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I got the 35 f2, bummed . . .

 
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Dec 31, 2011 13:19 |  #1

In spite of decent reviews, it does not come close to measuring up to my 85 1.8 in sharpness. The difference was quite profound, so I'll be sending it back and trying either the 28 1.8 or (more likely) Sigma 30 1.4.

Initially, I was more interested in those lenses anyway, but the 35 focal length (and decent reviews) got me to change my mind at the last minute. Sigh.

I need a wider-angled lens for portraits (mainly groups) and it really needs to be very close to my 85 in sharpness -- these will be my working lenses for quite a while.

Bummed that I am back to the drawing board and have to make this return (to Adorama.) I had high hopes for this one! :(


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Dec 31, 2011 13:22 |  #2

I had one and found it very sharp ... too bad you got a dud!


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Dec 31, 2011 13:25 as a reply to  @ emelvee's post |  #3

Have you tried manually focusing it to see if the autofocus is just off a bit?




  
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Dec 31, 2011 13:25 |  #4

Mine also is very sharp wide open. Compares favorably with my 85mm.


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Dec 31, 2011 13:29 |  #5

I found my 85 to be sharper, even when MF, but not by enough to bother me.


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Dec 31, 2011 14:11 |  #6

Try another one.




  
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Dec 31, 2011 14:33 |  #7

Are you sure that you are not just missing focus?


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Dec 31, 2011 14:35 |  #8
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Get the Sigma. It rivals the 35L at a fraction of it's price.




  
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Dec 31, 2011 15:35 |  #9

Hogloff wrote in post #13626007 (external link)
Get the Sigma. It rivals the 35L at a fraction of it's price.

what he said...

the sigma is a great lens




  
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Dec 31, 2011 16:33 |  #10

I'm pretty sure I didn't mis-focus; I directly compared (the same subject) with my 85 and big difference. I really need a sharp lens in this focal length and MANUAL focus is not an option (esp. with kids.) From what I'm seeing so far, even my 50 1.8 is sharper! I will definitely look into the Sigma. Still bummed I have to return it, though, I've never returned a lens or had a "bad copy." :(


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Dec 31, 2011 16:41 |  #11

I had this same problem with a 50mm 1.2 L I borrowed. It was no where near as close to the quality of my 50mm 1.4. I was really disappointed with it. I'm glad I rented it and didn't buy it. I got my rental money back (not shipping costs) and rented 85mm 1.8 and thought it was a great lens. I may buy one to help compliment my 50mm 1.4. Good luck in your quest in replacing the dud lens.


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Dec 31, 2011 18:55 |  #12

I hated the 35mm f/2. It squealed like a crab being tossed in hot water whenever it was focusing.

Pic's were sharp but colors were terrible.

You should try the 35mm 1.4 It's a night and day difference in quality of IQ and build (and quietness).




  
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Dec 31, 2011 18:57 |  #13

What is your current lens line-up? and what are you shooting with?


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Dec 31, 2011 19:23 |  #14

emelvee wrote in post #13625731 (external link)
I had one and found it very sharp ... too bad you got a dud!
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how often do duds come out of the factory?
cuz id be pissed if my 10-22mm came out as a dud


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Dec 31, 2011 19:28 |  #15

The 35mm 2.0 should be just as sharp as the 85mm 1.8

Did you try Micro-Adjust?


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