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Jan 09, 2013 19:39 |  #106

i think having IS is great, on any focal length, not everyone has the skills to shoot low shutter speed or wanting to shoot the lens wide open all the time, but i do believe canon is charging too much for this lens tho and i think that's where the problem is

funny enough 35 f2 IS seems to have the best bokeh out of all the 35mm's right now tho:

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Jan 14, 2013 13:18 as a reply to  @ basketballfreak6's post |  #107

I just got the Sigma 35 f/1.4. It's heavier than I expected, and I may end up missing IS. I'm think 1 stop less light and 4 stops IS might be better for me (not as steady as I used to be). I'm staying tuned to this thread to see how you guys like the Canon. I may end up returning the Sigma after I have a chance to try it more this weekend. It also required +10 MA on my 5DIII.

It's a bummer that the Canon doesn't come with a hood; that's another $50 :confused:


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Jan 14, 2013 13:24 |  #108

LV Moose wrote in post #15487525 (external link)
I just got the Sigma 35 f/1.4. It's heavier than I expected, and I may end up missing IS. I'm think 1 stop less light and 4 stops IS might be better for me (not as steady as I used to be). I'm staying tuned to this thread to see how you guys like the Canon. I may end up returning the Sigma after I have a chance to try it more this weekend. It also required +10 MA on my 5DIII.

It's a bummer that the Canon doesn't come with a hood; that's another $50 :confused:

I was "this close" to ordering the SIgma, as I love the pictures everyone is posting from this lens. That was just today, then I thought long & hard and came back to the lighter lens and IS probably being the best fit for me. Just waiting to read some more reviews of this lens before deciding for sure.

I go with third-party hoods, much cheaper and same results. I don't scrimp on the filters, though.


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Jan 14, 2013 13:36 |  #109

LV Moose wrote in post #15487525 (external link)
I just got the Sigma 35 f/1.4. It's heavier than I expected, and I may end up missing IS. I'm think 1 stop less light and 4 stops IS might be better for me (not as steady as I used to be). I'm staying tuned to this thread to see how you guys like the Canon. I may end up returning the Sigma after I have a chance to try it more this weekend. It also required +10 MA on my 5DIII.

It's a bummer that the Canon doesn't come with a hood; that's another $50 :confused:

The F1.4 can really be beneficial but the IS holds greater value to me than F/1.4. Also, not to mention its smaller and lighter. This can make for a perfect walkaround lens, and with IS the lens is far more forgiving than without. I know DRTV is probably never going to review it since its a non-L lens but once other sources have had their word I will take the plunge. :D


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Jan 16, 2013 17:04 |  #110

After LOTS of research, comparing the Sigma 35 with the new Canon 35 with IS, I ruled them both out. The Sigma is probably heavier than I want and the Canon 35mm f/2 IS still has a pretty hefty price tag.

So I decided to go with the 28mm f/2.8 IS (!) instead. Just ordered it from Amazon where this lens runs $80 less than Adorama and B&H. It is also $230.00 less than the Canon 35mm. I have read some reviews and viewed sample images and it seems very sharp. Will share pictures when it arrives. I think I made the right choice for my needs. :-)

I originally didn't care for the 28mm on the FF, but that was before I learned to use the 5D II with the same lens as I used on the crop. I think when I first got the FF, I was just overwhelmed with so much to learn, so I sold all my primes and waited until I knew what I needed/wanted and funny thing is, I ended up with the same FL on all primes as what I had before!


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Jan 16, 2013 17:08 |  #111

Nice! Will be looking forward to seeing some samples!


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Jan 17, 2013 01:18 |  #112

How did you like the rented Sigma compared to the Canon, ed rader? Which one will you be sticking to?




  
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Jan 17, 2013 10:46 |  #113

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How did you like the rented Sigma compared to the Canon, ed rader? Which one will you be sticking to?

i'm strongly leaning toward the canon. the sigma was better than i expected though. it's the first short prime that i've used that was stunning wide open.

at F2 the sigma is excellent while the canon is very good. so what we are talking about is an extra stop of light vs three stops of IS. you can argue it either way but find the one that works best for you.

one thing for certain is it's great to be able to choose between two stellar lenses, but not as easy as i thought it would be :D.


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Jan 17, 2013 11:09 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #114

the digital picture recently posted its review of the canon 35 f2 IS. it's definitely a must-read if you are considering this lens.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …2-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)


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Jan 17, 2013 12:05 |  #115

Thanks for the update.

Just the other day I was shooting images I couldn't have got without IS and made me think about the prime dilemma again :D
I'm still leaning towards the Sigma myself because when I want a slow shutter speed and IS I find I'm usually stopping down the lens heavily anyway to get the effect I'm after, and in that case I was just using my 24-105. I don't think I'll need IS at f/2 for the 35mm since I have IS at f/4 if I need it. I use the zoom for more creative shots such as freezing action with a flash combined with a nice trail of movement from a slow shutter speed. Granted the IS on the 24-105 isn't as good as the one in the 35mm but it will have to suffice for my needs.

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Jan 17, 2013 13:27 |  #116

Xcelx wrote in post #15500663 (external link)
Thanks for the update.

Just the other day I was shooting images I couldn't have got without IS and made me think about the prime dilemma again :D
I'm still leaning towards the Sigma myself because when I want a slow shutter speed and IS I find I'm usually stopping down the lens heavily anyway to get the effect I'm after, and in that case I was just using my 24-105. I don't think I'll need IS at f/2 for the 35mm since I have IS at f/4 if I need it. I use the zoom for more creative shots such as freezing action with a flash combined with a nice trail of movement from a slow shutter speed. Granted the IS on the 24-105 isn't as good as the one in the 35mm but it will have to suffice for my needs.

Just my 2 cents worth of rambling...

and the zoom is two stops slower are in my eyes unuseable except for emergencies at f4 -- i stop down at least to f4.5.

the thing i like about the 35 f2 is you can shoot in very low light at lower ISOs.

i still have the sigma in my possession and i'm still not positive which way i'll go but i am leaning toward the canon.


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Jan 17, 2013 23:49 |  #117

ed rader: would you mind starting a thread in the lens sample section? There isn't one yet, and right now you seem to be the only one here who has tried the lens.


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Jan 18, 2013 00:02 |  #118

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ed rader: would you mind starting a thread in the lens sample section? There isn't one yet, and right now you seem to be the only one here who has tried the lens.

i did start a thread there. maybe it's buried?


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Jan 18, 2013 01:17 |  #119

ed rader wrote in post #15503403 (external link)
i did start a thread there. maybe it's buried?

You did:oops: Didn't show up when I searched because the title is missing "EF" and "USM" I think.


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Jan 18, 2013 10:24 |  #120

yeah its kinda buried there since there isnt much activity

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1264523


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