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Jan 08, 2013 06:22 |  #1696

And it would appear Sigma has now officially announced the USB dock


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Jan 08, 2013 07:32 |  #1697

Oh geez, what a pain. I really wanted this lens but now I'm gonna see how this plays out. I don't want to MA back and forth.

Is this common with any other lenses that you guys have used?

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Had taken a few hundred photos with this lens at Disney and Knotts Berry Farm the last few days... I notice one issue.... The MA value varies in artificial light versus natural light. Outdoors, 0 MA is best. Accurate, excellent results wide open. Indoors, it severely front focuses and requires +9 MA which is the same value FoCal told me as well calibrating using halogen lights.

Does this sound normal? I have been switching the MA value depending on where I am shooting. It is highly noticible. Outdoors, +9 looks terrible and 0 is perfect. Indoors, +9 is spot on while 0 is terrible

Anybody else notice similar issues? I may email Sigma about it... Seems weird. Otherwise the lens is performing great!


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Jan 08, 2013 07:36 |  #1698

hsmoscout wrote in post #15460390 (external link)
And it would appear Sigma has now officially announced the USB dock

I see all the press releases but still no pricing?


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Jan 08, 2013 07:40 |  #1699

nccb wrote in post #15460516 (external link)
Oh geez, what a pain. I really wanted this lens but now I'm gonna see how this plays out. I don't want to MA back and forth.

Is this common with any other lenses that you guys have used?

As of right now I'm reading about it happening with a 135L. Maybe they're using the same body? 6D?


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Jan 08, 2013 08:03 as a reply to  @ drzenitram's post |  #1700

Great. After reading all the glowing posts in the earlier psrt of this thread, I ordered this lens... due tomorrow. Now I'm reading about the focus issues :confused:


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Jan 08, 2013 08:07 |  #1701

Yeah, I'm the dude with the 135L problem. My Sigma 35mm was perfect while my 135L need -4 at 3m and +3 at 6m. +12 at 9m.

+1 for Sigma. Amazing lens really. The lens is so good I would not care having to send it calibrated.

I just hope I'll be able to exchange or fix the Canon as I dont see myself changing the MA each time I want to switch from head-shoulder to upper body portrait.


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Jan 08, 2013 09:37 |  #1702

nccb wrote in post #15460516 (external link)
Oh geez, what a pain. I really wanted this lens but now I'm gonna see how this plays out. I don't want to MA back and forth.

Is this common with any other lenses that you guys have used?

Truthfully we are suppose to "set and forget" the MA.

I can see any lens potentially having random AF due to subject distance. This is a heck of alot more common in Sigma primes though. I've been biting my tongue and praying that sigma has figured it out...... I've personally never found a sigma 50mm that worked properly and many seem to be having more instances of getting crappy copies of the sigma 85mm primes too.

You can buy a used 35L mk1 and when mk2 comes out you can sell it for a minor "rental" fee. Redrings hold value but most importantly you land the shots with confidence. Without that your images are meaningless. Post processing is any photographers best friend. I have zero tolerance in having inaccurate tools in my gearbag.

I dont think the problems arising in the "so called" 35L killer is isolated. I think there will be alot of sigma 35mm owners silent in their comments on their new lens. It just makes it more difficult to sell on the Buy/sell forum if they disrespect a lens they are trying to sell. Its quite often you see an ad mentioning "freshly calibrated from sigma" and then they are selling it. I can image many pro's seeing problems jumping ship and waiting for the 35Lmk2 or even buying a trusted 35L.


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Jan 08, 2013 10:55 |  #1703

Has this lens really been called a 35L killer? I have used mine in all lighting conditions that I will ever encounter and have had the same results. I have a +3 on it. Do I get a missed shot here and there at 1.4, sure, but it happens across the board. Is this lens perfect, probably not, is it a great alternative to a more expensive canon, yes. I shoot for fun therefore I am very stoked on it and will not be obsessing over focus issues surrounding sigma primes. I have had very good luck with three lenses that I have owned. All you need is one good one. And man, I sure am glad I don't have the pressure of capturing once in a lifetime moments like the ones you describe!


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Jan 08, 2013 11:04 |  #1704

Oh please, don't blow this out of proportion. I do not have this problem. This can happen with any lens like the beloved 135L as evidenced in the other thread.


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Jan 08, 2013 11:19 |  #1705

AlanU wrote in post #15460943 (external link)
I dont think the problems arising in the "so called" 35L killer is isolated. I think there will be alot of sigma 35mm owners silent in their comments on their new lens. It just makes it more difficult to sell on the Buy/sell forum if they disrespect a lens they are trying to sell. Its quite often you see an ad mentioning "freshly calibrated from sigma" and then they are selling it. I can image many pro's seeing problems jumping ship and waiting for the 35Lmk2 or even buying a trusted 35L.

For some reason I think you work for Canon LOL, what are you talking about? so all the reviews about this lens are false? I have a copy and I am very happy. So tell me, what about users reporting for years issues with the 35L? Dude, it happens to any gear, even brand new Rolls Royce, Rolex and yes, the almighty Canon brand. :rolleyes:


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Jan 08, 2013 12:25 |  #1706

sgtbueno wrote in post #15461369 (external link)
For some reason I think you work for Canon LOL, what are you talking about? so all the reviews about this lens are false? I have a copy and I am very happy. So tell me, what about users reporting for years issues with the 35L? Dude, it happens to any gear, even brand new Rolls Royce, Rolex and yes, the almighty Canon brand. :rolleyes:

I must be the luckiest man in the world, all my Sigmas (preowned and new) are excellent. Never had a problem with focussing anything, inside or outside, with light or little light. When I buy I do not think in resale, I keep my lenses, may agree with Sargento Bueno here about labor relationship with Canon :) . Do not take me wrong, all my Canon lenses, red line or not are excellent too. If I had money, I would standarize my lenses, but I do like the Sigmas I have. Even some of the Tamron have been really good. This thread started to sound like Congress: everyone holding their party lines.:oops:


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Jan 08, 2013 12:33 |  #1707

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15461605 (external link)
This thread started to sound like Congress: everyone holding their party lines.:oops:

I've only had four lenses since going digital, all Canon, without any issues. I'm crossing the line with this 35mm; I hope it delivers.


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Jan 08, 2013 12:34 |  #1708

AlanU wrote in post #15460943 (external link)
I dont think the problems arising in the "so called" 35L killer is isolated.

I don't think there are problems arising with this lens. And like Pepe, I must be quite lucky as I have had sigma 30, 50, and now 35 and all have been great. Never did I question the focus. Like I said above, there is the occasional miss, probably a combination on user error and lens.


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Jan 08, 2013 12:40 |  #1709

LV Moose wrote in post #15461643 (external link)
I've only had four lenses since going digital, all Canon, without any issues. I'm crossing the line with this 35mm; I hope it delivers.

Moose, I think you'll be stoked on it. I think that there is a blossoming "issue rumor" here with no data to support it. One or two people having issues that aren't necessarily linked does not a trend make. I'm not saying this lens is trouble free, because it's too early to say either way. But if we play by the guilty till proven innocent rules, then there's no reason to doubt this lens. I've been shooting indoors and out, flash, tungsten, fluorescent, daylight... No problems yet. Only smiles at the results.


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Jan 08, 2013 12:40 |  #1710

Look, been using Canon gear since 1984, this is the dirst time I buy a non Canon lens and it is great, what's wrong about that?


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