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POLL: "You kept (or returned to 35L) OR went to Sigma 35 1.4 Art and satisfied ?"
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Who replaced 35L with Sigma 35 1.4 Art (or returned to 35L ?)

 
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Nov 10, 2013 04:26 |  #1

Who replaced 35L with Sigma 35 1.4 Art (or returned to 35L ?)
Maybe due to quality control or other issue's, or isn't this the case anymore with Sigma's Art serie's? The difference would be significant between the two ?


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Nov 10, 2013 13:23 |  #2

This should be interesting. I'm hoping to get the 35L in the new year (probably second hand) and everyone is raving about the Sigma. But I've had a few other Sigmas and I'm a bit put off by them.


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Nov 10, 2013 13:27 |  #3
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i'd like to know as well... sigma seems to be very popular with this art lens



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Nov 10, 2013 14:08 |  #4

Your thread title and poll don't seem to be accurately worded if you want unbiased responses regarding Canon 35L vs. Sigma 35 Art. You seem to be only looking for previous owners that were unhappy with their 35Ls in the first place and those people would probably be more inclined to be looking for an alternative. How would those of us that have a 35L that we're pleased with respond to your poll or are you not interested in our responses as your title suggested?


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Nov 10, 2013 14:18 |  #5

Or what about those of us who dumped the 35L in favor of the Zeiss 35 f/2?

Yea, I know, "who cares about Zeiss" :-)


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Nov 10, 2013 15:20 |  #6

n1as wrote in post #16440038 (external link)
Or what about those of us who dumped the 35L in favor of the Zeiss 35 f/2?

Yea, I know, "who cares about Zeiss" :-)

Indeed:-) It is MF lens for the AF body:-) Who cares about Zeiss? :-)


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Nov 10, 2013 17:58 |  #7

bob_r wrote in post #16440015 (external link)
Your thread title and poll don't seem to be accurately worded if you want unbiased responses regarding Canon 35L vs. Sigma 35 Art. You seem to be only looking for previous owners that were unhappy with their 35Ls in the first place and those people would probably be more inclined to be looking for an alternative. How would those of us that have a 35L that we're pleased with respond to your poll or are you not interested in our responses as your title suggested?

I think the whole point of the poll is to seek answers from those who have used both the 35L and the Sigma. In that case, someone who had the 35L, bought the Sigma, then kept the 35L would vote for the first option. Someone who has only had the 35L would not be able to provide any useful information, and the poll would then be less accurate since given the age of the 35L you would expect there to be many more owners of that lens.


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Nov 10, 2013 18:32 |  #8

Sirrith wrote in post #16440532 (external link)
I think the whole point of the poll is to seek answers from those who have used both the 35L and the Sigma. In that case, someone who had the 35L, bought the Sigma, then kept the 35L would vote for the first option. Someone who has only had the 35L would not be able to provide any useful information, and the poll would then be less accurate since given the age of the 35L you would expect there to be many more owners of that lens.

Tom, if someone already owned a 35L and then bought a Sigma 35, wouldn't that suggest that their copy of the 35L may have been less than stellar? If so, wouldn't that tilt the survey responses in favor of keeping the Sigma?


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Nov 10, 2013 19:52 |  #9

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Tom, if someone already owned a 35L and then bought a Sigma 35, wouldn't that suggest that their copy of the 35L may have been less than stellar? If so, wouldn't that tilt the survey responses in favor of keeping the Sigma?

but that's the point of the poll...to see who went to the 35art, and kept it...and who decided it wasn't any better than the 35L and went back to the 35L


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Nov 10, 2013 19:58 |  #10

DreDaze wrote in post #16440807 (external link)
but that's the point of the poll...to see who went to the 35art, and kept it...and who decided it wasn't any better than the 35L and went back to the 35L

that was my experience. i had a little extra money so i picked up the s35 but was not very impressed and traded it. i loved my 35l but just cant afford to pick another one up now


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Nov 10, 2013 21:35 |  #11

bob_r wrote in post #16440609 (external link)
Tom, if someone already owned a 35L and then bought a Sigma 35, wouldn't that suggest that their copy of the 35L may have been less than stellar? If so, wouldn't that tilt the survey responses in favor of keeping the Sigma?

I see your point and would agree with it if this poll were simply to find out how many owners of each lens there are, but the poll seems to be aimed only at those who have used both lenses and thus are in a position to see which suits their needs best. So wouldn't you agree that even if it is tilted slightly, it is still more useful than including responses from people who have the 35L and have never tried the Sigma and never intend to try the Sigma (either because they are perfectly happy with their lenses and don't like switching around, or they have stopped chasing the newest and greatest, or because they must have the name "Canon" written on their equipment), as far as this particular question goes?


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Nov 10, 2013 21:58 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #12

The thread title is misleading.

It needs to read: Debate on accuracy of thread title and legitimacy of poll options


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Nov 10, 2013 22:18 |  #13

I had both at the same time and for people pictures I liked the 35L better and for landscape and architecture I liked the Sigma 35A. The Sigma is so sharp that you may actually gasp when you see some of your pictures. To me, hands down, for landscape and architecture shooting the Sigma 35A is superior to the 35L. But, while not as sharp, the 35L has a beautiful mellowness to it's slightly softer IQ (it adds a certain "patina" for lack of a better word). So, for portraiture if you want to be able count the hairs growing out of Grandpa's ears in the Wedding reception pictures get the Sigma 35A. If you want a bit of a natural "glow and mellowness" in your shots then the 35L really is a master of that effect. Which is also probably why that lens has been around, and held in such high regard, for so long.

of course that is just my subjective opinion.




  
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Nov 10, 2013 22:29 |  #14

At f2 they same, at f1.4, sigma is sharper but seems to little under-expose. AF on 35L is better. In the end depends on money. Sigma did good job with this lens but newer 35L II will be better and of course will be $500 more than current prices.


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Nov 10, 2013 23:14 |  #15

When I ran the S35 and 35L side by side, I noticed not only was the sigma sharper at smaller apertures, the S35 had much less CA at those wide open apertures. Once things get to about f4, they even out. I agree with BobbyZ, once Canon updates (aka, gets with the times in my opinion) the 35L II will be a fantastic lens, but will be priced much higher than it should be. We will then argue about if its worth it or not, and if the S35 is better than the 35L II, thus completing the prophecy.


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