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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2013, 12:02:42 PM »
I prefer this 35mm's bokeh over my canon 35mm's bokeh.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 12:03:56 PM »
thank you guys for the responses :) this forum is a seriously great resource for us new photogs so on behalf of all of us that lurk (currently like 1.5 guests to 300 logged in), we really appreciate it!

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2013, 12:10:41 PM »
The real test:  Would any current 35L users consider trading for the Sigma 35?

Thoughts?

I don't know about others, but I'm holding onto the 35L for now.  The price difference isn't that much of a factor since I already have the 35L (sunk cost).  The Sigma offers more value for those that don't have the 35L, but it does not compel me to change.  According to reviews (TDP), the Sigma peforms better toward the center while the 35L does better at the edges/corners.  I'll wait to see what the 35L II offers.  Right now, the 24-70II beats both the 35L and the Sigma 35.  Hopefully, the 35L II will do better than the 24-70II.  If not, I'll stay with the 35L.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2013, 12:19:21 PM »
I had the Sigma in my amazon cart at one point and almost bought it. Went for a 2nd hand 135L instead. So tempted now after reading the review!

How many lenses is too many? I used to think 5 was my limit. Somehow I want less lenses. Is that weird?
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 12:20:58 PM »
I had the Sigma in my amazon cart at one point and almost bought it. Went for a 2nd hand 135L instead. So tempted now after reading the review!

How many lenses is too much? I used to think 5 was my limit. Somehow I want less lenses. Is that weird?

I thought my Pelican 1510 case decided how many lenses I had. If it fit, I own it, if not... shouldn't have it.

I have a Canon 40mm f/2.8 & a Sigma 35 f/1.4 that don't fit, but I'm not getting rid of anything either now ;)

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2013, 12:26:07 PM »
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I would *love* to see Sigma take a stab at the Canon 24 1.4 next.

So true! I have the Sigma 50 and 85, getting me the 35 soon. Weird that I am becoming a fan boy.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 12:31:06 PM »
It's pretty fascinating to read the reviews for the Sigma but as for a current owner of a 35 1.4L, it would be a cold day in hell before I ever gave my "go to" L lens. It's worth it's weight in gold as far as I'm concerned. I'm happy you guys like the lens but I'll never trade a Canon FOR a Sigma. Not in this lifetime.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2013, 02:12:21 PM »
Justin: The review was a very good read. I would have loved to see side-by-side comparisions of your shots done with BOTH Sigma and Canon 35/1.4. That would tell the tale for me. BTW, does anyone already have such a comparison they could share? If one already exists, where may I find it?

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2013, 02:42:40 PM »
Justin: The review was a very good read. I would have loved to see side-by-side comparisions of your shots done with BOTH Sigma and Canon 35/1.4. That would tell the tale for me. BTW, does anyone already have such a comparison they could share? If one already exists, where may I find it?

Here is a side by side review with those two lenses: http://learningcameras.com/reviews/7-lenses/87-sigma-35mm-f14-vs-canon-35mm-f14

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 02:45:38 PM »
Hope Sigma updates their 50mm 1.4 to the same standard.
Sigma's on a bit of a roll i got a 30mm for my m4/3 camera last year that is really good.

I wish they would update their 50mm too.  I had no interest in it until I tried the 35mm, which I liked so much I ordered the 50mm - only to receive a copy (brand new) that seemed to have every flaw I've read about.  So I returned it and decided to stick with my Canon 50mm 1.4 for now.

As for Sigma being on a roll, lenstip fairly recently gave a rare (for them) rave review of Sigma's new 180mm macro lens.  Has anyone here tried it?  (I've only tried their 150mm macro, which I didn't much care for.)   

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2013, 02:50:37 PM »
Justin: The review was a very good read. I would have loved to see side-by-side comparisions of your shots done with BOTH Sigma and Canon 35/1.4. That would tell the tale for me. BTW, does anyone already have such a comparison they could share? If one already exists, where may I find it?


This isn't quite what you're asking for, but The Digital Picture's review includes a bokeh-at-f/4 comparison of this lens vs Canon's three 35mm lenses and the Samyang equivalent.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-35mm-f-1.4-EX-DG-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx


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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2013, 03:15:21 PM »
While I have not thought of the comparison in design to Apple, it made sense. In addition to its great optics it has as is mentioned in the review a great tactile feel.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2013, 03:34:55 PM »
I would buy it... If it has weather sealing...  :( !

An expensive lens need this I think!

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2013, 03:37:47 PM »
I would buy it... If it has weather sealing...  :( !

An expensive lens need this I think!

The current Canon 35mm f/1.4 L doesn't. Neither does the Canon 85mm f/1.2 L.  I agree that weather sealing is preferred, but sometimes we just don't get that choice :(

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2013, 03:41:46 PM »
The current Canon 35mm f/1.4 L doesn't. Neither does the Canon 85mm f/1.2 L.  I agree that weather sealing is preferred, but sometimes we just don't get that choice :(


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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
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