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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2015, 10:38:43 AM »
Lots of nice photos in this thread.  Do any of you know (first hand or otherwise) whether this lens has suffered from the AF inconsistency problems that people complain about re some of Sigma's primes?

I use this lens on my 7D to shoot my very active daughter (see the many pics in this thread) and have no complaints on it's AF accuracy.

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2015, 10:38:43 AM »

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2015, 10:15:44 AM »


I have to say I really liked the lens overall, but I also had some AF issues on my 7D II. That is also why I didn't buy it after the test period.
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2015, 11:11:15 AM »
Still can't see the need to "upgrade" from my "ancient" 7D. This lens kills it every time.

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2015, 11:45:35 AM »
Some harsh summer light with the terrible 7D, and this lens still performs.

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2015, 12:39:40 PM »
Just started my review of this lens.  IQ looks nice, but on the wide end I had to max out AFMA (+20) to calibrate it.  It was so bad that the automatic function of FoCal couldn't calibrate it.

The funny thing is that with tele end was basically dead on and needed no calibration.  Never seen that with any lens before.
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2015, 02:21:47 PM »
Just started my review of this lens.  IQ looks nice, but on the wide end I had to max out AFMA (+20) to calibrate it.  It was so bad that the automatic function of FoCal couldn't calibrate it.

The funny thing is that with tele end was basically dead on and needed no calibration.  Never seen that with any lens before.

Wow that's odd. I shoot this lens on a 7D in Ai Servo mode at both ends, never adjusted a thing and get in focus shots easily over 90% of the time.

The AF inconsistency issues will continue to hold Sigma back. This is also why I switched from the Sigma 35 Art to the Canon 35 2 IS.
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2015, 04:20:48 PM »
Some shots on my NEW 7D mkII!
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2015, 11:15:49 AM »
This lens has been great on my 7D mkii. No focus issues.
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2016, 11:13:32 PM »
Some snow pics.
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2016, 12:56:53 PM »
Not much action for this lens here huh.
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2016, 12:56:53 PM »