Showcase Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN

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Just got mine. No time for portraits yet. The distant bokeh is pretty good but the high contrast OOF transition is a little funky...

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f/1.4 is a bit overkill sometimes...
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very nice. how does this compare to the 42.5 f1.7 panny? i'm thinking of getting this lens, but i already have the 42.5. a little too close in focal length?
 

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very nice. how does this compare to the 42.5 f1.7 panny? i'm thinking of getting this lens, but i already have the 42.5. a little too close in focal length?
Long discussion about the 56mm here, with first user experiences from about page 11 onwards:
Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN

The short of it is that this lens is superbly sharp even at f/1.4, and even perfectly usable out towards the edges (which of course improves as you stop down). The focal length is definitely too close to the 45mm f/1.8 (I've sold mine) and probably close enough to the 42.5mm f/1.7 that it's other factors that will determine which is preferable.
 

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A few images I shared on the other thread. A bit of flaring, but I am very pleased with the performance of this lens!
 
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Do any of you have the 16mm f1.4 and could give me an opinion on their relative AF speed?

I use the Sigma 16mm f1.4 on the EM1.2 and I'm thinking about getting this lens as the kids get older I find my working distance from them increasing and the amount of cropping I'm doing is growing as the 16 is starting to feel to wide for the oldest.
 

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Not sure why they are uploading in this orientation, this was my first few shots with my new sigma 56 @f1.4 also using two flashes for the first time bouncing them off the wall and ceiling. These are straight out of camera with no editing at all.
 

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A few from an engagement shoot this past Monday. Loving the images this lens produces.
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Went to the farm today.
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Finally getting used to the focal length, still loving the look of the lens. The 16/30/56 trio is really wonderful and well balanced in terms of how their angles of view work off each other. So glad Sigma is part of the L mount consortium.

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All shots at F2 using a single flash with 26” soft box for fill. Not sure why my photos always load side ways on here.
 

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