Showcase Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN

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This caught my eye on the way to work this morning.
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I guess this was meant to be a portrait lens, but I found it works just as well for landscapes where I want to focus on one thing instead of the whole scene!
It's still fantastic at portraits though, definitely limited by the photographer :)

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I bought this lens a while ago to replace my 42.5mm 1.7. I wanted a little longer prime for outdoor shooting and head shoulder portraits between the 75mm and the 42.5 (to make it a little more versatile yet perfectly suitable for head&head/shoulder work) and this one fits right in. I love the IQ I get out of this lens. It's razor sharp @1.4. Even when taking full body shots. I'm also very happy with the focus... It works more reliable compared to my copy of the 42.5 which missed occasionally especially from a longer distance.

Here are a few test-shots I took yesterday. The first one I wanted to see the sharpness and focus abilities from a longer distance. Second one I wanted to see some for- and background-blur.
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I bought this lens a while ago to replace my 42.5mm 1.7. I wanted a little longer prime for outdoor shooting and head shoulder portraits between the 75mm and the 42.5 (to make it a little more versatile yet perfectly suitable for head&head/shoulder work) and this one fits right in. I love the IQ I get out of this lens. It's razor sharp @1.4. Even when taking full body shots. I'm also very happy with the focus... It works more reliable compared to my copy of the 42.5 which missed occasionally especially from a longer distance.
I agree. I also replaced my 42.5/1.7 with the Siggy. Though the 42.5 is certainly more compact, and it was a fine lens, the Siggy 56 just feels a step up, and of course the wider aperture helps.
 

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I have just bought this lens came the other day. Hope to get out at the weekend and give it a good try out checking the forecast weather seems reasonable so fingers crossed
 

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Love this lens for indoor events (more here).

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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 is really a portrait lens par excellence in this price category but it's nice to test it in less obvious situations too. Even though it's fly by wire lens, MF ring is extremely smooth and accurate.

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I am nuts about this lens, which only recently joined my team. This is a Sturt Desert Pea, shot in its natural arid environment in northern Flinders Ranges, outback South Australia. Straight out of camera JPEG.
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How is the focusing for this lens on the G9 compared to similar native lenses? Thanks!
The only time I feel as if there's any noticeable focussing delay is when trying to close focus; however, the manual focus ring is excellent to use, so it's easy to focus using a half press of the shutter button then adjusting with the focus ring. This is on GX9 and G85.
 
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