AlanU wrote in post #15475439
Great deal for 1000 bucks. Use if for about 5yrs and sell it for 900!!! then later you can buy a used sigma 35mm for $600 LOL!!! Used sigma lenses drop quickly soon as its used.
When I purchased my new 35L a while back it was about 1700 including taxes. If I sell it for 1200 I lose $500. but if I buy a new sigma it'll be around 1120 (including taxes). So if I sell for 1200 and save 80 dollars.........hmmm. Waste of time really. Even if the Sigma produces marginally better IQ I would not get paid more for my work. At this point I'd rather sell the 35L and spend another 800+ for a 35Lmk2 (when it becomes available).
Since you already own one of the great red ring 35mm primes there's no real decisions to make.
If you didn't have a 35mm in your gearbag then thats a different story.
MFG, you speak the truth. Nothing shallow said....
This is a load, Alan.
To buy a 35L new today you'd be paying $1300+ with taxes. 6 months ago 35Ls cost $1400, and I bought one used and sold it a week later then for $1200. Now 35Ls sell for $1050 used. $350 depreciation in 6 months.
Sigma 35s are $900 brand new, $950 with taxes. You can sell a used one for $850. That's $50 depreciation.
Same story with my sigma 70-200 OS. Bought used for $950, can still sell it for $950 6 months later.
Once again, same story with my 85 1.4, bought used for $750 8 months ago, can still sell it for $750 8 months later.
Used 35Ls, however, have dropped over $100 in the past 6 months when bought used.
Sigma lenses hold their value just as well as Canon lenses. Good glass is good glass. The sigma 35 is currently the sharpest 35 on the market, and even if the 35L2 comes out and is sharper, the sigma will still be less than half the cost.