Bryan Carnathan posted his Sigma 35mm f/1.4 review
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canerino
Registered: May 28, 2005
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How does this lens do while focusing at different distances? I had three Sigmas (30 1.4, 50 1.4, 85 1.4). All were really good, but got inconsistent when it came to focusing at different distances to the subject. I have the 35L now and its pretty darn good...but if I can save a few bucks and get the Sigma..... The key would be 100% consistency on the part of the Sigma.

Any experiences?



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
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canerino wrote:
How does this lens do while focusing at different distances? I had three Sigmas (30 1.4, 50 1.4, 85 1.4). All were really good, but got inconsistent when it came to focusing at different distances to the subject. I have the 35L now and its pretty darn good...but if I can save a few bucks and get the Sigma..... The key would be 100% consistency on the part of the Sigma.

Any experiences?


With +10 on my 5DM3 the Sigma focuses accurately and consistently at MFD and infinity and all points in-between.



goosemang
Registered: Oct 21, 2011
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canerino wrote:
How does this lens do while focusing at different distances? I had three Sigmas (30 1.4, 50 1.4, 85 1.4). All were really good, but got inconsistent when it came to focusing at different distances to the subject. I have the 35L now and its pretty darn good...but if I can save a few bucks and get the Sigma..... The key would be 100% consistency on the part of the Sigma.

Any experiences?


there's another thread going right now, but the short version for me is that a +7 MA did the trick all around



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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I got +4 for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 on the 5D III and only +1 for the 35mm f/2 IS.



Yakim Peled
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Fred, how's the 35/2 IS favour against the S35/1.4?

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



ISO1600
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Yakim, i think you meant "favor"..... :P

and yes, I am wondering your take on this as wel, Fred.



Shield
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I got +4 for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 on the 5D III and only +1 for the 35mm f/2 IS.


Have you noticed any inconsistencies between the AF when shooting outdoors vs. inside?



Yakim Peled
Registered: Nov 18, 2004
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ISO1600 wrote:
Yakim, i think you meant "favor"..... :P


It's one of the differences between UK English and US English. As it happens, my English teacher was from UK so I'm used to this accent and spelling.

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/favour

At the bottom of the page you'll see: Remember that favour ends with -our (the spelling favor is American).

BTW, it's the same with other words as well.

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/colour?q=colour

Again, at the bottom: Remember that colour ends with -our (the spelling color is American).

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



miccullen
Registered: May 22, 2003
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ISO1600 wrote:
Yakim, i think you meant "favor"..... :P


<rolls eyes>

and yes, I am wondering your take on this as wel, Fred.

Did you mean "And" "about your take" "well"?



zesto
Registered: Jun 26, 2010
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miccullen wrote:
ISO1600 wrote:
Yakim, i think you meant "favor"..... :P


<rolls eyes>

and yes, I am wondering your take on this as wel, Fred.

Did you mean "And" "about your take" "well"?


Exactly!



ciprian.trofin
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zesto
Registered: Jun 26, 2010
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Yakim Peled wrote:It's one of the differences between UK English and US English. As it happens, my English teacher was from UK so I'm used to this accent and spelling.

Your English spelling and grammar are absolutely perfect as far as I can tell.





Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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woos wrote:

He also liked the 120-300 OS ;-)


The new version or the about to be superseded version?



Yakim Peled
Registered: Nov 18, 2004
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zesto wrote:
Yakim Peled wrote:It's one of the differences between UK English and US English. As it happens, my English teacher was from UK so I'm used to this accent and spelling.

Your English spelling and grammar are absolutely perfect as far as I can tell.


Thank you very much.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



vertigo235
Registered: Nov 26, 2003
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Ordered mine yesterday, hoping for no focus issues since I have 60D and no MA.



dsilly
Registered: Sep 20, 2005
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vertigo235 wrote:
Ordered mine yesterday, hoping for no focus issues since I have 60D and no MA.


Wow, really?! My girlfriend's 50D has MA. Are you sure there's no MA?



thedutt
Registered: May 15, 2006
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dsilly wrote:
vertigo235 wrote:
Ordered mine yesterday, hoping for no focus issues since I have 60D and no MA.


Wow, really?! My girlfriend's 50D has MA. Are you sure there's no MA?

Welcome to canon marketing 101...



dsilly
Registered: Sep 20, 2005
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Wow. You're not kidding. When my 30 shit the bed, futureshop wanted to replace it with the 60D (extended 4 year warranty). I told them no way I wanted a camera with an articulating screen, slower FPS (compared to the 50D) and a body made of plastic. I had no idea about the MA. I wonder what they have planned for the next XXD...

Needless to say, I spent extra and went for the 7D. So glad I did.



GC5
Registered: Jun 05, 2008
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I have a 7D now, but in many ways I preferred the 60D. If they dropped in the 7d AF and MA, it would be great. (Of course, at this point, any new camera should also have an improved sensor, but Canon likely will insist on milking its aging 18mp crop sensor for another generation...)



EOS20
Registered: Mar 06, 2005
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DxO Review:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Sigma-35mm-f1.4-DG-HSM-A-Canon-A-Prime-Example-of-Lens-Design



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