The Canon RF 50mm f1.2 50 gives the Sigma 50mm f1.four Fine art a closer run for it’s money than originally thought.
The Canon 50mm f1.2L is a mighty fine lens, and anyone who uses it will be happy to accept it as role of their kit, but the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Fine art is also a bang-up 50 that packs a heck of a punch. Recently, DXOMark reviewed the new Catechism RF 50mm f1.2 L, and function of its comparison saw the Canon and the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art become head-to-head, but the results (as some of yous pointed out) could have been a picayune skewed due to the cameras that each lens was tested on. Allow’south have another expect at these two lenses in another caput-to-head that is on a more than level playing field.
Editor’s Note: Canon got in touch with usa about this to share with us that when to compare the two adjacent on similar cameras, the results are much different.
The review of the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 50 over at DXOMark gave the lens an overall score of 38, which is a solid score overall. The Sigma 50mm f1.4 Fine art was awarded a score of 44 overall when it was tested. One thing to notation hither is that when the Sigma was tested, it was tested on a fifty.6 Megapixel Canon 5DS R, while the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L was tested on the
Canon EOS R
which has a 30.three Megapixel sensor. Then, as you tin can imagine, the scores between the ii cameras when it came to sharpness were slightly skewed. Let’southward take a closer look at these two lenses again, but this time, let’s come across the results of the Sigma when information technology is used on a more comparable Canon EOS 5D IV, which has basically the same sensor as the EOS R.
The Catechism RF 50mm f1.two L scored 22 points when information technology comes to sharpness, a 1.5 when information technology comes to light transmission, it has a distortion rating of 0.two%, a rating of -2.ii when it comes to baloney, and a rating of three for chromatic aberration. What we are actually looking at here is the sharpness rating. Now, when the Sigma 50mm f1.four Art is used on the
Catechism 5D IV
it scored 25 points when it came down to sharpness, 1.7 in regards to light transmission, 0.i% in the distortion category, -ane.5ev for vignetting, and a half dozen for chromatic aberration. As you can see, the results are much closer when these two lenses are used on cameras with comparable sensors. The Sigma notwithstanding yet creeps alee of the newer, more expensive Canon RF 50mm f1.two 50.
So there yous accept it. The original review over at DXOMark wasn’t entirely off-white when it comes to the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L and information technology’due south sharpness levels when compared to other lenses, but
as nosotros said earlier,unless you’re a chronic pixel peeper, you lot’ll likely be very happy with the Catechism RF 50mm f1.2 L, just every bit you would be happy with the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art.
These numbers are bang-up, just they are not the be all and finish all. Real globe reviews like the ones we take completed on both the
Canon RF 50mm f1.2 Fifty, and the
Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Fine art
are far better at seeing what lenses tin can practise in real life situations, and trust us, you’ll be happy with either lens. At the finish of the day, it comes down to whether or not you want a native RF mount lens on the end of your EOS R, or if yous desire to adapt older lenses. The choice is yours to make. You can observe them both for auction hither, and here. Now forget about the numbers, and get out and brand beautiful images, people. That’s what photography is all about, not charts and scores.