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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


Just wondering the user experience of those that have previously used the EF 35L and the new Sigma 35 1.4.

What do you like or dislike between the two? I'm looking to graduate from my Robocop sounding EF35 f2.

TIA!



May 28, 2013 at 09:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


I have both and my go to is the sigma. It seems sharper for me at the moment although my 35L has been recently repaired by canon. (not sure if they did a great job)

I had to micro adjust the focus to +17 on the sigma. At first it wasn't great but not its good.
Maybe not quite as good to focus in low light but it is sharper.




May 28, 2013 at 09:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


Thanks!

How is it in real life. Heard it is rather heavy. That is what bothers me. I just love the smallness of the old f2 model.



May 28, 2013 at 09:49 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


I donīt use it because of focus issues on D700 and because its BIG and HEAVY...


May 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


its heavy but thats reassuring to me. quality


May 28, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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Ghost wrote:
How is it in real life. Heard it is rather heavy. That is what bothers me. I just love the smallness of the old f2 model.


The 35L isn't a small lens, either. Probably three times the size and weight of your 35 f/2.



May 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


I have no focusing issues on my D700. It's not that heavy. It's not that big.


May 29, 2013 at 04:17 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


We have and use both. I like the Sigma better, but I've had issues with Sigma lenses losing their focus abilities over time.... so I'm reserving official judgement until some time passes.


May 29, 2013 at 04:51 AM
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Ghost wrote:
Just wondering the user experience of those that have previously used the EF 35L and the new Sigma 35 1.4.

What do you like or dislike between the two? I'm looking to graduate from my Robocop sounding EF35 f2.

TIA!


Robocop-sounding! ! that's just funny as he!!. I had the 35L when I owned all Canon equipment. It's a super-nice lens, gives beautifully warm colors, but as it is a 1998-era lens there are some advantages to newer optics. this would be *most likely* better sharpness from 1.4 - 2.8, better Coma and flare control, and everything else that all reviews claim as true. I've held the Sigma and it's a wonderful lens, but built differently....not to say better or worse. It's a little heavier but with a smaller filter. Thus, vignetting is worse.

My 35L had very, very fast and accurate AF, but my 5d2 didn't do me any favors in low light. You do know the 35L is mostly plastic on the exterior with lots of metal inside, right? The focus ring is just right, the lens balances better (on a FF body) than the Sigma in my opinion. It's a better lens than the Nikon 35/1.4G for sure, but optically a little behind the Sigma. For less than a $200 price difference, I'd go with the Canon 35L. It's legendary for a reason, and should hold up quite well. that's my final answer.



May 29, 2013 at 05:19 AM
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I have the Sigma.
I love the Sigma.
I am naming my first born son "Sigma."



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


I have the new Sigma 35 Art and it's fantastic. Great build, nice colors and contrast, super sharp and nice creamy bokeh. Zeiss have definitely stepped up their game with this new line. I sold my 35 two years ago and until the 35a was released I was shooting with my 24L II. I think I had a bad copy but missed too many shots with the 35L. The Sigma also focuses very fast on 5D3 and 1DX. AT $850 it's a steal, you will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase.


May 29, 2013 at 06:16 AM
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I gave the Sigma a go and it is impressive. Solid fit and finish, focuses nicely on my 5d3 and 1ds3. Excellent IQ, a true contender. I simply prefer the colors of my 35L.


May 29, 2013 at 07:44 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


I don't have the 35L to compare but I can tell you the image quality of the Sigma 35 is absolutlely beautiful and very sharp at 1.4. I bought it a week ago and kept it on for 75% of my most recent wedding.

The focus was perfect most of the time however I did have some focus issues in low light with the 5DII and the keepers went down. It may have been user error though due to my lack of experience with this lens. I'm normally using the 24-70L for the reception and with the 580ex can handle most dark situations.

I'm hoping this 35 will eventually replace the 24-70 as my one of my main wedding lenses but the jury's still out on the low low light focus accuracy. Hopefully it's just me.



May 29, 2013 at 04:10 PM
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lsutigerfan wrote:
Robocop-sounding! ! that's just funny as he!!. ...


Well it is. What can I say. Despite the excellent silent shutter of the 5d3, the Zzzsst.... Zzzsst noise when the 35 f2 tries to AF raises the hair on the back of my neck and the ire of wedding guests.

I do have a Sigma 50 1.4 which has been a real workhorse of a lens. I do like it. Therefore I am intrigue by the Sigma 35. How's the AF @ wide open? That is really the point of such a prime lens that is to use its shallow DoF capabilities.

I've been eyeing the 35L for some time now too. Thanks to the Sigma 35, the used prices have mellowed a bit. Ugh...



May 29, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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How's the AF @ wide open? That is really the point of such a prime lens that is to use its shallow DoF capabilities.

The focus at 1.4 was great for me using the center point in reasonable light w/ 5D2. A lens like this makes it harder to focus-recompose so i'm suddenly getting more interested in a 5D3 to utilize the outer points.



May 29, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


This is at f1.6 on the 5d3








May 29, 2013 at 07:14 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


This thread is tempting me...


May 29, 2013 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


Okay, I bought it. Thanks a lot everyone...


May 29, 2013 at 07:55 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


tobiah wrote:
This is at f1.6 on the 5d3


Nice!



May 29, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sigma 35 1.4: Anyone been using over the 35L?


The only replacement to the 35L I will ever buy...is another 35L. I like the lens' focus, bokeh style, etc., far too much. There isn't anything I dislike about it (besides the focus switch falling off).


May 31, 2013 at 01:42 PM
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