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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2013, 08:53:44 PM »
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2013, 09:02:17 PM »
last ones.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2013, 09:53:37 PM »
first sign of spring in the garden. F-1,4

Beautiful.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2013, 10:57:20 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!
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This lens is pretty rad.

It wouldn't matter. It could be the best lens in the world but there is such a high proportion of buying Canon meaning buying perfection (irrespective of actual quality) here that they won't recognise it.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2013, 08:37:11 AM »

what can you see when  it comes  to the background and "bokeh".
Some people has described the sigma  "bokeh" as inferior to the Canon 35/1,4.
sigma 35/1,4 , Canon 35/1,4  both at 1,4

The background is far/blurred too much to show any difference, with any lens.

If you still have access to those two lenses, try comparing them with not so distant background.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2013, 09:43:28 AM »

Bubble Trance by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

this is a brilliant image I love it :)

Thanks! That was actually shot with a 5DII in Ai Servo mode while she was running around chasing the bubbles. Who says the 5DII can't be used for sports :)
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2013, 09:50:05 AM »
I really love this lens for close focusing distances- perfect for hanging out with the kids. I'm always more into lying on the ground up close, rather than sitting across the room with a longer lens :)


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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2013, 11:47:50 AM »
last ones.

That first image is one of the nicer "bokeh" shots I have seen with the lens.  I like the shot quite a bit (perhaps raise the exposure a bit on the model's face).  Perhaps lenses in that focal length are less capable of producing a "melting away" bokeh.  I have seen some shots with the 35L that did, however.  Keep posting them.  You are getting some nice results.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2013, 12:37:05 AM »

what can you see when  it comes  to the background and "bokeh".
Some people has described the sigma  "bokeh" as inferior to the Canon 35/1,4.
sigma 35/1,4 , Canon 35/1,4  both at 1,4

The background is far/blurred too much to show any difference, with any lens.

If you still have access to those two lenses, try comparing them with not so distant background.

i disagree about the distance, blur is blur behind the the same focus plane, but off course I can take new pictures

How do you explain this then? http://www.flickr.com/photos/zackhuggins/8483812543/#sizes/l/in/photostream/ Or this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marrozik/8251783575/#in/pool-2109177@N20/lightbox/?

There is a Zeiss document about bokeh, easy to find. They have a lot of diagrams and actual measurements about the "blur is blur" of lenses corrected in a different way.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2013, 12:57:46 AM »
You guys have too much time on your hands if you are comparing the out of focus parts of a photo to see which lens is the grand champion supreme!
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2013, 10:44:00 AM »
You guys have too much time on your hands if you are comparing the out of focus parts of a photo to see which lens is the grand champion supreme!

In a typical wide open shot, something like 80-90% is OOF.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2013, 08:55:33 PM »
that is not what Im saying, the pictures I show are equal exposed and have the same distance to the back ground, do you want to make a special order  of certain distances?

Not many people have access to both lenses, so you can really do interesting comparisons.

You can try to take a picture of an object staying at, say, 1.5-2m from you, with a bookshelf with books at 4m from you, or something similar. The idea is for the background to be blurred by a little, and to be of "busy" type.

BTW, I have many great shots with my 35L, but quite a few which reveal the busy bokeh. I am not asking you to do something artificial. You must see double lines with both lenses; I know for sure, that they can both do that in certain real life situations.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2013, 09:39:17 AM »
Some fun shots from the weekend:


Joe vs Fire by Philip DiResta, on Flickr


Take a hike by Philip DiResta, on Flickr


Relaxo by Philip DiResta, on Flickr
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2013, 11:23:18 AM »
I am loving my Sigma 35mm!  I thought I would not get another 35mm prime, after selling my Canon 35L off last year.  I sold it because I used it seldom and had just got a 24-70mm f/2.8L II.  However, at the price I was able to get the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for (I had Amazon points), I could not pass it up.  I have been very pleased by the results, which I will say are better than what the Canon 35L was able to do.  This thing is bloody sharp at f/1.4L and resistant to harsh flares and chromatic aberrations.

Some samples taken on my 5D Mark III:


 

 

 
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2013, 10:12:09 PM »
And two more, now please tell me where  is Canon better when it comes to bokeh, or vice versa.
To me they are very similar

I think we can kill another myth, that one of the lenses are so much better regarding bokeh - agree?

If you take macro shots, yes.

Just look at the real life examples above my post.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2013, 10:12:09 PM »