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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2012, 09:33:58 PM »
Taken with a 5D Mark III. Cropped :)

Wow thats good
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2012, 10:12:39 AM »
Taken with a 5D Mark III. Cropped :)

Wow thats good

It really is quite stunning.  Makes one want to place an order, doesn't it?
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2012, 12:10:47 PM »
I'll post some more this weekend (Sunday), as I'm going to bring this to a wedding and really give it a real world performance.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2012, 09:08:58 PM »
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2012, 09:10:31 PM »
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2012, 09:27:29 PM »
Taken with a 5D Mark III. Cropped :)

Wow thats good

It really is quite stunning.  Makes one want to place an order, doesn't it?

oh yeah I'm eagerly awaiting them coming in to a store near me so i can snap one up
Its also making me wonder what an Art series 85 f1.4 revision is going to be like! :o
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2013, 05:52:00 PM »
Why so few images in this "Gallery" thread? I thought everybody sold all of their L lenses and ran out and replaced them with Sigz!

Some wide open shots, then some at normal apertures:

Snack Time by Philip DiResta, on Flickr


Park Snack by Philip DiResta, on Flickr


Vi & Dolly by Philip DiResta, on Flickr


Bubble Trance by Philip DiResta, on Flickr


Bubble by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

This lens is pretty rad.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 07:08:12 PM »
Love the look of this lens, love the apparent sharpness of it.  I'd still like to see more samples of the bokeh in different situations before I put the money down.  I'm not blown away by what I've seen to date, and ooF rendering in this kind of wide aperture lens is pretty huge.  I'd be very happy to be wrong about this.

When the background is blurred a lot, the bokeh will look good with any lens. This is what page 1 of this thread shows. This lens really struggles with the bokeh when the blur is, say, 5-10 pixels wide.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2013, 08:45:35 PM »
Some great shots there guys especially bchernicoff. After reading some reviews and seeing a few sample images shot with it I ordered it last week to sit and work beside my 50L, 85L II and 135L which i think it will fit in admirably.

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Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2013, 09:49:06 AM »
Love the look of this lens, love the apparent sharpness of it.  I'd still like to see more samples of the bokeh in different situations before I put the money down.  I'm not blown away by what I've seen to date, and ooF rendering in this kind of wide aperture lens is pretty huge.  I'd be very happy to be wrong about this.

When the background is blurred a lot, the bokeh will look good with any lens. This is what page 1 of this thread shows. This lens really struggles with the bokeh when the blur is, say, 5-10 pixels wide.

And that is the issue.  I've been watching the group pool at Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/2109177@N20/) and, frankly (I'm not trying to be offensive), I haven't been overly impressed with much, yet.  There are some rare exceptions, but overall, the images seem to lack that special quality that I have seen out of the 35L.  In all fairness, early images aren't always the best.  People don't always know how to use a lens to its full potential. 

Bokeh quality is huge in a wide aperture lens, and I wonder if this lens didn't got a little too far into the sharpness end and lost that quality.  I have seen very little soft, creamy bokeh out it.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2013, 06:14:37 PM »
The restaurant's lights is like Apple Bee restaurant and you get the idea how low light it is if you have been at Apple Bee before.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2013, 03:28:40 PM »
Here's a new one from yesterday. Silver Efex Pro 2 for B&W conv.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2013, 11:24:20 AM »
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I took these yesterday for myself to see how they looked. If they're useful to anyone here....

It's a full-stop aperture series from f/16.0 to f/1.4 with the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens mounted on Canon 5D3. Camera is on tripod to keep spatial reference. Otherwise, nothing special, just reset aperture between shots and pressed shutter button with a finger. AF was used (center point selected). Given that light was coming through some tree branches, it won't be good for judging light so much, especially since it was windy and the branches were moving -- no leaves on them though. All at ISO 100. Shot RAW, converted to jpg out of Lightroom 4 with no alterations or corrections. These are medium size from the Smugmug host. You can follow back to the source for original size files.

f/16.0, 1/45 sec.



f/11.0, 1/90 sec.



f/8.0, 1/180 sec.



f/5.6, 1/350 sec.



f/4.0, 1/750 sec.



f/2.8, 1/1500 sec.



f/2.0, 1/3000 sec.



f/1.4, 1/6000 sec.


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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2013, 11:31:22 AM »
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And here's the lens in actual practice, shot mid-afternoon at a window in a bar:


f/2.8, 1/90 sec., 160 ISO, 5d3

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2013, 08:51:22 PM »
Here are a few more
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
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