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Sigma 35 f1.4 or Canon 35 f2 IS

 
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Mar 06, 2014 04:01 |  #76

Sirrith wrote in post #16738126 (external link)
Yes, it isn't actually THAT slow :) but I wouldn't call it fast either, lol.

Yes, the 35L and 35 IS are pretty much on the same level optically, so again it comes down to the aperture or IS.

I admit it does hunt at macro distances but MF is usually better at those distances. If you use the focus limiter then it is VERY fast ;)

I would personally go for the 35 IS because of the weight and IS, I think the size/weight is actually a great feature that appeals to many people.


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Mar 06, 2014 04:05 |  #77

mike cabilangan wrote in post #16738146 (external link)
i had the 35L before and now have the 35 f/2 IS.

i feel my 35 2 IS is super sharp, bang for the buck, small and light as compared to the 35L. overall, very much worth it over the 35L (which i stop down to f/2 anyway)

so to me it's f/2 red ring vs f/2 with IS, small size, lightweight and money in my pocket

Please try not to do posts like this, it makes it extremely difficult to resist purchasing this lens :p


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Mar 06, 2014 06:03 |  #78

Sirrith wrote in post #16738126 (external link)
and that is why in-camera is not enough if you have a lens that needs different MA values at different distances, as certain lenses do regardless of brand.

Hmm, if i needed that much correction i'd send the lens back and get something else. Im not sure any of my lenses are in need of something like that, although i guess its a useful tool to have.
Thanks for the info.


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Mar 06, 2014 07:54 |  #79

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Mar 06, 2014 18:06 |  #80

Dlee13 wrote in post #16738159 (external link)
Please try not to do posts like this, it makes it extremely difficult to resist purchasing this lens :p

ok fine. there's no money left in my pocket. used it to buy something else :D


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Mar 06, 2014 21:14 |  #81

I had 2 Sigma 35mm and returned both of them. I just couldn't get accurate AF in daylight and inside under fluorescent/yellow light. I used USB dock to calibrate it, and I noticed that during the day, the distance between 0.3-0.6 wouldn't always focus right. Plus if I used outer points, it would always hunt. I noticed even with center point pointing at something dark, it would hesitate to focus at first.

I really loved the sharpness, bokeh and 3D effect when it focused properly. The build quality is amazing too. Yes it is a little on the heavy side. If it would of always focused properly inside the house and outside, I would of kept in a heartbeat.

With my 100L, I had no problem at all, same lighting conditions. The focus was a lot faster too, like some pointed out (if used right). It does hunt however, when taking macro shots, unless you manually pre-focus, then it will be fine.

Now I really want to try Canon 35mm f/2 but I still think it cost too much. If it was $400 I would get it without thinking, but at $600 I would think twice.

Waiting for Canon 35mm f/1.4II to come out so the prices could drop a little :)


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Mar 06, 2014 21:29 |  #82

turbo_911 wrote in post #16740212 (external link)
Now I really want to try Canon 35mm f/2 but I still think it cost too much. If it was $400 I would get it without thinking, but at $600 I would think twice.

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$559. at amazon right now. I think you would find it worth that indeed...:cool:

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Mar 06, 2014 22:05 |  #83

You may want to also consider the Canon 35 1.4. You can pick up a used one for about $850 to $900. This puts it just slightly higher than the Sigma.


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Mar 06, 2014 22:09 |  #84

I was considering Canon 35 1.4, I borrowed my friends, and its a bit soft for my taste. Maybe it was his copy. Sigma was sharper (when it focused lol). I also noticed at tungsten lighting, it produced purple fringing (that's the only time I noticed at 1.4)

Otohp, thanks for heads up :)


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Mar 06, 2014 23:04 |  #85

turbo_911 wrote in post #16740317 (external link)
I was considering Canon 35 1.4, I borrowed my friends, and its a bit soft for my taste. Maybe it was his copy. Sigma was sharper (when it focused lol). I also noticed at tungsten lighting, it produced purple fringing (that's the only time I noticed at 1.4)

Otohp, thanks for heads up :)

The Sigma is sharper than the Canon, it wasn't because of "his copy".


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Mar 07, 2014 21:01 |  #86

I've actually just decided to sell my Sigma 35 and Canon 35 2.0 IS and order the 35L.

If the 35LII comes out then after the prices settle i'll probably switch to that if it offers weather sealing mainly. But I just don't want to risk the AF for critical wedding situations anymore and nothing beats the way the Canon AF just locks on especially with bright prime lenses.

Plus, I think for general people photography no one at all cares about sharpness beyond that which the 35L offers. They might care about missing certain shots however.

It should arrive in time for my wedding next weekend so I'll be able to put the workhorse through it's paces. 135L is next and thus will complete my holy trinity!


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Mar 07, 2014 21:23 |  #87

AF and weight is important to me and considering many reviews say the 35mm f2 IS is tack sharp wide open, the Canon will be my next lens purchase :)


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Mar 08, 2014 08:49 |  #88

Dlee13 wrote in post #16742440 (external link)
AF and weight is important to me and considering many reviews say the 35mm f2 IS is tack sharp wide open, the Canon will be my next lens purchase :)

Good choice! :cool:

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Mar 08, 2014 09:02 |  #89

Ladera wrote in post #16740308 (external link)
You may want to also consider the Canon 35 1.4. You can pick up a used one for about $850 to $900. This puts it just slightly higher than the Sigma.

I can't see paying $900 for old technology. Numerous reviews have said that the Zeiss 35mm 1.4 blows away the Canon 35mm 1.4. And just as many reviews indicate the Sigma 35mm 1.4 has better IQ that the Zeiss. This leaves the Canon 35mm 1.4 in my rear view mirror. The Canon 35mm f2 IS however, is serious competition to the Sigma. Right now, I'm leaning toward getting the new Canon f2.

The only way I would even consider the old Canon 35mm 1.4 is if it were in the $400 price range. And even then I would probably get the Canon f2 IS or the Sigma.




  
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Mar 08, 2014 09:32 |  #90

Otohp wrote in post #16743137 (external link)
Good choice! :cool:

Otohp.

Thanks :D

The cheapest I can get this lens in store seems to be $644 so not too bad of a price. I guess I'll give it another few days to think it through but it's either stick with me Sigma 50mm 1.4 or get the Canon 35 IS. The Sigma 35 1.4 is a beautiful lens but not for me.


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