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Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:08:59 PM »
From LensRentals.com
Roger at LensRentals.com has written his first impressions of the brand new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM. This may be the first time I’ve ever seen him this positive about a Sigma product.

As always, this isn’t a review, it’s my quick first impression after putting the lens through our normal intake tests. I’m not a lens reviewer. Also, as always, my summary comes first, for those of you who have trouble reading more than 150 words without a picture (and a picture comes after that).

This lens kicks butt, takes names, and basically posterizes the manufacturers who make the cameras this lens will fit on.

Sigma 35 f/1.4 MTF 50 – Higher Numbers are Better

Read the entire article | Buy the Sigma 35 f/1.4 at B&H $899

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Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:08:59 PM »

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 04:22:28 PM »
That's more like it..

Well done Sigma.

I already own the 50 1.4 - now I'm just unsure whether I should keep it and own a 35 as well, or simply exchange them out.

Anyone have any thoughts on whether both primes get good use on a full frame - 35 and a 50? Or if they find it redundant?

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 04:26:06 PM »
That's more like it..

Well done Sigma.

I already own the 50 1.4 - now I'm just unsure whether I should keep it and own a 35 as well, or simply exchange them out.

Anyone have any thoughts on whether both primes get good use on a full frame - 35 and a 50? Or if they find it redundant?

No, the 35L and 50L are very different.
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 04:29:58 PM »

"This lens kicks butt, takes names, and basically posterizes the manufacturers who make the cameras this lens will fit on."

Ah! at last a lens review I can understand, no techno bollocks just straight to the point ;D ;D

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 04:31:28 PM »
i said people should wait for this lens.
the MTF chart looked impressive already.

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 04:33:05 PM »
Weathersealing?
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 04:35:59 PM »
That makes me excited.  I am looking forward to a more extensive review, but it is ironic that Roger compares it to a Zeiss, as I commented on another thread today that this lens physically/cosmetically looks very much like a Zeiss (a good thing, for me, as I am not a fan of the Sigma crinkle finish).

I'm interested in some head to head vs. the new Canon 35mm f/2 IS. One of these is going to end up in my bag.  I'm leaning towards the Sig right now.
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 04:35:59 PM »

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 04:37:54 PM »
no surprise, just another L lense killer, has been waiting for this forever.

the APSC version 30mm F1.4 already beat the 35L from some reviews i see.....

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 04:43:55 PM »
Sigma 70mm (I-R reference lens)  , 105mm , 150mm  , 180 macro  is also high quality lenses.
One  big problem with Sigma lenses  is  that  Canon service center will not not adjust the Sigma lenses to the camera body if there are  any AF focusing problems .

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 04:54:26 PM »
OK I read more than 150 words. Interesting article and it looks pretty too, I agree Dustin, Zeiss like.

Really looking forward to learning more about the focus/update software that accompanies this (and all new?) lens and of course more sample pictures

How does this fit in with AFMA?
(bottom of page)
http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/a_35_14/features.html#features06

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2012, 04:55:39 PM »
Sigma 70mm (I-R reference lens)  , 105mm , 150mm  , 180 macro  is also high quality lenses.
One  big problem with Sigma lenses  is  that  Canon service center will not not adjust the Sigma lenses to the camera body if there are  any AF focusing problems .

with the new lens series from sigma you don´t need canon for that.
you can do it yourself.

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2012, 05:06:31 PM »
with the new lens series from sigma you don´t need canon for that.
you can do it yourself.

Which means you don't need to have a camera with AFMA or software like FoCal??

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 05:11:09 PM »
How does this fit in with AFMA?

It certainly means that the Sigma is better on camera bodies w/o afma like the Rebels or 60d - I hope they refresh their 50mm, too as they did with the 120-300mm f2.8 tele which is just 1.5 years old. So less excuses for Canon to keep their current 35L design because it's sooooo expensive and difficult to design new lenses...

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 05:11:09 PM »

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2012, 05:14:53 PM »
I was trying to hold out until the canon f2 IS came out so i could compare them but knowing how good the sigma 85 is and seeing this review i think i'm gonna pre-order this 35 tomorrow
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012, 05:18:43 PM »
I always welcome any good third party lenses.  That really is the only way to force Canon from pricing their lenses so stratospherically in the long run. 

BTW. For the gallery.  For the several Sigma lenses I've used, I have noticed a little bit of color balance difference from Canon L glass.  Anyone else notice this?

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012, 05:18:43 PM »