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Sigma 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review

  
 
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Chaliel wrote:
Bonjour.
Can you please tell something about AF and MF
Is it a fast focusing lens?


Fred will do a whole section on this, but my experience so far on my copy is AF-C and Eye AF are much better than they are on the Sigma 45 2.8 (which is poor).

But AF-C and Eye AF are slower and less accurate than the native FE lenses that I have on hand to compare it with (20G, 24 GM, 135 GM). It hunts more and loses Eye AF by panning the camera while holding down the shutter half way. But also not a very fair comparison as these FE lenses are some of Sony's best AF performance lenses. But if you're evaluating AF vs the new GM, I'd wager the GM will be much better at AF.


Manual focus experience is excellent, wish it had a hard stop, but understand why it doesn't.



Feb 12, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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What a wonderful time to be a Sony shooter!

Thank you Fred! Like many other people, I can't wait for the Sigma 35mm F2 vs Sony 35mm f1.4 GM.



Feb 12, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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Seha wrote:
What a wonderful time to be a Sony shooter!

Thank you Fred! Like many other people, I can't wait for the Sigma 35mm F2 vs Sony 35mm f1.4 GM.


Same here. I will compare them as soon as I get the Sony 35/1.4 GM.



Feb 12, 2021 at 06:59 PM
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lifeandmylens wrote:
Fred will do a whole section on this, but my experience so far on my copy is AF-C and Eye AF are much better than they are on the Sigma 45 2.8 (which is poor).

But AF-C and Eye AF are slower and less accurate than the native FE lenses that I have on hand to compare it with (20G, 24 GM, 135 GM). It hunts more and loses Eye AF by panning the camera while holding down the shutter half way. But also not a very fair comparison as these FE lenses are some of Sony's best AF performance lenses.
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Do you have the same experience with the Sigma 65mm f2.0?
I've read somewhere that it is at least as fast focusing as the FE55mm f1.8...
What you say about hesitating and loosing EYE-AF make me hesitate to buy...
These two things are the bottleneck of third party lenses...
Thank you for mention this!




Feb 16, 2021 at 04:50 AM
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Yep this gives me pause. I want this lens for AF work mostly. The eye AF is really important for me with this lens. I’ll wait to see more reviews.

Chaliel wrote:
Do you have the same experience with the Sigma 65mm f2.0?
I've read somewhere that it is at least as fast focusing as the FE55mm f1.8...
What you say about hesitating and loosing EYE-AF make me hesitate to buy...
These two things are the bottleneck of third party lenses...
Thank you for mention this!





Feb 16, 2021 at 06:17 AM
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Fred, are you planning to post a section on rendering, transition zone, etc? 🙂


Feb 19, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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lifeandmylens wrote:
Fred will do a whole section on this, but my experience so far on my copy is AF-C and Eye AF are much better than they are on the Sigma 45 2.8 (which is poor).

But AF-C and Eye AF are slower and less accurate than the native FE lenses that I have on hand to compare it with (20G, 24 GM, 135 GM). It hunts more and loses Eye AF by panning the camera while holding down the shutter half way. But also not a very fair comparison as these FE lenses are some of Sony's best AF performance lenses.
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I had a similar experience on my a7rii - I primarily shoot my kids, and found the eye-af tracking to be just okay, and not up to the competition of native options. Because I know longterm I would be frustrated by not hitting critical focus at f2 in key moments, I decided to return the 35 and stick with the 65 (which performs better in my experience). The GM preorder will be back on for me shortly since Sony eye-af has never left me unsatisfied. This minor “issue” aside, I loved the lens.



Feb 20, 2021 at 04:33 PM
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I had the 65i, but returned it because I wanted the CV 50 APO more.

However, my brief experience with the lens, and in particular the AF, was that it was good, not great. I felt it was accurate, but did hunt a tiny bit. But, take that with a grain of salt because my environment (available light, subjects, etc.) probably played a part in that.

Also, this is on v01, so a firmware update could potentially improve this. All in all, it wasn't the reason I returned the lens, but something I did notice, albeit not bothered by it too much.

