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Oct 21, 2011 07:36 |  #1

Just wanted to check with owners - how good these two work together?
I am really after extreme quality - both the IQ and build.
Would love to get some help here.


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Oct 21, 2011 08:41 |  #2

It is a FANTASTIC pairing. As long as you can ensure you get a good copy.

I love my Sigma 85/1.4 on the MKII and it is sharp as a tack and no focus issue at all! :cool:


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Oct 21, 2011 09:39 |  #3

328iGuy wrote in post #13283895 (external link)
It is a FANTASTIC pairing. As long as you can ensure you get a good copy.

I love my Sigma 85/1.4 on the MKII and it is sharp as a tack and no focus issue at all! :cool:

Same. It is a very, very good combo


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Oct 21, 2011 09:51 |  #4

I concur - great combo


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Oct 21, 2011 10:01 |  #5

328iGuy wrote in post #13283895 (external link)
It is a FANTASTIC pairing. As long as you can ensure you get a good copy.

I love my Sigma 85/1.4 on the MKII and it is sharp as a tack and no focus issue at all! :cool:

Any copy can be a good copy. If, and it's a bigger if with the Sigma 85, you get a copy that's misfocusing, a free trip to Sigma will repair it. You're only out your time.


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Oct 21, 2011 15:10 |  #6

Why so many people say about a bad copy, is it true?


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Oct 21, 2011 15:18 |  #7

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13285844 (external link)
Why so many people say about a bad copy, is it true?

Absolutely. Lots of focus issues with Sigma lenses, I have seen them first hand.


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Oct 21, 2011 15:34 |  #8

Great combo , has become my go-to rig for environmental portraits.
No focus issues with either of my Sigma primes - both 50 1.4 and 85 1.4 were (are)
perfect.:D


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Oct 21, 2011 16:59 |  #9

328iGuy wrote in post #13285886 (external link)
Absolutely. Lots of focus issues with Sigma lenses, I have seen them first hand.

:rolleyes:


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Oct 21, 2011 17:33 |  #10

I just got my copy this afternoon...I have to say it's as bokehlicious as 85L.

It's tack sharp at f1.4. It is built like a tank. It has cool looking.

I don't think there is a need for 85L if you have a good copy of Sigma and you can live with f1.4.


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Oct 21, 2011 23:54 |  #11

But again, what does it mean if you have a good copy?
You pay 1000 bucks to play a rullette?


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Oct 22, 2011 00:00 |  #12

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13288007 (external link)
But again, what does it mean if you have a good copy?
You pay 1000 bucks to play a rullette?

it simply means that it focuses well on your particular body of choice. Otherwise, simply send it together with your camera body for calibration.


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Oct 22, 2011 10:59 |  #13

zarray wrote in post #13288027 (external link)
it simply means that it focuses well on your particular body of choice. Otherwise, simply send it together with your camera body for calibration.

I just can even fathom sending a body in to get a lens calibrated.

Getting a "good" copy that plays cool with mutiple camera bodies would be nice for the price.

Both of my canon copies are dead on focus that I can rely on 100% regardless of subject distance.


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Oct 22, 2011 12:48 |  #14

This idea is killing me....i had several lenses from canon and i never needed to send for calibration together with my camera. Is it not part of the deal that when you pay a thousand dollars you get somethign that is working right away?
I really do not get it.....strange. I purhasex my 70-200 and i never had to do anything, it is just phenomenal right away.


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Oct 22, 2011 13:09 |  #15

You paid a thousand for the optics and built quality and everything about the lens.
However, because you didn't pay the extra thousand (That is 85L), Sigma wants you to play a little lottery to compensate that.

I have a 85L II and Sigma 85 1.4. If I don't need f1.2, I can say Sigma is a better lens than 85L. And in fact I don't need the 1.2, so that's why I am selling my 85L II.

AF is faster and as accurate as 85L II on my Sigma.


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