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Canon EF 35MM f2 IS VS Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art

 
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Jan 27, 2018 00:09 |  #16

Dlee13 wrote in post #18545471 (external link)
You'll find sharpness wide open the same but it would pretty much come down to a few specific things per lens.

35mm IS - Lighter, IS, better AF and slightly cheaper.

35mm Art - A stop extra light, less vignette wide open.

I love my 35 IS and if I was going to trade it for another 35mm on a Canon body, then it would be the 35L II. Although if you have a copy of the Art that has no issues with wide open performance and AF, I would recommend keeping it. Sigma make some really great lenses and if you do sell it and decide to buy one back, you may very likely not get as good of a copy the second time. I am hesitant to sell my Sigma 85mm F/1.4 EX for that reason, I may not find another copy that works as well as this one.

Actually the 35 1/4 does not give you an extra stop of light. DXO tests light transmission and utilizes a tStop value for comparisons. Testing shows that the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART has a tStop of 1.5 on full frame Canon bodies and 1.7 on crop bodies, while the Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM has a tStop of 2 on all bodies . So on a full frame body, the Sigma allows in a bit less than 1 additional stop of light and on Canon crop frame bodies it lets in a bit more than 1/3 stop of extra light.


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Jan 27, 2018 00:16 |  #17

fplstudio wrote in post #18545486 (external link)
The Art is by a good margin better in terms of IQ. The Canon with its IS and smaller lighter size can be more versatile particularly if you travel a lot and take primes with you. That’s based on my personal experience.

DXO testing shows the two lens are optically on par in almost every respect and that when mounted on a Canon 5D Mark IV, the 35mm f/2 IS USM is actually slightly sharper. The build and handling of the Sigma is of course far superior. I've used both but much prefer the Canon myself. especially with its four stops of IS which is phenomenally useful shooting static subjects in very low light, handheld. One must also take into account the large number of people who have reported unacceptably high amounts of AF issues with their copies of the Sigma. Happily most people don't have that experience, but unfortunately too many people do


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