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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2013, 03:57:37 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 :(

Yes I already know this... but the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L is older... Sigma has the chance to build a modern best quality 35mm lens :O....!  :(

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2013, 03:57:37 PM »

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2013, 04:11:59 PM »
zeiss doesn't offer weather sealing either. i guess they missed the boat.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2013, 04:13:10 PM »
zeiss doesn't offer weather sealing either. i guess they missed the boat.

Yeah, what a piece of crap! ;)

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2013, 05:26:55 PM »
Please, please rework the 85 into the art line. Then they can do a 24...

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2013, 05:29:55 PM »
Justin, just curious about the photo labeled "Trevor Portrait". Was that lit with flash or natural light?

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2013, 05:36:42 PM »
Justin, just curious about the photo labeled "Trevor Portrait". Was that lit with flash or natural light?

Flash: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvlphoto/8641936552/#
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2013, 06:57:54 PM »
Excellent review. I couldn't agree more. Simply incredible lens.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2013, 11:28:28 PM »
Sigma should go wider than 24mm and do a 21/1.4 or 21/2 or something like that.

Canon has nothing in that space except for their wide angle zooms and those lenses no longer stack up.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2013, 11:58:49 PM »
Good review, sounds like another viable option.  I've stayed on the canon path with regard to lenses except with my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and I really like it a lot... only because of my experience with it, would I be willing to try something like this, but I'd have to try before I buy...  ;D
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2013, 02:07:28 AM »
I tested Canon 35 f1.4 (that I own) and Sigma 35 f1.4 (that I jumped to buy immediately) and Canon lens has a more pleasing bokeh and image. I made the comparison on screen and paper (1000mmx700mm printed images).

Truly, the Sigma looks crisper, but I prefer a general beter looking image.
I made this comparison because I could sell my used Canon 35 f1.4 at the price of a new Sigma 35 f1.4 and I almost made the switch, but then I said to try the Sigma first.

I decided to keep my Canon lens from two reasons:

1. Sigma did not demonstrated yet that can make a working horse (I had a Sigma 50mm f1.4 and was extremely unreliable). I can`t afford to have bad working lenses or on repair for weeks in a row. This will be a disaster for me.

2. The images printed looked beter from Canon. The colours and general image are more appealing.

In the last years  we are all looking at the numbers, but nobody looks at pictures anymore.

I got the idea that the Sigma is cheap, but I do not want cheap, I want the best Image and reliability.

And I am sure that all of you know what I am talking about.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2013, 02:22:15 AM »
Excellent review. I couldn't agree more. Simply incredible lens.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2013, 06:44:48 AM »
Justin from your article "Vignetting is incredibly prevalent on this lens, enough so that you may have to adjust your metering accordingly." What aperture did u use on the last shot in the review of the boy reading? I suppose one could just crop a bit or as u say use post editing to wash away the added imperfection. Funny that proprietary s/w enables people to add vignetting but that's another story. I really loved the shots and the other pro shots I've seen with the 5D3 are incredibly sharp and the color tuned to "what that can't be" level. Wish I could get those results. Checked out your Huff review and the pros who liked your stuff on Flickr, Best of luck with your career and being a "stay at home dad". :)

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2013, 08:23:39 AM »
Justin from your article "Vignetting is incredibly prevalent on this lens, enough so that you may have to adjust your metering accordingly." What aperture did u use on the last shot in the review of the boy reading? I suppose one could just crop a bit or as u say use post editing to wash away the added imperfection. Funny that proprietary s/w enables people to add vignetting but that's another story. I really loved the shots and the other pro shots I've seen with the 5D3 are incredibly sharp and the color tuned to "what that can't be" level. Wish I could get those results. Checked out your Huff review and the pros who liked your stuff on Flickr, Best of luck with your career and being a "stay at home dad". :)

That image was taken wide-open at 1.4, I was attempting to see what kind of flare could be produced with light going into the lens (I believe I took the hood off too). You can see a bit of green flaring, but not much else beyond that, and the image remains sharp and contrasty.

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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 #43 on: April 13, 2013, 10:17:54 AM »
And I am sure that all of you know what I am talking about.

Sorry to sound like a therapist, but what I hear you saying is:

1. You prefer the look of images you make with the Canon lens.

2. You've had a bad experience with Sigma and don't trust them.

What I don't understand is your "wink, wink," you know what I'm talking about. Is there something you've said that I'm not hearing?
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2013, 11:22:59 AM »
And I am sure that all of you know what I am talking about.

no , sorry I don't

please show me, I have  both canon 35/1,4 and the sigma 35/1,4

I do.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2013, 11:22:59 AM »