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Anyone sold their 85L II for Sigma 85?

 
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Oct 16, 2011 13:41 |  #1

I wonder do you have any remorse so far.


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Oct 16, 2011 14:01 |  #2
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Nope. And I think that would be like selling an apple for an apple.

However I choosed the Sigma 85 over the 85L II when I bought it, after reading loads of reviews and comparing both lenses side by side.

Money was not the issue.


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Oct 16, 2011 14:14 as a reply to  @ Ricku's post |  #3

So I see.

They are virtually the same apple huh?


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Oct 16, 2011 14:19 |  #4
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calvinjhfeng wrote in post #13257958 (external link)
So I see.

They are virtually the same apple huh?

Yes, that is my opinnion. Others might disagree.

I never wrote a report on my test results, but ut here is one very interesting comparison:

http://hofferphotograp​hy.com …f1-4-vs-canon-85l-review/ (external link)

Very similar to what I found.


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Oct 16, 2011 14:29 |  #5

Yeah I read that already.
That's the review led me to consider Sigma over 85L

I don't like how it doesn't have actual image comparison on sharpness and bokeh quality.


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Oct 16, 2011 14:52 |  #6

I wouldn't mind trying one for a weekend along with the 85L. As much as 85mm is a popular lens with me, I've been slumming, with success, with the 85/1.8 so haven't developed much enthusiasm to replace it.

Mostly interested in the color/contrast/sharpne​ss, as long as the bokeh is not complete crap.


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Oct 16, 2011 18:44 |  #7

Tried 2 Sigma 85 lenses, both had AF issues so they were returned. Bought the 85 L II and absolutely no regrets.


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Oct 16, 2011 18:52 |  #8

jrscls wrote in post #13258888 (external link)
Tried 2 Sigma 85 lenses, both had AF issues so they were returned. Bought the 85 L II and absolutely no regrets.

I am trying to get a used one from PoTN members. So I don't have to go through the lottery thing.


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Oct 16, 2011 19:08 |  #9

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #13258925 (external link)
I am trying to get a used one from PoTN members. So I don't have to go through the lottery thing.

One mans treasure is one mans junk.

From what I gather you can win a lottery but on another body it can be a totally different story.

I'm totally satisfied with my 85 f/1.8 bokeh aswell as my 85L.

"IF" i was able to find a rock solid performing sigma 85 I would give it a shot. I dread and have no tolerance in owning a lens that is intermittently sketchy. Both of my 85mm primes made by canon have been rock solid.


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Oct 16, 2011 19:35 |  #10

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #13258925 (external link)
I am trying to get a used one from PoTN members. So I don't have to go through the lottery thing.

Just cus it doesn't front/back focus on a POTN member's camera doesn't mean it is guaranteed to be the same on your body.


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Oct 16, 2011 19:37 |  #11

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Just cus it doesn't front/back focus on a POTN member's camera doesn't mean it is guaranteed to be the same on your body.

True that,

At least it's safer than trying a lens that's never been used before.

But well that's the risk I'm taking for a thousand bucks saving. So I am just wondering if it worth it.


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Oct 16, 2011 19:41 |  #12

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #13259081 (external link)
True that,

At least it's safer than trying a lens that's never been used before.

If you are able to send it in to Sigma for any fix despite buying it used from a member who has warranty card/receipt, then I'll say give it a shot. I'm not quite sure how Sigma's warranty works, but if you don't get the warranty then you might as well buy a new one and have the chance to send it in if anything goes wrong.


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Oct 16, 2011 19:48 |  #13

I would never switch FROM a canon product TO a sigma product. It would be like selling a set of Bose speakers and buying a wal-mart generic special to replace them.

Went from Sigma 50 to Canon 50L - Canon is more reliable, predictable, consistent. Sigma throws red edges around contrasty areas with white, makes eyes more red, can't use for weddings.


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Oct 16, 2011 19:54 |  #14

form wrote in post #13259117 (external link)
I would never switch FROM a canon product TO a sigma product. It would be like selling a set of Bose speakers and buying a wal-mart generic special to replace them.

But with the money maybe I can buy a better TV?
And from several sources, Sigma is not far away from 85L(Close enough to say close), at least not as much as Wal-Mart Generics to Bose.

form wrote in post #13259117 (external link)
Went from Sigma 50 to Canon 50L - Canon is more reliable, predictable, consistent. Sigma throws red edges around contrasty areas with white, makes eyes more red, can't use for weddings.

I see, you have your point.


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Oct 16, 2011 20:01 |  #15
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Sigma 85 is definitely equal to 85L II. Perhaps even better.

Don't listen to Form, he is clearly biased just because of one bad experience with Sigma.




  
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