I just got the 135 used, but haven't had a chance to get out much with it. The few photos I got are pretty nice, but I had to do a bit of focus adjustment in the menu. I love the 50mm focal length, but I have the 50 1.4. It's kinda meh wider than 2.8. I will probably get the Sigma if it lives up to the hype. I think you would probably get more use out of the 50. It's perfect on the 6D. From what I've seen so far, the 135 has a special quality that I love, I just won't get as much use out of that focal length.
The 6D is a great low light camera, but at low light, it becomes a 1 point auto focus camera. The outer points are basically useless for low light or contrast areas. I figured it would be this way when I looked over the specs and have adapted to the cameras limitations. I agree that the 5d3 would better suit you. I'd love to own one, but I guess I really don't need the AF for what I'm shooting (would love to have it though )
The Canon 24-105 is a fine lens. If it ever breaks on me, I could see getting the Sigma, although, I might think about getting a 24-70 f/4 or 2.8 instead (2.8 zooms are a bit pricey for me right now). I've started shooting more with primes, so I really only use the 24-105 for when I'm being lazy. Kudos to Sigma. Looking forward to the coming war of the 50 1.4s
I don't really see the point of this. Will it work with RAW, and how to get RAW transferred onto the iPad? I already have snap seed for free. I OWN Lightroom 4 for my PC. I don't see the benefit of renting software, but this has been covered a lot already.
Not so good for the workers. The higher wages incentivizes Canon to automate processes to maintain profit margins. The same thing happened in the auto industry in the 70s&80s. You will start seeing more robots at fast food joints if minimum wage rises above companies bottom lines. It is good for QC as long as the machines are adjusted properly.
I love the 50 1.4 when it doesn't miss focus and it's at f/2 or higher. If the Sigma is better and priced at around $600-700 (or less) I would seriously consider it. It can't be less durable than a Canons 50 1.4. I've had to get it repaired once and always use a lens hood since (I set my bag down too hard and knocked something loose). I'm just glad there is some competition.
The Canon 6D has been doing this since it was launched. The 6D charger doesn't charge any of my 3rd party batteries either. I can live with it since the batteries work fine once I select 'OK'. No way I'm paying $100 for a battery. That disturbs me that they would 'downgrade' the 5dIII this way.