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Need your opinion - Sigma 85 or 135L?

 
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Jul 07, 2013 20:43 |  #61

davidfarina wrote in post #16099680 (external link)
Never tried the 85 siggy. But since i have the 135L i know whats called sharp :D

So you can't say one is better or worse till you try both.:)


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Jul 08, 2013 05:04 |  #62

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So you can't say one is better or worse till you try both.:)

Yeah but i didnt say which one is better, i just said the 135L is a superb lens. If i were in the same position to decide which lens to get, id not try the siggy and take the 135L because its better than i actually need and so is enough for me.


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Jul 08, 2013 05:16 |  #63
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Well I guess one of the deciding point for me is the fact that 135L is only 1 stop faster compared to the 70-200II that I already own, whereas Sigma 85 is 2 stops+ faster, so it actually makes a bigger difference.

Oh also the price difference ;)


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Jul 08, 2013 05:29 |  #64

kin2son wrote in post #16100988 (external link)
Well I guess one of the deciding point for me is the fact that 135L is only 1 stop faster compared to the 70-200II that I already own, whereas Sigma 85 is 2 stops+ faster, so it actually makes a bigger difference.

Oh also the price difference ;)

i think you made the right choice mate, i was in exact same boat: curious about the 135L but also have the 70-200 II already (i guess having the sigma 85 already as well didn't help) so decided not really worth spending the money on as the only advantage i can see is size and weight which doesn't concern me too much


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Jul 08, 2013 05:49 |  #65

I think there is reason to have both 85 and 135 lenses in one's bag. I use the former for indoor work and the latter for outdoor. But what remains to be seen is how often I'll reach for the 85 since buying the 24-70.


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Jul 08, 2013 06:36 |  #66

kin2son wrote in post #16100988 (external link)
Well I guess one of the deciding point for me is the fact that 135L is only 1 stop faster compared to the 70-200II that I already own, whereas Sigma 85 is 2 stops+ faster, so it actually makes a bigger difference.

Oh also the price difference ;)

I think then it will be the best for you :)

But notice that the 85 is actually exactly 2 stops faster, not 2+


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Jul 08, 2013 06:45 |  #67

David, have you got a flickr account?
Want to see some pics taken with the 6d.


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Now what prime should i get with the 7d mark ii?...

  
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Jul 08, 2013 06:47 |  #68

wisdom2thewise wrote in post #16101080 (external link)
David, have you got a flickr account?
Want to see some pics taken with the 6d.

You mean the 6D + 135L ?

No havent got one yet but i could PM you some images


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Jul 08, 2013 07:07 |  #69

davidfarina wrote in post #16101084 (external link)
You mean the 6D + 135L ?

No havent got one yet but i could PM you some images

Yes please. My email address is teammc1@tpg.com.au (external link)
Basically want to view the choices made on the high shutter speed & iso configuration with the 6d.
Yet to visit the DigiDirect store in Melbourne (old CameraHouse store). I'd be very surprised if the 135L on sale, is from Canon Australia. Cheapest I've been quoted on a non grey import is $1500 bucks.


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Jul 08, 2013 07:09 |  #70

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Yes please. My email address is teammc1@tpg.com.au (external link)
Basically want to view the choices made on the high shutter speed & iso configuration with the 6d.
Yet to visit the DigiDirect store in Melbourne (old CameraHouse store). I'd be very surprised if the 135L on sale, is from Canon Australia. Cheapest I've been quoted on a non grey import is $1500 bucks.

Ill send you some this evening. But i think there are cheapier options, going from 1250$ upwards.


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Jul 08, 2013 12:52 |  #71

I have the Sigma 85mm 1.4 and 135L. It all boils down to how much distance you have to work with. I find myself using the 85 a lot more lately just because it is still new to me and I don't have to stand super far away like I do with the 135L. I mainly do portraits, if I had to sell either lens, it would be the 135L :/


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Jul 10, 2013 00:42 as a reply to  @ smooth3000's post |  #72

With what you have at the moment I would suggest 85mm sigma, Its a fine performer. even outside sometimes youll find yourself restricted with space( playgrounds etc) so wider FoW of sigma will be handy. I sold my 135 f2 for exact same reason.


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Jul 10, 2013 00:57 |  #73
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147alltheway wrote in post #16106849 (external link)
With what you have at the moment I would suggest 85mm sigma, Its a fine performer. even outside sometimes youll find yourself restricted with space( playgrounds etc) so wider FoW of sigma will be handy. I sold my 135 f2 for exact same reason.

My thread resurfaced at the perfect time, as I just received my lens ;)


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Jul 10, 2013 03:12 as a reply to  @ kin2son's post |  #74

...and how is it? :p


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Jul 10, 2013 04:06 |  #75
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...and how is it? :p

I think I have a good copy :p

Still at work atm...therefore these are all in camera JPEG transferred directly to my computer from my eye-fi card, so no sharpening or NR.

All shot in al servo, ISO400, 1/125s and wide open.

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Can't complain right? Oh btw, it requires 0 MA on my 5D3 body ;)

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