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BASED ON YOUR ARTICLE I JUST PURCHASED THIS LENS FROM SUPER DIGITAL CITY. I HAVE BEEN USING A MANOLTA 50MM F1.7 FULL FRAME (NOT DIGITAL) BUT STILL GIVES GREAT CLEAR PHOTOS. YOUR REVIEW ON THIS SIGMA 77 THREAD FILTER SIZE 50MM F1.4 KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF, HOPE YOU GUYS ARE CORRECT!..
I NOW HAVE THE SIGMA 50MM F1.4 AND HAVE COMPARED THE RESULTS AGAINST MY MINOLTA 50MM F1.7.....FIRST THE MINOLTA'S THREAD SIZE FILTER IS 50MM, THE SIGMA'S IS 77MM. SINCE THEY ARE BOTH FULL FRAME LENSES THEY CLOSE DOWN TO F2, BOTH DO THAT. I CAN NOT SEE A DIFFERENCE IN THE IMAGE QUALITY, BOTH ARE OUTSTANDING, HOWEVER, THE SIGMA GIVES A MUCH BRIGHTER IMAGE WITH BETTER COLORING EVEN WITH BOTH LENS AT THE EXACT SAME OPENING, HOWEVER, THEIR SHUTTER SPEEDS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT AS THE MINOLTA'S IS A LITTLE FASTER. YOU DO MUCH LESS EDITING TO THE PHOTO THAT YOU TAKE WITH THE SIGMA. I AM CONTRIBUTING THE FACT THAT THE SIGMA IS A DIGITAL LENS AND THE MINOLTA IS NOT, THAT LENS WAS INTRODUCED BEFORE DIGITAL CAM ON THE MARKET AND AS A RESULT, THE DSLR AND THE SIGMA COMMUNICATE MUCH BETTER, AND THATS THE BIG DIFFERENCE WHICH CAUSES THE SIGMA TO CREATE THE BETTER PHOTO...DO I THINK THE MINOLTA, THAT SHOPS HAVE OFFERED ME 50.00 DOLLARS FOR AGAINST SPENDING 500.00 FOR THE SIGMA IS A SMART WAY TO GO. IF YOU GOT IT, YES, IF YOU DON'T...DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND LOOK FOR THAT OUT DATED FULL FRAME MINOLTA 50MM F1.7....YES, IT WAS WORTH IT FOR ME TO GO WITH THE NEW SIGMA 50MM F1.4 LENS.... HB KAHN
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