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Dec 08, 2013 05:25 |  #9767

Dlee13 wrote in post #16507937 (external link)
haha yeah I know how to do that but for some reason it just didn't seem as sharp to me on camera compared to on the PC, maybe my eyes are going! LOL.

Nope. I noticed the same thing. I could easily see if a photo was precisely focused on my 550D LCD. It had a ripper screen. The 6D is a whole new kettle of fish. Always seems to look softish on the camera LCD.
Good to see you're enjoying the 6D :)




  
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Dec 08, 2013 05:52 |  #9768

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Nope. I noticed the same thing. I could easily see if a photo was precisely focused on my 550D LCD. It had a ripper screen. The 6D is a whole new kettle of fish. Always seems to look softish on the camera LCD.
Good to see you're enjoying the 6D :)

Yeah the 550D definitely is a great body, I remember it used to be (maybe still is) the second most used Canon body on Flickr! The JPEG preview can be quite strange sometimes, but thanks and I definitely love the 6D hence this thread will more than likely be mostly my photos now :) hahaha


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Dec 08, 2013 16:21 |  #9769

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Dec 10, 2013 02:01 |  #9770

Shot wide open. I used the lens to capture images of my Canon 50 1.2 to sell it off. I started with the Sigma 50, had it for 2 years and bought the Canon 50L. The image quality difference wasn't night and day, so I decided to go back to the Sigma. End of story :)

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Dec 10, 2013 08:00 |  #9772

love your work sir!


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Dec 10, 2013 09:19 |  #9773

Excellent! I love the color tone.


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Dec 13, 2013 09:26 |  #9777

the 5d3's spot focus has breathed new life into my Sigmalux. Love this thing! Great images everyone.


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Dec 15, 2013 02:40 |  #9778

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the 5d3's spot focus has breathed new life into my Sigmalux. Love this thing! Great images everyone.

I'm the same with the 6D's microadjust, it has made this lens seem like a totally different lens!!

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Dec 15, 2013 08:39 as a reply to  @ Dlee13's post |  #9779

Well my Sigma 50mm has started to annoy me, the front focusing is getting to be an issue. I can MA adjust, but that is only correct for a certain distance from the subject.


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Dec 15, 2013 10:11 |  #9780

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Well my Sigma 50mm has started to annoy me, the front focusing is getting to be an issue. I can MA adjust, but that is only correct for a certain distance from the subject.

That's the norm with this lens. Good focus is give and take depending on the distance. they apparently are purposely set to front focus a little if you are attempting to focus close, or near minimum distance. From what I understand Sigma tunes the focus at around 8 feet from the subject.

When people get this lens they want to move in close to fill the frameand usually that ends up being too close, like 3 feet away, and this is why it front focuses. Micro adjust to plus 15 or 20 and the close stuff will be in focus much better but then the far subjects will be back focused badly.

Once I understood this and that this is just the way the lens is I then began to get comfortable with it. I did a dot tune micro adjustment and tuned it for subjects about 4 or 5 feet away, which ended up being a plus 5 micro adjustment. That gives me the best compromise for subjects around that distance while still not throwing off the far subjects.

Recently, and I don't know why I didn't do this before, when iam inside and I know my subjects are going to be very close, 2 and 3 feet away, I go in to the micro adjust a crank it up to plus 15 or plus 20. It takes about 5 seconds to switch it for just that session, then I put it back to plus 5 after for normal use. And another way is simply to manual focus in live view, or even use live view auto focus.

With magic lantern on my cam I can set the 10X zoom to be automatic when I press the shutter half way, then adjust focus manually until sharp. So that is three different ways I can handle subjects close in where it would normally front focus closer that around 7 or 8 feet. Once you get used to it you realize that it's no big deal and that the photos are VERY MUCH WORTH the small extra trouble. When done right, this lens can take astounding photos as this sample thread shows.

This lens competes or us actually better than the 50L, so the photos are definitely worth the small bit of messing with live view or manual focus or simply changing your micro adjust quickly if you are going to be very close.

The main point is, I don't think there is anything wrong with these lenses, it doesn't have the floating element thing and therefor focusing at different distances is supposed to be a compromise, the bit of front focusing close in is exactly what it is supposed to do, that's how Sigma sets it. In the end, for me, the photos are VERY VERY worth the quirky personality of this lens.




  
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