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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: November 27, 2012, 05:17:51 PM »
this way i'll have some incentive to actually do it. (now that started a thread)

my sigma arrived today. first thoughts, it's heavy and seems very well made. hood snaps in place in a very nice positive manner. The focus ring has a short throw, and a just very so slightly scratchy quality. but my wrists might be more fine tuned than others  ;D The focus ring also has a fair bit of damping, it's not going anywhere by accident. I'm impressed so far.  I'm not reviewer, and i don't do much in the way of my own little tests, but i'll breakout the tripod and get something up. whatever i do, i guess i'll do the same with my 24-105 and 16-35 just for kicks.
anyway, i hope to get this up shortly.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 06:26:59 PM »
looking forward to hearing more from you!  thanks in advance for sharing with the rest of us  :)

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 09:55:27 PM »
So my 3 year old didn't cooperate, and this very cloudy outside but i've got something.

 first- I'd like to amend what I wrote above. the very first thing i thought when i got the package was that can't be the lens. it's far to small. If canon had packaged and shipped it, they would have used a box 4x as large. Also, i think i the focus ring has no more scratchy feel than any of my Canon L's. It's very good.

I shot these in RAW and used DXO to convert them. I turned off the distortion correction, CA correction, and vignetting correction. Actually, when it loaded the files it thought they might have been shot with the Canon 35. I was hoping that would happen, and it did. It tried to correct barrel distortion that isn't there, and ending up causing distortion. That might change with focusing distance, i don't know. I don't really have much to quickly test coma as the clouds are very much out tonight, but i tried to use some street lights the best i could. I don't have many of them either. i just need a clear night to really test that.
  yeah, the shots are crap, even from a get a look at this subjective, but i'll do better.
I think i like this lens.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 09:59:40 PM »
yes, that's my sweet p&S, on the Far, Far sweeter tripod i used to use for nonphoto related stuff. it's handy :P

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 10:50:23 PM »
Okay, the rest are to large to post.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 11:02:32 PM »
thanks alot, those shots give a pretty good indication of the bokeh and blur which look smooth and clean
I definately cant wait to get my hands on one
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 11:07:01 PM »
I will get more tomorrow. In the many of the samples posted on the net thus far i thought the bokeh was a bit of a nervous mess, but i have't seen it yet in my shots. but it's early.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 11:19:50 PM »
And this is why I'd like to have IS even on a f/1.4 lens.

The shots look quite nice, the out of focus areas are pleasing. A bit of color fringing, but nothing that a decent lens profile wouldn't fix (and I'd expect that to happen anyway).

The lens seems sharp enough, but motion blur at 1/13 and the second one at 1/40 is quite apparent. And these shutter speeds would be quite possible with IS or OS or what have you on the lens.

Sure, 5D MkIII and these were shot at ISO100, so bump that up, but for older cameras that don't handle higher ISOs so gracefully or just for someone who likes to use lower ISOs for quality, the stabilization would be good.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 12:11:23 AM »
I'd love to see some more samples. I'm very interested in this lens. I'm basically just interested in seeing what it can do at F1.4 and shutter speeds of about 100-250ish on different ISO's.
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 07:32:36 PM »
Anyone care to post/host some a few of my crappy test photos? they are very exciting, they are shots of the sigma box it came it, at f1.4-2-2.8 in the center of the frame and out at the furthest reaches of the live view magnifier! yes, wow!  i hope to get a star shot this evening.

 Also, sorry for the camera shake during those above shots. normally I could have done it handheld but i was fooling with the liveview feature and i just couldn't get it done holding the camera that way.

one last thing, earlier i said the focus path was short. well, it's 90degrees, so not so much.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 09:27:22 PM »
the best i can do right now are some crops.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 09:28:21 PM »
1.4 corner

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 test shots coming this evening.
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 09:29:59 PM »
mo' 
   again with DXO's whiz bang stuff switched off. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 05:15:23 PM »
I just got my copy an hour ago and am sharing a quick set that were taken near minimum focus distance. These are 5D Mk III images, shot as RAW and exported full-size from Lightroom using default settings.

http://chernicoff.us/images/f1.4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.8.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f5.6.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f8.jpg

The build quality on this lens is phenomenal. Feels very much like a Zeiss. I'll get more and better images posted. I also will do a longer comparison this weekend to Sigma's 50mm and 85mm 1.4's.
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 11:06:30 AM »
I just got my copy an hour ago and am sharing a quick set that were taken near minimum focus distance. These are 5D Mk III images, shot as RAW and exported full-size from Lightroom using default settings.

http://chernicoff.us/images/f1.4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.8.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f5.6.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f8.jpg

The build quality on this lens is phenomenal. Feels very much like a Zeiss. I'll get more and better images posted. I also will do a longer comparison this weekend to Sigma's 50mm and 85mm 1.4's.

It looks like a winner to me ;) 

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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 11:06:30 AM »