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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2013, 06:35:00 PM »
the focus tracking in servo on the 5Dmk3 with this lens blew me away, I have never ever seen a sigma lens perform like this lens. the 85 is ok but it cant compete with the 70-200 in servo and i would put this 35mm in the same category of the 70-200 for its tracking accuracy. very impressed so far

Have you tried AF speed and accuracy against the 35 L?

only shot one wedding since i got it last week, but have another in a few days where i'll give it another good workout.

no i dont have a 35L i almost bought one and then the sigma rumour came out so i waited
so far i have found the sigma to be dead on accurate in any light from outdoors at mid day to the back of a limo at midnight, I've only used it on the 5Dmk3 so far with its servo on demand via the DoF button and so far the hit rate is 100%. I have not done any AFMA on this lens and probably wont bother either.
AF is more accurate than the 85f1.4 which sometimes misses but this is probably more to do with the significantly different DoF between a 35mm focal length and an 85mm focal length

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2013, 06:35:00 PM »

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2013, 07:59:42 PM »
Here are two from today in Brooklyn. Shot with the Sigma...both at 1.4
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013, 09:37:07 PM »
Its such a great lens....at a great price..I WANT IT!!!!!!! LOL! (In a Canon mount OF COURSE!!!!)
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2013, 10:23:27 PM »
Its such a great lens....at a great price..I WANT IT!!!!!!! LOL! (In a Canon mount OF COURSE!!!!)

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2013, 02:06:55 PM »
SO.....

NOW Canon can step up....

I bet they pulled their 35L mk II at the last minute.. because the Sigma was so good...
(I bought the Sigma ...it is very good)

BUT
I would like to see Canon put out a response toe the Sigma success... and it is ...success

let's have some ...best lens Canon ever made.....sort of lens with the New 35L II....

lets have some world shaking Bokeh quality.....
and maintain sharpness....

I want it already,....
selling my tractor and ... barn...
Kids can go to ...local community college ...

TOM

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2013, 03:50:02 PM »
Is photozone credible after their missed 24-70 II review.

This zoom is said the best ever made in its category in some reviews such as Dxomark. I trusted photozone.
I doubt.

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2013, 04:42:34 PM »
I would like to see Canon put out a response toe the Sigma success... and it is ...success

let's have some ...best lens Canon ever made.....sort of lens with the New 35L II....

lets have some world shaking Bokeh quality.....
and maintain sharpness....

I want it already,....
selling my tractor and ... barn...
Kids can go to ...local community college ...

Making the "best ever" is expensive ... very expensive! :)

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2013, 04:42:34 PM »

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2013, 07:04:46 PM »
Shot another wedding yesterday and used this lens at the reception, the AF performance of this lens is staggering, In AI servo on 5Dmk3 in low light it is simply nailing everything.
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2013, 07:38:12 PM »
I like Photozone.de's tests a lot.  Having just skimmed this one, I have a major question.  Why is it mounted to a D3s and not a D800?  Isn't the testing done via the camera's imager? 

Two things surprise me after looking at their data:  There is no outrageous sharpness in the center until f/2.8 (I thought it was supposed to be relatively extreme even near wide open)...and there is a huge amount of vignetting at the wider arpertures.  Based on Lensrentals' tests and commentary, I thought it would have scored higher marks for sharpness at wider than f/2.8, and I didn't realize the vignetting was as severe as it is in this test.

That said, I suppose it probably still is the sharpest 35mm lens in production.

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2013, 08:15:21 PM »
That said, I suppose it probably still is the sharpest 35mm lens in production.

Don't forget Leica.  Their 35mm lenses are pretty great.  It would be interesting to see a comparison.

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2013, 08:31:39 PM »
That said, I suppose it probably still is the sharpest 35mm lens in production.

Don't forget Leica.  Their 35mm lenses are pretty great.  It would be interesting to see a comparison.

I don't forget Leica, but unless you're willing to take a hack saw to your DSLR, there isn't a good way to directly compare.  I volunteer yours... :D

And Tommy Lee, first you made us jealous of your fast and furious ex, and now this????  What the hell, man...that top humming bird (crop?) picture is practically stunning...you could sell prints of that thing!  I would buy one if the price was right  :P

You're telling me you friggin shot that with a 35mm sigma on a full frame camera?  How many inches were you from the bird?  Was it through a window (doesn't look like it)?  Or are your hummingbirds so tame that they will land on your nose?

And bchernicoff, your girlfriend is such a cutie, is she taken?   ;D
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2013, 08:39:05 PM »
Zlatko

yes ...expensive...I'll sell the sigma... and come up with another $1500...gasp!
hence my ...partly) tongue-in-cheek   'sell the farm'  comment


let me say
they took a pretty good 70-200 f4 ... and added I.S. and sharpened it up and it is arguably the sharpest zoom around....  amazing act...topping themselves..

they can do it....
it was not that much more expensive than the old non I.S. version...
/////////////

put the team on it....lock the door... be a hero...
this is an invitation...frankly....

stop leaving work early on thursday guys....

..........

doncha love competition!

P.S. the Sigma is quite sharp and bokeh is as good as any 35..... well...yes... this is subjective...
but it works for me  @ f1.4
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2013, 09:09:08 PM »
CarlTN
Thanks for enjoying the shot

yes that PREVIOUS shot... is my Sigma 35 f1.4 @ f2....cropped from the center
not really the right lens...just testing it...

birds ...mostly at my window
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3368222485/photos/2436708/5d3_2330?inalbum=birds-around-me

Frankie's feeder is 2" from the window edge....
I shoot them with the macro ....usually
here are two of Betty (his wife) ... then their baby Frankie Junior

then one of Frankie in the right light

sometimes with 70-200  with a tube...
but macro gets me the closest

thanks Canon..... for the silent mode on 5D3

TOM
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2013, 09:55:21 PM »
TommyLee love the photos and the narratives. Any update on Biff? Thanks.
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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2013, 02:22:50 AM »
Tommy, those next ones are nice too.  If I had shots that good of hummingbirds, I would try to sell prints somehow.

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Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2013, 02:22:50 AM »