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Anyone kept or preferred 35L over the Sigma 35?

 
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Jul 18, 2013 19:50 |  #1

I really find the S35 1.4 colors (skin are on the yellow/orange side) and the heavy vignetting distracting. I sold my Sigma 35 for a Canon 35L mainly because of color accuracy. Has anyone done the same?




  
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Jul 18, 2013 20:28 |  #2

Lately it's been the other way around, sell Canon for the Sigma 35. Both great lenses but it's a personal preference, hope this one works out for you


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Jul 18, 2013 20:34 |  #3
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I tried 3 copies of Sigma, I kept my 35L at the end. Sigma vignettes a lot around the corners (even though Canon might be vignetting more for the overall frame), focus is very inconsistent, colors (as you said) is a bit weird, and metering is all over the place (over exposes sometimes).




  
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Jul 18, 2013 20:45 |  #4

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16133122 (external link)
I tried 3 copies of Sigma, I kept my 35L at the end. Sigma vignettes a lot around the corners (even though Canon might be vignetting more for the overall frame), focus is very inconsistent, colors (as you said) is a bit weird, and metering is all over the place (over exposes sometimes).

Oh yeah, this!!! I thought it was my metering, but metering was all over the place. Any explanation from Sigma?




  
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Jul 18, 2013 21:35 |  #5

I spent a lot of time viewing sample images for the Sigma and Canon and I don't see the problems that TLG notes. I bought the Sigma and I don't have metering issues. I have noticed the vignetting, but I have it with my Canon 50/1.2L as well . . . I also use Lightroom and have an import setting that adjusts for the lenses I shoot so I don't end up seeing the vignetting with either lens.


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Jul 18, 2013 21:44 |  #6

seanlancaster wrote in post #16133280 (external link)
I spent a lot of time viewing sample images for the Sigma and Canon and I don't see the problems that TLG notes. I bought the Sigma and I don't have metering issues. I have noticed the vignetting, but I have it with my Canon 50/1.2L as well . . . I also use Lightroom and have an import setting that adjusts for the lenses I shoot so I don't end up seeing the vignetting with either lens.

Maybe is a variation with copies? Because at first i thought my mind was playing tricks on me, but the metering is a bit inconsistent with one of the copy i tested which was sent back to the store. it over exposes the subject in situations where there's a bright highlight beyond it (meter is evaluative and spot)




  
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Jul 18, 2013 23:10 |  #7

Regardless of how sharp the Sigma 35 is, I would never ever replace my 35L with any 3rd party lens. My copy is plenty sharp and I love the color, bokeh, and contrast from it.


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Jul 18, 2013 23:25 as a reply to  @ ben805's post |  #8

^ Ditto


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Jul 18, 2013 23:32 |  #9

Nope. I picked up the Sigma 35 right before thanksgiving and never looked back. Beats the pants off the 35L i used before it.


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Jul 19, 2013 01:39 |  #10

Never even considered the 35L after seeing what the Sigma could do.


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Jul 19, 2013 03:29 |  #11

I'm selling my 35L to buy the sigma 35mm. They did a great job with that lens.


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Jul 19, 2013 03:37 |  #12

Ended up keeping the ths sigma too. The images at 1.4 look really impressive and AF performance is much better than it was on the 35l when wide open. I made a lot of side by side shots and I didn't find differences interms of color but I also notice a slightly cold and more vibrant tone than I used to get with the 35l. I'm still not sure if this due to the extra sharpness and contrast or if the WB reading is a bit off towards blue.




  
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Jul 19, 2013 13:44 |  #13

ben805 wrote in post #16133472 (external link)
Regardless of how sharp the Sigma 35 is, I would never ever replace my 35L with any 3rd party lens. My copy is plenty sharp and I love the color, bokeh, and contrast from it.

This.

I bought a 35L about a month ago, despite of all the praise for Sigma 35, and been very happy with my decision.


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Jul 19, 2013 14:23 |  #14

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This.

I bought a 35L about a month ago, despite of all the praise for Sigma 35, and been very happy with my decision.

I rented both for a week, seperately. I bought the sigma. I have 0 issues and find it to be a wonderful lens.


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Jul 19, 2013 14:41 |  #15

My sappy story?

I owned 35L then Siggy 35 then 35L and now back to Sigma. Colors can be fixed in post so that's not even a real issue. Both my copies of the 35L were not sharp at f/1.4 and that's what I want to do shoot at the widest aperture. I love my 85L and 135L because they are sharp wide open...the differences are minor though. I'm sure I could live with 35L again but it's damn hard to beat the Sigma 35 even with the price it offers new along with the USB dock (which I bought and never used).


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