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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #135 on: June 14, 2013, 07:36:09 AM »
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #136 on: July 08, 2013, 10:35:43 AM »
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #137 on: July 24, 2013, 05:01:32 AM »
I tested Sigma and Canon side by side. In the end I chose Canon. First sharpness is not everything, and overall pics from Canon just seem a little bit more pleasing. Second Sigma AF is a bit less responsive, and it misses more in dim light (which is the biggest factor). And last (but not least) new Sigma just doesn't feel right. It's like Batman first batch of helmets - looks kewl, black and shiny, but when you smack it, it cracks open. By which I mean the plastic feels cheap to touch :D

pleasing
less responsive
misses more in dim light

sounds very un scientific

the sigma skates 8 around my canon 35/1,4 and also nikon 35/1,4

Why does an opinion on a lens (or of the images that it is capable of producing) need to be scientific? Numbers are not everything. I am currently tackling the issue of which lens to get at the 30 or 35mm focal length. Whilst the Sigma is undeniably sharp, after spending alot of time comparing images from the two I find that I like the character of images produced by the Canon more. Unscientific perhaps, but I am neither a scientist nor a robot.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #138 on: July 24, 2013, 07:39:21 AM »
omg this things doesn't come off my camera!…..except to put on the 135L ;)

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #139 on: July 24, 2013, 08:31:02 AM »
omg this things doesn't come off my camera!…..except to put on the 135L ;)

That's just about where I am. I'll go to the 17-40 if I need it for an UWA, but the 35 goes right back on. My 24-105 is feeling VERY neglected these days.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #140 on: July 24, 2013, 10:08:14 AM »
omg this things doesn't come off my camera!…..except to put on the 135L ;)

That's just about where I am. I'll go to the 17-40 if I need it for an UWA, but the 35 goes right back on. My 24-105 is feeling VERY neglected these days.

Sold my 24-105 last week to a friend, she is very happy and I don't miss it. I did get a Tamron 24-70 Di VC however and it blows away both the 24-105 and the 1st gen EF 24-70.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #141 on: July 24, 2013, 10:44:59 PM »
well , let us then  make a double blind test and you tell me which pictures comes  from Canon 35/1,4

So you think there is no difference between the images produced by these two lenses, even though most people are reporting the Sigma is sharper than the Canon?

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« Reply #142 on: July 24, 2013, 10:53:21 PM »
siggy and canon 35's-Very different bokeh and saturation of certain colors, I can tell.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #143 on: July 25, 2013, 02:36:33 AM »
The main difference between the two can not be seen in pictures. The AF-speed, where the 35 L is superior.

Although I always loved my 35 L I can clearly see, after using the 2470 II for a while, the color and contrast isn't all that awesome on the 35 anymore. I just sold my 35 L today, and no, I will not replace it with a siggy, I have something else in mind.  8)

Anyone know why the Siggy isn't weather-sealed? A disposable camera for 10 bucks is sealed to ten meters, seems strange a lens with no extending parts can't be sealed to handle some heavy rain without braking the bank.
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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #144 on: July 25, 2013, 03:44:23 AM »
well , let us then  make a double blind test and you tell me which pictures comes  from Canon 35/1,4

Around here the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L costs 5,900 NIS, and the Sigma costs 3,600 NIS. so I could save ~40% and get the same image quality? Sweet...

Some will need the weather sealing, but others could use the different to buy another lens, say an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #145 on: August 26, 2013, 01:40:14 PM »
Thanks for a great review. Looking to add this to my arsenal!

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #146 on: September 12, 2013, 09:38:34 PM »
I just sold my 35 L today, and no, I will not replace it with a siggy, I have something else in mind.  8)


Pray tell.  Zeiss 35 f/1.4 Distagon perhaps?

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #147 on: September 13, 2013, 04:10:44 AM »
well , let us then  make a double blind test and you tell me which pictures comes  from Canon 35/1,4

Around here the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L costs 5,900 NIS, and the Sigma costs 3,600 NIS. so I could save ~40% and get the same image quality? Sweet...

Some will need the weather sealing, but others could use the different to buy another lens, say an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM.

The siggi and Canon 35 f1.4 are not the same and never will be. They have different renderings and bokeh. Colour and contrast are different too...as is flare control and AF competency. Get a Siggi 35mm on it's own merits, but don't kid your self it's a 35L clone, it's not. There is a beauty in the 35L which only comes out in the pictures it produces. Most skilled photographers who regularly use one fall in love with this lens for that very reason.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #148 on: September 14, 2013, 01:42:05 AM »
well , let us then  make a double blind test and you tell me which pictures comes  from Canon 35/1,4

Around here the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L costs 5,900 NIS, and the Sigma costs 3,600 NIS. so I could save ~40% and get the same image quality? Sweet...

Some will need the weather sealing, but others could use the different to buy another lens, say an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM.

The siggi and Canon 35 f1.4 are not the same and never will be. They have different renderings and bokeh. Colour and contrast are different too...as is flare control and AF competency. Get a Siggi 35mm on it's own merits, but don't kid your self it's a 35L clone, it's not. There is a beauty in the 35L which only comes out in the pictures it produces. Most skilled photographers who regularly use one fall in love with this lens for that very reason.
I am not very skilled but I still love my 35L. There's something about it.

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Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« Reply #149 on: June 27, 2014, 05:40:19 PM »
9 months further on, are people still happy with the Sigma 35mm? I am thinking of buying one. 
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