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| p.15 #6 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions |
Congrats, you got one good web-sized image out of your lens? Seriously though, I have no doubt there are some "good copies" of all Sigma lenses floating around out there and that many people are happy with them. If you fall into this category, great.
Fact of the matter is, there is too much smoke for there not to be a fire and I think it's fair to say Sigma lenses have far worse quality control than Canon L lenses. That's the risk you pay for buying a third party lens that is half the price of the name brand. You didn't think you were getting something for nothing did you?
Now I am not a Sigma hater. I've owned several of their lenses in the past and have been very happy. That said, I've had poor "luck" with their fast primes in the past few years. Even so, I just might give the Sigma 35 a try once more people report back first. I am in no hurry to buy and I won't be the guinea pig for this one.
...good web sized image? Just because it HAPPENS to look good web sized doesn't mean it doesn't look amazing printed in a magazine.
I've owned the 85mm 1.2L mkII and used extensively the 85mm 1.4G on a D3X. I can afford 100 of any of them, and I chose the Sigma.
But again -- what do I know?
Couldn't agree more.....Rolled the dice on a Sigma 85 and 50 and I am glad I did. Fantastic lenses. I own the 35L put it up against the sigma 50 and I saw NO difference in image quality the only difference was the FL.....