bobos wrote in post #14158234
You might want to keep your 1.8 II for low light focusing then. I've had absolutely terrible hunting with this compared to 1.8 II. I was doing a dark shoot and it made me want to throw my camera. Besides, if you're worried about getting a bad copy, you'll know within a couple of hours of using it. And you could either send it back to whoever you bought it from and get a new one, or send it in to Sigma for free and have them work on it. It's pretty easy.
Nice shot by the way!
Winwin wrote in post #14160258
Yeah mine misses and hunts a lot in dim light as well (compared to L lenses at least). According to some reviews I've read online, it seems like it's normal.
thank you guys for your kind answers. If it's that bad at low light focusing, then I think it's a no, since I plan to use it for indoor wedding activities.
fotuwe wrote in post #14160782
How did you add the white dots and scratches eye2i? Have been looking for ages doing this..
I think he uses texture in PP
Winwin wrote in post #14162156
I only have my XSI, which gives me a similar experience. The 7D has better AF though, so that could partly be it.
Ah... I usually use the edge ones actually. Do you just recompose after pressing down the shutter then?
I always use the middle one too, since it's the best focus point in every DSLR.
it's called focus recompose. but it doesn't work well in shallow depth of field photo.
Agreed. the 7D even has better AF than 5dii.. but the bests AF are 1dx and 5diii now
KayakPhotos wrote in post #14163398
I am thinking about getting this lens for portraits on a 7d. I was wondering about the new finish. Is the whole lens the new finish or are the zoom rings the old type? I know that with a lot of sigma lenses when the new finish came out there was some mixing and matching of the new finish that I find really ugly. Does this lens have that or do the new lenses consist of entirely new finish. Do I need to buy a newer model to get one with entirely new finish? I am thinking of buying local, but don't want to get one that isn't updated with the latest finish.
the new finish, marked with the number 11 or 12 (it's 10 in the sample picture) in the beginning of the code.
it really doesn't matter that much, since the new finish was aimed for users in high humidity / tropical counties.
my random guess, the 10 / 11 / 12 numbers are the year they're built?
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