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p.22 #1 · p.22 #1 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


I just got one of these as well. It focuses so well on the outer points of my D600 that I actually might have fun shooting for shallow depth of field for a change. The sigma seems to be as sharp at f1.4 as stopped down. I can see how this is the best lens DXO has ever tested. Seems like it's perfect right out of the box.





far left point focusing on the T and the flag.

  NIKON D600    35mm    f/1.4    1/320s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Outer left AF pt on the top of the candlestick holder.

  NIKON D600    35mm    f/1.4    1/80s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Center point on Jumanji here!

  NIKON D600    35mm    f/1.4    1/80s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 22, 2013 at 02:10 AM
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p.22 #2 · p.22 #2 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


some test shots on d800.
no need to adjust focus. I'm happy! It is love at first sight!
http://pcdn.500px.net/28987497/402bd35fd6d10aff2161b135aa3996cdec78a591/4.jpg
http://pcdn.500px.net/28987495/f597330f11be0d737c69da6465f6e498a30c7adc/4.jpg
http://pcdn.500px.net/28987489/55c0883082a2812a1fbd45f751a80b495cae29df/4.jpg
http://pcdn.500px.net/28525167/1f87634840009a620e3c9ca3971017981e280048/4.jpg
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http://pcdn.500px.net/28525151/3de5f3d7f185a4aca9f5b3e29ab241a74bf694f2/4.jpg
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Mar 23, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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p.22 #3 · p.22 #3 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


nibutto wrote:
some test shots on d800.

http://pcdn.500px.net/27917193/d571369f1f25a9fe5b4c50649b8bcdf3c4b6b40e/4.jpg



Great images! It had been ages since I handt seen a clicker like that one!


Edited on Mar 23, 2013 at 06:55 PM · View previous versions



Mar 23, 2013 at 06:55 PM
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p.22 #4 · p.22 #4 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Try using the outer focus points @ F1.4 at a distance on a stationary object & report back. I'd be interested to see the results. Previous sigmas I have had focused fine close to mfd, but get 15 or more meters between you & the target there is poor focusing.


Mar 23, 2013 at 06:55 PM
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p.22 #5 · p.22 #5 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


nibutto wrote:
some test shots on d800.
no need to adjust focus. I'm happy! It is love at first sight!


Digging your post style



Mar 23, 2013 at 08:15 PM
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p.22 #6 · p.22 #6 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Just got rid of my nikon 35 1.4g for the sigma. Sigma is going back for an exchange - close autofocus is fine but anything beyond say 6ft is out of focus.

Still I was impressed with the af speed and when the subject is in focus it is very sharp, sharper than the nikon.



Mar 23, 2013 at 09:26 PM
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p.22 #7 · p.22 #7 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


another couple test shots with this beautiful les.
Bravo Sigma!
http://pcdn.500px.net/29222949/2ade24e46e20c03da78a04a16bbafee98ce3a926/4.jpg
http://pcdn.500px.net/29222945/1815f7a209abd32bd29fb09625ca3abe87b116fd/4.jpg
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Mar 25, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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p.22 #8 · p.22 #8 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8591147019_5ee91f2923_b.jpg

Taken with the Sigma 35/1.4



Mar 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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p.22 #9 · p.22 #9 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


My jaw dropped when I saw what I managed to capture with this lens:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8594571664_9c36b9b493_h.jpg


I was pushing him on the swing with one hand and snapped a couple times with my D600 in my other. Unbelievable. No sharpening was applied beyond Lightroom's default. No clarity, either. That's slightly cropped, some highlights backed down, and exported to Fickr from LR4.

Same here. Eyes are just unreal with this lens!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8517/8593471985_a37f22760d_b.jpg



Mar 27, 2013 at 04:50 AM
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p.22 #10 · p.22 #10 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


D800E + Sigma 35mm f1.4





Crop showing tiny little frog on the petal:




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p.22 #11 · p.22 #11 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Saw these on the Cafe, Lance...gotta love the lil froggy!!


Mar 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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p.22 #12 · p.22 #12 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


trenchmonkey wrote:
Saw these on the Cafe, Lance...gotta love the lil froggy!!



Thanks, Will.



Mar 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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p.22 #13 · p.22 #13 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Lance B wrote:
D800E + Sigma 35mm f1.4

http://www.pbase.com/lance_b/image/149311337/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/lance_b/image/149311684/original.jpg

Crop showing tiny little frog on the petal:

http://www.pbase.com/lance_b/image/149311686/original.jpg


You are born to use D800. I wish you stay near me. I will have you test my D800 for me.



Mar 27, 2013 at 05:56 PM
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p.22 #14 · p.22 #14 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


okafoja wrote:
You are born to use D800. I wish you stay near me. I will have you test my D800 for me.


Thank you for your nice comment, you are very kind. If I was near you, I would certainly assist.

What problems are you having?



Mar 27, 2013 at 08:04 PM
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p.22 #15 · p.22 #15 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Lance B wrote:
Thank you for your nice comment, you are very kind. If I was near you, I would certainly assist.

What problems are you having?


I'm just struggling with the AF. I've tried different settings but too many OOF images. I got my Sigma 35/1.4 today but it was a big let down. Images coming out of it with D800 looks as if Vaseline was smeared in the front of the lens. Totally out focus. I took about 20 shots and gave up. This is probably a lens issue.

D800, 1/200, iso 800 f/1.4
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w118/okafoja/DSC_1993a_zpse9526ba5.jpg



Mar 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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p.22 #16 · p.22 #16 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


okafoja wrote:
I'm just struggling with the AF. I've tried different settings but too many OOF images. I got my Sigma 35/1.4 today but it was a big let down. Images coming out of it with D800 looks as if Vaseline was smeared in the front of the lens. Totally out focus. I took about 20 shots and gave up. This is probably a lens issue.

D800, 1/200, iso 800 f/1.4
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w118/okafoja/DSC_1993a_zpse9526ba5.jpg


Focus seems to be at the tip if the nose. Try setting your microadjust to +10 and work up, see if it ever reaches peak sharpness before +20. If not you have a problem..

Hope you sort it out



Mar 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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p.22 #17 · p.22 #17 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Guari wrote:
Focus seems to be at the tip if the nose. Try setting your microadjust to +10 and work up, see if it ever reaches peak sharpness before +20. If not you have a problem..

Hope you sort it out


I focused on the right eye. I was hoping to avoid AF tuning.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w118/okafoja/screena_zps430426a7.jpg



Mar 28, 2013 at 01:00 AM
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p.22 #18 · p.22 #18 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


I am afraid there's no escape from AF tuning with many fast primes these days, sometimes even zooms... My Sigma 85 1.4 (-14), Nikon 28 1.8G (-8), Sigma 35 1.4 (-16), even the 28-300 I have to adjust for wide vs. zoom, Nikon 50 1.2 AIS, exactly that's why I love manual!

For the Sigma, I recommend you AF tune for near, medium and far objects and find the optimum setting for all three distances.

Good luck



Mar 28, 2013 at 01:08 AM
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p.22 #19 · p.22 #19 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Yes, it looks as though you have front focus. As Guari suggests, try using +10 and if needed work up.


Mar 28, 2013 at 02:48 AM
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p.22 #20 · p.22 #20 · Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG. WOW WOW WOW


Loving this lens more and more.






  NIKON D600    35.0 mm f/1.4 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/1600s    100 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  NIKON D600    35.0 mm f/1.4 lens    35mm    f/2.8    1/640s    640 ISO    +0.3 EV  






  NIKON D600    35.0 mm f/1.4 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/1000s    100 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Mar 28, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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