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Jan 31, 2013 19:09 |  #2401

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15557667 (external link)
Low light focussing is a camera problem. I am now reading the manual of the 1DIII and makes that clear:
" Autofocus can fail to achieve focus(the focus confirmation light blinks) with certain subjects such as the following:
SUBJECTS DIFFUCULT TO FOCUS
--Low-contrast subjects, e.g.. blue sky, solid-color walls, etc.
--Subjects in low light
--Extremely backlit and reflective subjects, e.g., car with a reflective body, etc.
--Overlapping near and far objects, e.g., animal in a cage, etc.
--Repetitive pattern, e.g., skyscraper windows, computer keyboard, etc.

In such cases, do one of the following:
(1) With one-shot AF, focus an objectat the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing.
(2) Set the lens focus mode switch to MF and focus manually.?

Canon EOS 1D Mark III manual, page 86.

Just because it's sometimes a camera problem, doesn't mean it's not also a problem specific/inherent to this lens.

I was shooting in low light long before I bought this Sigma.


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Jan 31, 2013 20:18 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #2402

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Jan 31, 2013 20:39 |  #2404

I am shooting a sweet 16 on Sunday. This will be a good test for low light performance. So far so good with the lens.


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Jan 31, 2013 21:07 |  #2405

So who bought this lens for that inexpensive price offered by Beach Camera and B&H ?


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Jan 31, 2013 21:09 |  #2406

samsen wrote in post #15558238 (external link)
So who bought this lens for that inexpensive price offered by Beach Camera and B&H ?

Which price was that?


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Feb 01, 2013 01:06 |  #2407

Mine is acting terrible. Very sporadic MA. Going to do one last chance of testing tomorrow


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Feb 01, 2013 11:32 |  #2408

samsen wrote in post #15558238 (external link)
So who bought this lens for that inexpensive price offered by Beach Camera and B&H ?

Both shows the usual price at $899.
What price are you talking about?




  
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Feb 01, 2013 11:38 |  #2409

samsen wrote in post #15558238 (external link)
So who bought this lens for that inexpensive price offered by Beach Camera and B&H ?

Reading is fundamental. That was for the older 30 1.4 now that Sigma announced a replacement APSC Crop only 30 1.4 in the new Art series a few days ago..




  
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Feb 01, 2013 11:39 |  #2410

imjasonbassett wrote in post #15558848 (external link)
Mine is acting terrible. Very sporadic MA. Going to do one last chance of testing tomorrow


It appears this issue is happening with a lot of people. Glad I was not just the only one.


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Feb 01, 2013 11:41 |  #2411

Waiting for mine to arrive. The 50 I just purchased and returned was the worst Sigma I've ever owned. Giving Sigma one last chance with the 35. So far its been about a 50/50 proposition and I'm hoping by playing the odds this ones good.




  
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Feb 01, 2013 11:53 |  #2412

hondafans wrote in post #15560317 (external link)
Waiting for mine to arrive. The 50 I just purchased and returned was the worst Sigma I've ever owned. Giving Sigma one last chance with the 35. So far its been about a 50/50 proposition and I'm hoping by playing the odds this ones good.

Good luck I hope it works out for you. So far so good for my copy. I need a ma for the 7D but the 5D MKII is spot on. The jury is still out but I like what I see so far.


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Feb 01, 2013 14:03 |  #2413

Just received the lens. Gotta agree with those who said this lens has a nice weight to it :) Overall a good first impression. Now waiting on the D800, should be here early next week.

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Feb 01, 2013 15:21 |  #2414

Bummer for you guys with mysterious lens maladies. Mine's frickin' awesome. :p;)

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Feb 01, 2013 19:51 |  #2415

LV Moose wrote in post #15557783 (external link)
Just because it's sometimes a camera problem, doesn't mean it's not also a problem specific/inherent to this lens.

Agreed. I find Canon lenses to focus better in low light. My Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 is iffy in low light while the Canon 100 f/2 (yes granted it's a stop faster aperture) focuses very well in light levels lower than where my Tamron struggles.




  
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