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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2013, 10:16:42 AM »
Trying to remember the last time I visited a thread that didn't end in jrista and angkorwatt have a difference of opinion.

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Well, if the guy would actually READ what I WRITE, then I wouldn't have to correct him all the time. These days, I generally try to keep my interactions with him to a minimum, or ignore him completely. :P

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2013, 10:16:42 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2013, 10:18:02 AM »
Too late!  Look what I bought today... my first non Canon.

Just out of curiosity, how does the build quality feel? Is it a solid build like a Canon lens? How does the focus ring feel? (Just interested in knowing how a modern Sigma lens compares in the less-talked-about aspects of lenses...)

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2013, 11:47:59 AM »
Too late!  Look what I bought today... my first non Canon.

Just out of curiosity, how does the build quality feel? Is it a solid build like a Canon lens? How does the focus ring feel? (Just interested in knowing how a modern Sigma lens compares in the less-talked-about aspects of lenses...)

I hate everything that's not Canon and I felt the Siggy 35 was VERY well built, beautiful focusing ring and a bing chunky heavy lens that feels as it will take pretty much any abuse except for water .

I almost felt it was a bit too heavy for a 35 though.
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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2013, 12:47:24 PM »
I agree with Neuro. The only non-Canon L-series lens I own is the Sigma 35/1.4 (I have 9 L-series, from 14mm - 600mm). I have not tested them all, but I have read enough tests to be fairly persistent. But the Sigma 33/1.4 can stand up to any of the competitors, regardless of price. I truly hope they will produce other focal lengths with the same quality. That will put pressure on the likes of Canon, Nikon and Zeiss.

I just saw an add today, where the Sigma sells for just over 1/3 of the price of the current Canon L. So if Canon releases a 35 vII, I think we are in for a treat. Sharpness, vignetting (the only weak point of the Sigma), CA etc. will most likely be stunning. Build quality will be great (but so is the Sigma), whereas IS is not something I will miss, but handy if it is there. f1.2 would be cool tough. But having seen CanonĀ“s price policy over the last years, it is very easy to predict that it will be (very) expensive.
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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2013, 01:55:57 PM »
Too late!  Look what I bought today... my first non Canon.

Just out of curiosity, how does the build quality feel? Is it a solid build like a Canon lens? How does the focus ring feel? (Just interested in knowing how a modern Sigma lens compares in the less-talked-about aspects of lenses...)

Like Viggo already stated, the build quality is awesome. This is also my first Sigma lens, as I try my hardest to buy all Canon, but I couldn't pass this thing up. The build quality is certainly on par with my collection of L lenses. It seems built like a tank, awesome smooth focus ring, the lens hood snaps into place very satisfyingly (Weird thing to say, I know, you just have to feel it to understand). I love everything about this lens.

The only thing it is lacking is weather sealing and copy variance. My first copy misfocused so bad, not even AFMA could fix it, so I sent it back and I am in love with my second copy. It is unfortunate that you may have to  buy multiple copies, but I would still recommend doing so, because the lens is that good. If they would have just put a 50 cent rubber gasket on the base of the darn thing, it would be perfect.

Seriously everyone that has ever made camera lenses: Shell out the 50 cents and make this weather sealing a standard lens feature.

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2013, 09:12:09 PM »
The only thing it is lacking is weather sealing and copy variance.

That's code for quality control:-\

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« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2013, 11:07:39 PM »
The only thing it is lacking is weather sealing and copy variance.

That's code for quality control:-\

I'm not sure what you are getting at. That was exactly my point, just worded differently. To be fair, the variance only seems to be in AF adjustment, so their quality control is only bad in that one area. I readily admit that. Still, the hassle was worth it for me.

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2013, 11:07:39 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2013, 07:43:40 AM »
How many years is there a CR1 about a new: 35mm 1.4L and 100-400L  ::)

OK, it's a rumors site but still...

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2013, 02:45:17 PM »
How many years is there a CR1 about a new: 35mm 1.4L


Too bad it there isn't even a CR1 rumor about a new 35mm 1.2L
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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2013, 10:51:03 PM »
The only thing it is lacking is weather sealing and copy variance.

That's code for quality control:-\

It might be a poor design as well, too sensitive to manufacturing tolerances.

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2013, 10:51:03 PM »