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Feb 19, 2013 22:01 |  #16

I agree, I wouldn't sell the 35L for the sigma, though I didn't find anything all that extraordinary about the 35L. Really nothing magical about it in my opinion.


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Feb 19, 2013 22:05 |  #17
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It has better quality control than Sigma


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Feb 19, 2013 22:16 |  #18

I sold my 35L for the 24-70 II and was very happy with the choice. I do miss a fast 35mm, though... So I got the Sigma 35mm and after (2) attempts, gave up with the autofocus inconsistency on my 5D3. So I am going to wait and see if that gets ironed out and go from there... The Sigma IQ is incredible, but the AF performance in artificial light is atrocious. The Canon worked perfectly regardless of light on the same body.


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Feb 19, 2013 23:10 |  #19

Selling mine to fund Sigma 35 and money towards 85 f/1.8 (possibly 28-135 instead of 85). After moving to ff, I want something between 35mm and 100mm (17-50 is no use to me anymore). Two lenses is better than one at this point.


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Feb 19, 2013 23:28 |  #20

I'm keeping my 35L for better AF in low light and wide open. For IQ and versatility , 24-70ii. No need for me to change, but I welcome the new sigma line as an alternative to canon. The welcomed competition will keep Canon in check.


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Feb 20, 2013 03:17 |  #21

The Sigma IQ is incredible, but the AF performance in artificial light is atrocious.

It was atrocious on YOUR camera body, just like my 135L is atrocious in artificial light on mine. With the Sigma 35mm, no problem at all.

The proof of this is that both your samples were acting goofy just as both my 135L samples did.

I dont know the exact cause of this but I really wish Canon could fix that in the future. I dont think it's in their priorities though...


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Feb 20, 2013 21:15 |  #22

Sold mine for the new 35mm offerings, just waiting for price to drop on the 35/2 IS. Pancake is holding me over till that happens.



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Feb 20, 2013 22:06 |  #23

If the 35 f/2 IS drops into the $650 range, I'll jump on it myself; at its current price though, it's a hard sell against the excellent sigma.


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Feb 20, 2013 22:38 |  #24

Earwax69 wrote in post #15630773 (external link)
It was atrocious on YOUR camera body, just like my 135L is atrocious in artificial light on mine. With the Sigma 35mm, no problem at all.

The proof of this is that both your samples were acting goofy just as both my 135L samples did.

I dont know the exact cause of this but I really wish Canon could fix that in the future. I dont think it's in their priorities though...

Was also terrible with the 60D I had rented for the trip at the time as well... Not just my 5D3.

It's awesome you got a great copy, but after going through two of them I gave up in the meantime. I hope to try again in the future though. It is an amazing lens, I just got frustrated with indoor shooting... So many others reported the exact same behavior, so it is not just me either. I REALLY wish it worked out for me, that lens is incredible. Not denying that.

I know there is SOME shift between lighting, but the Sigma was SIGNIFICANT. Not slight like the Canon lenses may. For whatever reason, it just did not like me!

I want that lens back some day... Hopefully 3rd time is a charm when I do. I most likely will wait until Amazon stocks them directly for ease of return, just in case...


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