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Joseph M

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Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:22:42 AM »
Does anybody have photos with this combo? Any advises or anything I should be aware of? Any comments on the build quality? Never had any experience with third party lenses before.  :-\
 
I have a 5D3 right now and I want to add my first fast prime to my kit (24-105,16-35II) and I'm pretty comfortable with a 85mm lens instead of a nifty-fifty since I prefer a slightly tighter view than normal, when I'm not doing landscapes anyway. 

Just some additional info, the reason I'm going for the sigma rather than the 1.8 canon equiv. is because I heard nothing but good things with the sigma's IQ and bokeh. Forgetting the autofocus since it's a hit or miss, I don't mind going through several lenses till I get a proper one. Who knows I might get a keeper on my first try.  ;)

And since we're talking sigma, anyone have experience with the sigma 20mm f 1.8 ex aspherical dg df rf on fullframe?

I shoot anything but a bit more inclined to landscapes. I'm a photography student and I'm still trying to experiment and see what really fits me but here's my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephmonis/ if any of you would like to see my photos.
Ok this is getting too long  ;D

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Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:22:42 AM »

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Re: Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 12:23:50 PM »
Joseph,

I use a 5D3 and the Sigma - a fantastic combination.

The Sigma build quality is very good and I don't have any problems with focus issues - just make sure you use the smaller, more accurate focus points with the 5D3. Results are crisp, clear and punchy.

You won't regret getting one.

Guy.

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Re: Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 10:56:12 PM »
Thanks for the input Guy!  ;D
Much appreciated.

The Sigma build quality is very good

About the build quality, is it similar to a canon 18-135mm or any other non-L canon lens?

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 05:54:26 AM »
Whilst I don't have any experience with the 18-135mm I would say the Sigma build quality is probably 95% that of an L, certainly it is much better than any non-L lens I've seen. The only issue may be that it isn't weather sealed but this isn't a problem for me.

Plenty great reviews on the net for the Sigma.

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Re: Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 08:31:19 AM »
Yes, this happened to me too, on the first day of use. Like everyone else, I took the lens off the camera and replaced - problem sorted.

I'd forgotten about this incident, it's never happened again since (after a further 3 weeks or so of use).

Rhys.

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Re: Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 07:12:54 PM »
i love the combo the sigma 85 is easily my favourite lens
here is a 100% crop screen shot from a raw file at either f1.4 or f2

and another candid shot with the combo
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Re: Sigma 85 1.4 + 5D Mark III ?? Photos and comments?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 07:12:54 PM »