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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2013, 04:30:27 PM »
Handheld, 1/30 sec, f/ 2.5, 2500 iso, 5D MkII. This is a stunning lens for low-light street photography :) 
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2013, 04:30:27 PM »

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #76 on: December 28, 2013, 04:33:25 PM »
Handheld, 1/30 sec, f/ 1.8, 2500 iso, 5D MkII.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2013, 04:38:51 PM »
Handheld, 1/30 sec, f/ 1.4, 2500 iso, 5D MkII.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2013, 06:16:03 PM »
Handheld, 1/30 sec, f/ 1.4, 320 iso, 5D MkII.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #79 on: December 29, 2013, 07:16:11 PM »
And here's the album containing these photo's and more... all shot with the 35mm on the 5D Mark II in low-light conditions:

http://www.mrsfotografie.nl/delft/avondwandeling-delft/

Note: Use the 'slideshow' link at the bottom of the page to start a photo slideshow.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2013, 09:01:22 PM »
Handheld, 1/30 sec, f/ 1.4, 2500 iso, 5D MkII.

Funny to see the city I live in on this website ;-)
I also like the Sigma 35mm Art, especially wide open.

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2013, 09:10:44 PM »
I just wanted to add my thoughts about this lens after about six months of using it all over the world. As far as the optics go, it pretty much crushes my old Canon 35 1.4. Autofocus accuracy is pretty good, and the general construction of the lens is almost "L" quality. That said, I have found one major problem with it. While in Bangkok covering the protests last week, the autofocus driver died numerous times. It was clearly connected to the humidity (which never got THAT bad, about 80% while I was there). I have been in contact with Sigma, and will update when I receive a resolution. Obviously, the Sigma isn't weather sealed, but if the lens can't handle a mildly hot and humid afternoon, I'm not sure if I can give it my trust anymore.

All of that said, unless you are working in weather extremes, buy it, it's a hell of a lens.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2013, 09:10:44 PM »

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2013, 10:36:36 PM »
I just wanted to add my thoughts about this lens after about six months of using it all over the world. As far as the optics go, it pretty much crushes my old Canon 35 1.4. Autofocus accuracy is pretty good, and the general construction of the lens is almost "L" quality. That said, I have found one major problem with it. While in Bangkok covering the protests last week, the autofocus driver died numerous times. It was clearly connected to the humidity (which never got THAT bad, about 80% while I was there). I have been in contact with Sigma, and will update when I receive a resolution. Obviously, the Sigma isn't weather sealed, but if the lens can't handle a mildly hot and humid afternoon, I'm not sure if I can give it my trust anymore.

All of that said, unless you are working in weather extremes, buy it, it's a hell of a lens.

I personally like to use manual focus with this lens. Just treat it like a Zeiss. AF is bonus but I can live without it. 
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #83 on: December 30, 2013, 01:57:20 AM »
Am I the only one who finds the purple fringing with this lens extreme in many situations? The sharpness is nice, the bokeh is a bit harsh and is very contrasty, which gives the lens an immediately identifiable "signature", the distortion is somewhat unpleasant (and correction isn't up to par, and doesn't work fully in Lightroom) but the pf is so bad that you can't even auto correct it most of the time.

I bought two copies and went back to the 35L, but I'm almost thinking to just keep the 35L and the Sigma 35L, and using them for different purposes. They're very different lenses.
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2013, 05:28:27 AM »
I wrote earlier that focus seemed to have drifted with this lens. I have now done a new AFMA and I had to adjust from the original -2 to +4. Anyone else had the same experience?
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #85 on: December 30, 2013, 05:51:52 AM »
Handheld, 1/30 sec, f/ 1.4, 2500 iso, 5D MkII.

Funny to see the city I live in on this website ;-)
I also like the Sigma 35mm Art, especially wide open.



It's a small world  8)

I lived in Delft for 16 yrs and come back every so often. It is very 'fotogeniek' and I have an entire category on my website dedicated to Delft  ;) I see lots of familiar sites on your flickr site!
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #86 on: December 30, 2013, 05:54:41 AM »
Am I the only one who finds the purple fringing with this lens extreme in many situations? The sharpness is nice, the bokeh is a bit harsh and is very contrasty, which gives the lens an immediately identifiable "signature", the distortion is somewhat unpleasant (and correction isn't up to par, and doesn't work fully in Lightroom) but the pf is so bad that you can't even auto correct it most of the time.

I bought two copies and went back to the 35L, but I'm almost thinking to just keep the 35L and the Sigma 35L, and using them for different purposes. They're very different lenses.

Please post an example, are the purple fringes around highlights or throughout the photo?
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2013, 02:19:53 PM »
I love this lens, it's my favorite at the moment, but then I don't have that many lenses.  It's slightly soft wide open, but even at f/2 it's already much sharper.  It doesn't seem to have much colour fringing as far as I can tell, my 85mm f/1.8 is much much worse for example.

This is a street portrait at f/1.4:
(if I can get posting images to work, this is my first attempt)


The Kinetika Bloco @ The Southbank Centre 01 by Jon Bagge, on Flickr

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #88 on: February 21, 2014, 08:43:54 AM »
I wrote earlier that focus seemed to have drifted with this lens. I have now done a new AFMA and I had to adjust from the original -2 to +4. Anyone else had the same experience?

Eldar...did this fix your issue...or did it reoccur?  Is anyone else having focusing issues with the Sigma 35 A?

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Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #89 on: February 21, 2014, 08:51:54 AM »
I wrote earlier that focus seemed to have drifted with this lens. I have now done a new AFMA and I had to adjust from the original -2 to +4. Anyone else had the same experience?

Eldar...did this fix your issue...or did it reoccur?  Is anyone else having focusing issues with the Sigma 35 A?
I´m about to regain my faith in the lens. Focus has been very accurate ant I have not noticed any further drifting. If it happen I will post the info here. I must admit I am a bit baffled. It was stable (and very good) for months, then it started drifting and now, after my last AFMA, it seems to have been totally stable.
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« Reply #89 on: February 21, 2014, 08:51:54 AM »