ma11rats wrote in post #18224730
I saw these from you in another thread, maybe the 5ds(r)? I've got that camera body (& 1-4 mk2) coming from CPS eval department in 2 weeks. I've got 3 sessions already booked to see how I like dealing with those files. I know I want the detail, just not sure I want the MBs
So I'm either going to get this Tammy or the Sig's new art since Canon seems to refuse to replace their ancient 85f1.8 and there's no way I'll be able to afford that rumored 85f1.4 IS if that's actually happening.
While I think there is a lot to like on paper about the new Sigma 85 1.4, Sharpness & light transmission / lack of vignetting, and I'm not even going to speak about size and weight, I think the fact that the lens suffers from very bad CA, until F2, is just a brutal design tradeoff made by Sigma. Because of that, I think the Tamron perfectly fills the middle ground until the $3k Canon 85L 1.4 IS comes out - especially if you are going with a 5DSR. In fact, if you gave me the new Sigma for free, and the 5DSR was my only camera, I would never use it for the singular reason of it not having IS. I have done a years plus worth of pixel peeping, without IS or shooting at SS of 1/5x FL, you will resolve no more detail than a 20 megapixel 1DXii.
Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.