Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 19 Mar 2011 (Saturday) 15:17
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Canon 85mm 1.8 vs Sigma 85mm 1.4

 
danny819
Senior Member
520 posts
Joined Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco, California
     
Mar 19, 2011 15:17 |  #1

Would you guys recommend me to add the Canon 85mm 1.8 or the Sigma 85mm 1.4 to my lens lineup? I have a 35L and 135L. I shoot practically anything. Ranging from portraits, landscape, walkarounds, candids, street photography, pretty much anything I find interesting.


5Dc | 17-40L | 35L | 85 1.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
gasrocks
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
13,431 posts
Joined Mar 2005
Location: Portage, Wisconsin USA
     
Mar 19, 2011 15:35 |  #2

You shoot everything and do not own a zoom?


GEAR LIST
_______________

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
SamuelYCWang
Senior Member
Avatar
280 posts
Joined Feb 2008
     
Mar 19, 2011 15:52 |  #3

Based on sample shots I recently saw, I say the Sigma 85 is definitely worth the money.


Canon 5D MK III
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
ER 50 f/1.2L USM
EF 24-70 7/2.8L II USM
EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
danny819
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
520 posts
Joined Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco, California
     
Mar 19, 2011 15:54 |  #4

gasrocks wrote in post #12051247 (external link)
You shoot everything and do not own a zoom?

Well the thing is, I am BOKEH hungry.


5Dc | 17-40L | 35L | 85 1.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gasrocks
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
13,431 posts
Joined Mar 2005
Location: Portage, Wisconsin USA
     
Mar 19, 2011 16:19 |  #5

Me too, but I do own some zooms.


GEAR LIST
_______________

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ThomasOwenM
Senior Member
Avatar
959 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Boise, Idaho
     
Mar 19, 2011 16:25 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #6

I don't own any zooms either. None of them can do wide enough apertures for what I shoot. Anyway, I own the Canon 85 f/1.8 and love it. It's a very sharp lens, focuses well, and has wonderful creamy bokeh. I have not tried the Sigma 85.


===============
1D Mark III, Canon 50L f/1.2, Sigma 30 mm f/1.4 lens, Canon 85 mm f/1.8, 430 EX flash, ST-E2 Transmitter, Quantaray QSX 9500 tripod, Manfrotto monopod

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sebr
Goldmember
Avatar
4,628 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Sweden/France
     
Mar 19, 2011 16:43 |  #7

Both are good lenses, but the Sigma is best choice if you are bokeh hungry and like to shoot at wide apertures. I am very happy with mine.


Sebastien
5D mkIII ; 17-40L ; 24-105L ; 70-200L II ; 70-300L ; 35L ; Σ85/1.4 ; 135L ; 100macro ; Kenko 1.4x ; 2x mkIII ; 580EXII
M5 ; M1 ; 11-22 ; 18-150 ; 22/2.0 ; EF adapter; Manfrotto LED
Benron Tripod; ThinkTank, Lowepro and Crumpler bags; Fjällräven backpack

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
nepali
Senior Member
Avatar
962 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Texas
     
Mar 19, 2011 16:46 |  #8

From what I've read and seen, Sigma 85 is better than Canon 85. :)



[Current Gears: Fuji X-T3 | Fuji XF 23mm ƒ/1.4 | Fuji XF 56mm ƒ/1.2 | YN-560 III]
[Past Gears: 7D | Sigma 30 ƒ/1.4 | Canon 85 ƒ/1.8 | 430EX ]
[Feedbacks: #1, #2]

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drive_75
Senior Member
748 posts
Joined Apr 2006
Location: California
     
Mar 19, 2011 17:31 |  #9

gasrocks wrote in post #12051247 (external link)
You shoot everything and do not own a zoom?

Please explain why a zoom is a must requirement?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gasrocks
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
13,431 posts
Joined Mar 2005
Location: Portage, Wisconsin USA
     
Mar 19, 2011 17:52 |  #10

A zoom is not a must have, I was kidding.


GEAR LIST
_______________

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
danny819
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
520 posts
Joined Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco, California
     
Mar 19, 2011 17:55 |  #11

gasrocks wrote in post #12051992 (external link)
A zoom is not a must have, I was kidding.

I never take gasrocks seriously anyways.:D JUST kidding ;)


5Dc | 17-40L | 35L | 85 1.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
SnlpeR
Goldmember
1,013 posts
Joined Dec 2007
     
Mar 19, 2011 18:24 as a reply to  @ danny819's post |  #12

i have both
i like the sigma a lot
it focuses quick enough and im not afraid to shoot wide open on that lens.

i keep the canon 1.8 around for those times when space is limited in my bag
the canon is a good quick focusing lens, but the CA was starting to bug me




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kjonnnn
Goldmember
1,204 posts
Likes: 86
Joined Apr 2005
Location: Chicago, Illinois
     
Mar 19, 2011 18:27 |  #13

gasrocks wrote in post #12051247 (external link)
You shoot everything and do not own a zoom?

Completely baffling.

-1




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dengar
Senior Member
987 posts
Joined Mar 2005
     
Mar 20, 2011 08:17 |  #14

You can shoot everything with the 35L, dont you know that? :D

Im also interested in this thread and Im thinking of upgrading my 1.8 to the Sigma.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
newworld666
Goldmember
Avatar
2,306 posts
Likes: 19
Joined Jan 2009
Location: on earth
     
Mar 20, 2011 08:24 as a reply to  @ dengar's post |  #15

:rolleyes: on full frame => Sigma is the less sharp lens of the fast 3 available (85L is the sharpest)
On crop there is no difference ..

http://www.dxomark.com …and)/Canon/(bra​nd2)/Sigma (external link)

It seems that Sigma's AF is like a lottery, mostly erratic ..

... I would still go with Canon 85F1.8 :confused:


Marc
5DMKII+1Dx 24L1.4II 85L1.2II 180L3.5 300F2.8nonIS TC2XII ..... Sigma14F2.8AFDG, Zuiko 500F/8 Reflex
http://myc-photos.eu (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

25,719 views & 0 likes for this thread
Canon 85mm 1.8 vs Sigma 85mm 1.4
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Rlawver
903 guests, 227 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.