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just hit the purchase button
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:00:34 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 12:32:36 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

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I would have wished you luck had you got the Sigma given the AF performance can be a bit troublesome. With the 24-70 II you shouldn't need luck, it is the as close to a perfect lens you can have in this FL range.
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 03:19:30 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

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I would have wished you luck had you got the Sigma given the AF performance can be a bit troublesome. With the 24-70 II you shouldn't need luck, it is the as close to a perfect lens you can have in this FL range.
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 05:03:09 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

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I would have wished you luck had you got the Sigma given the AF performance can be a bit troublesome. With the 24-70 II you shouldn't need luck, it is the as close to a perfect lens you can have in this FL range.

There are quite a few users that would disagree with you :)

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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 05:20:04 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

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Well done. Its a joy to use :)

Btw,  You don't need luck.
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 05:56:33 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

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I would have wished you luck had you got the Sigma given the AF performance can be a bit troublesome. With the 24-70 II you shouldn't need luck, it is the as close to a perfect lens you can have in this FL range.

There are quite a few users that would disagree with you :)

I'm sure there will be a few. TBF, I did choose my words carefully ... no?
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 06:45:41 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

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I would have wished you luck had you got the Sigma given the AF performance can be a bit troublesome. With the 24-70 II you shouldn't need luck, it is the as close to a perfect lens you can have in this FL range.

There are quite a few users that would disagree with you :)

I'm sure there will be a few. TBF, I did choose my words carefully ... no?

In fact my comment was about the perfection of the 24-70 II  ;D

There are some people who have problems with the 35A, but on a scale perspective, probably not more than those who had problems of various nature with the Canon (coating peeling off, zoom clicking sound, copy-to-copy inconsistency etc..).

My Sigma had backfocusing problems only at medium distances (5-10m). In close and infinity focus it was spot-on out of the box. It's the reason why the USB dock is great: it lets you AFMA at different distances. At the moment I'm strugling a bit with the Canon 24-70 f/4 L: it seems to have a similar problem and I wasn't able to correct it yet because at some distances it works great, at other distances it doesn't, and there is no single value that can fit all situations. I need to spend quite some time on FoCal to find the best compromise.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 07:00:04 AM »
I had saved money for the Sigma 35f/1.4 A, but my tax return was higher than I expected, so I just ordered the Canon 24-70f/2.8 II instead!!! Wish me luck!

A.

I would have wished you luck had you got the Sigma given the AF performance can be a bit troublesome. With the 24-70 II you shouldn't need luck, it is the as close to a perfect lens you can have in this FL range.

There are quite a few users that would disagree with you :)

I'm sure there will be a few. TBF, I did choose my words carefully ... no?

In fact my comment was about the perfection of the 24-70 II  ;D


Haha ... I thought so too but only later and didn't bother editing my post  ;D

The point though is that you usually suffer "bad luck" if you get a bad Canon lens - a very high percentage of Canon lenses work find right out of the box, but you need "good luck" to get a Sigma lens that works great right out of the box.

Sigma is improving but given that they have to reverse engineer the Canon AF to get their lenses to work on EOS bodies, the AF feels a bit of a let down compared to the Canon lenses.

Additionally, from personal experience, I've found that if a Canon lens does not work properly on a Canon body, I can send both to Canon for calibration. With a third party lens, Canon refuses saying it's the third party problem while the third party blames Canon. So basically, I feel safer with Canon gear :)
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 09:29:09 AM »
When the Sigma 35 Art is well focused, the IQ is very good. But the AF is not consistent. When I got it last summer and the days were long and light was good and I normally used f5.6 or thereabout, it was excellent. In November days are shorter, light dimmer and f-stops wider and  I got more and more out of focus images. I did a new AFMA (Focal) and focus had drifted 7 points. Whether that was a one-off or something that I can expect to happen again is yet to be seen.

My Canon 24-70 f2.8L II has been outstanding from day 1. I have not had any of the problems other report. Like some other posters here, I am also a bit reluctant to buy non-Canon lenses, due to reverse engineered AF solutions. Sigma does seem to have something going though.
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 09:36:52 AM »
To my mind, you can't have a FF Canon without a 28-70.... It seems like the perfect lens, closely followed by a 70-200..
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 10:51:57 AM »
To my mind, you can't have a FF Canon without a 28-70.... It seems like the perfect lens, closely followed by a 70-200..

28-70? Looks like a CR1 to me Don ;)
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 11:50:37 AM »
To my mind, you can't have a FF Canon without a 28-70.... It seems like the perfect lens, closely followed by a 70-200..

28-70? Looks like a CR1 to me Don ;)
OOPS! I meant 24-70 :)

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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 03:04:07 PM »
One of best zoom in Canon line up. Period ;)

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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 03:28:12 PM »
One of best zoom in Canon line up. Period ;)

1st photo - my 3yrs at school, book fair. jpeg straight out from camera.
2nd photo - @ f2.8, The treasure box
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 03:29:40 PM »
Congrats on your purchase!
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