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Old 17th February 2019
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Has anyone used the Sigma 56mm F1.4

Has anyone used this lens and can comment on the IQ, particularly subject isolation/pop and Ď3Dí look? I know reviews seem to marvel at the sharpness and bokeh, but Iím more interested in the 3 dimensional look that some lenses give and Iíve not seen that mentioned in any reviews.
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Re: Has anyone used the Sigma 56mm F1.4

Hi there, Im a bit late commenting but I do own this lens. I can confirm the iq is really top notch, many reviews say its better than the 75mm F1.8 . I dont own that lens so Im not sure. Regarding the 3D look ? Well I have to admit I haven't used the lens that much yet so its difficult for me to give you a definitive answer. Certainly the images can pop and isolation is good for a micro four thirds lens but of course it very much depends on composition lighting etc etc. Maybe research flickr other photo sites etc and search for images from the Sigma to see if you can find what you are looking for.
i will try and upload some more images from the Sigma soon for now all I have for you is a sooc completely unedited jpeg. Pretty cluttered but its F1.4 iso 200 E-M1
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Re: Has anyone used the Sigma 56mm F1.4

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Hi there, Im a bit late commenting but I do own this lens. I can confirm the iq is really top notch, many reviews say its better than the 75mm F1.8 . I dont own that lens so Im not sure. Regarding the 3D look ? Well I have to admit I haven't used the lens that much yet so its difficult for me to give you a definitive answer. Certainly the images can pop and isolation is good for a micro four thirds lens but of course it very much depends on composition lighting etc etc. Maybe research flickr other photo sites etc and search for images from the Sigma to see if you can find what you are looking for.
i will try and upload some more images from the Sigma soon for now all I have for you is a sooc completely unedited jpeg. Pretty cluttered but its F1.4 iso 200 E-M1
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Thanks. I did actually buy the lens a few weeks ago primarily for my trip to Cuba. It is an exceptionally sharp lens and renders very nicely indeed, however Iím not sure it meets my needs. The reason being is that I found it a bit bulky to fit in the pocket when out sightseeing etc and found the 45mm f1.8 better in this regards although the 45mm is noticeably softer. I found the 56mm a bit long too. If I was a portrait shooter then Iíd have the 56mm no question, but I am considering moving mine on for the reasons stated.
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