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Feb 19, 2013 21:55 |  #2596

Photosurgeon would probably take his 35L to a nice dinner over his girlfriend. Just a massive fanboy.

I got mine yesterday and it's fantastic. Tested a 35L before hand and the S35 just feels a lot more natural and is sharper.


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Feb 19, 2013 21:59 |  #2597

photosurgeon wrote in post #15629995 (external link)
Take more care of your lenses. Dont be abusive.

*LOL* Gotta be extra gentle with that L glass !!!


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Feb 19, 2013 22:03 |  #2598
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Don't know to what extent sigma QC has, but my first and only copy of the Sigma 10-20 was returned due to corner softness. For a $500 lens, I expected better. Canon all the way from then on.


1Ds (Killed by bird crap), 5d2 (never to be taken apart!), 300d IR (fianlly put it back together), 35L, 40mm pancake, 85mm 1.8, Tamwrong 28-75 2.8 (really good lens!) and a load of spare parts!

  
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Feb 19, 2013 22:10 |  #2599

The only thing is that sigma lenses do it better for less money.

S35 vs 35L = better lens for $400 less
S70-200 OS vs 70-200 Mk1 = better lens for $500 less
S85 vs 85L = 95% of the lens(with much faster focusing) for $1000 less.

Even after owning the canon versions, I definitely prefer the sigmas.


| Bodies - 5D Mark II, T2i | Lenses - Helios 44-2, Sigma 35mm 1.4, Sigma 85 1.4, Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS, Tamron SP AF 1.4x TC | Lights - 430ex ii x2, Random 3rd party strobes

  
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Feb 19, 2013 22:12 |  #2600

I have only had one lens fail and it was a Canon L . I never had any issues with SIgma lenses. A friend of mine had a 300L..IS motor died..

I think Canon needs more Surgeons....

We all know you are a closet Sigma lover *LOL*


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Feb 19, 2013 22:14 |  #2601
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How is the re-sale value on the Sigmas?


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Feb 19, 2013 22:17 |  #2602

Have fun all and play nice tonight. ;)


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Feb 19, 2013 22:24 |  #2603

About the equivalent to the canon Ls or a little better.

Of the 3 I listed:

Sigma 35 new: 899 used: 850
retains 95% of its value
Sigma 85 new: 895 used: 775
retains 85% of its value
Sigma 70-200 OS new: 1249 used: 1000
retains 80% of its value

Canon 35L new: 1479 used: 1000
retains 67% of its value
Canon 85L new: 2199 used: 1675
retains 76% of its value
Canon 70-200 II new: 2499 used: 1900
retains 76% of its value


| Bodies - 5D Mark II, T2i | Lenses - Helios 44-2, Sigma 35mm 1.4, Sigma 85 1.4, Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS, Tamron SP AF 1.4x TC | Lights - 430ex ii x2, Random 3rd party strobes

  
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Feb 19, 2013 22:26 |  #2604
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Doctored prices.


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Feb 19, 2013 22:27 |  #2605

photosurgeon wrote in post #15630260 (external link)
Doctored prices.

B&H prices. The used prices are the average of the most recent sales on this board.

Edit: Remember, canon has new "fixed pricing". Resale value should reflect the non-rebate price because of that.


| Bodies - 5D Mark II, T2i | Lenses - Helios 44-2, Sigma 35mm 1.4, Sigma 85 1.4, Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS, Tamron SP AF 1.4x TC | Lights - 430ex ii x2, Random 3rd party strobes

  
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Feb 19, 2013 22:40 |  #2606

photosurgeon wrote in post #15630217 (external link)
How is the re-sale value on the Sigmas?

got my 30mm here on POTN for $325; sold it 2.5 yrs later for $380.


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Feb 19, 2013 22:42 |  #2607

really, unless your reasoning for going 35L over sigma 35 is CPS points, the sigma 35 is better in every way.


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Feb 20, 2013 07:45 as a reply to  @ drzenitram's post |  #2608

I don't think I buy anything based on resale value.


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Feb 20, 2013 09:06 |  #2609
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LV Moose wrote in post #15631145 (external link)
I don't think I buy anything based on resale value.

+1

Some people shoot, others collect gear to sell later




  
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Feb 20, 2013 09:15 |  #2610

CanonVsNikon wrote in post #15631399 (external link)
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Some people shoot, others collect gear to sale later

Exactly I buy based on my needs. When it comes time to sell, I hope it holds it value.
I recently sold a bunch of my lenses so I could upgrade to EF and L quality.


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