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I'll have to grab a few shots of my recently-repaired AE-1 soon.
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Too pricey at KEH. I see them on CL here pretty regulary for these kinds of prices:

($40)
http://lexington.craigslist.org/pho/2234840878.html
Buying gear off CL is such a gamble. Even if you know what to look for you can still get ripped off. Stick to KEH and buy BGN if you want to save some money.
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Nice. Though I guess some of the extra cost is justifiable in that you know exactly what you're buying.
Yes, but of course I would check out any camera I bought first in person for obvious signs of wear and/or damage. But for $40, why not?
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ha, I have a Minolta X-370 somewhere with a bunch of lenses.. I should go try to dig it up and use it as practice for some product shots...
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whats the resell value of the sigma 30mm and 50mm f/1.4's? can they be traded directly? theres only $10 difference when bought new.

*edit*

both new are almost $500.. on FM, 30mm goes around 300.. 50mm goes around 400... D:
Edited by iandroo888 - 3/2/11 at 5:00pm
 
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whats the resell value of the sigma 30mm and 50mm f/1.4's? can they be traded directly? theres only $10 difference when bought new.

*edit*

both new are almost $500.. on FM, 30mm goes around 300.. 50mm goes around 400... D:
Yea, I was about to say, I'm not sure if there's a difference with Nikon, but with the Canon-mount Sigmas, the 30mm is $300 whereas 50mm is $400.

My guess as to the reason why is that while the jury is out on the Canon 28mm vs Sigma 30mm as to who has the better IQ, most people on POTN seem to agree that the Sigma 50mm has better IQ than the Canon 50mm f/1.4.

So, in short: The 30mm has a counterpart from Canon, the 50mm doesn't really have one, which raises the resale value.

Disclaimer: Just what I've read on the interwebs. I've never used either Sigma lens myself so I can't really give my own opinion on it.
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There's also a large group of people on POTN who report focusing and centering issues with Sigma lenses... and some reviews confirm it a bit.

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/521-sigma50f1450d
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Yea, I was about to say, I'm not sure if there's a difference with Nikon, but with the Canon-mount Sigmas, the 30mm is $300 whereas 50mm is $400.

My guess as to the reason why is that while the jury is out on the Canon 28mm vs Sigma 30mm as to who has the better IQ, most people on POTN seem to agree that the Sigma 50mm has better IQ than the Canon 50mm f/1.4.

So, in short: The 30mm has a counterpart from Canon, the 50mm doesn't really have one, which raises the resale value.

Disclaimer: Just what I've read on the interwebs. I've never used either Sigma lens myself so I can't really give my own opinion on it.
I've considered getting the Sigmalux myself for sometime now since most people who own it rave about it, but I've looked at several reviews and they all show that the Sigmalux is only sharper than the Canon f/1.4 wide open (and at f/1.8). However, from f/2 and up, both lenses are fairly equal in sharpness (check the photozone and slrgear reviews).

The fact that the Sigma is sharper wide open is reason enough for me to switch, but the one thing that irks me is Sigma's focus issues. I've seen mention of that too many times on other fora to be comfortable dropping $500 on it. I've also read about the crinkle finish of Sigma's lenses peeling off.


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There's also a large group of people on POTN who report focusing and centering issues with Sigma lenses... and some reviews confirm it a bit.
Yep, this is apparently true, but in most of the instances where posters reported it, most said that Sigma recalibrated their lenses under warranty no problem. I believe that Marin used to have the Sigma 30/1.4 and had it successfully calibrated.
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I've considered getting the Sigmalux myself for sometime now since most people who own it rave about it, but I've looked at several reviews and they all show that the Sigmalux is only sharper than the Canon f/1.4 wide open (and at f/1.8). However, from f/2 and up, both lenses are fairly equal in sharpness (check the photozone and slrgear reviews).

The fact that the Sigma is sharper wide open is reason enough for me to switch, but the one thing that irks me is Sigma's focus issues. I've seen mention of that too many times on other fora to be comfortable dropping $500 on it. I've also read about the crinkle finish of Sigma's lenses peeling off.
Definitely echo that sentiment. I thought about a Sigmalux when upgrading from my 50mm f/1.8 myself, but I didn't want to risk a QC issue and I figured that I'd be unlikely to shoot so wide open since the DoF is razor-thin and prone to CA. Turns out I was right, since my most-used aperture on my 50mm is f/2.8, which really negates the need for sharpness on the wide end anyways.
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Definitely echo that sentiment. I thought about a Sigmalux when upgrading from my 50mm f/1.8 myself, but I didn't want to risk a QC issue and I figured that I'd be unlikely to shoot so wide open since the DoF is razor-thin and prone to CA. Turns out I was right, since my most-used aperture on my 50mm is f/2.8, which really negates the need for sharpness on the wide end anyways.
I used to shoot at the magic f/2.8 a lot too, but these days it's wide open or not at all. Wide open with FF is just magic. And even the Canon 50/1.4, despite being soft wide open, still looks pretty damn good with my 5DII I think:


Pisgah Church, KY est. 1784 by gonetomorrow00, on Flickr
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