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Apr 20, 2012 16:10 |  #4201

Mookalafalas wrote in post #14295316 (external link)
Phantom, all lovely shots. Wonderful model. The first one of that second post is truly golden.

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^Delicious model and great idea for the board in background

thanks! we actually found that board sitting around in the art room


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Apr 20, 2012 21:39 |  #4202

I just placed my order.. I hope I get a winner! please all mighty God.. get me a winner! lol..

Now I'm going to go thru all the pages of this thread to feed my anguish..


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Apr 20, 2012 21:45 |  #4203

joruiz wrote in post #14301238 (external link)
I just placed my order.. I hope I get a winner! please all mighty God.. get me a winner! lol..

Now I'm going to go thru all the pages of this thread to feed my anguish..

I don't think you have to worry. I don't recall any complaints about front/back focusing. The weak spot is "AF hunting" where the AF can apparently "jackhammer" between near and far focus. Haven't even heard of that problem for months and months. Rest easy:)


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Apr 20, 2012 22:26 |  #4204

Agree with Al, this lens doesn't exhibit any of the Sigma 50mm prime problems....Just sent my new 50mm in to Sigma, was front focusing a little bit....The 85mm on the other hand is bang on...Love the separation at f/1.4

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Apr 20, 2012 22:30 |  #4205

So, does anyone want a 135L for this ;)?


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Apr 20, 2012 22:39 |  #4206

Mookalafalas wrote in post #14301271 (external link)
I don't think you have to worry. I don't recall any complaints about front/back focusing. The weak spot is "AF hunting" where the AF can apparently "jackhammer" between near and far focus. Haven't even heard of that problem for months and months. Rest easy:)

Thanks so much for those words!! :)


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Apr 20, 2012 22:50 |  #4207

thatkatmat wrote in post #14301457 (external link)
Agree with Al, this lens doesn't exhibit any of the Sigma 50mm prime problems....Just sent my new 50mm in to Sigma, was front focusing a little bit....The 85mm on the other hand is bang on...Love the separation at f/1.4

You really need to be designated as an 85mm ambassador by Sigma..:lol:
Just sold my Canon 85L and ordered the Siggy.


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Apr 20, 2012 23:16 |  #4208

thatkatmat wrote in post #14301457 (external link)
Agree with Al, this lens doesn't exhibit any of the Sigma 50mm prime problems....Just sent my new 50mm in to Sigma, was front focusing a little bit....The 85mm on the other hand is bang on...Love the separation at f/1.4
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Matt, have you come back to the fold? Or is this an older pic?


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Apr 20, 2012 23:29 |  #4209

lol, Just shot that today....I'm back...I started a business about a year ago and had to off nearly all my good glass, business is good....:)
So, I've spent the last month or so getting my old kit back. Got the Sigma 50 and 85 this week... :)
Good to be back...


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Apr 20, 2012 23:35 |  #4210

sunbeast wrote in post #14301547 (external link)
You really need to be designated as an 85mm ambassador by Sigma..:lol:
Just sold my Canon 85L and ordered the Siggy.

Can't help it...I happen to really enjoy shooting the 85mm focal length...I've owned,,,I don't know, maybe 5 or 6 85L's, but, the slow focus is a deal breaker for my main subject,,,Speedy little kids :) And, truth told, I bought an 85/1.8 first, just to see if I could get comfortable with it, but, even though the USM is smoking hot, the 1.8...isn't, and I found myself stopping down to about 2.2 to 2.8 or so to get razor sharp images....
With the Sigma, I can shoot wide open all day long ......and to me, it gives a very similar (kinda dreamy look) as the 85L...best of both worlds


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Apr 20, 2012 23:39 |  #4211

thatkatmat wrote in post #14301689 (external link)
Can't help it...I happen to really enjoy shooting the 85mm focal length...I've owned,,,I don't know, maybe 5 or 6 85L's, but, the slow focus is a deal breaker for my main subject,,,Speedy little kids :) And, truth told, I bought an 85/1.8 first, just to see if I could get comfortable with it, but, even though the USM is smoking hot, the 1.8...isn't, and I found myself stopping down to about 2.2 to 2.8 or so to get razor sharp images....
With the Sigma, I can shoot wide open all day long ......and to me, it gives a very similar (kinda dreamy look) as the 85L...best of both worlds

Completely understand every point you make. I was good with the L until the grandbabies came and I started missing shots. I'm pretty confident I'll like the Sigma.


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Apr 20, 2012 23:57 |  #4212

thatkatmat wrote in post #14301689 (external link)
Can't help it...I happen to really enjoy shooting the 85mm focal length...I've owned,,,I don't know, maybe 5 or 6 85L's, but, the slow focus is a deal breaker for my main subject,,,Speedy little kids :) And, truth told, I bought an 85/1.8 first, just to see if I could get comfortable with it, but, even though the USM is smoking hot, the 1.8...isn't, and I found myself stopping down to about 2.2 to 2.8 or so to get razor sharp images....
With the Sigma, I can shoot wide open all day long ......and to me, it gives a very similar (kinda dreamy look) as the 85L...best of both worlds

I just hope I get as good a copy of the 85 as yours... :p


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Apr 21, 2012 00:22 |  #4213

I think both you guys will....:)
Some Sigma lenses take a trip to Sigma to perform well (which sucks, it gives them a bad reputation and....I just don't understand why they don't get it right the 1st time), the 85 typically isn't one of them...This is my 2nd Siggy 85 and it's exactly like the first one...


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Apr 21, 2012 00:29 |  #4214

Well, keep the images coming! There's no way in hell I can afford the 85 1.2II (well i can, but then I wouldn't have a place to live LOL), so i'm really planning on buying this in the upcoming month or so. Maybe putting aside $500 from each check of mine should pay off. I'm horrible at saving and tend to buy things immediately.

I just don't want it to be piss poor AF out of the box and requires a trip to sigma. But i'll take everyone else's words on it :).


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Apr 21, 2012 01:24 |  #4215

The following, all at 1.4

Apple Blossoms in the backyard...

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Mushy Bokeh
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The AF can keep up with my boy in servo, with the 5DmkII
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