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canon pants wrote:
Full time manual defenitely doesn't happen if the camera is in off due to the focus by wire. I know that when I am finished with the lens I have to switch to manual focus to bring it back to infinity, although maybe the camera is asleep, or my lens is not working properly. I will have to look into tonight since it is new to me.
That's not what is typically meant by "full-time manual", which usually implies the ability to override the autofocus without switching into MF mode (like one would do with the 50 f/1.8).
canon pants wroteAs for the Bokeh, seems that the sigma has a more seemless transition between the aperature blades. I will post some examples tonight when home from work. Definitly there is a difference on my copies, maybe not for all though.
Again, perhaps there is a difference. But this really would be splitting hairs, since the 85L bokeh is, to my eyes, absolutely stellar.
canon pants wroteThe rear element is a concern for me since minor imperfection on this glass will show on the pictures, where as the front element can have scratches and dust and basically show nothing. I am carefull while changing but not used to this lens, I hope I dont scratch it .
Absolutely. The point is that a little care goes a long way to preventing any damage. This, to me, is not a reason to avoid the 85L.
canon pants wroteAs for resale value, I purchased the sigma used and will probably loose 300 ish when selling, the Canon I got a great deal on and will probably gain 300-400 when selling. I am more concenered with having the proper tool than a few hundred bucks here or there .
Absolutely agree with this. Get the best tool for the job.
To me, the major reason to go with the Sigma seems to be the price/performance ratio; you get nearly the same performance for far less money. The same can be (and is) said of the Sigma 50 vs. Canon 50L, though in this case the AF issues that plague the Sigma 50 make the equation a bit more complicated.
I love my 85L, and I won't be selling it anytime soon, regardless of the quality of the Sigma. The Canon does what I need/want.