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tbkphotoco wrote:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8248823756_57dfd677a7_b.jpg


Canon 35L on top, Sigma 35 on bottom.... do not like the onion ringing.. outside of that its a great lens. I did these shots last night.


I don't find the "onion" objectionable here. Plus these discs would be much smaller in an actual real world shot.

I am not sure why the focus has been so much on this particular scenario which in real life will show up in a tiny fraction of the the shots. I am more interested in a comparison of the bokeh quality with somewhat busy backgrounds like trees etc.



Dec 06, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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I am not sure why the focus has been so much on this particular scenario which in real life will show up in a tiny fraction of the the shots.


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Dec 07, 2012 at 01:06 AM
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p.16 #3 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Mine's due to arrive Monday. Looking forward to it!


Dec 07, 2012 at 01:12 AM
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p.16 #4 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Thanks Greggf

Thanks for posting creative shots!

Phil



Dec 07, 2012 at 02:33 AM
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p.16 #5 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Mine's due to arrive Monday. Looking forward to it!
You won't be disappointed!! It really is a nice lens!!

Thanks Phil!!

Gregg



Dec 07, 2012 at 03:12 AM
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p.16 #6 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


I would like to know how the Sigma stacks up against the Samyang/Rokinon 35/1.4
Yea, I know, no AF, manual aperture. But I only do landscape with it.

Dan



Dec 07, 2012 at 04:26 AM
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Fstoppers review of the Sigma 35 1.4

http://fstoppers.com/sigma35review?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=



Dec 07, 2012 at 04:32 AM
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p.16 #8 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


after considering the 35L for a long time, i saw this thread and i ordered the sigma...i hope i don't regret this!


Dec 07, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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curious80 wrote:
I don't find the "onion" objectionable here. Plus these discs would be much smaller in an actual real world shot.

I am not sure why the focus has been so much on this particular scenario which in real life will show up in a tiny fraction of the the shots. I am more interested in a comparison of the bokeh quality with somewhat busy backgrounds like trees etc.


Quite a few people including myself use fast glass in low light situations at night either outdoors or in an interior where a lot of times you have points of light outside the plane of focus. In fact, its something I look for and desire to have because defocused points of light look cool and help give some context and ambiance to an image.



Dec 07, 2012 at 02:59 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
So the next fly in the ointment is how will the new Canon 35 f/2 IS stack up against the 35L and Sigma 35? Looking at the difference in bokeh between f/1.4 and f/2 I could live with f/2 if it's tack sharp like the Sigma is wide open. The 4 stop IS and 50% lower weight will make it more discrete and easier to travel with.



This is exactly what I'm waiting for. I predict the 35/2 IS will be a fantastic lens, which will probably wind up being my next purchase.



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Sneakyracer wrote:
Quite a few people including myself use fast glass in low light situations at night either outdoors or in an interior where a lot of times you have points of light outside the plane of focus. In fact, its something I look for and desire to have because defocused points of light look cool and help give some context and ambiance to an image.


Sure I also typically use fast glass in low light night situations. However I doubt that in most images of that nature, defocused lights are as big a part of the frame as in these examples. It doesn't seem you will see the rings at more realistic sizes.


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Dec 07, 2012 at 05:22 PM
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ISO1600 wrote:
This is exactly what I'm waiting for. I predict the 35/2 IS will be a fantastic lens, which will probably wind up being my next purchase.


I just sold my 35L for the 35mm f2 IS USM. Took it for a spin on the way home from work today:

http://eyvindness.zenfolio.com/35mmf2isusm

All shots hand-held, of course. I took 3 comparison shots from the top of the roof at work, with the 24-70 mk2, also. Very unscientific. The zoom holds it's own in the sharpness dept. It just vignettes more, and distorts more than the prime. No surprises here.



Dec 07, 2012 at 09:25 PM
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Sigma 35 vs Canon 35L

IQ test for the digital picture
Quite a huge difference



Dec 08, 2012 at 02:58 AM
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norbelthomas wrote:
Sigma 35 vs Canon 35L

IQ test for the digital picture
Quite a huge difference




Yes, the difference is huge. However, the Samyang 35/1.4 is even better at mid-frame & corner!



Dec 08, 2012 at 03:33 AM
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phuang3 wrote:
Yes, the difference is huge. However, the Samyang 35/1.4 is even better at mid-frame & corner!


Yep. His Samyang center at f/1.4 looks off though...the mid-frame looks almost sharper than the center. As his shots indicate the Samyang is usable across the frame at f/1.4, which is the first 35mm lens I've seen that with. It's a remarkable lens actually, one of my favorites. Here's a full 36MP image (D800) at f/1.4 with my Samyang:

Photo



Dec 08, 2012 at 03:53 AM
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I use the Samyang 35 a lot with a 5DMkII and don't see any softness in the center.
I have done a FF pattern/resolution test & it's pretty good.

Here is the center res






The rest are at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dswcamera/sets/72157629675032638/with/7174915338/

Here is a shot taken about a month ago in Yosemite.





Dan




Dec 08, 2012 at 05:40 AM
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p.16 #17 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


^ Awesome shot



Dec 08, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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p.16 #18 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


^^^^ couldn't agree more!!!
Gregg



Dec 08, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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p.16 #19 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Have to agree.... FANTASTIC shot!
Hatch



Dec 08, 2012 at 06:26 PM
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Sneakyracer wrote:
Quite a few people including myself use fast glass in low light situations at night either outdoors or in an interior where a lot of times you have points of light outside the plane of focus. In fact, its something I look for and desire to have because defocused points of light look cool and help give some context and ambiance to an image.


I don't mind the onion on either lens becuase generally the highlite isn't big enough to notice it. What does bother me is the football shapes. In this picture the canon stays nice and round while siggy becomes rather jagged and football shaped. Keep in mind tho, once the Canon is stopped down at all there goes your round highlites because it doesn't have circular aperature.

I am considering purchasing the new 35 2.0 IS, has circular aperature, IS, probably nice vignetting from 2.0. Could be a really nice lens.





Dec 08, 2012 at 07:34 PM
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