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Best fit in my lineup - Canon 17-55 or Sigma 18-35??

 
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Apr 04, 2014 16:51 |  #46

Nebraska wrote in post #16810291 (external link)
Nice pics! May I ask why you're selling it?

My thoughts as well. Usually it due to either AF issues or moving to full frame.


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Apr 04, 2014 18:48 |  #47

mwsilver wrote in post #16810305 (external link)
My thoughts as well. Usually it due to either AF issues or moving to full frame.

Looks like he's going full since he's also selling a 70D and 10-22




  
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Apr 04, 2014 18:51 |  #48

mwsilver wrote in post #16810305 (external link)
My thoughts as well. Usually it due to either AF issues or moving to full frame.

With this particular lens, I would also think perhaps wanting more zoom range, IS, and a lighter setup could also be major factors for some.


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Apr 04, 2014 21:21 |  #49

Yes, trying to move to 6D because I mostly shoot landscapes, buildings, real estate, cityscapes, etc. Don't really need the AF of the 70D for that, but the better IQ from going FF would make a bigger difference for the stuff I tend to shoot.

My 18-35 and 70D have no focusing issues btw.




  
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Apr 05, 2014 00:12 |  #50

slookx24 wrote in post #16810804 (external link)
Yes, trying to move to 6D because I mostly shoot landscapes, buildings, real estate, cityscapes, etc. Don't really need the AF of the 70D for that, but the better IQ from going FF would make a bigger difference for the stuff I tend to shoot.

My 18-35 and 70D have no focusing issues btw.

That's good to hear since a number of potential owners of the Sigma 18-35 intend to use it on that body. And as you are probably aware there have been a number of reports, mostly from Germany, of 70D focus issues with fast lenses.


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Apr 05, 2014 05:36 |  #51

Mark,

I sure hope these focus issues are only affecting a minority of the 70Ds out there. I got a Canon 35 f/2 IS right before I bought the 70D. Shooting at f/2, everything is as it should be.... focus spot on where AF was directed, other areas have the expected background blur.

This isn't to say I don't think some 70Ds have an issue. From what I've read here and on a few other forums, this does seem to be the case. Hopefully Canon will get it sorted out soon and correct it with a firmware update.

I feel a bit guilty that mine is stellar.... as far as I can tell. I haven't done extensive AF testing. I just shot my normal stuff and everything is as it should be.


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Apr 05, 2014 11:01 |  #52
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mwsilver wrote in post #16809724 (external link)
Exactly. Plus as good as the 17-55 is, the 18-35 is sharper across the image even when wide open. When stopped down to say f/4, it is razor sharp from edge to edge. Almost startlingly sharp. Its a pixel peepers delight. Quite amazing really.

The thing is sharp wide open at f/1.8. Stop it down to f/3.5, and the thing is staggeringly sharp.




  
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Apr 05, 2014 12:29 |  #53

Abu Mahendra wrote in post #16811651 (external link)
The thing is sharp wide open at f/1.8. Stop it down to f/3.5, and the thing is staggeringly sharp.

We're in agreement.


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Apr 05, 2014 14:19 |  #54

mwsilver wrote in post #16811792 (external link)
We're in agreement.

I don't know about that. There is a shocking amount of difference between being startlingly sharp and being staggeringly sharp. :rolleyes:


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Apr 05, 2014 15:23 |  #55

FEChariot wrote in post #16811938 (external link)
I don't know about that. There is a shocking amount of difference between being startlingly sharp and being staggeringly sharp. :rolleyes:

How could I have been so wrong. :)


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