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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2012, 08:50:30 AM »
I've never owned Sigma before. I was put off third party manufacturers after I bought a Tamron lens. I've started looking into Sigma since this new hype about the 35 and I've heard good things about the 50 and 85 too.

I'm looking to add another prime and possibly replace my Canon 50 1.8 II. This 35 might be the ticket.

Things are really heating up now with the 35 f/2 IS on the horizon also ...  :)
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2012, 08:50:30 AM »

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2012, 09:29:47 AM »
After having a horrible time with sigma repair a few years ago, and not being to impressed with their IQ or build, i swore off sigma forever. Looking at their new 35mm, and reading what Roger has said about the apparent sigma company turnaround, and very kind words for this lens, i'm very strongly reconsidering.   

in fact, i'd said i'm 90% sure i'll buy this lens in the next week or two. maybe later today. ?

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2012, 09:46:27 AM »
I've never owned Sigma before. I was put off third party manufacturers after I bought a Tamron lens. I've started looking into Sigma since this new hype about the 35 and I've heard good things about the 50 and 85 too.

I'm looking to add another prime and possibly replace my Canon 50 1.8 II. This 35 might be the ticket.

Things are really heating up now with the 35 f/2 IS on the horizon also ...  :)
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As was mentioned by someone else earlier in the posts...How does a 35mm replace a 50mm? They are two completely different focal lengths.
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2012, 10:02:31 AM »
I have only Canon L  lenses at the moment...
am considering a wide, manual focus  like a distagon...

I USED to have a sigma 30mm for a 20D..
it got played-with by Sigma and became fairly accurate..in focus
I remember loving the look...and the bokeh from this lens
(one shot I found - attached)

I have been waiting for a replacement to my 35L (good.. but some CA, etc)

this Sigma 35  looks interesting to me ...since the 30 f1.4

I actually HOPE this pushes Canon to immediately release the 35L II ...and that it is PERFECT
 ...I dont use 50mm...35 is normal for me.   

interesting to see the report on this lens,,,need to see some hard tests from others though

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2012, 10:30:06 AM »
It might be the time to say goodbye to my Siggy 50mm and get this 35mm.  Just let's see more reviews and I will make the final decision.

Don't you feel these focal lengths are so different you cannot just replace them even if the newer lens is better (and more expensive, btw - often forgotten)?
You are right.  I always use my 50mm F/1.4 at home for low light environment.  However, my son is 2 year old now and very active.  50mm is very difficult for me to catch him.  If I get this 35mm lens, I may not going to use my Siggy 50mm since I use it only at home.  Let me think about it.  I might get this 35mm and still keep my 50mm.
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2012, 10:56:44 AM »
After having a horrible time with sigma repair a few years ago, and not being to impressed with their IQ or build, i swore off sigma forever. Looking at their new 35mm, and reading what Roger has said about the apparent sigma company turnaround, and very kind words for this lens, i'm very strongly reconsidering.   

in fact, i'd said i'm 90% sure i'll buy this lens in the next week or two. maybe later today. ?

I am very wary of buying Sigma after my horrible copy of the 50mm.  I will wait to see a full review from somebody who understands focus shift, like Lloyd Chambers, before making a decision.
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2012, 11:13:07 AM »
i want this lens!
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2012, 11:13:07 AM »

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2012, 11:42:47 AM »
As was mentioned by someone else earlier in the posts...How does a 35mm replace a 50mm? They are two completely different focal lengths.

... unless you dual-use them on two different sensor sizes - 35mm on ff = ~50mm on crop, a good combination and that's why the prime I'd get would be 35mm.

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2012, 11:47:20 AM »
I've never owned Sigma before. I was put off third party manufacturers after I bought a Tamron lens. I've started looking into Sigma since this new hype about the 35 and I've heard good things about the 50 and 85 too.

I'm looking to add another prime and possibly replace my Canon 50 1.8 II. This 35 might be the ticket.

Things are really heating up now with the 35 f/2 IS on the horizon also ...  :)
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As was mentioned by someone else earlier in the posts...How does a 35mm replace a 50mm? They are two completely different focal lengths




By sticking it on a 7D i get a 50, or there abouts.  :P
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2012, 01:32:15 PM »
I used to use a Zeiss 35mm 1.4 with my Canon 50D and it was an amazing combination. I hope Sigma keeps up the good work...
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2012, 01:34:09 PM »
As was mentioned by someone else earlier in the posts...How does a 35mm replace a 50mm? They are two completely different focal lengths.

... unless you dual-use them on two different sensor sizes - 35mm on ff = ~50mm on crop, a good combination and that's why the prime I'd get would be 35mm.

I think u mean a 50mm on  FF and a 35 on  a crop? Were we supposed to magically know that??? LOL,
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2012, 01:45:40 PM »
As was mentioned by someone else earlier in the posts...How does a 35mm replace a 50mm? They are two completely different focal lengths.
... unless you dual-use them on two different sensor sizes - 35mm on ff = ~50mm on crop, a good combination and that's why the prime I'd get would be 35mm.
I think u mean a 50mm on  FF and a 35 on  a crop? Were we supposed to magically know that??? LOL,

Um... no: 35mm lens on ff equals 35mm * 1.6 (crop factor for Canon aps-c) = 56mm

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2012, 03:54:59 PM »
I had the 35L. simply amazing lens!! If price was near equal, why buy Sigma? I'm not put off by 3rd party glass, a I love Tokina and some Tammys I've owned. I would try to get a used copy for about 700 or so once plenty are in the market....assuming the lens is as good as advertised.
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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »
Aj, thanks for that link. the shots that were done against the sun are very informative to me. Nothing got washed out, as i've had happen in the past with a few of the sigma lenses i had. Some were so damn bad i had replace them just due to that issue. nice 18pt sunstars, and at least at these sizes, very sharp and colorful. but with it being autumn they should have a problem being colorful.

 i ordered one. also, note B&H have extended their return period until jan 18th  !!!  If i can't find a deal breaker by then, i probably never will.  fingers crossed.

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Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »