AVF Sony Alpha thread
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25-01-2009, 1:04 AM
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Re: AVF Sony Alpha thread
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Curious to know what prompted your decision between the Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Minolta 50mm f/1.4 and the Sony 50mm f/1.4?
It was from the reviews...
KM 50mm f1.7
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 - LEGACY Test Report
Sony 50mm f1.4
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ( SAL-50F14 ) - Review / Test Report
Sony 50mm F1.4 Lens Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
Sigma 50mm f1.4
Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (Canon) - Review / Test Report
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
The Sony f1.4 and the KM are almost identical, apart from the newer Sony has newer lens coatings than the older KM.
If you read the reviews between the two lenses (DPReview is probably better), the Sigma gives better IQ from 'wide open' upto about f5.6, and this is even more so on FF. The Sigma also appears the better (but more expensive) option to the Nikon or Canon f1.4's.
It was based on these reviews that make me opt for the Sigma (£300) over the Sony (I was tempted at the Sony for £185 over Xmas).
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