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May 10, 2011 20:08 |  #5131

pridash wrote in post #12385340 (external link)
That's the thing, I bought it primarily to be used wide open on paid work so if it's unreliable then I won't use it at all...and what's the point in that!

The 35L is something I've thought of for a long time...in fact, the more shots I see from that lens, the more I want it (even though I prefer the 50's FOV on FF)!...now if only it wasn't for the price...I really need to save up!! :D

yeah, that damn price. get ya every time!


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May 10, 2011 22:45 |  #5132

Hopefully Sigma will put out a 35 1.4 and a 135 f1.8 or f2.0


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May 10, 2011 23:12 |  #5133

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May 10, 2011 23:30 |  #5134

^^ Dig the hell out of that sled. Any specs?


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May 11, 2011 03:53 |  #5135

Ok, update on my return - the shop (Warehouse Express) has sent in for testing and apparently they found no fault on the lens (tested on both a 50D and 5D2) - wtf!! :confused:

But they will send a replacement and if that one is also "faulty", I can return as well for a credit note (worst case scenario) or a refund (possibly). So big up to WEX for the service given I took about 4 weeks before deciding to return the lens! :)

Anyway, good news I guess, but I'm not so confident with this whole affair...I'm already getting pessimistic about the replacement & the thought of having to settle for a Canon 50! :( I think I really should decide whether to save up properly for a 35L instead.

Well on other news, at least I got my new Ee-s focussing screen today to install on the 5D - hopefully that may aid in getting more use of this lens when critical focus is essential. Still made me chuckle that Canon charges £30 for a tiny bit of plastic! :lol:


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May 11, 2011 04:02 |  #5136

pridash wrote in post #12388021 (external link)
Well on other news, at least I got my new Ee-s focussing screen today to install on the 5D - hopefully that may aid in getting more use of this lens when critical focus is essential. Still made me chuckle that Canon charges £30 for a tiny bit of plastic! :lol:

Canon don't ;)

reminds me i still need to pick my focusing screen up from my local camera shop..


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May 11, 2011 06:30 |  #5137

I know people like this lens for bokeh, but it really is a workhorse at all apertures

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May 11, 2011 06:43 |  #5138

pridash wrote in post #12388021 (external link)
Ok, update on my return - the shop (Warehouse Express) has sent in for testing and apparently they found no fault on the lens (tested on both a 50D and 5D2) - wtf!! :confused:

Well, good luck! I'm not that surprised, though. 2mm would probably be within their acceptable range, and who knows, maybe it's 1mm of the lens and 1mm of your camera or some such...
I'm in the same boat, actually. I get mine back tomorrow after sending it in 3 times. Makes me want to get a 5D Mark II...it would be very nice to just be able to adjust a dial and have these things taken care of:mad: Mine was off by 5mm, and to be honest that didn't bother me much. Besides close of an eyeball at 1.4 it worked well. I love the lens, regardless.


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May 11, 2011 07:20 |  #5139

Bobster wrote in post #12388042 (external link)
Canon don't ;)

reminds me i still need to pick my focusing screen up from my local camera shop..

Well you know what I mean! :p :D

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Well, good luck! I'm not that surprised, though. 2mm would probably be within their acceptable range, and who knows, maybe it's 1mm of the lens and 1mm of your camera or some such...
I'm in the same boat, actually. I get mine back tomorrow after sending it in 3 times. Makes me want to get a 5D Mark II...it would be very nice to just be able to adjust a dial and have these things taken care of:mad: Mine was off by 5mm, and to be honest that didn't bother me much. Besides close of an eyeball at 1.4 it worked well. I love the lens, regardless.

Yh, you're probably right in that regard, but thing is they just test it on focus charts, not in "real life" situations. 2mm FF may not be so crucial when shooting totally static subjects and maybe MF when needed, or just not pixel peeping. But FF combined with erratic focussing in real life situations is just a non-starter for me - I couldn't have any confidence that i could capture sharp images! And I don't think MA would solve that tbh.

Anyway, I'm hoping for the new replacement either tomorrow or Fri latest and I'll keep my fingers crossed...cos, as you said, it's a beauty of a lens when it hits! :)


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May 11, 2011 09:05 |  #5140

pridash wrote in post #12388459 (external link)
Well you know what I mean! :p :D


Yh, you're probably right in that regard, but thing is they just test it on focus charts, not in "real life" situations. 2mm FF may not be so crucial when shooting totally static subjects and maybe MF when needed, or just not pixel peeping. But FF combined with erratic focussing in real life situations is just a non-starter for me - I couldn't have any confidence that i could capture sharp images! And I don't think MA would solve that tbh.

Anyway, I'm hoping for the new replacement either tomorrow or Fri latest and I'll keep my fingers crossed...cos, as you said, it's a beauty of a lens when it hits! :)

yeah i didnt spend any time on focus charts or anything like that. i used my out of focus subjects to tell me mine was off!

but it has potential...because when it DID hit...man was it good!


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May 11, 2011 09:11 |  #5141

Supersignet wrote in post #12387056 (external link)
Hopefully Sigma will put out a 35 1.4 and a 135 f1.8 or f2.0

as long as they are reading stuff like this and invest in their quality control...sure id be on board for those lenses from sigma! and dont forget the 24 1.4. i know they have a 1.8 but it could be improved upon from what ive seen.

and a 135 1.8...would be super sweet! zeiss did it for sony. im really hoping to see it from canon one of these days. a 135 1.8L IS!


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May 11, 2011 17:11 |  #5142

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May 11, 2011 17:55 |  #5143

Thinking of getting this lens after selling my 35L to pair with my Sigma 85mm.

Nice shots in this thread but a lot of focus calibration issues, eh. Unfortunate.


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May 11, 2011 18:27 as a reply to  @ JayStar86's post |  #5144

I just received my copy from Amazon and the serial # is 11879055 and it does not look like a returned copy due to the internal packaging but one can really never be sure since the Sigma boxes are never sealed from the factory which makes it convenient for the vendors to re-sell returned units IMO. There is no scratch marks on the contacts so it appears it has not ever been mounted.

Will be testing it out soon on both FF & crop bodys and report back the results for any prospective buyers considering this lens.

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May 11, 2011 20:21 as a reply to  @ Silverfox1's post |  #5145

Just ordered the last one from amazon and I will try it out and see what its like compared to my canon50 1.4.




  
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