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Nov 11, 2014 12:56 |  #10051

Single shot mode I don't have any issues with the lens, servo AF it can miss but I expect that shoot wide open at f1.4.




  
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Nov 11, 2014 14:45 |  #10052

I hope I am a member of a silent majority when I say that this lens has been great for me when focusing, even in AI Servo where I routinely do things like focus on a child on a swing being pushed by a parent and shoot wide enough that the child is razor sharp but the parent is blurry.


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Nov 11, 2014 18:25 |  #10053

Got a used Sigma lens from eBay. Focus is perfect with my 1ds. Close up or far away. I use back button focusing. Usually use it wide open.



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Nov 11, 2014 20:36 |  #10054

philodelphi wrote in post #17265614 (external link)
I hope I am a member of a silent majority when I say that this lens has been great for me when focusing, even in AI Servo where I routinely do things like focus on a child on a swing being pushed by a parent and shoot wide enough that the child is razor sharp but the parent is blurry.

I'm part of that majority. I had a great copy of this lens that I wish I would have kept. I sold to move to 35mm. However, I have always watched this thread. I think quality shots are consistently shared here. I am soooooo tempted to grab another one now that the prices for used copies have come down so much.

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Got a used Sigma lens from eBay. Focus is perfect with my 1ds. Close up or far away. I use back button focusing. Usually use it wide open.

I should keep my eyes peeled for a good deal!


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Nov 12, 2014 04:19 |  #10055

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Nov 12, 2014 06:12 as a reply to  @ KseB's post |  #10056

^^^nice! great composition, light, and mood. you can almost feel that wide wild spaces.
only thing, white balance looks little bit odd, but maybe it's only my cheap LCD :D
sometimes using CPL i had to fix in post green/yellowish skies.


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Nov 15, 2014 16:36 |  #10057

Which is sharper at 1.4 this or the canon 50mm 1.4 and should I be worried about the focus issues with the sigma ?


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Nov 16, 2014 03:28 |  #10058

I lost my lens cap for my lens. Where can I get sigma genuine one? What is the cap's diameter? Looked at ebay but couldn't figure what size to get.

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Nov 16, 2014 04:10 |  #10059

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Nov 17, 2014 06:57 |  #10060

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Nov 17, 2014 09:15 |  #10061

ITS ME DAVID wrote in post #17273858 (external link)
Which is sharper at 1.4 this or the canon 50mm 1.4 and should I be worried about the focus issues with the sigma ?

Sharpness at 1.4 is negligible. I've owned both and neither were particularly sharp until F2. But the Sigma has better contrast and colors for me and has a certain dreamy quality to the photos.


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Nov 17, 2014 09:19 |  #10062

I have found that the Canon was never sharp at 1.4... I even set up a careful test with a 3d calibration target/tripod/remote shutter release, and had sent the lens to Canon for calibration. I routinely get quite sharp images with the Sigma at 1.4. Not as sharp as the Art, but quite sharp enough such that my clients are thrilled with them.


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Nov 17, 2014 10:20 |  #10063

philodelphi wrote in post #17276993 (external link)
I have found that the Canon was never sharp at 1.4... I even set up a careful test with a 3d calibration target/tripod/remote shutter release, and had sent the lens to Canon for calibration. I routinely get quite sharp images with the Sigma at 1.4. Not as sharp as the Art, but quite sharp enough such that my clients are thrilled with them.

+1. Sigmalux images are enough sharp at f/1.4 on the center part of the image, with good colours/contrast. I had in the past the Canon version f/1.4 USM, at wide apertures the images are not in the same league... flat & dull. Of course if you want the best and have the budget; the ART version is for you.

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Nov 18, 2014 13:42 |  #10064

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Nov 22, 2014 23:16 |  #10065

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