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Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« on: June 28, 2012, 10:33:43 AM »
Ok, so i can't afford the 35L @ $1479 USD, and the 35mm F2.0 is not really what i am looking for.

I hope Sigma can make a 35mm F1.4 HSM just like the 50mm & 85mm, and have it price between the two.

I am sure this lens would sell well for Nikon and Sony mount as well, since the Nikkor 35mm F1.4 is ~$1650 and the Sony G 35mm is ~$1500

anybody else want the same thing?

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Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« on: June 28, 2012, 10:33:43 AM »

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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 08:02:42 PM »
i have the siggy 85 and its by far the sharpest lens I own (sharper than all my L glass too)
it would be nice if they remade their 50mm to this standard and a 35 too it would be killer

sigmas new non crincle paint lenses have really stepped up their game
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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 08:21:36 PM »
I think lots of Nikon shooters would, their 35mm f/1.4 is not a good price to performance lens, while the Canon 35mmL is worth it.  I've had too many poor Sigma lenses to be easily won over, I've read good reviews, but when I got one, it was a disappointment.

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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 08:33:32 PM »
I think lots of Nikon shooters would, their 35mm f/1.4 is not a good price to performance lens, while the Canon 35mmL is worth it.  I've had too many poor Sigma lenses to be easily won over, I've read good reviews, but when I got one, it was a disappointment.

the 85? mine was front focusing but a short trip to sigma for calibration and its amazing
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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 10:21:20 PM »
I've said it before and i'll say it again:
If you can get away without AF (like for landscapes, or anything about f/4 is hyperfocalled anyway), you can't do better than the Samyang 35 (although yes, the Samyang optical quality plus AF would be killer if it were less than $500)
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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 10:53:12 PM »
I think lots of Nikon shooters would, their 35mm f/1.4 is not a good price to performance lens, while the Canon 35mmL is worth it.  I've had too many poor Sigma lenses to be easily won over, I've read good reviews, but when I got one, it was a disappointment.

the 85? mine was front focusing but a short trip to sigma for calibration and its amazing
The 85mm Nikon is outstanding, so both Canon and Nikon users have a excellent option with that one, but the OP is talking 35mm.

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 11:22:11 PM »
I think lots of Nikon shooters would, their 35mm f/1.4 is not a good price to performance lens, while the Canon 35mmL is worth it.  I've had too many poor Sigma lenses to be easily won over, I've read good reviews, but when I got one, it was a disappointment.

the 85? mine was front focusing but a short trip to sigma for calibration and its amazing
The 85mm Nikon is outstanding, so both Canon and Nikon users have a excellent option with that one, but the OP is talking 35mm.

i meant were you disappointed with the sigma 85
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 11:22:11 PM »

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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 05:53:44 AM »
i had a few sigmas over thw years and i sold them all... do i need to say more about my experience with sigma?


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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 07:18:21 AM »
Ok, so i can't afford the 35L @ $1479 USD, and the 35mm F2.0 is not really what i am looking for.

If you have the time to search around: There are rather cheap 35L lenses used from time to time on local markets. This lens has been around very long, is a rather specialized prime and too expensive to keep it as a paper weight - these three things seem to make amateurs in need for money sell it when they figure they seldom use it next to their standard f2.8 or even f4 zoom.

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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 10:22:13 AM »
I would LOVE to see Sigma partner with or license the optics from Samyang for their 35mm f/1.4. Sigma HSM on that lens with proper aperture control would be a dream!
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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 11:58:23 AM »
glad i am not the only one....

i have thought about the Samyang, but can't live without AF.

a 35mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4 from Sigma sounds like a good combo for Canon user, since the 85mm 1.2L is not everyone's favorite (price and focus speed wise)

how does the Sigma 85mm compare to Nikkor 85mm F1.4 (creammachine) anyways?

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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 04:53:36 PM »
Sigma can, But Will it blend? 8)

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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 05:07:22 PM »
Sigma has f/1.8 primes in 20mm, 24mm and 28mm focal lengths, all of which are badly in need of updating. It's strange that they haven't yet updated these, given that wide-angle is Sigma's specialism. They'd make a killing with new versions, along with a 35mm f/1.4.

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 05:07:22 PM »

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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2012, 07:03:56 PM »
how does the Sigma 85mm compare to Nikkor 85mm F1.4 (creammachine) anyways?

very similar actually
9 circular blade aperture gives it very very nice bokeh although if its bokeh that you are chasing pure and simple i dont think anything beats the canon 85L 1.2 however the sigma has faster AF by a long way and the sigma from f2 onwards is razor sharp
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Re: Hoping Sigma can make a 35L alternative
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2012, 10:12:26 AM »
good to know, i can never afford the 85L or the cream machine from Nikkor

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