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The Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens adapted on Sony cameras

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by JonathanF2, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    I'm currently trying out the Commlite Nikon AF to Sony adapter on the A7 II. I'm running firmware 03 on the adapter. So far it seems to work quite well with very good single shot and continuous AF. The Sigma Art lenses function almost like a native lens with the adapter. Anyways, I tried the Commlite adapter and Sigma 50mm Art lens out on the streets of LA. Check it out!

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  2. rayvonn

    rayvonn TalkEmount Regular

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    How does the Sigma feel on the A7II? The impression I have is that it may be comfortable on, say a D750?
     
  3. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    The Sigma is a straight up tank on the A7II! Honestly it's a bit of overkill weight-wise, but I already own it for my Nikon kit so I decided to give it a try! Overall I'm pretty impressed with the Commlite adapter and Commlite has actually been listening to customer feedback and has been releasing FW updates as improvements come.
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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    Great street photography as usual ;) :thumbsup:
     
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  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
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    Nice sharpness and color. Sigma has very good isolation, but the bokeh looks a little frenzied.
    The LA scenes are cool!
     
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  6. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Yeah the Sigma 50mm Art OOF areas are a little busy at further distances. It does better as a portrait rig at closer distances. Yeah, LA has a whole spectrum interesting scenes!
     
  7. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    A few more with the same setup!

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  8. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    I just want to note a couple issues with the Commlite Nikon AF adapter. If you want to use PDAF focusing and continuous shooting, you have to shoot wide or near wide open in aperture priority. If you want to shoot stopped down or use other modes such as M, S and P, you have to turn off e-front curtain shutter, switch to single shot and S-AF. The adapter needs to focus lock and then close down the shutter hence the limitations. If these steps aren't followed, the camera will over expose the shot.
     
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    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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  10. asterinex

    asterinex TalkEmount Regular

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    the results are amazing. What a combo :
    Body + Lens + Photographer = Awesome
     
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  11. SamSS

    SamSS TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 11, 2014
    Nice!
    Jonathan, can I join my pictures in your thread? Mine is A-mount using with LA-EA4 adaptor.
     
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  12. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sure let's see your shots! BTW - I ended up switching to the Nikon 50mm 1.8 G for the A7 II (still have the Sigma 50mm for my DSLRs), mainly because it's a lot easier to manage and isn't as heavy!
     
  13. SamSS

    SamSS TalkEmount Regular

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    My 50mm suffers plenty of front focus and my initial calibration was a failure. After spending some time to carefully recalibrate the lens, I went out and took some test shots last month and it did much better at various distances. No bokek intended in these shots.

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  14. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nice shots! That's weird it needs calibrating, is it because it's relying on the translucent mirror in the adapter? The Nikon Commlite adapter is wonky, because it only really allows me to shoot wide open, but the AF is spot-on-perfect since it's using the PDAF on-sensor points.
     
  15. SamSS

    SamSS TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 11, 2014
    That's right. My mistake was thinking it has the HSM motor and should work with the LA-EA3 adaptor. I was wrong.
     
  16. metalmania

    metalmania TalkEmount Regular

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    I sold my FE 55/1.8 to get the Canon version Sigma 50 Art lens. Simply speaking, I had focus shift problem on 55/1.8. With Sigma 50 Art, I rarely miss focus at whatever apertures (f/1.4 to f/11). If using 55/1.8 in the similar settings below, I could not be sure of 60% success rate. That's why I don't use FE lenses anymore.

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  17. SamSS

    SamSS TalkEmount Regular

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    Very nice and lovely portraits.
     
  18. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Great shots! What type of lighting/strobe combination were you using?

    BTW - I've renamed the thread to include the Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art from all the different mounts + adapter combinations. ;)
     
  19. metalmania

    metalmania TalkEmount Regular

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    I was using a Godox AD360II with a 60cm portable beauty dish on a light stand, with X1t-s on A7rii.