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sigma 85 1.4 for sigma 35 1.4?

 
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Dec 18, 2012 18:54 |  #16
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Dillan_K wrote in post #15373011 (external link)
If you want a 35mm rather than an 85mm lens, go for it. You have a 70-200mm lens anyway for portraits if you want. If you feel you will use the wider focal length more, it's the right choice.

Thats also what I was thinking


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Dec 18, 2012 19:07 |  #17

Seriously, if you are going to sell something sell the Canon 50 and put the money towards buying the Sigma 35. Since getting my 35L I have not even hardly used my 50, but I still use the 85 because of the gap.


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Dec 19, 2012 23:59 as a reply to  @ L.J.G.'s post |  #18
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Hmm, that could work.... but will have wait longer to save up for rest of sigma 35 cost


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Dec 20, 2012 01:18 as a reply to  @ post 15373011 |  #19

Do you really need a 35? If you find yourself using the 85 more then I don't recommend changing just to get the hottest new product.


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Dec 25, 2012 22:12 as a reply to  @ SiaoP's post |  #20
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I like using 85. But I dont use it often. And often when I use 50 it seems to long.


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Dec 25, 2012 23:00 |  #21

What are you using it for?


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Dec 26, 2012 01:09 |  #22

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #15407426 (external link)
I like using 85. But I dont use it often. And often when I use 50 it seems to long.

In that case, do sell the 50 and keep the 85 for now. Maybe sell the 85 once they actually announce a new 85, since the price will drop shortly after that. Unless of course you can live without an 85. Then sell both it and the 50.


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Dec 26, 2012 08:28 |  #23

I have a 7D, and find I use both my Sigma 30mm 1.4, as well as my Sigma 85mm 1.4, plenty to justify having both. Totally different focal lengths, which I'm guessing will be your experience on a full-frame as well.

I considered selling both and picking up a Canon 50mm 1.2L, but there's just too much additional flexibility provided by the 30mm & 85mm focal lengths.




  
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Oct 08, 2013 18:53 |  #24
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now i just recently got the 100L macro

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

what you guys think about keeping both siggy 85 and 100L
considering trading in the 85 for siggy 35.


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Oct 08, 2013 19:10 |  #25

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #16356688 (external link)
now i just recently got the 100L macro

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

what you guys think about keeping both siggy 85 and 100L
considering trading in the 85 for siggy 35.

I'm in a somewhat similar situation, and I'm going to sell the 50mm and put the money towards a 35mm. I sold my 100L awhile back because with my 70-200, it didn't get much use at all outside of the random "just-for-fun" macro shots. If I had your lens lineup, I'd ditch the 100L and/or 50 for a 35, but I would hang on to the 85 for those magical portrait shots.



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Oct 08, 2013 21:19 |  #26

Well, its been 10 months since you started the thread. In that time how much have you used the 85, and what did you get the 100L for? And, how much have you used your 50 1.4 and though, "argh wished this were a little bit wider"?


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