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I think Canon 35mm f/2 IS will be the main competitor to the Sigma lens. One stop slower, similar price, has IS, smaller and half the weight. Looking forward to see how they perform, kind of expect both to be rather good considering their most recent lenses.


Nov 07, 2012 at 03:05 PM
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S Dilworth wrote:
Where did you find the weight for the Sigma, Light_pilgrim? The Global Vision website still lists it as ‘to be determined’.


BH website reports: 23.46 oz (665 g)

I am quite impressed, I expected it to be heavier



Nov 07, 2012 at 03:06 PM
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I hope that this lens stops down well. The 50/1.4, which has very beautiful boke and good sharpness wide open, never really gets all that much sharper when stopped down, which was one of my disappointments with it, the other being the AF "speed".


Nov 07, 2012 at 03:10 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


Really good looking lens body. Is it metal or the usual plastic?

One thing I really like about the Sony zeiss za24mm 1.8 is the metal body.



Nov 07, 2012 at 03:12 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


That weight is okay. For comparison, the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM is 580 g and the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G is 600 g. So the Sigma’s slightly heavier, but not much heavier.

The Distagon T* 1.4/35 is 830 g in ZF.2 guise, so a fair bit heavier, but it uses a completely different type of construction (machined aluminium alloy and brass).

The industrial design of the new Sigma is gorgeous. It makes Canon and Nikon lenses look fussy and dated, although they have their own appeal. I like the laser-engraved serial number on the barrel. Modern. Apt.



Nov 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


carstenw wrote:
I hope that this lens stops down well. The 50/1.4, which has very beautiful boke and good sharpness wide open, never really gets all that much sharper when stopped down, which was one of my disappointments with it, the other being the AF "speed".


That's why you have multiple 50s. I have the Sigma 50/1.4 as well as the Zeiss 50/2 MP. Sigma for wide open (and really cool flares), the Zeiss for the rest.



Nov 07, 2012 at 03:21 PM
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Apparently this lens will allow MA directly in lens via some USB device.. That sounds pretty good to me.


Nov 07, 2012 at 03:40 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


As long as the AF speed is similar to the 85mm, I'm in!



Nov 07, 2012 at 04:06 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


It's all about the yellow element. F*&#ing Low Dispersion!


Nov 07, 2012 at 04:33 PM
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I think this could be a big hit.
All those new SLR lenses make me want a DSLR again... :S 55mm distagon, 35mm sigma,


Some examples are on the sigma website:
http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/photo_gallery/?select=type_b3_1-2%2B7&select3=all&select2=all#sarch_tag
But all with the SD1 crop body, so will have to wait for the edges.



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


Considering how incredibly demanding is SD1 I think its going to be pretty good lens. At least in center.


Nov 08, 2012 at 01:01 AM
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carstenw wrote:
I hope that this lens stops down well. The 50/1.4, which has very beautiful boke and good sharpness wide open, never really gets all that much sharper when stopped down, which was one of my disappointments with it, the other being the AF "speed".


Huh?



Nov 08, 2012 at 05:56 AM
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pingflood wrote:
From my experience with Sigma, even the Samyang will probably have better autofocus.






Nov 08, 2012 at 06:09 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


helimat wrote:
Huh?


What huh?



Nov 08, 2012 at 08:19 AM
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helimat wrote:
Huh?


I.e. stopped down performance leaves something to be desired.



Nov 08, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


Stepped down performance looks good from quick glance at the sample images. Look at the bridge photo, it's @ f/8.

http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/lens/wide/35_14/#/gallery



Nov 08, 2012 at 03:36 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


carstenw wrote:
What huh?


You are a respected member here, so I was surprised by what you wrote, it seemed like borderline internet bullshit.



Nov 08, 2012 at 04:37 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


What? I own the lens. Do you want to see the shots?


Nov 08, 2012 at 04:43 PM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


helimat wrote:
You are a respected member here, so I was surprised by what you wrote, it seemed like borderline internet bullshit.



I suspect it is a matter of "Performance does not increase as dramatically as it is stopped down as compared to such-and-such Zeiss/Leica/etc. lens, therefore it is lackluster in a relative sense, not an absolute sense."

This seems like a failure in communication, not a genuine difference of opinion on the lens.

BTW, Carsten, I won the race!


Edited on Nov 08, 2012 at 04:53 PM · View previous versions



Nov 08, 2012 at 04:47 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · What do you expect from Sigma 35 F/1.4 artist?


gpop wrote:


I would put money on that, as long as it is my hand and eye working the Samyang.



Nov 08, 2012 at 04:51 PM
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