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Nikon D810 is out (AKA which AF 85mm is best) Why?

 
rick_reno
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Jun 29, 2014 01:05 |  #121

My 85 1.8 is a one I use a lot, its really superb.




  
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Jun 29, 2014 11:29 |  #122

To be honest there isn't enough bang in the buck to switch over. I have shot L1, L2, and L3 on a d800e without issue.




  
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Jun 29, 2014 23:18 |  #123

Why all the worry about the Canon vs Nikon 85 1.8 lenses when Sigma has a 85mm f/1.4 lens that's optically better than either 1.8 lens, reasonably priced and available for both mounts?




  
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Jun 30, 2014 01:56 |  #124

Shadowblade wrote in post #17002333 (external link)
Why all the worry about the Canon vs Nikon 85 1.8 lenses when Sigma has a 85mm f/1.4 lens that's optically better than either 1.8 lens, reasonably priced and available for both mounts?

I had a bad experience with Sigma a few years ago, haven't touched one since.




  
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Jun 30, 2014 02:13 |  #125

rick_reno wrote in post #17002510 (external link)
I had a bad experience with Sigma a few years ago, haven't touched one since.

The current crop are quite different from the Sigmas from five years ago. Also, they have always tended to work much better on Nikons than canons.

I've had far more bad experiences with Canon lenses (100-400, 70-200 Mk I, 24-70, 16-35) than I've ever had with Sigmas.




  
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Jun 30, 2014 06:11 |  #126

rick_reno wrote in post #17002510 (external link)
I had a bad experience with Sigma a few years ago, haven't touched one since.

Shadowblade wrote in post #17002528 (external link)
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I've had far more bad experiences with Canon lenses (100-400, 70-200 Mk I, 24-70, 16-35) than I've ever had with Sigmas.

Same here and it was with getting the lens serviced. It was back-focusing severely and getting the two companies to agree on the problem was nearly impossible. Canon insisted that their body worked fine. Sigma insisted that their lens was fine. The two together was horrible. Even mounted on another body the Siggy was way off. The experience with Siggy customer service earned them my lifetime ban.


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Jun 30, 2014 09:46 |  #127

gjl711 wrote in post #17002670 (external link)
Same here and it was with getting the lens serviced. It was back-focusing severely and getting the two companies to agree on the problem was nearly impossible. Canon insisted that their body worked fine. Sigma insisted that their lens was fine. The two together was horrible. Even mounted on another body the Siggy was way off. The experience with Siggy customer service earned them my lifetime ban.

Agreed. I had a problem with one of their lenses a while back and the rep was convinced that I did not know how to focus my camera. I mean, yeah all my other lenses focus fine but I guess I just didn't know how to use this one. :rolleyes:




  
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Jun 30, 2014 10:19 |  #128

Kwirk wrote in post #17002956 (external link)
Agreed. I had a problem with one of their lenses a while back and the rep was convinced that I did not know how to focus my camera. I mean, yeah all my other lenses focus fine but I guess I just didn't know how to use this one. :rolleyes:

you can put me down as one with bad sigma experience. I would probably try their newest offering, like an ultrawide zoom or something that's lacking in my lineup. Their newest line of optics makes it worth the trouble.


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Jun 30, 2014 10:33 |  #129

Charlie wrote in post #17003022 (external link)
you can put me down as one with bad sigma experience. I would probably try their newest offering, like an ultrawide zoom or something that's lacking in my lineup. Their newest line of optics makes it worth the trouble.

It was an Art series lens that was giving me problems actually. I made the same mistake of thinking it would be worth it to get the problems fixed because of the amazing optics, but man was I wrong. Wasn't worth the money, time, and headache in the end.




  
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Jun 30, 2014 10:39 |  #130

Kwirk wrote in post #17003043 (external link)
It was an Art series lens that was giving me problems actually. I made the same mistake of thinking it would be worth it to get the problems fixed because of the amazing optics, but man was I wrong. Wasn't worth the money, time, and headache in the end.

I'de probably do the buy and return dance with amazon, or maybe adorama's pretest service. I had an issue with their older lens, and service was horrible at best. That would be last resort, but I would test extensively and explore other options before I send it in.


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Jun 30, 2014 10:43 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #131

LMAO at the off-topic-induced-thread-subject-change. Kudos to the mod with the evil sense of humour ;)


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Jul 01, 2014 03:13 |  #132

Kwirk wrote in post #17003043 (external link)
It was an Art series lens that was giving me problems actually. I made the same mistake of thinking it would be worth it to get the problems fixed because of the amazing optics, but man was I wrong. Wasn't worth the money, time, and headache in the end.

I take it the problem was beyond being fixable using the USB dock?




  
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Jul 01, 2014 18:31 |  #133

Off topic: What do you guys think of the new D810?


Skill is very important but a fully charged battery is very very important :lol:

  
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Jul 01, 2014 19:53 |  #134

Game over Canon hahaha


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Jul 01, 2014 20:45 |  #135

JGI wrote in post #17005989 (external link)
Off topic: What do you guys think of the new D810?

For shame. Please stay on topic. ;-)a :lol: don't you know this is a sigma thread. :lol:




  
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