Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM first impressions
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Ghost
Registered: Feb 22, 2005
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I have the Sigma 50 1.4. Love it. Awesome bokeh, fast, great colours, AF is slick. Looking forward to adding this 35mm into the stable.



Vox Sciurorum
Registered: Nov 07, 2012
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If you read the full text of the review, the Sigma and Canon lenses test equal up by f/2.8. The Sigma is only better at f/1.4 and f/2.0.

Huge differences among the MSPR and "street" prices are pretty typical of Sigma.

Canon has a tiny dealer profit margin (MSRP-wholesale) and consistent prices as a result. Apparently Sigma's dealer pricing is variable.



JDFeos
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
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How about the typical yellow cast of sigma glass..is it gone?



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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I haven't had that yellow cast in any of my current or past Sigma lenses, is that still a concern?



krickett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Vox Sciurorum wrote:
If you read the full text of the review, the Sigma and Canon lenses test equal up by f/2.8. The Sigma is only better at f/1.4 and f/2.0.

Huge differences among the MSPR and "street" prices are pretty typical of Sigma.

Canon has a tiny dealer profit margin (MSRP-wholesale) and consistent prices as a result. Apparently Sigma's dealer pricing is variable.


"Only" better at 1.4 and 2.0? Well, heck.. I guess I won't buy it then, because I *never* ever shoot at 1.4 or 2.0 with fast primes...



mco_970
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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Vox Sciurorum wrote:
If you read the full text of the review, the Sigma and Canon lenses test equal up by f/2.8. The Sigma is only better at f/1.4 and f/2.0.


They equal up but only against Roger's copy of the very best Canon 35L he has tested (out of 100 copies of lens or so). Or did I read this wrong?

Roger wrote:
Stopped down to f/2.0 and f/2.8 respectively, the Sigma responds with 900/770/560 and 1000/870/770 mtf50 values (center/average/corner). The Canon ‘best copy’ returned 840/740/520 and 1000/840/740 numbers. It’s probably worth mentioning the Sigma has slightly less distortion at 1%, too.


I wonder if my 35L even goes to f/2.8? Never tried that one before...



Vox Sciurorum
Registered: Nov 07, 2012
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They equal up but only against Roger's copy of the very best Canon 35L he has tested (out of 100 copies of lens or so). Or did I read this wrong?

You're right. The one Sigma tests equal to the best Canon at f/2.8.



Liquidstone
Registered: Jan 14, 2005
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Pardon the ignorance, but what do people shoot with a 35 mm?



mitesh
Registered: Jun 28, 2005
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Romy, they definitely DON'T shoot the ISS as it orbits 400km above Earth...



luke0622
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
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Anyone tried that lens on the FX format yet??



Liquidstone
Registered: Jan 14, 2005
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mitesh wrote:
Romy, they definitely DON'T shoot the ISS as it orbits 400km above Earth...


Thanks. My wallet is safe then from what seems to be an amazing piece of very short glass.



Edward Castro
Registered: Jun 19, 2006
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luke0622 wrote:
Anyone tried that lens on the FX format yet??


Roger did use it with the 5D mk2, so his take is using a 35mm sensor.



mco_970
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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Country: United States

Liquidstone wrote:
Pardon the ignorance, but what do people shoot with a 35 mm?


You know, test charts, rulers, FoCal targets... Stuff like that.



dc430
Registered: Dec 01, 2011
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Country: Australia

http://www.dchome.net/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1161389&extra=page%3D1

Dunno if I can post link here but this is from a HK user who test his new Sigma 35 on a 1DX, if you are interested. With 100% crop as well.

If link is not allowed please del, thanks



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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I now have high expectations for the new 120-300.



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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vsg28 wrote:
I haven't had that yellow cast in any of my current or past Sigma lenses, is that still a concern?


Maybe when we shot film and it was hard to get rid of, But I have not seen it in any of my 4 Sigma lenses.



qburke
Registered: Feb 13, 2006
Total Posts: 92
Country: United States

Any word if it's weather sealed? That could be a big Canon 35L advantage for some.



Invertalon
Registered: Sep 08, 2009
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Not sealed.



Liquidstone
Registered: Jan 14, 2005
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Philippines

Pixel Perfect wrote:
I now have high expectations for the new 120-300.


Same here for a new Sigmonster with OS and focus limiter.



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
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Country: United States

sounds interesting
if i ever get the money to dedicate to such a lens this just may be the one (and hopefully sigma will make it easier to get the money, would also sell my 50mm 1.4)



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