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Mar 04, 2006 17:31 |  #31
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That explains things better, and you are probably 100% correct. However, to qualify this matter a little further, were you using the camera's Automatic AF Point Selection...in other words, was the camera set so any and all AF points in the viewfinder would light in red when an item was in focus or did you use Manual AF Point Selection, selecting only the center AF point for focusing?


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Mar 04, 2006 17:47 as a reply to  @ JohnnyBlood's post |  #32

JohnnyBlood wrote:
That explains things better, and you are probably 100% correct. However, to qualify this matter a little further, were you using the camera's Automatic AF Point Selection...in other words, was the camera set so any and all AF points in the viewfinder would light in red when an item was in focus or did you use Manual AF Point Selection, selecting only the center AF point for focusing?

Center one only, as I say my other lens, same shot, perfect focus,
so this one has a bit odd about it, but you know, from where I can see
it's sharp, I really think once it gets back I'll not ever let it go! :)
Like the size and focal length of this one a lot.
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Mar 05, 2006 02:28 as a reply to  @ post 1250986 |  #33

mikez wrote:
Hey Gary, those shots are great. I was just wondering if you use flash on those pictures? (sorry, I'm a noob.)

Do you guys use flash on those pictures? Because those are razor sharp. Thanks




  
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Mar 05, 2006 05:32 |  #34

Okay, this thread is still leaving me with questions. Why aren't decisions ever easy? Up until a few months ago, I thought I wanted the 50 f/1.4 to go with my 85 f/1.8... then I saw the Sigma 30mm. I think 30mm will be a better length to complement my 85mm. Anybody think to the contrary? I honestly think I would be content (for awhile) with my lens choices if I could add the 30mm f/1.4 to my line-up. That... would then let me looking for a way to get a 20d.


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Mar 05, 2006 05:37 |  #35
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No flash on the photographs I posted on Page 1. And yes, it is a fine lens. I guess I have been blessed with a good copy, though. I wouldn't trade it in for the world. My only concern is now finding a suitable replacement for it for my new Canon EOS 5D.


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Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 (external link), 16-35mm f/2.8L (external link), 24-105mm f/4L (external link), 35mm f/1.4L (external link), 50mm f/1.8 II (external link), 85mm f/1.8 (external link), 100mm f/2.8 (external link)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC (external link), 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG (external link)
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Mar 05, 2006 05:42 as a reply to  @ tucked's post |  #36

tucked wrote:
Up until a few months ago, I thought I wanted the 50 f/1.4 to go with my 85 f/1.8... then I saw the Sigma 30mm. I think 30mm will be a better length to complement my 85mm.

Same thoughts and so i ended up with the 30mm just this weekend.couldn't be happier...it really is a sharp piece of glass:)
i just felt the 50 was too close to 85.


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Mar 06, 2006 00:27 |  #37

David, I had the 50 f1.8 and just didn't warm up to that on the 20D but I had the
Canon EOS 35 f2 and liked how that length worked on the 20D, like a knuckle head
I sold that but then I was going for a 16-35L but that didn't pan out, had two copies
of that and neither one would focus right, and I know that the 16-35L can be a good
lens, at the price it certainly should, as I had the chance to borrow a friends and
was impressed at how sharp it was, but after getting two copies and SO much money
I sent the second one back and picked up the 17-40L and the 200L both of those were
VERY sharp! kept the 17-40 but sold the 200L in order to fund the Sigma 150 macro
which is a very nice lens too, excellent macro! I do miss that 200L but having the
150mm and a 200mm in the same bag, I opted to lessen the load and my long lens
use isn't that often anyways, if the 200 had the IS option I might have kept it but
for me hand holding a long lens doesn't work so well so more ;)
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and Tess, glad your lens arrived sharp! I hope when I get back from overseas that
my lens will be home waiting on me and also all fixed up!
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Mar 06, 2006 08:17 |  #38

OK...I did it. Just ordered the Sigma 30mm f1.4. Should be getting it this week. I'll test it out and will look for ducks.


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Mar 06, 2006 08:38 as a reply to  @ jesusdelallata's post |  #39

Man you guys are killing me. I might have to order both the 50mm 1.4 and 30mm


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Mar 06, 2006 08:43 as a reply to  @ tucked's post |  #40

tucked wrote:
Okay, this thread is still leaving me with questions. Why aren't decisions ever easy? Up until a few months ago, I thought I wanted the 50 f/1.4 to go with my 85 f/1.8... then I saw the Sigma 30mm. I think 30mm will be a better length to complement my 85mm. Anybody think to the contrary? I honestly think I would be content (for awhile) with my lens choices if I could add the 30mm f/1.4 to my line-up. That... would then let me looking for a way to get a 20d.

I reckon I could shoot just about anything with a 30-35 and an 85 on a 1.6CF body. I never really liked the 50mm FL on a 20D either.

The Sigma 30 images are beautiful everyone! How does it focus? My experiences with Sigma ( 18-50 f2.8 ) were that it had amazing optics, but really bad low light focus.


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Mar 06, 2006 17:07 |  #41

From my test at the local pro camera store, it focuses fast. Didn't encounter any problems. Once I get mine I'll make my final judgment.


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Mar 06, 2006 17:40 as a reply to  @ tucked's post |  #42

tucked wrote:
I think 30mm will be a better length to complement my 85mm. Anybody think to the contrary? I honestly think I would be content (for awhile) with my lens choices if I could add the 30mm f/1.4 to my line-up. That... would then let me looking for a way to get a 20d.

I really think that the Sigma 30mm on any 1.6 crop body is really what people are hoping the 50mm 1.4 will be, but find that the 50 is a bit too long indoors.
The Sigma 30 ends up being 48mm on APS-C cameras....perfect.


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Mar 06, 2006 18:11 as a reply to  @ Skippy29's post |  #43
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Does anyone have any comparisons of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC on a 20D body and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM on a Canon 5D? I would like to know whether or not I'm going to be as pleased with the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM on my Canon 5D as I am with the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC on my 20D.


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/latitudes/ (external link)

Canon 5D (external link) & 20D (external link)

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 (external link)
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 (external link), 16-35mm f/2.8L (external link), 24-105mm f/4L (external link), 35mm f/1.4L (external link), 50mm f/1.8 II (external link), 85mm f/1.8 (external link), 100mm f/2.8 (external link)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC (external link), 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG (external link)
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Mar 06, 2006 18:28 |  #44

I can't speak for the Sigma yet, since mine is on order and will receive in a few days. However, the 50mm 1.4 is one remarkable lens. I recently used it for a bridal portrait session on a film camera (for comaprison on full frame), and the results were really impressive. I hope my new Sigma 30 is as good on my Rebel XT as my 50mm 1.4 is on my Elan 7n.


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Mar 06, 2006 18:46 as a reply to  @ jesusdelallata's post |  #45
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Please let me know how you would compare the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC to the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM when it comes in if you don't mind.


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/latitudes/ (external link)

Canon 5D (external link) & 20D (external link)

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 (external link)
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 (external link), 16-35mm f/2.8L (external link), 24-105mm f/4L (external link), 35mm f/1.4L (external link), 50mm f/1.8 II (external link), 85mm f/1.8 (external link), 100mm f/2.8 (external link)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC (external link), 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG (external link)
Other Carl Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f/2.8 (external link), Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (external link), Jupiter9 85mm f/2 (external link)

  
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