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Jul 10, 2013 11:02 |  #3181

I really liked this lens. Had one; sent it back for inconsistent focus. Got another along with the dock and even after adjusting all 4 focal points the lens was just not consistent between indoors/outdoors. Type of lighting also had an affect on accuracy. I decided to send the lens back and sell the dock. Using my 24-70 II for wide shots (I sure do miss that 1.4 at wide angle!). Picked up an 85L II for shallow DOF. If Sigma gets this focus stuff right I will, no doubt, be picking another one up.


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Jul 10, 2013 11:31 |  #3182

ducphunguyen wrote in post #16107809 (external link)
I've just got my Sigma 35mm F/1.4 yesterday. Found strange noise when holding/tapping/pressi​ng bottom body of the lens. Please see my YOUTUBE video for more detail.
Please let me know if you encounter the same problem.
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Mines arrived last week, and it doesn't do what yours is showing. I haven't MA'ed it or used the USB dock I just bought it just in case though; and so far it shows no signs of inconsistency. I used it indoors at the hospital, in my house, outdoors during a couples session. Everything seems to be in working order. :D


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Jul 10, 2013 19:30 |  #3183

Ok, so I got my USB dock today and put it to work. I measured and taped the floor at the 4 distances (1ft, 1.3ft, 2ft, inf (15ft)). I had the camera on a tripod, and was shooting at a cereal box that was on a chair. All shots wide open, ISO was at 800 indoors and out, and I adjusted the shutter speed when I went outside. I setup the same way outdoors as well. I took photos at each distance at MA settings of 0, +5, +10, +15 and +20 on my 5D3 (mine never requires MA in the negatives). I then installed the firmware, and repeated the above shots indoors and out.

Indoors Pre-Firmware+10, +20, +13, +11
Outdoors Pre-Firmware +10, +5, +5, +10
Indoors Post-Firmware+10, +10, ~+10, +13 (some of these were acting a little inconsistent)
Outdoors Post-Firmware+10, +10, +10, +10

So basically, I set my 5D3 MA to +10 and took some real world shots inside the house and out. Overall the lens was behaving VERY well, and is without a doubt more consistent inside and outside lighting. The only real world shots that might have been a tad off were infinity outside shots, but I'm willing to accept that, and I don't want to mess with plugging in different MA settings via the USB dock at different focus distances since MOST distances are now behaving very well at +10 when set through the 5D3.

To summarize, the firmware update by itself made a nice difference with my lens. And as a side note, the evil part of me wants to return the dock now that I've got the firmware update : ) muwahahaha (j/k I'm not that type of consumer)


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Jul 10, 2013 21:57 |  #3184

HELP! I just bough my copy and am a little concerned with the black vignetting in the corners....is that normal? or should I return this lens....I cannot fix it in LR...thanks!

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Please take a look at the two photos, the corners are completely black.

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http://www.flickr.com …260118026/in/ph​otostream/ (external link)

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Jul 10, 2013 22:33 |  #3185

The lens does vignette a fair amount wide open, but it shouldn't be THAT bad!

I'd check that the lens hood wasn't attached incorrectly, and then send it back if that doesn't fix it


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Jul 10, 2013 22:35 |  #3186

Sylvia925 wrote in post #16109597 (external link)
HELP! I just bough my copy and am a little concerned with the black vignetting in the corners....is that normal? or should I return this lens....I cannot fix it in LR...thanks!
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Please take a look at the two photos, the corners are completely black.

http://www.flickr.com …260117996/in/ph​otostream/ (external link)
http://www.flickr.com …260118026/in/ph​otostream/ (external link)

It looks like your hood is not attached properly. You have to twist it quite hard until it actually clicks into place.


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Jul 11, 2013 13:51 |  #3187

Makes sense - I did not use the hood at all for these shots...had no clue that hood would make such a difference...Thank You!

Sirrith wrote in post #16109675 (external link)
It looks like your hood is not attached properly. You have to twist it quite hard until it actually clicks into place.


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Jul 11, 2013 19:17 |  #3188

Sirrith wrote in post #16109675 (external link)
It looks like your hood is not attached properly. You have to twist it quite hard until it actually clicks into place.

Ha. Never noticed that on mine. It still didn't show up or anything, but it did feel a little "loose" before. Thanks. :)


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Jul 11, 2013 19:50 |  #3189

Sylvia925 wrote in post #16111389 (external link)
Makes sense - I did not use the hood at all for these shots...had no clue that hood would make such a difference...Thank You!

Wait, so you weren't using the hood before, but once you put it on it fixed the problem?

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Ha. Never noticed that on mine. It still didn't show up or anything, but it did feel a little "loose" before. Thanks. :)

You're welcome :)


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Jul 12, 2013 16:30 |  #3190

I was close on ordering this lens after looking through the lens sample thread and now I've just spent ages reading through the tail end of this thread and I'm not so sure again! I had a siggy 85 previously and ended up selling due to focus issues. I'm now not sure I want to take the risk again with the S35 as people seem to be having issues with and without the dock.

Wish I hadn't sold my 35L a few months back now


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Jul 15, 2013 15:40 |  #3191

Just bought the dock. New firmware helped it out and no longer needed MFA at .6 to Inf. just +5 for .3 and .4! Now to wait till it gets darker outside to test out low light capabilities.


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Jul 15, 2013 16:16 |  #3192

This lens is quite fantastic and I'm getting better AF performance than with my previous 35L.

However, I'm noticing my pictures come out with very "cold" tones and usually I need to tweak the WB to make them look more natural. Is anyone noticing the same?




  
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Jul 15, 2013 16:21 |  #3193

Rui Peixoto wrote in post #16122938 (external link)
This lens is quite fantastic and I'm getting better AF performance than with my previous 35L.

However, I'm noticing my pictures come out with very "cold" tones and usually I need to tweak the WB to make them look more natural. Is anyone noticing the same?

I noticed it too, but I just bring back in the warm tones and go on me merry way. :D


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Jul 16, 2013 01:16 |  #3194

xpfloyd wrote in post #16114814 (external link)
I was close on ordering this lens after looking through the lens sample thread and now I've just spent ages reading through the tail end of this thread and I'm not so sure again! I had a siggy 85 previously and ended up selling due to focus issues. I'm now not sure I want to take the risk again with the S35 as people seem to be having issues with and without the dock.

Wish I hadn't sold my 35L a few months back now

Look at the amount of "issues" on B&H, Adorama and Amazon buyer reviews.


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Jul 16, 2013 03:44 |  #3195

Sirrith wrote in post #16124145 (external link)
Look at the amount of "issues" on B&H, Adorama and Amazon buyer reviews.

I had a look there and it's similar to here. The majority don't have issues but many still do. I think I'm going to take the plunge anyway and order it today. The fact that there is a dock available that is also cheap does give me some reassurance


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