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  • Sigma 56mm f/1.4

    Does anyone have any experience of this lens?

    It gets a good review here: https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/mic...mpus-75mm-1-8/https://cvp.com/product/sigma-56mm-f...n-art-lens-mft

    Portraiture isn't really my interest and if I had that much to spend I'd spend it differently, but still intrigued. Sigma seem to produce good glass. My two Sigma primes (30mm f/1.4 and FT 150mm macro f/2.8) are both stunners.

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    Guessing that's a no ...

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      Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

      There has been a lot of chat about it over on mu43 as well as lots of sample shots. It looks a really good lens. I think it's probably a better option than the 75/1.8 for most portraiture uses.
      Paul
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        Tempting. My 75mm doesn’t get used much as most of the time I don’t have the luxury of the necessary distance from the subject for street portraiture.

        David
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          My 75 only ever gets used for theatre, plays etc; and sometimes indoor sports. It's too long in most situations for portraiture.
          Paul
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            56mm would reduce your subject distance by about 25% for the same framing. Is that enough to make a difference?

            It's interesting that so many reviews say what a wonderful lens the 75/1.8 is, but fewer people say what exactly it's good *for*.

            I think for the foreseeable, the Oly 60mm macro f/2.8 meets my needs in that focal length. But very interesting that Sigma seem to have created another wonderful and affordable lens.

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              Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

              Originally posted by RobEW View Post
              56mm would reduce your subject distance by about 25% for the same framing. Is that enough to make a difference?

              It's interesting that so many reviews say what a wonderful lens the 75/1.8 is, but fewer people say what exactly it's good *for*.

              I think for the foreseeable, the Oly 60mm macro f/2.8 meets my needs in that focal length. But very interesting that Sigma seem to have created another wonderful and affordable lens.
              I don't think that I will sell my 75mm/1.8 but am now considering selling my Pany 25mm/1.4 which also doesn't get used much. That would fund a chunk of the Sigma. Rob, the answer question is that I don't know if the shorter FL would be much better. Feels like a trip to a dealer.

              David
              The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety

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                I have just ordered this lens, will post my thoughts over the next week or so
                Nikon Z7, 70-200mm f2.8 VRII, 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G, 24-70mm f4, 85m f1.8, 50mm f1.8, Nikon SB-700.

                Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, 12-40mm f2.8, Panasonic Leica 100-400mm, 40-150mm f2.8, 40-150mm f4-5.6 R, 45mm f1.8

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                www.tobygunneephotography.com

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                  I’m on the brink, look forward to your thoughts.

                  David
                  The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety

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                    Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

                    This is my favourite lens at the moment, super charp & great contrast / bokeh straight from F1.4 . I prefer a slighter longer portrait length between 100-135 so this really hits the mark! Here are a few recent samples which I have posted on other threads.
                    Regards
                    Tim









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                    • #11
                      Maybe I don't need any more lenses. 50mm f/2 is wonderful but doesn't get much use. If I kept a cheap adapter on it I might use it more ...

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                      • #12
                        My experience was that this was a great lens, but the focal length just didn't suit me. If I was to buy another 'portrait' lens for the m4/3 I'd get the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2.
                        Nikon Z7, 70-200mm f2.8 VRII, 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G, 24-70mm f4, 85m f1.8, 50mm f1.8, Nikon SB-700.

                        Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, 12-40mm f2.8, Panasonic Leica 100-400mm, 40-150mm f2.8, 40-150mm f4-5.6 R, 45mm f1.8

                        My Flickr
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                        www.tobygunneephotography.com

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