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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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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/

Available for £340 incl VAT here: 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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Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

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.
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Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

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.

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Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

My 75 only ever gets used for theatre, plays etc; and sometimes indoor sports. It's too long in most situations for portraiture.
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Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

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Tempting. My 75mm doesnít get used much as most of the time I donít have the luxury of the necessary distance from the subject for street portraiture.

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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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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.

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Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

I have just ordered this lens, will post my thoughts over the next week or so
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Re: Sigma 56mm f/1.4

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

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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.
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