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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2012, 02:56:07 PM »

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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2012, 03:08:44 PM »
I will be happy to post some RAW images taken with the Sigma and 5D Mk III when I get home from work...maybe 2 hours.
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2012, 04:06:23 PM »
I will be happy to post some RAW images taken with the Sigma and 5D Mk III when I get home from work...maybe 2 hours.

That will be Awesome!! Thanks a Lot! ;D
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2012, 07:45:11 PM »
Here's a natural light portrait at f/2. Notice the detail in her face. Incredibly sharp:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2.CR2

Here's a shot from a concert at f/1.4 under stage lighting (also shows off 5D Mk 3 ISO 6400 performance):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sidma-f1.4.CR2

Here's a shot at f/2 showing nice circular bokeh of lights in the background:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sigma-f2.dng

Here's a shot at f/1.4 showing smoothly rendered out of focus areas:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f1.4.CR2

Finally for the Sigma, here's a f/2 shot showing great color and contrast rendering in natural light:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2-kid.CR2

Here's one from the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/7d-CanonMk2-f1.2.CR2
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2012, 03:24:32 PM »
Here's a natural light portrait at f/2. Notice the detail in her face. Incredibly sharp:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2.CR2

Here's a shot from a concert at f/1.4 under stage lighting (also shows off 5D Mk 3 ISO 6400 performance):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sidma-f1.4.CR2

Here's a shot at f/2 showing nice circular bokeh of lights in the background:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sigma-f2.dng

Here's a shot at f/1.4 showing smoothly rendered out of focus areas:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f1.4.CR2

Finally for the Sigma, here's a f/2 shot showing great color and contrast rendering in natural light:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2-kid.CR2

Here's one from the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/7d-CanonMk2-f1.2.CR2

Thanks a lot!!! those sigma files looks pretty well!!

Btw. I already have seen the photo of the redhead girl making the funny face elsewhere, did you make an review of the lens?? or post it on flickr???
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2012, 09:23:31 AM »
Thanks a lot!!! those sigma files looks pretty well!!

Btw. I already have seen the photo of the redhead girl making the funny face elsewhere, did you make an review of the lens?? or post it on flickr???

She's my fiance and I've probably posted that picture on here before. Speaking of that picture, we were walking on the beach and spun around and made that face. You can see that I didn't get the focus perfect, but at least it was usable. If I had the Canon there is no way it would have focused in time to catch the moment.

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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2012, 09:23:31 AM »

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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2012, 10:33:20 AM »

As for the Sigma, I've had two copies and both have been spot on. I may be lucky but so far so good for me.

To remeber it is not about getting a good copy or not, it's about getting the fitting tolerance body/lens. And you'll certainly have to micro adjust the focus on any of the two to set the best focus it can deliver for your body.

See: http://www.canonrumors.com/tech-articles/this-lens-is-soft-and-other-myths/

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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2012, 11:05:45 PM »
I did have to micro adjust on the 5D2 to +2 from memory.

On the 5D3 - plug and play. I haven't needed to microadjust at all.
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2012, 11:55:31 AM »
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2012, 01:25:23 AM »
Chromatic Aberration @ 1.4

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=397&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=1&LensComp=756&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
Funny thing being that i could visibly see chroma on the sigma images when i tested it on text in the store yet very little on the canon 85. Def strange to me that this testing shows the direct opposite of what i found to be true.
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2012, 01:31:57 AM »
heres a 100% crop of the sigma 85 @ f2 on the 5Dmk3
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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2012, 01:31:57 AM »

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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2012, 03:34:01 PM »
Thanks a lot!!! those sigma files looks pretty well!!

Btw. I already have seen the photo of the redhead girl making the funny face elsewhere, did you make an review of the lens?? or post it on flickr???

She's my fiance and I've probably posted that picture on here before. Speaking of that picture, we were walking on the beach and spun around and made that face. You can see that I didn't get the focus perfect, but at least it was usable. If I had the Canon there is no way it would have focused in time to catch the moment.

There is one factor regarding the Canon that you might consider...the warm, special feeling of knowing and being able to say that you own one of the most highly regarded lenses in the world.

Your fiancé is stunning.. the sigma looks pretty good but i prefer the bokeh of the L...

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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2012, 05:29:17 PM »
I had the Sigma 85/1.4 first. The IQ and AF speed were great, but the focus was inconsistent. I sent it in to Sigma along with my 5D3 for them to calibrate it, but it still wasn't right, so I returned it and bought the 85L. That is a nearly perfect lens. I have no complaints, including AF speed, which I find to be perfectly adequate for shots of my 16-month old daughter who never stops moving.

However, I'm now considering trying another copy of the Sigma. Why? Because, as others have pointed out, if it's 95% as good as the 85L then I can use the $1,000 or so I'll net on the transaction to buy another lens, or perhaps an OM-D for travel, which I've been considering. The other thing I preferred about the Sigma was the lower weight and smaller size relative to the 85L.

Although... I could easily imagine selling the 85L and regretting it afterward. It really is a magical lens.

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Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2012, 05:29:17 PM »