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Sigma 35 1.4 vs Canon 35L 1.4

 
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Dec 09, 2012 18:55 |  #31

How does the sigma 30 1.4 compare to these lenses?


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Dec 09, 2012 18:58 |  #32

It's EF-S only... so for a lot of us, it doesn't compare at all.


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Dec 09, 2012 19:06 |  #33

Gutterscum wrote in post #15346555 (external link)
How does the sigma 30 1.4 compare to these lenses?

va_rider wrote in post #15346567 (external link)
It's EF-S only... so for a lot of us, it doesn't compare at all.

Yep, like looking down a round pipe on a FF body. In saying that though on a crop body it is a great lens. If you even think you may go FF though go with the 35 of some sort.


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Dec 10, 2012 04:12 |  #34

Tony Parenti wrote in post #15346031 (external link)
The bokeh on the Sigma is somewhat "nervous", worse than the 35L... that's really the only major con. If you're going to be shooting wide open and not close to the subject you may want to stick with the 35L.. but really it's nitpicking

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You can see it on the dividing line in the street and the contour of the garage doors in the background and the leaves in the foreground area...

It is SO obvious that the 35L's blur is smoother, I mean, the difference is small but it IS easy to tell.




  
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Dec 10, 2012 06:09 as a reply to  @ post 15346548 |  #35

You can read the review here
http://lcap.tistory.co​m …m-f14-vs-Canon-35mm-f14-L (external link)

The sigma even has a better bokeh.


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Dec 10, 2012 06:39 |  #36

I have the 35L and I'm quite satisfied although I did give serious consideration to picking up the S35. I also owned the Sigma 30 which I eventually sold because I was never quite happy with its focus consistency.

Honestly, if someone was looking to buy this range for the 1st time, I'd probably recommend the S35, it really looks like a great lens. Can't wait to see what Canon does with the 35L II, if the S35 is this good, Canon has to respond.


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Dec 10, 2012 07:07 |  #37

Stone 13 wrote in post #15348135 (external link)
I have the 35L and I'm quite satisfied although I did give serious consideration to picking up the S35. I also owned the Sigma 30 which I eventually sold because I was never quite happy with its focus consistency.

Honestly, if someone was looking to buy this range for the 1st time, I'd probably recommend the S35, it really looks like a great lens. Can't wait to see what Canon does with the 35L II, if the S35 is this good, Canon has to respond.


Oh trust me, they will respond. The only difference being they aren't responding to Sigma. Their response will be a $2500+ dollar 35L II. Chances are it will be a killer lens, better than the S35, etc. But certainly not $1500+ dollars better!


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Dec 10, 2012 11:05 |  #38

Whoever posted that comparison picture (Tony Parenti) I think may be conducting some psychology experiment. Both shots are probably coming from the same lens and he just wants to see how people respond ; ) I honestly can't really see a difference in the bokeh!! I'm glad I don't though, it makes me more confident in the Sigma. After christmas I will be buying this lens along with a 16-35


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Dec 10, 2012 11:21 |  #39

There are definite difference in the side by side comparison... look at the green CA on the Canon side on the power lines, and the purple CA on the tree trunk.


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Dec 10, 2012 11:43 |  #40

va_rider wrote in post #15349059 (external link)
There are definite difference in the side by side comparison... look at the green CA on the Canon side on the power lines, and the purple CA on the tree trunk.

I have to say the CA bothers me more than the small differences in bokeh (which I do see).


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Dec 10, 2012 11:48 |  #41

Bottom line is if you want a new lens and are willing to try the Sigma luck then go for the Sigma. If you have the Canon already don't sweat it, it's not worth it.


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Dec 10, 2012 11:50 |  #42

Onion isn't bad, it scares away potential bad dates :)

Honestly, both are really close to each other...the 85L is also notoriously known for onion bokeh as pointed out as others. The majority of people will never see it, noticed it or even care about it...:)


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Dec 10, 2012 11:59 |  #43

Photogaz wrote in post #15349172 (external link)
Bottom line is if you want a new lens and are willing to try the Sigma luck then go for the Sigma. If you have the Canon already don't sweat it, it's not worth it.

That's not at all it, and this whole "try the Sigma Luck" this is utter BS.

I have the Canon. I bought the Sigma. I prefer the Sigma. The Canon is for sale. ... Look at the gear in my Sig. I couldn't possibly care less about the price difference. I prefer the Sigma.


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Dec 10, 2012 12:32 |  #44

I have to do some more shooting with this lens. I have a shoot this weekend which I'm looking forward to using it on.... I just really love the build quality of it. It's stellar.


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Dec 10, 2012 15:05 |  #45

jimewall wrote in post #15346548 (external link)
I hope I didn't come away like that if I did I apologize. I appreciate your effort and you gave Sigma praise in all but the "nervous bokeh." I just don't see it in the image.

I'm sorry you do, cause the Sigma could have saved you money. Keep the L. I appreciate you review, because of all you described if I go 35mm the Sigma seems a very good possibility. Thanks again.

it's definitely a little more nervous, but I didnt see it till it was pointed out. Not even close to being a dealbreaker IMO, but opinions may vary :)


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