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Old 23rd of February 2006 (Thu)   #1
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Default Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM

I had a copy of this lens for a day, short I know, but wasn't too impressed with the images, but I think there were some focusing issues. Right now my camera is in the shop for a tune up and I'm willing to give that Sigma another chance but would like to see some images from you folks.

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Old 23rd of February 2006 (Thu)   #2
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

It's a great lens...









You can see the rest of my Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC shots here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/latitud...sigma30mmf14dc

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Old 23rd of February 2006 (Thu)   #3
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

Johnny, those are very nice, I'm sold, I think that I'll go ahead and order one, I have read of the troubles that may come, but if I keep on trying I can eventually get a proper one!
Thanks so much for posting those images!
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

After the pain of this most recent purchase, I think I'll seek out that lens. It looks good and the HSM would be very nice compared to Canon's 2.0 non-USM version.
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

Ditto.
I love mine, it's a great lens, especially for $400. Gives my friend's $1200 35L a run for it's money.
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

Keep in mind, I suspect all of this talk about a certain % of the lenses being bad has more to do with operator error than it does with the lens. This lens, like most fast lenses, is a bit tricky to focus when wide open. I can't say that mine front focuses like some have said, but you really need to know what you want focused, especially when up-close and personal with the subject matter. It takes a little practice, but when it is all said and done it's a very good (and fun) lens.
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

This was the shot I was happiest with during the time I had mine. I sent it back due to focus issues on objects over 6 foot from me.

This was at f/2.2.
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

ack i would get this but thinking towards the future a 28mm canon would be better at roughly the same cost. garuanteed compatibility (no rechipping) and full frame capabilities at the cost of a slightly lower speed. maybe those reasons could sway you =P
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

Just a messing around shot (chicago is cold and I dont like it). Only had the lens a week or so, but I do love mine on my 350D so far.

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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

mine are just snaps compared to the ones above but it is my favorite lens at the moment.
This was shot at f/1.4 hand held

This was f/1.6

this at f/3.5

And this was at f/9.0
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

Thanks guys, looks good, nice shots!
And I did think about that 28, just something about an f1.4 that draws me though Went ahead and ordered it, if it has problems, I'll send it to Sigma to sort out and get it back, as I've read that once they buggered with it a bit, they seem to work straight away better...I do hope this one is good from the get go though!
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

Looks like a real cracker of a lens...
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

I dont know how it is in the USA but here in Uk Sigma also want you to send the camera body to them so they can callibrate the lens to it. seems a lot of hassle really especialy if you have more than one body so i never got around to sending mine, i think i have got the hang of using it. mine is fine although i thought i had problems but i think it was just me.
good luck with the lens
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Default Re: Let see some Sigma 30mm f1.4 shots

Dave, when I had the last one, I called Sigma and they said to send it in for a look see, but since I only had it a day at most I sent it back to B&H, and at that time I went ahead and picked up the 24-105L, sold a few other things in order to fund that purchase but for low light I think that I'll give this another swing, B&H just emailed me that it's shipping today, so I should have it maybe Tuesday next week, and Canon said they would be shipping my camera today, so both may arrive at the same time, a good thing!
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Thats good news Gary. Good luck and dont forget to post some pics.
Im quite happy with mine now. to be honest i think all the talk of the problems with the lens made me paranoid.
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