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p.20 #1 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Thanks, idsurfer. It certainly sounds promising. Enjoy that lens further!


Dec 12, 2012 at 01:24 AM
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p.20 #2 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


idsurfer wrote:
I will not bore you or take up bandwidth with the test shots.


WHAT? If you have some good samples, for goodness sake post them. It's my bandwidth, I'll use it if I want! Seriously, it's fun seeing your images... Please keep posting.



Dec 12, 2012 at 02:05 AM
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p.20 #3 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


+1

What Michelle said!



Dec 12, 2012 at 02:40 AM
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p.20 #4 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


I need to use my siggy 35 more

Its starting to collect dust again



Dec 12, 2012 at 03:11 AM
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p.20 #5 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


This is not the era of dial up any more, no one cares about bandwidth. Post away.


Dec 12, 2012 at 03:23 AM
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p.20 #6 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Really impressed by the sharpness of my Sigma 35mm.
See some quick photos in less than desirable light.





ISO 1600, F2.0 , 1/60s, Focus on the left eye







Crop on the focus point (the sharpness is reduced by the high ISO though)




Dec 12, 2012 at 05:12 AM
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p.20 #7 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Nice shots, Idsurfer This Sigma sure looks like a keeper!


Dec 12, 2012 at 05:23 AM
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p.20 #8 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Some other quick tests with 5D3 handheld.
Here again, not a lot of light and high ISO noise decrease the sharpness impression... Still, really impressive !





ISO 5000 , F8.0 , 1/60s focus on central bottle







ISO 5000 , F8.0 , 1/60s focus on central bottle CROP







ISO 640 , F2.8 , 1/60s focus on central bottle







ISO 640 , F2.8 , 1/60s focus on central bottle CROP




Dec 12, 2012 at 05:27 AM
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p.20 #9 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


The last 2 pictures at full aperture.
It also gives an idea on the bokeh although it is not the best background to highlight this feature.





ISO 160 , F1.4 , 1/60s focus on central bottle







ISO 160 , F1.4 , 1/60s focus on central bottle CROP




Dec 12, 2012 at 05:34 AM
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p.20 #10 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Thank you all.

Ralph



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p.20 #11 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


A swell lens! Now I'm waiting for a 24/1.4 from the same mold. In fact, I'd be more than happy if Sigma had updated their entire 20/24/28 lens: make 24 an f/1.4 and keep the rest as f/1.8 while upgrading their optical performance and focus systems - 20 would be the extreme wide lens, and the 28 the affordable one of the bunch.

Come on Sigma, Nikon has released a 28/1.8 lens to great success (seemingly) so the bar has been raised; after all, fast wides are all the rage now!



Dec 12, 2012 at 08:44 AM
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p.20 #12 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


More positive feelings
Use translator
click on the sigma
samples in gallery
good AF in servo
http://www.digitalcamaralens.com/index.html

cheers



Dec 12, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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p.20 #13 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Thank you
Ralph



Dec 12, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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p.20 #14 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


idsurfer wrote:
Well, I 'm back to report that just as of about 5 minutes ago I was very pleasantly surprised by the performance of this siggy 35 and AI servo. The light right now is terrible. It is near dusk and overcast. I used the 5D3 + siggy 35 @ 1.8 in Av mode, ISO 1600, AI Servo, single point AF, both single shot and slow burst continuous and was getting SS's between 1/500 and 1/1250 with many between 1/500 and 1/640th. I took 52 photos of the 7 year old in the photo above. I asked her to start running
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Thanks for that report. I may buy one, try it out, and I can always return it if I don't like it, but it sounds very promising.



Dec 12, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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p.20 #15 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


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Thanks for that report. I may buy one, try it out, and I can always return it if I don't like it, but it sounds very promising.


No prob. I just thought people might like appreciate the impression from an average guy shooting average stuff. My thoughts were the same in that if I didn't like it I would just return it in 30 days and consider the shipping rental fee! However, I'll be keeping it!!

BTW, I don't even know what "bandwidth" is, but those shots are really boring and were simply tests!!

Also, is there a way to quote more than one post in a single reply that I am not seeing such as a "mutiquote" button?


Edited on Dec 12, 2012 at 03:38 PM · View previous versions



Dec 12, 2012 at 03:31 PM
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p.20 #16 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Just got mine...BLOWN.AWAY!





Full Shot Wide Open







100% Crop!




Dec 12, 2012 at 03:32 PM
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p.20 #17 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Diglloyd (Lloyd Chambers) posted his test and comparion between the new Sigma and the Canon 35/1,4 lens. http://www.diglloyd.com/prem/prot/DAP/Sigma35f1_4/Sigma35f1_4C-compare-Canon35f1_4L-dolls.html

It's for paying members so not everyone can look at it. To make his long test very short. The Sigma lens beats the Canon in everything He have tested it with many pics from f/1,4 to f/8. And corners and edges also.
It's sharper
More vibrant and more accurate colors
Superior and better micro contrast
The lens is better corrected
Nicer out of focus areas
Less chromatic aberrations
Less color fringing
Less field curvature






Dec 12, 2012 at 05:29 PM
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p.20 #18 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


I've been considering a 35mm so this thread has been wonderful. So many great shots!


Dec 12, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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p.20 #19 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Hope to own this lens in 2013, the sooner the better! Need to sell off some other camera items to finance part of the purchase for the S35.


Dec 12, 2012 at 06:32 PM
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p.20 #20 · Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions


Off topic, but based on the friendly debate in this thread surrounding wide open sharpness at f/1.4 lets put into perspective what sharp wide open actually is

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/11/02/sample-images-from-the-new-zeiss-distagon-55mm-f1-4-zm-lens.aspx/

Apologies for the Nikon link, but scroll down to the 100% crop of the eye. The lens will also be made in Canon mount I believe.



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:34 AM
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