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Jan 15, 2013 21:07 |  #1126

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What's your verdict Corey?

Very sharp. AF is wonky on my copy though. Still trying to figure it out. Front focuses close up, perfect at 3-7' and beyond that it backfocuses.

Live view is dead accurate though, which is probably what I'll use from now on and just skip the whole mess of microadjusting headache.


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Jan 15, 2013 22:06 |  #1127

Vixen89 wrote in post #15492396 (external link)
Canon's 35mm f/2 with IS is out ...now to wait for comparisons!

I thought it was already out, just no one bought it? :lol:


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Jan 15, 2013 22:56 |  #1128

^HAHAHAHA :)

where's that bookworthy icon...


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Jan 15, 2013 23:23 |  #1129
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Hardcore wrote in post #15494078 (external link)
Very sharp. AF is wonky on my copy though. Still trying to figure it out. Front focuses close up, perfect at 3-7' and beyond that it backfocuses.

arghhh that doesn't sound too good....isn't that similar to the problem with the Sigmalux as described by Roger from Lensrental?

And i am meant to pick one up tomorrow...:(


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Jan 16, 2013 00:03 |  #1130

Love this shot!


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Jan 16, 2013 00:06 as a reply to  @ kin2son's post |  #1131

I took some photos of my friends in their new home for their upcoming wedding back home in China. This was my first time using the new 35mm indoors at these distances and overall I am pretty darn happy. The wide aperture allowed me to use ISO 400 instead of having to use something higher above 3200, and that's really nice for ambient light pictures inside. The autofocus worked most of the time, and it only missed focus when the camera probably didn't have much information to go off of and just guessed wrong - eg. focusing on their chest, or shirt, instead of using their eyes.

Here are some of the results:

1) LED light panels provided the FG illumination here

IMAGE: http://millionflame.com/photo/Modeling/DiJessica01/images/IMG_2645.jpg

2) Same LEDs used here
IMAGE: http://millionflame.com/photo/Modeling/DiJessica01/images/IMG_2648.jpg

3) Even with the extremely shallow DOF @ f/1.4 both their faces were in focus. I was impressed! Very small amount of LED light panel light was used here on their faces.
IMAGE: http://millionflame.com/photo/Modeling/DiJessica01/images/IMG_2660.jpg

4) Ambient lighting, no external lights used.
IMAGE: http://millionflame.com/photo/Modeling/DiJessica01/images/IMG_2695.jpg

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IMAGE: http://millionflame.com/photo/Modeling/DiJessica01/images/IMG_2701.jpg

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IMAGE: http://millionflame.com/photo/Modeling/DiJessica01/images/IMG_2709.jpg

7) Hard to tell at this size, but his face is ever so slightly out of focus. At f/1.4 it's really hard to keep both subject's faces in the focal plane, but in this case I was still satisfied with the result and I think it looks perfectly fine.
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Jan 16, 2013 04:47 |  #1132

Hardcore wrote in post #15494078 (external link)
Very sharp. AF is wonky on my copy though. Still trying to figure it out. Front focuses close up, perfect at 3-7' and beyond that it backfocuses.

Live view is dead accurate though, which is probably what I'll use from now on and just skip the whole mess of microadjusting headache.

If live view works perfectly but normal AF doesn't, you should look into exchanging your lens for another copy, as that's a problem that can't be fixed by microadjusting.


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Jan 16, 2013 05:06 |  #1133

Front focuses close up, perfect at 3-7' and beyond that it backfocuses.


Not sure it's the lens problem. My second 135L do this, same as the first copy I returned. I am tempted to return it again but somehow it might be the camera AF system that is not well calibrated.


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Jan 16, 2013 06:22 |  #1134

You're right. I mixed my problems up. If the lens works fine in live view but not regular AF, that's actually a camera issue. Teaches me to answer problems before I'm awake!

The good news is that you have a great lens!


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Jan 16, 2013 06:57 |  #1135

Vixen89 wrote in post #15492396 (external link)
Canon's 35mm f/2 with IS is out ...now to wait for comparisons!

There is no comparison the sigma kills that one too...
Canon wanna charge you 900$ for Image stabilization and a small focus ring f that I rather go with the sigma..


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Jan 16, 2013 08:02 |  #1136

Hardcore wrote in post #15494078 (external link)
Very sharp. AF is wonky on my copy though. Still trying to figure it out. Front focuses close up, perfect at 3-7' and beyond that it backfocuses.

Live view is dead accurate though, which is probably what I'll use from now on and just skip the whole mess of microadjusting headache.

I'd exchange that. LV AF is too slow for me to live with, and it seems to be quite easy to get a normal copy of this lens.


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Jan 16, 2013 08:16 |  #1137

Vixen89 wrote in post #15492396 (external link)
Canon's 35mm f/2 with IS is out ...now to wait for comparisons!

Here's one:

http://www.learningcam​eras.com …m-f2-is-vs-sigma-35mm-f14 (external link)


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Jan 16, 2013 08:30 |  #1138

Sirrith wrote in post #15495328 (external link)
I'd exchange that. LV AF is too slow for me to live with, and it seems to be quite easy to get a normal copy of this lens.

Thing is, I might just be expecting too much from a wide angle shooting at f1.4.


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Jan 16, 2013 08:31 |  #1139

ugh. videos without text explanation ... not a fan...

Somebody want to watch and give a summary? I can't exactly sit here at work watching videos ...


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Jan 16, 2013 08:37 |  #1140

va_rider wrote in post #15495408 (external link)
ugh. videos without text explanation ... not a fan...

Somebody want to watch and give a summary? I can't exactly sit here at work watching videos ...

Yeah, get the Sigma, unless you need IS.

I can't exactly sit here at work and summarize videos... ;)


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