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Jan 22, 2013 19:11 |  #2206
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So I just went outside and tested my copy more. I have +8 on mine.

I tried shooting a brick wall @ 45 degrees and it seems to be perfect. But then when I try to shoot it head on it seems +8 is too much and 0 looks better....

Sigh I give up...


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Jan 22, 2013 19:14 |  #2207

kin2son wrote in post #15521921 (external link)
I tried shooting a brick wall @ 45 degrees and it seems to be perfect. But then when I try to shoot it head on it seems +8 is too much and 0 looks better....

Sigh I give up...

I never have luck shooting flat "test subjects" at angles and whatnot. If I went by the results I got on those 45 degree test charts, then all my lenses would be off. But shooting at normal subjects, they're all spot on. Same with the battery test, all spot on.


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Jan 22, 2013 19:18 as a reply to  @ post 15521618 |  #2208

I have had very good luck with my S35, inside and outside, near and far. So today I took it to work to try on a 5D3. It was perfect at 0. It was a fast test only 20 pics, all in a sequence and every one in focus. Inside at 4' and outside at 50' to 150'.


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Jan 22, 2013 19:24 |  #2209
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Sigma 35 is good for something....

Take pics of L lenses :D

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Jan 22, 2013 19:26 |  #2210
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Sirrith wrote in post #15521927 (external link)
I never have luck shooting flat "test subjects" at angles and whatnot. If I went by the results I got on those 45 degree test charts, then all my lenses would be off. But shooting at normal subjects, they're all spot on. Same with the battery test, all spot on.

So what do you think my copy needs Sirrith? +8 or 0?

Btw, when I was at the shop (indoor) testing it, 0 was way off, couldn't get one photo in focus. But now outside with longer distance it seems the other way around....:cry:


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Jan 22, 2013 19:29 |  #2211

Varago wrote in post #15521947 (external link)
I have had very good luck with my S35, inside and outside, near and far. So today I took it to work to try on a 5D3. It was perfect at 0. It was a fast test only 20 pics, all in a sequence and every one in focus. Inside at 4' and outside at 50' to 150'.

Good to hear bc I want this lens but all this talk is scaring me!

Btw - anyone with a "bad" one send it to sigma yet? Any success there?


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nccb wrote in post #15521985 (external link)
Btw - anyone with a "bad" one send it to sigma yet? Any success there?

I am heading to CR Kennedy this afternoon, they are the distributor for Sigma lenses here in Australia.

Am ready to fire and blast at them :D


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Jan 22, 2013 19:55 |  #2213

I just did an outdoor test at sunset on both moving objects and stationary ones. I tried both +4 and 0 MFA. I couldn't see any difference at short or long distance with sunlight.

I do see a subtle difference where 4 is better at longer distances 30+ feet away and even then it is minimal and only occasionally.

Once it got dark and the light became artificial there was an obvious difference and 0 was significantly better than +4.

I used Manual mode, no filters, one shot at 1/400 to prevent any camera shake.

I hate having to do all this testing but I'm going to see if I can get away with using this lens at 0 MFA for everything although using FoCal it consistently comes up at +3-4ish being the correct MFA adjustment. I really wish Sigma had better QC so we all didn't have to become lens technicians during our spare time. We should get college credit for every Sigma lens we tame.

Although it may sound odd my copy may be "perfect" but getting there seems to have taken me a while. I will take some shots tomorrow midday and then make my final conclusion.


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Jan 22, 2013 19:57 |  #2214

Ok, I posted a Sigma 35mm f1.4 Poll. Please vote. That way we can really see how spread is the focus problems.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1269014


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Jan 22, 2013 20:28 |  #2215

My first crack at micro adjusting a lens. I settled on -8 indoors but I have not tried anything outside because its way to cold out, I hate Wisconsin winter!!

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Jan 22, 2013 20:35 as a reply to  @ Fuhrtographer's post |  #2216

so i guess some of you are saying is the sigma lottery is alive and well :D!


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Jan 22, 2013 21:06 |  #2217

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so i guess some of you are saying is the sigma lottery is alive and well :D!

I wish the real lottery was so easy to win! :)


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Jan 22, 2013 21:22 |  #2218

ed rader wrote in post #15522265 (external link)
so i guess some of you are saying is the sigma lottery is alive and well :D!

I hope I don't "lose" twice... :p


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Jan 22, 2013 21:24 |  #2219

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Ok, I posted a Sigma 35mm f1.4 Poll. Please vote. That way we can really see how spread is the focus problems.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1269014

I posted a poll yesterday with a straight yes or no AF issues. Will be interesting to see the results of the two polls.

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