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So what new 35mm are you most interested in? Sigma or Canon?

 
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Nov 21, 2012 12:33 |  #31
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ed rader wrote in post #15266209 (external link)
f2 + 4-stop IS....where else can you get that :D?

Doesn't help if something is moving in your photo. Doubling your shutter sometimes makes or breaks the photo.




  
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Nov 21, 2012 12:38 as a reply to  @ post 15272496 |  #32

No one has mentioned the length and weight difference between these two lenses. Isn't the Sigma about twice as heavy and long? For a portrait lens I might take the Sigma. But for a great walkaround, street photography and family event lens, I think the Canon wins. I love my Sigma 50mm, but I usually shoot it around f2 anyway. On my 5D2 it focuses somewhat slow, too. I think I'll sell the 50 and get the Canon 35 f2.


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Nov 21, 2012 15:20 |  #33
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CJSmith wrote in post #15272806 (external link)
No one has mentioned the length and weight difference between these two lenses. Isn't the Sigma about twice as heavy and long? For a portrait lens I might take the Sigma. But for a great walkaround, street photography and family event lens, I think the Canon wins. I love my Sigma 50mm, but I usually shoot it around f2 anyway. On my 5D2 it focuses somewhat slow, too. I think I'll sell the 50 and get the Canon 35 f2.

For a walk around, a nice zoom like the 24-105 would be much better IMO.




  
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Nov 21, 2012 15:28 |  #34

Yeah. Maybe I am over thinking it. I love my 24-105mm for a walk around. I was thinking about using a 35mm when we go to Disney next year for indoor stuff and when we visit museums. I'm definitely thinking I'd use it more than my 50 right now.


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Nov 21, 2012 15:32 as a reply to  @ CJSmith's post |  #35

This has been posted on the main Sigma 35 thread, but it might be worth highlighting here too (even if it's in comparison to the 35L and not the 35 IS):

http://www.lensrentals​.com …announces-new-world-order (external link)

So I’m clear, this copy of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 was a bit better in the center and clearly better in the corners than the best copy of the Canon 35mm f/1.4 I’ve ever tested.

Stopped down to f/2.0 and f/2.8 respectively, the Sigma responds with 900/770/560 and 1000/870/770 mtf50 values (center/average/corner​). The Canon ‘best copy’ returned 840/740/520 and 1000/840/740 numbers. Probably worth mentioning the Sigma has slightly less distortion at 1%, too.


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Nov 21, 2012 18:51 |  #36

I used my 35F2 for travel on a number of occasions. It works great in museums, and on the street.
It is light, and that matters when you are walking around all day.




  
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Nov 22, 2012 21:40 |  #37

I stayed away from the original 35mm f/2 due to the older AF motor design. I'd take the Canon for the IS and USM combination.

I also think it's funny that some folks baulk at the price. They should look at the price of a Leica 35mm. Much more money, and no AF let alone IS. The slower Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summariat is ONLY $1895! Want f/2, that one is $3195. Want f/1.4, how about $4995! In the grand scheme of things, $850 is a bargain if the image quality is up to snuff.


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Nov 22, 2012 21:49 |  #38

^- leicas are also hand built in small batches, they're mechanical works of art...


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Nov 22, 2012 21:55 |  #39

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^- leicas are also hand built in small batches, they're mechanical works of art...

Yes and sharper at the corners that the 35L is in the center. I have a 35 1.4 lux and an M Monochrome and the IQ is amazing. Worth every penny!!!!




  
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Nov 22, 2012 22:22 |  #40

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Yes and sharper at the corners that the 35L is in the center. I have a 35 1.4 lux and an M Monochrome and the IQ is amazing. Worth every penny!!!!

Exactly, We're comparing a hand built piece of art to a mass produced lens...

The sticker shock is that its 3 times more expensive than the lens its replacing, Thats why people are a bit eh about it, Also that the Sigma is $50 more and a stop faster, The Sigma is $400 less than the 35L and the early reports are saying at the very least its just as good...


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Nov 22, 2012 22:26 |  #41
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tempest68 wrote in post #15278046 (external link)
I stayed away from the original 35mm f/2 due to the older AF motor design. I'd take the Canon for the IS and USM combination.

I also think it's funny that some folks baulk at the price. They should look at the price of a Leica 35mm. Much more money, and no AF let alone IS. The slower Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summariat is ONLY $1895! Want f/2, that one is $3195. Want f/1.4, how about $4995! In the grand scheme of things, $850 is a bargain if the image quality is up to snuff.

Glad someone here thinks an f2 35mm for $850 is a bargain. In my books, that's a good chunck of change for a medium fast 35mm. I'd take a 1.4 at this same price anyway.




  
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Nov 22, 2012 23:13 |  #42

Not only is the Sigma more interesting spec-wise, it'll be really interesting to see if they can shape their market "image" the way they are trying to, with the more solid body and consistent performance.

Also, the USB adjustment dock thing is a neat concept.




  
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Nov 22, 2012 23:40 |  #43

KenjiS wrote in post #15278153 (external link)
Exactly, We're comparing a hand built piece of art to a mass produced lens...

The sticker shock is that its 3 times more expensive than the lens its replacing, Thats why people are a bit eh about it, Also that the Sigma is $50 more and a stop faster, The Sigma is $400 less than the 35L and the early reports are saying at the very least its just as good...

What is this with that stupid idolism. Leica glasses are commercial products by a global corporation targeted at a specific group of users. Please, they are not arts and the very recent revival of the brand was no doubt helped by a group of savvy maketters who exploited the romanticism of leica history in 50s.


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Nov 23, 2012 01:02 |  #44

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What is this with that stupid idolism. Leica glasses are commercial products by a global corporation targeted at a specific group of users. Please, they are not arts and the very recent revival of the brand was no doubt helped by a group of savvy maketters who exploited the romanticism of leica history in 50s.

Let me rephrase then, the Leica is a hand produced precision hunk of solid brass/aluminum/titaniu​m made to very exacting standards, They cost a lot because not only do they not sell in large numbers (Leica stated they dont even want to try to make them in large numbers because it would be harder to maintain the same quality) but the QC is a lot more stringent than Canon or Nikon's... They sell them in the hundreds to customers who want that luxury item...

FYI, I'm not a huge fan of Leica, they dont really suit anything i shoot, but i do think they're nice from a design standpoint....

In comparison, the 35mm f/2 IS USM is a plastic lens, designed to sell in the hundreds of thousands, to be produced at the lowest cost for an average consumer...And theres nothing wrong with any of those things...

We're comparing a Chevy to a Bentley...... Both do the same thing, But theres a reason one costs a good 10 times as much...

Continuing with that Analogy, imagine that Chevy priced the next Cruze at a starting price of $45,000...and the only thing they added to it was a fancy cupholder and slightly larger brakes... Now, People would probubly be scratching their head at GMs decision and criticizing it...


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Nov 23, 2012 01:04 |  #45

Sigma all the way.


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