bchernicoff said:This is my most recent shot with the Sigma. There are others posted in that that thread, though not anything I would rave about.
Great sharpness (that is clearly NOT the problem with the lens), but still, there is nothing particularly compelling about the ooF area. It seems to lack the softness (and soft transition) that produces nice delineation between subject and background. I don't know that the new 35mm f/2 IS is any better; there are so few images from it floating around yet.