If you have an A7III or newer generation camera, I wouldn't worry too much about the AF with the Sigma I lenses. It gets the job done. It would be unfair to compare it to any GM lenses, at least the newer ones.



Feb 20, 2021 at 06:19 PM
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tbpeur01 wrote:
I had a similar experience on my a7rii - I primarily shoot my kids, and found the eye-af tracking to be just okay, and not up to the competition of native options. Because I know longterm I would be frustrated by not hitting critical focus at f2 in key moments, I decided to return the 35 and stick with the 65 (which performs better in my experience). The GM preorder will be back on for me shortly since Sony eye-af has never left me unsatisfied. This minor “issue” aside, I loved the lens.


Unfortunately same for me. I am returning mine too. But I have a 35 GM review copy I am picking up today so will do some comparisons with both before sending the Sigma back.



Feb 21, 2021 at 01:08 PM
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lifeandmylens wrote:
Unfortunately same for me. I am returning mine too. But I have a 35 GM review copy I am picking up today so will do some comparisons with both before sending the Sigma back.


Let’s know as, according to other’s reviews, AF seems not to be the strongest point of this new GM.




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lifeandmylens wrote:
Unfortunately same for me. I am returning mine too. But I have a 35 GM review copy I am picking up today so will do some comparisons with both before sending the Sigma back.


Please post some side-by-side comparions, if you can. I am planning to stick with my existing 35s, but both the lenses are at the top of my GAS list. As GM got delayed, you might be our only hope to see any comparisons before April.

Thanks in advance.




Feb 21, 2021 at 02:06 PM
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ramesesthe2nd wrote:
Please post some side-by-side comparions, if you can. I am planning to stick with my existing 35s, but both the lenses are at the top of my GAS list. As GM got delayed, you might be our only hope to see any comparisons before April.

Thanks in advance.



Just posted a few in a new thread. Will continue to post a few more this week.



Feb 21, 2021 at 06:13 PM
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Is the 35mm wider then 35mm as some mention? Is it f2.0 or 2.4 or...?

And how about the 65,or is it 63mm
Anyone knows?



Feb 22, 2021 at 10:35 AM
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Chaliel wrote:
Is the 35mm wider then 35mm as some mention? Is it f2.0 or 2.4 or...?

And how about the 65,or is it 63mm
Anyone knows?


The field of view is wider, not the aperture. Just posted these in the 35GM vs 35i thread

Sigma 35 1.2

35 1.2 @ f2 by Carlo Alcala, on Flickr

Sigma 35 F2

35 f2 @f2 by Carlo Alcala, on Flickr



Feb 22, 2021 at 10:42 AM
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OK thank you very much!

Any idea about the 65?



Feb 22, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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How does the 35mm f2 Sigma autofocus with newer bodies - like the A7RIV? I've read complaints about eye-AF with older bodies (A7RII), but what about with newer bodies? Thanks!


Feb 22, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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Chaliel wrote:
OK thank you very much!

Any idea about the 65?


Oh that I don't know. 65i is the first 65mm lens I've owned so I don't mentally have a frame of reference. I've shot so many 35mm lenses that the moment I Iooked through the viewfinder I knew it was wider than a typical 35mm FOV. Whether that is a positive thing or a negative thing will vary. I actually prefer it for a lens that will be used as an everyday carry lens where it will shoot a variety of things. A little extra width means its easier to shoot with when the working distance is limited.



Feb 22, 2021 at 10:54 AM
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Merci encore.


Feb 22, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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httivals wrote:
How does the 35mm f2 Sigma autofocus with newer bodies - like the A7RIV? I've read complaints about eye-AF with older bodies (A7RII), but what about with newer bodies? Thanks!


No issues with the a7c and a7riv. Have been shooting my kids primarily and it's worked fine



Feb 22, 2021 at 03:51 PM
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Mystik wrote:
No issues with the a7c and a7riv. Have been shooting my kids primarily and it's worked fine


On my A7III, eyeAF also perfromed very well, including lower light indoors. I didn't test tracking/panning in detail though.



Feb 22, 2021 at 04:11 PM
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