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David ­ Arbogast
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May 17, 2013 10:06 |  #3016

lapino wrote in post #15940893 (external link)
Yeah made up my mind. Should be picking up my Sigma tomorrow or tuesday at the latest. Very curious how it'll perform. I love the 70-300L and will always defend it on a crop, but my 70-200/F2.8 is just plain better for my uses, I hardly ever need more than 200mm (except on vacation, but that's not that often). And I do take a lot of indoor shots, especially of my kids. Should provide some nice wedding opportunies too.

What really pushed me over, was the fact that I had the NEX6 + Zeiss 24mm (35mm in effect), and I really love that focal length, especially on our trip to South-Africe where I paired the NEX6 to the 7D+70-300L. So I guess the Sigma should be at least as good on a fullframe. Sold the Zeiss to fund the 5DIII though.

What pushed me over the edge to get the Sigma, even though I already had the excellent Zeiss 35mm f/1.4, is a detailed image-comparison review by Zeiss expert reviewer Lloyd Chambers. Chambers concluded that the Sigma was at least as good as the Zeiss, and significantly sharper and more contrasty @ f/1.4. His image comparison pushed me right over the edge.

I wish I could share the link to his compelling review, but it's part of his subscription-based review site.

You're going to love the Sigma 35 on your 5D III! :)


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May 17, 2013 10:07 |  #3017

In another thread someone mentioned he got the 35L due to the Sigma having way too many focus issue in different light conditions. Is this true? Or just one example of probably thousands of fine ones. I know forums tend to attract more problem-posts than what is true irl. But still, I know Sigma has kind of a 'bad' name in the past.


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May 17, 2013 10:14 |  #3018

lapino wrote in post #15940908 (external link)
In another thread someone mentioned he got the 35L due to the Sigma having way too many focus issue in different light conditions. Is this true? Or just one example of probably thousands of fine ones. I know forums tend to attract more problem-posts than what is true irl. But still, I know Sigma has kind of a 'bad' name in the past.

I was apprentice about the lens too after reading the same. I tested the lens and did not have any issues with my lens. I did not have a 35L to rest against, but the sigma 35 tested very well against my canon "L" primes.

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May 17, 2013 10:16 |  #3019

lapino wrote in post #15940908 (external link)
In another thread someone mentioned he got the 35L due to the Sigma having way too many focus issue in different light conditions. Is this true? Or just one example of probably thousands of fine ones. I know forums tend to attract more problem-posts than what is true irl. But still, I know Sigma has kind of a 'bad' name in the past.

The AF on mine is perfect: snappy and very precise. Sigma has had a reputation for iffy AF, and I think that more than anything might make a pro hesitate. Don't worry about it. :)


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May 17, 2013 14:22 as a reply to  @ David Arbogast's post |  #3020

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May 17, 2013 14:57 |  #3021

Great purples in there Dan.


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May 17, 2013 22:28 as a reply to  @ GuitarDTO's post |  #3022

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May 18, 2013 07:07 |  #3023

Just got the lens, seems to be heavily front-focussing, especially when using f1.4 (does that make sense?). Have put MA to +15 and it's a bit better now (on 5DIII). Is it normal to have to put in such a high MA? Or should I let it calibrate at sigma?


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May 18, 2013 07:37 |  #3024

Nice photo Daniel as always
But i like your photos from the canon 35L more than the sigma
colors from the L lens are different


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May 18, 2013 07:49 |  #3025

lapino wrote in post #15943433 (external link)
Just got the lens, seems to be heavily front-focussing, especially when using f1.4 (does that make sense?). Have put MA to +15 and it's a bit better now (on 5DIII). Is it normal to have to put in such a high MA? Or should I let it calibrate at sigma?

Yeah, that's a lot. +15 should be returnable if you got it locally. That's pretty extreme.


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May 18, 2013 07:50 |  #3026

I'm selling my 650D and 30mm sigma, to get this lens on my 5d. Am i crazy?


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May 18, 2013 09:02 as a reply to  @ Maizzi's post |  #3027

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May 18, 2013 09:32 |  #3028

Mookalafalas wrote in post #15943505 (external link)
Yeah, that's a lot. +15 should be returnable if you got it locally. That's pretty extreme.

Shop won't take it back, says as lons as I can fix it by adjusting MA, it's fine. Would it be wise to get the usb dock for this lens?


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May 18, 2013 09:42 |  #3029

lapino wrote in post #15943704 (external link)
Shop won't take it back, says as lons as I can fix it by adjusting MA, it's fine. Would it be wise to get the usb dock for this lens?

That's a load of bull man.

My local shop has a similar policy. (they'll take a lens back within 5 days, provided its in 'new' condition). I'd like to support them more, and do for small things whenever I can, but I'd rather not risk getting stuck with a large purchase that's underperforming.


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May 18, 2013 09:51 |  #3030

Adorama and B&H have wonderful return policies, which is why I always order my gear from them.


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