above items. Just get whatever you want or whatever that is on sale.
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It's hard to go back to zoom when you know 24-105 at 105mm looks nowhere as good as a prime
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I have been waiting for this lens to go on sale, except for Canon mount. I just got the Sony a7R IV, but I wasn't planning on buying E-mount lenses since I already have a lot of great Canon lenses that I use with my 5D Mark IV. I also have the Sigma EF to E-mount adapter.

I still plan to use my 5D since the Sony's 61 MP seem to be too much for everyday shooting. Now I'm wondering if I should get this E-mount version or if I should wait to see if the EF mount will be on sale.
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I have been waiting for this lens to go on sale, except for Canon mount. I just got the Sony a7R IV, but I wasn't planning on buying E-mount lenses since I already have a lot of great Canon lenses that I use with my 5D Mark IV. I also have the Sigma EF to E-mount adapter.

I still plan to use my 5D since the Sony's 61 MP seem to be too much for everyday shooting. Now I'm wondering if I should get this E-mount version or if I should wait to see if the EF mount will be on sale.
In my opinion, you'd be pretty stupid to pass this up. The EF mount likely won't go on sale the same way -- this is special, due to overstock on part of the Retailer -- NOT a Manufacturer's discount. The Retailer (B&H) is reducing their inventory to make shelf-space for other Sony lenses.

You'd also be dumb to pass it up, especially since its basically going to take advantage of ALL of your Sony's resolution, whereas other lenses wont. This lens is specifically designed with resolution in mind. If you're not putting this kind of prime on your Sony, then you shouldn't even have a 60MP camera at all.

Again, just my silly opinion -- but buy this lens while its $350 discounted & USE IT ON YOUR SONY, or just sell your Sony camera already, right now, before it depreciates further. But make a decision, because you are going to lose $200 or more, the longer you wait.

I have the 105/1.4 Nikon and its an incredible lens -- it is the pinnacle of perfection; I heard the Sigma version is even sharper, but with slightly less artistry (which is subjective), and of course, Sigma lenses always have small issues with focusing (so this isn't for sports action -- use your Canon for that -- its for portraits).

I'd pull the trigger, bc sometime these deals "sell out" once the inventory is gone.

I have the 135/1.8 Sigma and its quite good; which is probably the only other lens I'd encourage you to think about before making your decision. But Sony has its own version, if you're interested in that (at nearly double the price). I really like the compression of the 135mm, which feels nearly like a 200mm -- whereas a 105mm is a bit more natural, and feels more like an 85mm.

If you have an 85/1.2 or 85/1.4, I'd say go for the 135/1.8.

If you have a 200mm/2.8 or a 150/Macro, and no 85mm, then I'd say go for this 105/1.4 without hesitation.
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This is probably the *Best Price* you will -ever- find on this lens, by the way.
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Are you professional photographers? ... i am thinking its dumb for me to buy such a costly lens for casual use
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In my opinion, you'd be pretty stupid to pass this up. The EF mount likely won't go on sale the same way -- this is special, due to overstock on part of the Retailer -- NOT a Manufacturer's discount. The Retailer (B&H) is reducing their inventory to make shelf-space for other Sony lenses.

You'd also be dumb to pass it up, especially since its basically going to take advantage of ALL of your Sony's resolution, whereas other lenses wont. This lens is specifically designed with resolution in mind. If you're not putting this kind of prime on your Sony, then you shouldn't even have a 60MP camera at all.

Again, just my silly opinion -- but buy this lens while its $350 discounted & USE IT ON YOUR SONY, or just sell your Sony camera already, right now, before it depreciates further. But make a decision, because you are going to lose $200 or more, the longer you wait.

I have the 105/1.4 Nikon and its an incredible lens -- it is the pinnacle of perfection; I heard the Sigma version is even sharper, but with slightly less artistry (which is subjective), and of course, Sigma lenses always have small issues with focusing (so this isn't for sports action -- use your Canon for that -- its for portraits).

I'd pull the trigger, bc sometime these deals "sell out" once the inventory is gone.

I have the 135/1.8 Sigma and its quite good; which is probably the only other lens I'd encourage you to think about before making your decision. But Sony has its own version, if you're interested in that (at nearly double the price). I really like the compression of the 135mm, which feels nearly like a 200mm -- whereas a 105mm is a bit more natural, and feels more like an 85mm.

If you have an 85/1.2 or 85/1.4, I'd say go for the 135/1.8.

If you have a 200mm/2.8 or a 150/Macro, and no 85mm, then I'd say go for this 105/1.4 without hesitation.
It's not very polite to call people "dumb". An informative post otherwise.
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Are you professional photographers? ... i am thinking its dumb for me to buy such a costly lens for casual use
Do not buy this for casual use. You are better off with a zoom lens of some sort like a 24-70 or 24-105.
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Do not buy this for casual use. You are better off with a zoom lens of some sort like a 24-70 or 24-105.
It's hard to go back to zoom when you know 24-105 at 105mm looks nowhere as good as a prime
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This is not a lens natively designed for mirrorless. So in regards to the previous poster...buying the EF version and using your MC11 adapter would be basically the same thing. So, if you need to maintain use of both your bodies with this lens then yes spending more to get the EF version might make sense. This would be the case for a wedding shooter with a backup body where it needs to be shared.
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Do not buy this for casual use. You are better off with a zoom lens of some sort like a 24-70 or 24-105.
Depends on your interests. Are you casual, but really love portraiture? If so, this is an amazing lens and might be worthwhile.

If you're casual and more general interest I'd skip go for a 70-200 2.8. One of the most versatile lenses out there. Good for portraits, sports/action, low light, etc...
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Man I paid msrp for my Nikon version, fantastic lens if you are ripped enough to hand hold this bad boy.
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Are you professional photographers? ... i am thinking its dumb for me to buy such a costly lens for casual use
1. If you are a really casual user, just use your smart phone
2. If you are a little bit more serious but only have one dSLR or mirrorless camera, get a good zoom lens and maybe a prime lens. Try not to switch lenses in the middle of an event
3. If you are more serious and always carry more than one camera around, get prime lenses. The result is usually better than zoom lens and cheaper.
4. If you got tons of money to burn, forgot the above items. Just get whatever you want or whatever that is on sale.
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Any edu discount?

How is the eye AF? I haven't used Sony system before.
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Are you professional photographers? ... i am thinking its dumb for me to buy such a costly lens for casual use
you should definitely NOT buy this for casual use. just get yourself a 50mm 1.8 and you will be just fine. only a camera salesman will try to convince you otherwise, imo.
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