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35L low-light focusing a big improvement over SIgma 50?

 
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Oct 17, 2011 23:32 |  #1

My Sigma 50 is nice... but like a lot of other mid-range lenses the AF tends to miss a lot in low-light situations (i.e. situations where I find myself at 1/50, f/1.4, ISO 800-1600).

I've been thinking of getting the 35L for the length, but also am curious if the AF is much better than the Sigma's in low-light. Is it?>


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Oct 17, 2011 23:45 |  #2

It worked pretty darn well on my 50D...had no issues. The 24L II is a different story.


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Oct 18, 2011 00:43 |  #3
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Winwin wrote in post #13265203 (external link)
situations where I find myself at 1/50, f/1.4, ISO 800-1600

um just curious what kind of situation is that? Is that like pitch dark? I mean even at a dim light restaurant I rarely need to push that kind of setting....am i missing something???


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Oct 18, 2011 02:11 |  #4

Shot sigma 50 1.4 before.. no love. Bought 35L.. love it.


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Oct 18, 2011 07:51 |  #5

Yes, the 35L is a big improvement for low light AF (I've owned both).


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Oct 18, 2011 14:43 |  #6

kin2son wrote in post #13265574 (external link)
um just curious what kind of situation is that? Is that like pitch dark? I mean even at a dim light restaurant I rarely need to push that kind of setting....am i missing something???

Usually in dimmer-lit restaurants or walking downtown at night.


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Oct 18, 2011 15:32 |  #7

I used my 35L on my 5DII and the only issue I have is the sluggish AF system on my body in dim light. As far as getting a hit or miss, mine definitely has more hits than miss.


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Oct 18, 2011 23:03 |  #8

SamuelYCWang wrote in post #13269130 (external link)
I used my 35L on my 5DII and the only issue I have is the sluggish AF system on my body in dim light. As far as getting a hit or miss, mine definitely has more hits than miss.

U will love your 35L more when it pairs with something that has better focus system. I love mine on 7D...


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