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Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM

 
nardox
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Jun 03, 2012 18:08 |  #7066

Stone 13 wrote in post #14525867 (external link)
If you have an af issue with a new lens, then calibration would be free. Best results would come from sending your body in with the lens.

Thanks for the info. Any idea how much it cost for an used lens? :)


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Jun 04, 2012 02:12 |  #7067

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Jun 04, 2012 06:39 as a reply to  @ benzer's post |  #7068

^ Wow, those are some pretty cool shots! Nice PP on the second one.


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Jun 05, 2012 11:31 |  #7069

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Jun 05, 2012 14:49 as a reply to  @ ESMcBlurM3's post |  #7070

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Jun 05, 2012 16:09 |  #7071

llazlok nice pics


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Jun 06, 2012 07:22 as a reply to  @ pkilla's post |  #7072

Thanks pkilla.

Here's another favorite.

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Jun 06, 2012 07:42 |  #7073

llazlok did you have luck with your first copy


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Jun 06, 2012 07:47 as a reply to  @ llazlok's post |  #7074

Just playing around at a local garage.. (not my car, sadly). These are all f2.0 w/ ambient light.

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Jun 06, 2012 08:48 as a reply to  @ Photomateur's post |  #7075

pkilla - I've had great luck with this 30mm and the 2 50mm Sigmas I've owned.

I try to always shoot above f/2. These recent photos are with my wife's 40D, but I had equal success on my 1DmarkII (below) with very minimal vignetting, if any:

f/2.5

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Jun 06, 2012 09:05 |  #7076

llazlok nice do you have problems shooting wide open


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Jun 06, 2012 11:04 as a reply to  @ pkilla's post |  #7077

While waiting for FedX to deliver my brand new Sigma 30 1.4 purchased from Buydig.com, I wanted to touch on a few points concerning my thoughts on this lens.

For starters, atfirst i was looking at the Canon 28 1.8, and i thought the pIcs were stunning. I ordered it, then canceled my order with Adorama and decided on this Sigma.

Basically, I took the word of the posters in this thread, but one thing is bothering me, and it's that the colors on the Canon 28, to me, look so much more vivid and explosive, while the Sigma almost looks as if it has a sepia filter built in. I notice a brownish, yellowish tint to the vast majority of photos in this thread. When i go to the 28 1.8 thread, even after deciding on this one, the colors in that thread are simply rich, vibrant, explosive, deep.... So while I am glad I got this lens being delivered today, I am hoping that I can be satisfied with the colors of this lens, because i swear it looks like there is a built in sepia filter that you can't turn off.

More thoughts: I have two rebel bodies, the 450D XSI and the 500D T1i, basically the same bodies, even use the same battery grip and everything, just different sensors, but when one lens is off, it is off by the exact same amount on the other body. (Found that out with a back focusing Tamron 17-50 non VC that i sent back.

So, if mine is not pin sharp then I am in a good situation where I can send one of my bodies in with the lens to Sigma and have it calibrated to the body, while I still will be able to have one to shoot with.

This leads me to one thing that is irritating, and it happens in many of these sample threads for lenses, and that's some people suggesting to new owners NOT TO TEST their lens with charts and to simply shoot and live with it.

I couldn't disagree more with this. Why would you pay out 400 plus bucks and not make ABSOLUTE sure your lens is as sharp as it's supposed to be? here's the problem with just saying "well, as long as they are happy with their shots, that's what matters". Everyone here knows that just because you are happy with something you have never owned before doesn't mean that if it were working properly that you wouldn't be EVEN MORE blown away.

Can you imagine shooting your lens for two years and then finally seeing pics from a lens that is operating perfectly? You then realize that even though you thought you were happy with your pics, you now realize that you could have been even more blown away had you made sure that it was focusing properly from the start?

So I have to say, I think it is terrible advice to encourage people not to do everything possible to assure their lens and body are sharp together. I say this because after reading hundreds of pages in this thread, I have seen many pics where the eyes were simply soft and not in good focus, and yet the owner doesn't know it or was actualy encouraged to pay it no mind. I just hate to think of those people after thousands of shots and years in the future realizing that they have been taking their precious memories with a lens that is a tad soft and that they would have been even more blown away had they taken the time to make sure their lens is working properly.

So yes, i will be mounting mine on a tripod and testing with a chart and testing in several other ways, and if mine is the slightest bit off then I will send one of my bodies with the lens to Sigma for calibration.

I see many tack sharp photos here that clearly show just what this lens is capable of when calibrated properly and focusing properly with a camera body, and I hate to think that there are many who own this lens for years and simply don't confirm that their pics and lens are as sharp as they can be.

Even if i didn't have two bodies I would still send my only one in with the lens to get them matched together, just look at some of the tack sharp photos in this thread, surely you want that from your lens. So i hope I am convincing new buyers to take it seriously, mount up a tripod, test your lens with charts and real world pics, then go through this thread and find the sharpest pics, there are many, write the page numbers down and simply test and compare, and if your pics are not in the equivalent range, then send the body and lens in to have them matched, i have a feeling that it wil be so much worth just a shot week or two wait. When you get it back and you are nailing photos that are so sharp that they look 3d, and this lens is capable of it, then you will be so glad you did.

This Sigma will be the last of my three primes. I sold the Sigma 17-50 recently here and it was a great lens, but I wanted to go all prime and I first got the EFS 60mm macro, then got the 100mm F2, and now the Sigma. I also still have my nifty 250 55-250mm, for the reach so I'll probably always keep that.

As i was tying this Fedxjust came and delivered my 30, so I'm off to take some shots and see how it is, I look forward to posting some pics, glad to be here.




  
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Jun 06, 2012 13:58 |  #7078

Lol? Its not that serious guitarjeff.




  
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Jun 06, 2012 14:05 |  #7079

thedcmule2 wrote in post #14540680 (external link)
Lol? Its not that serious guitarjeff.

ooh, 500 bucks is very serious to me. I want to make sure mine is as sharp as it can be on my bodies so that I can get the best pics possible as long as I use it.

I mounted it up but haven't had time to take but a couple of shots but no real testing yet, my day is swamped.




  
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Jun 06, 2012 14:16 as a reply to  @ guitarjeff's post |  #7080

Forgot to mention something else, why do people say this lens is not compatible with FF? It does mount on FF, and all you have to do is take five seconds to crop the dqark corners, and you should still be even wider than the full pic on a crop sensor, aren't you? To me, that's why they call it a "crop sensor", so all it does is crop the picture, and so it seems all you should have to do on your full frame is spend five seconds cropping out the corners, which should be no big deal at all, and you could even crop it down to the 1,6 crop just like our crop sensors take, is this correct?

If this is correct, then then they should say , "This lens is 5 second campatible with FF", because you have to spebd five seconds croping your very wide pic down to get the dark corners out, why would that be a bog deal to anyone?

Seems like you would even get used to the framing in your view finder quickly for where the edged would be cropped. Just thinking that if you love this lens, and have FF, then there is simply no reason yu shouldn't use it and simply crop it down near where a crop would do it anyway, and it takes a few seconds to do it.




  
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