Just a quick post. Got the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART yesterday and realized that it's one big lens. As is the Zeiss Otus, of course. So, I thought, I'd line up some of the 50mm (equivalents) I have in the house and I got this panorama.
Featuring from left to right is the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART, the Sony FE 55mm f/1.8, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, the Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 ZE, the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 and the Leica Leitz Elmar 5cm f/3.5 collapsible lens.
They're all good to excellent lenses. They're all doing the job.
But look at this:
That big one is of course much sharper and can focus much closer and delivers much better quality overall.
But a lens like the little one above took this:
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Behind Gare Saint-Lazare
That's all I got to say.
By John van Rosendaal