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Thread started 17 Sep 2012 (Monday) 13:11
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Feb 14, 2013 21:12 |  #2521

Going hiking, hopefully this makes a good landscape lens.


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Feb 15, 2013 10:06 |  #2522

AAAaaannd , this is how it looks on my 5D Mark III
I say it`s kinda badass.

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Feb 15, 2013 15:42 |  #2523

I got the lens, it looks brand new, was supposed to be used. It was still wrapped in the plastic. I will try it out tonight and more this weekend.


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Feb 15, 2013 15:44 |  #2524

jkokbaker wrote in post #15614045 (external link)
I got the lens, it looks brand new, was supposed to be used. It was still wrapped in the plastic. I will try it out tonight and more this weekend.

Did you get the Used - Like new?
I wonder if Sigma will cover the warranty if the receipt says "used" lens?




  
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Feb 15, 2013 16:04 |  #2525

It still has the warranty paper included, not sure about that.


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Feb 15, 2013 16:07 |  #2526

It was sold to me as use , like new, bought through Amazon Warehouse Deals.


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Feb 15, 2013 16:21 |  #2527

jkokbaker wrote in post #15614115 (external link)
It was sold to me as use , like new, bought through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

If you bought it through amazon warehouse then sigma will most likely not honor the warranty, usually that's the case with all manufacturers, however amazon offers a warranty through squaretrade. From what I've heard, the squaretrade warranty is a nice one.


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Feb 16, 2013 04:46 as a reply to  @ drzenitram's post |  #2528

Tried this lens at a shop about 1.5 hours away and came back disappointed. First photo was a quick shot of a back of a computer monitor, second shot was with some micro focusing adjustment. No editing was done except both images were cropped.

Sorry, forgot to add details, both shot at f1.4, 1/200sec, 200 iso.

I've never played around with MFA before but this had gotten me worried with the existing lenses that I have (15-85mm, 35mm Samyang etc).

Could it be a problem with the camera or is it the lens itself?


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Feb 16, 2013 04:49 as a reply to  @ mrsamo's post |  #2529

This one was 1.4 on the eye, as you can it missed it completely.


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Feb 16, 2013 05:07 as a reply to  @ mrsamo's post |  #2530

And here's one straight out of the Samyang, 1 shot no editing.


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Feb 16, 2013 05:48 |  #2531

What's wrong with your Sigma needing a little MFA? Or do you mean the third shot you posted is using the same amount of MFA as the second shot?




  
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Feb 16, 2013 05:57 |  #2532

Mine needed different MA all the time and at different distances. Worst lens experience.


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Feb 16, 2013 06:52 |  #2533

wow, my copy seems to be just perfect... damn.. this lens is SHARP as hell...
stupid me left the camera in raw + jpeg mode with jpegs at only 9mpx, and I wasn`t getting so much detail in those jpegs. I thought the lens isn`t that sharp.

Then, I opened the RAW`s and O.O = WOW

And the focus is damn fast... I`d say faster than my 85mm f1.8


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Feb 16, 2013 07:45 |  #2534

mrsamo wrote in post #15615615 (external link)
Tried this lens at a shop about 1.5 hours away and came back disappointed. First photo was a quick shot of a back of a computer monitor, second shot was with some micro focusing adjustment. No editing was done except both images were cropped.

Sorry, forgot to add details, both shot at f1.4, 1/200sec, 200 iso.

I've never played around with MFA before but this had gotten me worried with the existing lenses that I have (15-85mm, 35mm Samyang etc).

Could it be a problem with the camera or is it the lens itself?

What camera are you shooting with? Have you tried MFA on this lens? On the 7d (probably all canons) you can MA by lens or the camera itself. The camera will know what lens you have on and use the appropriate MA setting.

When I got my lens from Adorama I had the same concerns as you. After a MA (mine took -8) its perfect at all focus distances, in all lights and apertures. IMHO the main reason for returns on this lens is the focus distance problem. The lens will be tack sharp at 6ft after MFA but be soft at 25ft. The copy of your lens should sharp at every distance after MFA if not return it.

There are many ways to MFA and you can make it as technical as you want, but I just downloaded a chart off the internet and kept it simple. Make sure you test at f1.4 and I shot closer than recommended because a narrower depth-of-field is easier to see exactly where the focus is.

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On a little bit of a side tangent, I have have never owned a lens this fast, so being able to shoot at f/1.4 and have reliable images as sharp as this lens produces really opens up your creativity. I am able to take and make shots that I thought only more expensive camera bodies could produce. I now believe good glass is the most important key to digital photography.

Now that mine is dialed in, I see no reason to ever take it off my camera!

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Feb 16, 2013 12:41 as a reply to  @ Fuhrtographer's post |  #2535

I did some side by side test shots with the 35L and S35. Now I have to decide which one to keep. The first impressions on the S35 is that it is sharper than the Canon and has less CA (at least from my test shots).


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