Wow, wow, wow, and wow. I get it, middle of the snow storm light and all, but still there is something very special about the rendering here. If pressed, I’d say it’s as 3D as any 50 you’ve ever owned. G just JUMPS out of that identifiable but perfectly blurred background. And don’t get me started about the connecting awnings and street signs and spot on his jacket… It’d be so much shorter and simpler if I just said “love this”. 🙂
So, did you trade the troublesome 85/1.4 in for the Art 50? If so, bravo! You are a 50 shooter by instinct anyway (or so it’s always seemed to me) and if this lens is going to draw like this… (please see opening stutter).
Yes, I traded in my Nikon 85/1.4G for the Sigma 50/1.4 Art (please see my response to Andrew here: https://prosophos.com/2015/12/28/first-snow-fall/#comments for details).
The light was actually pretty bad in this scene… it was mostly provided by a mixture of neon lights.
I shot this at 1/30 sec, to create the blur you see in the moving elements.
The features of my trusty (and brave) young model are quite sharp, despite the slow shutter speed and likely camera/subject movement. I can only imagine the results this lens is capable of producing at high shutter speeds — and better light.
Thanks again for your enthusiastic comments.
A wonderful photograph, Peter. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year, in health and peace.
Thank you Jose! May 2016 be kind to you and your family.
Wonderful. As usual Greg has summed it much better than I could. You can already see a clear difference between this and some of the other 58mm images.
Trust me Andrew, at 100% magnification there is also a difference between this lens and the Nikon 85/1.4G.
Contrary to what some may think, I actually am a pixel-peeper because per-pixel performance matters when it comes to producing large prints of a favourite photograph.
Yes, a great shot Peter! It certainly has a 50mm Summilux feel to the rendering here.
Thank you Gavin. It’s actually the 50 ‘lux ASPH I will miss most about the Leica system. This Sigma 50 Art is helping me through this personally difficult time though 😉
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