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EricR
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Nov 05, 2011 19:38 |  #6841

I took this one last night while at work. The cockpit was very dim and AF was on the "10" on the flap lever position indicator.
I just got this lens 2 weeks ago. I'm still getting a feel for it but, so far I like it.

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Nov 06, 2011 23:27 |  #6842

Im really interested in picking this lens up to use with my canon 5d. Banannaraws shots have completely sold me. Now I had the 30mm for my 60d and loved it, had no focusing issues with af at all. I see here that the quality control on the 50mm isnt that great. My question is,let's say I get a copy that does front focus or back focusing af. Would it kill the deal if I didnt bother with af and stuck to mf? I'm planning on possibly picking it up in a couple of days. I'm chasing the sigma more than the canon bc I love the bokeh it creates. If it's that much of a hassle I guess ill consider saving a hundred dollars by picking up the canon version. Any insights would be greatful!


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Nov 06, 2011 23:50 |  #6843

EricR wrote in post #13358829 (external link)
I took this one last night while at work. The cockpit was very dim and AF was on the "10" on the flap lever position indicator.
I just got this lens 2 weeks ago. I'm still getting a feel for it but, so far I like it.

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that's the throttle quadrant for a B737 if i remember correctly?


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Nov 07, 2011 00:12 |  #6844

zarray wrote in post #13363993 (external link)
that's the throttle quadrant for a B737 if i remember correctly?

Yep, this one was a 737-800.




  
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Nov 07, 2011 05:05 |  #6845

BryantFC wrote in post #13363944 (external link)
Im really interested in picking this lens up to use with my canon 5d. Banannaraws shots have completely sold me. Now I had the 30mm for my 60d and loved it, had no focusing issues with af at all. I see here that the quality control on the 50mm isnt that great. My question is,let's say I get a copy that does front focus or back focusing af. Would it kill the deal if I didnt bother with af and stuck to mf? I'm planning on possibly picking it up in a couple of days. I'm chasing the sigma more than the canon bc I love the bokeh it creates. If it's that much of a hassle I guess ill consider saving a hundred dollars by picking up the canon version. Any insights would be greatful!

Hi - I've just gone through the same thing - I was going to buy the Canon but found a 6 month old Sigma for sale locally for the same price as the Canon 1.4

I used it over the weekend and found it front focused - but I've MFAd it and it seems much better - I'm toying between 5 and 7 MFA so it's not a significant issue.

Manual focus wouldn't kill the deal IMO


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Nov 07, 2011 05:37 |  #6846

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Nov 07, 2011 05:46 |  #6847

Love that shot of Jennie!


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Nov 07, 2011 08:23 |  #6848

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Nov 07, 2011 08:59 as a reply to  @ goonico's post |  #6849

^ Lovely..!!


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Nov 07, 2011 09:10 |  #6850

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Nov 07, 2011 09:38 |  #6851

BryantFC wrote in post #13363944 (external link)
Im really interested in picking this lens up to use with my canon 5d. Banannaraws shots have completely sold me. Now I had the 30mm for my 60d and loved it, had no focusing issues with af at all. I see here that the quality control on the 50mm isnt that great. My question is,let's say I get a copy that does front focus or back focusing af. Would it kill the deal if I didnt bother with af and stuck to mf? I'm planning on possibly picking it up in a couple of days. I'm chasing the sigma more than the canon bc I love the bokeh it creates. If it's that much of a hassle I guess ill consider saving a hundred dollars by picking up the canon version. Any insights would be greatful!

If you get a Ee-S focus screen to go along with it, then no, it shouldn't be a problem... manually focusing that is.
Also, you can get the lens calibrated(free if the lens has a warranty), if it does have focus issues, or even replaced, provided you buy it new.


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Nov 07, 2011 11:18 |  #6852

The Devil wrote in post #13365323 (external link)
If you get a Ee-S focus screen to go along with it, then no, it shouldn't be a problem... manually focusing that is.
Also, you can get the lens calibrated(free if the lens has a warranty), if it does have focus issues, or even replaced, provided you buy it new.

Yes, I'll be buying new. I'll send it in to get calibrated but I'm not sure about sending my camera along with it. If in any case (probably a good possibility) that I get one with issues, ill try sending it back and getting a replacement. I'm planning to buy mine from b&h or adorama. Still debating if I should go for the canon version but the only reason I would is for the good af out of the box although I'm more of a mf user. But with my experience with the 30mm, I love he sharpness and bokeh that comes from the lens. Thanks for the tidbit on the ee-s screen as well!


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Nov 07, 2011 16:18 |  #6853

If you're gonna buy new you might aswell try different samples before you find one without any issues.

P.S. the issues usually come from different AF tolerances for the lens AND camera. Only a few lenses are genuine useless ones as far as AF goes (the ones that front- and backfocus at random).

Also, you might want to stick to your 50mm F1.8 for now and instead get yourself a Sigma 24mm F1.8 or a Canon 28mm F1.8. Just saying. That's what I'd do anyway.


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Nov 08, 2011 10:13 |  #6854

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Love the colours.

Great image.

thanks :D - gelled speedlite behind the curtains


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Nov 08, 2011 14:24 |  #6855

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