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30 or 35mm prime for street photography, Canon 6D

 
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Sep 08, 2015 15:01 |  #16

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I own both the Sigma 35A and Voigtlander 40mm Ultron pancake.

For "street" photography I find the Voigtlander to be far and away better as it is way more discrete and a joy to MF. For most other things the Art is a slightly better lenses (truly, the Voigtlander is stellar as well) with the largest difference being their size.

I picked up the Voigtlander on Ebay for $200, they can be found quite cheap a lot.

Did you buy the Voigtlander in EF mount or M42? I always thought about trying out that lens for the same reason as it's smaller than the Sigma 35A and $200 seems cheaper than what I remember of what that lens went for.




  
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Sep 09, 2015 03:09 |  #17

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Only caveat is that you need to go ahead and by the Sigma Dock with it, then calibrate it with your body once you get it. It can take a bit to get all the settings right but once you do it should focus perfectly with your body.

oh:( first time I've heard about needing to purchase the additional Dock, and having to calibrate with it.. None of the reviews that I read online mentioned the Dock. DPReview (http://www.dpreview.co​m …/sigma-35mm-f1-4-dg-hsm/5 (external link)) listed "Fast, silent, and accurate autofocus" as one of the lens's pros. Another review https://photographylif​e.com/reviews/sigma-35mm-f1-4/2 (external link) "Autofocus accuracy is also excellent... I ran a number of different AF accuracy tests with the LensAlign lens calibration tool and the lens was spot on at all times. I have also been receiving reports from our team members and readers that highly regard the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for its AF accuracy"


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Sep 09, 2015 06:25 |  #18

I don't have the dock, my 35 A didn't need any adjustment. Though the dock is cheap enough and helps future proof incompatibilities if canon or Nikon change there AF protocol's.

For the price of one 50 1.2 L you can get the 35 and 50 art plus the dock, both lenses are sharper than the L equivalents.




  
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Sep 09, 2015 09:33 |  #19

I like the Canon 35F2IS, but the Sigma is reportedly sharp. If you go for it, buy from a dealer with a good return policy.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …X-DG-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)
Some people have reported AF difficulties with the lens in low, artificial lighting. I have run across lenses on the past, from Sigma and Canon (85f1.8) that had problems, and a warranty or good return policy was essential.




  
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Sep 09, 2015 09:43 |  #20

artyH wrote in post #17700758 (external link)
I like the Canon 35F2IS, but the Sigma is reportedly sharp. If you go for it, buy from a dealer with a good return policy.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …X-DG-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)
Some people have reported AF difficulties with the lens in low, artificial lighting. I have run across lenses on the past, from Sigma and Canon (85f1.8) that had problems, and a warranty or good return policy was essential.

thanks. I placed my order with amazon, their return policy I think is quite OK.


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Sep 11, 2015 23:29 |  #21

I like my 35mm f/2 IS as low light and walkaround light setup. However, for creativity, f1.4 is essential at this focal length and Sigma 35 doubles DoF control over 35 f/2. For low light, f/2 is just fine as f1.4 would render DoF too small for many typical low light scenarios. The size of Sigma 35 is offputting to me for a walkaround prime and a possibility of needing a "calibration dock" is not attractive at all. Unfortunatey, there are not a lot of choices around this, perharps, most versatile focal length. I plan to rent Sigma 35 in the near future for side by side comparison.




  
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Sep 12, 2015 09:53 as a reply to  @ pawelx's post |  #22

I got the bad 85 from Amazon, and they swapped it out for a new one. The exchanged lens has been great. I did have to justify my problem with the lens, but they did honor their return policy. I hope that you ordered from Amazon and not an affiliate. If the sale is fulfilled by Amazon, the other company will warranty the product, but I don't know if this is the case for all of the non-Amazon companies that sell through their site.




  
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Sep 12, 2015 17:02 |  #23

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Sep 12, 2015 17:12 |  #24

pawelx wrote in post #17700780 (external link)
thanks. I placed my order with amazon, their return policy I think is quite OK.

Heya,

Just make sure it's with Amazon and not a third party that has their own return policy. That's the only thing to watch for.

I got my 30 ART from Amazon. With a the USB dock too. Played with it for a few weeks, trying to calibrate it. I'd get some of it calibrated, but then another range would be out. I got tired of it and sent it back to Amazon for a refund (didn't feel like replacing it until I got a copy that was calibrated close enough to my bodies, totally by chance and people go through several copies doing that, not worth it to me). I picked up the 35 F2 IS instead, and haven't looked back.

Anyhow, Amazon should do you right.

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Sep 12, 2015 20:42 |  #25

Yongnuo 35 f/2.0 is supposed to be a Canon 35 f/2 clone and only goes for around $100. Has AF too.


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