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Need your opinion - Sigma 85 or 135L?

 
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Jun 29, 2013 22:32 |  #46

I'm so tempted too, before the sale ends. But I really wish sigma would release an art version.
May be i should grab the S85, I could be waiting for a long time.


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Jun 30, 2013 08:29 |  #47

kin2son wrote in post #16076815 (external link)
Thanks for all the responses.

I have placed the order for the S85, one of the reason is the price being too good to be ignored.

Worst case scenario I can always return the lens or getting it calibrated, but I am confident with it.

nice one, it's a great lens


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Jun 30, 2013 09:21 |  #48

While on business yesterday I took another look at the Sigma 85 on both of my bodies and sure enough it front focused on 8 out of 10 shots. I tested the lens from the f/1.4 through the f/2.8 aperture range since that's where I like to shoot when taking outdoor individual portraits. Maybe if an individual had the patience and resources to deal with the returns and or MA they could be satisfied. I just don't like to pay for something new and then deal with those types of things.


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Jun 30, 2013 10:07 |  #49

You don't like to deal with MA? You must have been really lucky with those 3 primes of yours.




  
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Jun 30, 2013 11:54 |  #50

Rui Peixoto wrote in post #16077786 (external link)
You don't like to deal with MA? You must have been really lucky with those 3 primes of yours.

I don't see where luck entered into the equation. Every Canon lens I've owned has performed quite well on the bodies I've owned. My two current bodies don't have MA, but the 7D had and even then the only two lens that needed MA were both 3rd party (Sigma). With the AF seeming to become more complex on each new body I would think that it will become increasingly difficult for 3rd parties to release lens faster than f/2.8 that can focus consistently. All the more reason to stick with the same company on different components.


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Jun 30, 2013 15:00 |  #51

Maybe I'm very unlucky then. I've only had 1 lens that didn't require some sort of MA so far.




  
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Jun 30, 2013 15:28 |  #52

Rui Peixoto wrote in post #16078395 (external link)
Maybe I'm very unlucky then. I've only had 1 lens that didn't require some sort of MA so far.

I am more in this camp too than Thor's.


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Jun 30, 2013 15:35 |  #53

FEChariot wrote in post #16078453 (external link)
I am more in this camp too than Thor's.

Me too. Every lens faster than f4 that I've owned has needed MFA on both of my bodies with the exception of my 35.


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Jun 30, 2013 15:41 |  #54

Sirrith wrote in post #16071180 (external link)
This is probably the most ignorant post I've read all week.

I dont think so. I had similar concerns with mine. Sold it and got an 85L


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Jun 30, 2013 15:52 |  #55

My Sigma 85 has never given me a moments grief. It focuses accurately in any light and delivers some great images. It can be used inside or out and has good subject separation.


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Jun 30, 2013 20:47 |  #56
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I have owned 24L (sold), 35L, 50L (sold), 85L II, 24-70 II, 70-200 II, 200L 2.0, not a single one of these lenses required MA.

I have also tried lots of Sigma lenses (35, 50, 85) and every single one of these lenses required MA and some either would not work even with the maximum MA allowed and some would work with MA but then would either focus shift or misfocus at different distances.

The 85mm Sigma is my favorite (sarcasm), if they gave that lens to me for free, I would still not use it. It was just horrible, worst of the three Sigmas I have used.




  
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Jul 01, 2013 00:29 |  #57

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16079261 (external link)
I have owned 24L (sold), 35L, 50L (sold), 85L II, 24-70 II, 70-200 II, 200L 2.0, not a single one of these lenses required MA.

I have also tried lots of Sigma lenses (35, 50, 85) and every single one of these lenses required MA and some either would not work even with the maximum MA allowed and some would work with MA but then would either focus shift or misfocus at different distances.

The 85mm Sigma is my favorite (sarcasm), if they gave that lens to me for free, I would still not use it. It was just horrible, worst of the three Sigmas I have used.

Some people must have different standards when it comes to MFAing a lens. Personally, I spend as much time as I need to in order to get the absolute best performance from my lenses in all light.


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Jul 07, 2013 07:31 |  #58

How's the Sigma Kinson?


Sold my first DSLR & lens = 6D (24-105L) & (40)
Now what prime should i get with the 7d mark ii?...

  
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Jul 07, 2013 07:51 |  #59
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wisdom2thewise wrote in post #16098371 (external link)
How's the Sigma Kinson?

Still waiting for Digidirect :(


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Jul 07, 2013 17:20 |  #60

Never tried the 85 siggy. But since i have the 135L i know whats called sharp :D


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