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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #90 on: April 20, 2013, 10:41:08 PM »
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While I can appreciate all the technical stuff, after a while it does grow wearying. Almost like arguing that one fish hook will catch more fish because it has a sharper point and its barb is 2 millimeters longer.

Today I did two events, around 1000 pictures, almost all with the Sigma 35mm. It makes me feel almost giddy with joy. On a 5D3, it's like there's no picture beyond my reach (at least within the focal range limits). I'll bet if I had a Canon 35mm I wouldn't feel much different -- but I do love this extra money I have!
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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 #91 on: April 20, 2013, 11:12:54 PM »
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While I can appreciate all the technical stuff, after a while it does grow wearying. Almost like arguing that one fish hook will catch more fish because it has a sharper point and its barb is 2 millimeters longer.

Today I did two events, around 1000 pictures, almost all with the Sigma 35mm. It makes me feel almost giddy with joy. On a 5D3, it's like there's no picture beyond my reach (at least within the focal range limits). I'll bet if I had a Canon 35mm I wouldn't feel much different -- but I do love this extra money I have!

The fishing hooks sound really exciting after that endless, pointless diatribe of meaningless minutiea!  ;D
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #92 on: April 21, 2013, 12:20:33 AM »
What I have found is that  the bokeh is very similar, the Sigma render the back ground little bit smoother, the Sigma lens has higher sharpness/resolution  and good resolution in the corners even at 1,4  where Canon 35mm  is very soft.

I agree so far the sigma 35 has been an outstanding lens for me
also I thinkt he sigma renders colours a little warmer which I like, maybe 200K on the lightroom slider
Many times I can't tell a good picture from a not so good picture, my eyes are not so good and I am not skilled enough. Having said that I am still very happy with my 35L. I think it delivers great character in the images I capture, maybe the Sigma is better but I still wouldn't make a change as it simply doesn't makes sense. First of all since it's not a priority, I have other priorities gear-wise, secondly as I have said before, the 35L has proven itself over soon 15 years, we still don't know how the Sigma will keep up over years of hard use. But competition ie always good and I hope Sigma keeps launching new exciting lenses to push both Nikon and Canon to improve even further.

I almost bought a 35L before the sigma came out, glad i held off I bought a used 135 f2L with the savings
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I dont think the 35L is bad at all I just think the sigma is better (personal opinion only)
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #93 on: April 21, 2013, 12:43:06 AM »
What I have found is that  the bokeh is very similar, the Sigma render the back ground little bit smoother, the Sigma lens has higher sharpness/resolution  and good resolution in the corners even at 1,4  where Canon 35mm  is very soft.

I agree so far the sigma 35 has been an outstanding lens for me
also I thinkt he sigma renders colours a little warmer which I like, maybe 200K on the lightroom slider
Many times I can't tell a good picture from a not so good picture, my eyes are not so good and I am not skilled enough. Having said that I am still very happy with my 35L. I think it delivers great character in the images I capture, maybe the Sigma is better but I still wouldn't make a change as it simply doesn't makes sense. First of all since it's not a priority, I have other priorities gear-wise, secondly as I have said before, the 35L has proven itself over soon 15 years, we still don't know how the Sigma will keep up over years of hard use. But competition ie always good and I hope Sigma keeps launching new exciting lenses to push both Nikon and Canon to improve even further.

I almost bought a 35L before the sigma came out, glad i held off I bought a used 135 f2L with the savings
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I dont think the 35L is bad at all I just think the sigma is better (personal opinion only)
I think you came out of it better than me then  ;) with two great lenses. From all I understand the Sigma is better than the 35L, that's just how it goes. As I said, the competion will only make things better for us users. Next purchase I hope to be able to get that kind of deal you got.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #94 on: April 21, 2013, 02:18:20 AM »
What I have found is that  the bokeh is very similar, the Sigma render the back ground little bit smoother, the Sigma lens has higher sharpness/resolution  and good resolution in the corners even at 1,4  where Canon 35mm  is very soft.

I agree so far the sigma 35 has been an outstanding lens for me
also I thinkt he sigma renders colours a little warmer which I like, maybe 200K on the lightroom slider
Many times I can't tell a good picture from a not so good picture, my eyes are not so good and I am not skilled enough. Having said that I am still very happy with my 35L. I think it delivers great character in the images I capture, maybe the Sigma is better but I still wouldn't make a change as it simply doesn't makes sense. First of all since it's not a priority, I have other priorities gear-wise, secondly as I have said before, the 35L has proven itself over soon 15 years, we still don't know how the Sigma will keep up over years of hard use. But competition ie always good and I hope Sigma keeps launching new exciting lenses to push both Nikon and Canon to improve even further.

I almost bought a 35L before the sigma came out, glad i held off I bought a used 135 f2L with the savings
:D

I dont think the 35L is bad at all I just think the sigma is better (personal opinion only)
I think you came out of it better than me then  ;) with two great lenses. From all I understand the Sigma is better than the 35L, that's just how it goes. As I said, the competion will only make things better for us users. Next purchase I hope to be able to get that kind of deal you got.

+1. Well said. I also believe that tough competition will make Canon better. We are not talking about switching a system for another, but for some a lens. Canon shooters have bought third party lenses all the time (i.e. With the understanding that people give up quality for a lower price), but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #95 on: April 21, 2013, 03:37:00 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2013, 04:02:33 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.
They will probably go bankrupt before the end of the year.

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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 #97 on: April 21, 2013, 04:08:32 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.

Another can of worms altogether :) I am not knowledgeable enough to pass judgement on that matter, nor do I want to. All I know is that it is more than good enough for me as it is now. I truly do not believe that it is the "inferior" sensor from Canon that is keeping me from being great! ;)
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #98 on: April 21, 2013, 06:34:35 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.
They will probably go bankrupt before the end of the year.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #99 on: April 21, 2013, 07:48:11 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.
They will probably go bankrupt before the end of the year.

Not just yet. They're still leaders in camera gimmicks/bells&whistles and consumers seem to like those.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #100 on: April 21, 2013, 03:02:23 PM »
With all due respect to the direction this thread has taken (talk about getting off topic!), Canon is still the leader in both patents filed and overall profit.  It is a highly rated corporation that has a legacy of success that continues into the present.  Do they frustrate me at times?  Sure.  Do I agree with every one of their priorities? No.  But I love my Canon gear and it continues to provide me with great images that pleases my clients, stock agencies, and even magazines.  I highly doubt bankruptcy is in their near future.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #101 on: April 21, 2013, 03:24:56 PM »
With all due respect to the direction this thread has taken (talk about getting off topic!), Canon is still the leader in both patents filed and overall profit.  It is a highly rated corporation that has a legacy of success that continues into the present.  Do they frustrate me at times?  Sure.  Do I agree with every one of their priorities? No.  But I love my Canon gear and it continues to provide me with great images that pleases my clients, stock agencies, and even magazines.  I highly doubt bankruptcy is in their near future.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #102 on: April 21, 2013, 04:13:40 PM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.


But you're overlooking that fact that the EOS system delivers.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #103 on: April 21, 2013, 04:35:54 PM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.


But you're overlooking that fact that the EOS system delivers.

Me or Dilbert? :) I agree, the EOS works great, and I have no plans on switching
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #104 on: April 21, 2013, 05:13:04 PM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.


But you're overlooking that fact that the EOS system delivers.

Me or Dilbert? :) I agree, the EOS works great, and I have no plans on switching

dilbert. I also find his comments on Canon ahead in offering 'bells & whistles' strange, because Canon really offer less of this - IMHO - of course.


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