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brianleighty

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2013, 11:48:56 PM »
I second that. The Sigma 85mm 1.4 is no match for the 85L, especially not for the bokeh (yes, there is more than sharpness, even if I think the Canon is sharper @f1.4).

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@Radiating:   I really like what Sigma is doing at the moment, but keep the feet at the ground!

I got the 85 1.2 in. Man that things heavy! It's been a while since I shot with the Sigma but what I'm seeing just in test shots tells me this lens is better than the Sigma. How much better? I don't know but I'd definitely say better. I'll have a better idea after this weekend but I can see why people snob their nose at the sigma. But I can also say the Sigma isn't a bad lens. The Canon just has "that look" and I can see why if you've got the money it might be worth it over the Sigma depending on how you're using it and needs.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2013, 11:48:56 PM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2013, 03:01:43 AM »
The 85mm 1.2 is a very special lense... maybe sometimes people don't understand the meaning of "fast lenses", this is no regard to the Autofocussystem ;)   The usual use is for portrait or fashionphotography, so the model is (normally) not running through the picture like a small child.

As I also work with older MF-cameras, like the Zenza Bronica ETRS... where everything is about manual focusing, I never complain about AF_Speed, anyway. Composing an image is something different from shooting action events. I would be angry if the AF-Speed of an EF 24-70 2.8L II wouldn't outperform other lenses, but not on this lense.

The only thing I have to admit is that not everyone is able or fancy to get such an expensive lense. I myself always dreamed of having one and it took me some time to get hold of it (I shoot for fun, not for money). So, I think the sigma is a really fair packet, but on the other side, there is one hell of a 85mm 1.8 from Canon. And if you don't need the 1/3 stop on 1.2, so why bothering about the 1/3 to the 1.8  ::)
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2013, 09:40:26 AM »
if I didn't already have a 105 I might consider this...  but I do...  and if I am going to upgrade it would probably be to the 24-70 mkii...  so this really doesn't do much for me other than maybe deflate the of of my  current 105.

This is what I did, sold the 24-105 and upgraded to 24-70 II.  Fortunately, the $1699 deal came around at the same time.  If you can do it, do it.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2013, 09:40:26 AM »