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Aug 11, 2019 18:05 |  #31621

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I’m absolutely loving my Sigma 35mm 1.2! I agree that the rendering is superb. The sharpness at 1.2 across the frame is simply amazing to me.

To date I have owned or used the following 35mm lenses: EF 35L, EF 35L II, EF 35 2 IS, Zeiss Distagon 35mm 1.4 ZE, FE 35 2.8 ZA, FE 35 1.4 ZA, Tamron 35 1.8, Sigma 35 1.4 (EF mount), Loxia 35, and now Sigma 35mm 1.2 . Of those the Zeiss Distagon (ZE) has the best bokeh and the EF 35L II is the best corrected (and very sharp). Imo the Sigma 35mm 1.2 is the best combination of sharp, well-corrected, beautiful rendering & bokeh.

The only thing not to like is its weight, and yet it somehow feels comfortable to me. I’m in a far better state of mind using this made-for-mirrorless lens than I was with adapting Canon lenses as I always felt like I was carrying around unnecessary extra weight from an empty adapter. 1.2 is always going to be a lot heavier than 1.4, so the extra weight is going towards a useful lens feature rather than a mere adapter.

I think the bokeh is very very good on the Sigma, but I would prefer it didn’t have cat’s eyes bokeh balls, but the blur quality really stands out compared to most lenses I’ve owned.

Just saw the phillipreeve review and looks head and shoulders over the sigma 35 and 40 1.4's, clearly in a higher class of lens.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:29 |  #31622

I took a brief walk, this afternoon, on a trail at F.D. Roosevelt State Park, on Pine Mountain, just after a very heavy downpour. I really loved the sun light peaking through to the forest floor.

This, with the Sigma 35mm 1.2 was taken at F/1.2. Amazing lens performance imo.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:35 |  #31623

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Pancake breakfast and summer fiesta evening party on day 2 ......

Beetles in the showroom are probably ballpark about 100,000-150,000+ in restoration!!! Better than factory and power plants probably make them fun 13 second 1/4 mile cars. This Canadian built car in Champagne won Most Beautiful Cal look in North America at the Bugin car show this year.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:45 |  #31624

David Arbogast wrote in post #18908749 (external link)
I took a brief walk, this afternoon, on a trail at F.D. Roosevelt State Park, on Pine Mountain, just after a very heavy downpour. I really loved the sun light peaking through to the forest floor.

This, with the Sigma 35mm 1.2 was taken at F/1.2. Amazing lens performance imo.
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Has your bicep grown by 200% after carrying it around so much? :p


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Aug 11, 2019 19:51 |  #31625

David Arbogast wrote in post #18908749 (external link)
I took a brief walk, this afternoon, on a trail at F.D. Roosevelt State Park, on Pine Mountain, just after a very heavy downpour. I really loved the sun light peaking through to the forest floor.

This, with the Sigma 35mm 1.2 was taken at F/1.2. Amazing lens performance imo.
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man, that is really nice, really like the feel of the image.

A couple times this weekend I commented to Alfredo, that 40mm would be perfect for the shot we were working...and I can't cover that FL...but I think that 35 might be heavier than I want for hiking etc.


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Aug 11, 2019 19:57 |  #31626

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man, that is really nice, really like the feel of the image.

A couple times this weekend I commented to Alfredo, that 40mm would be perfect for the shot we were working...and I can't cover that FL...but I think that 35 might be heavier than I want for hiking etc.

Thank you!

Yes, I totally agree that this lens is a bad idea for hiking. The CV 40mm 1.2 is truly superb for that (lightweight, small, and superb IQ starting around F/1.7).
I'll be putting mine up for sale, so...............  :p Just kidding there - I'm not OK with pushing my stuff for sale on this thread.


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Aug 11, 2019 19:59 |  #31627

David Arbogast wrote in post #18908764 (external link)
Thank you!

Yes, I totally agree that this lens is a bad idea for hiking. The CV 40mm 1.2 is truly superb for that (lightweight, small, and superb IQ starting around F/1.7).
I'll be putting mine up for sale, so...............  :p Just kidding there - I'm not OK with pushing my stuff for sale on this thread.

How are the sunstars with the CV 40?

Alfredo and I talked about it...I think a hiking kit for me might be the A7R2 with the 16-35/24-70GM pair...


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Aug 11, 2019 20:19 as a reply to  @ post 18908715 |  #31628

Ouch, so sorry that it happened but glad that the lens is OK.


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Aug 11, 2019 20:30 |  #31629

I won't shoot my Sigma 35mm 1.2 stopped down all that much - that's what my Loxia 35mm is for - but here's an f/8 exposure showing a bit of sunstar from the lens. Not bad. Loxias and CVs are much better at this..

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Aug 11, 2019 20:34 |  #31630

My first edit from this weekend. My typical starting point for just about any trip to the Smokies in the 10+ years I have been visiting the park is Morton's Overlook. Sometimes it is clear right away that there will be nothing to see or shoot and we carry on...often we stop and give it a shot anyway. Usually the results are not what I wanted or hoped for. Continuing on in the insane tradition Morton's was the first stop in the GSMNP Grand Tour for Alfredo this weekend. And man...it did NOT disappoint this time. WE got a wild light show, unlike any I have ever seen in the park. It was Glorious...:-D

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Aug 11, 2019 20:36 |  #31631

David Arbogast wrote in post #18908775 (external link)
I won't shoot my Sigma 35mm 1.2 stopped down all that much - that's what my Loxia 35mm is for - but here's an f/8 exposure showing a bit of sunstar from the lens. Not bad. Loxias and CVs are much better at this..

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yeah, I think a lens like that is meant to be shot like the other image...shallow DoF for subject islolation and separation...the f8 image is really busy.


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Aug 11, 2019 20:46 |  #31632

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Ouch, so sorry that it happened but glad that the lens is OK.

my camera was rolling on the floor as well, but thankfully, only scratches, no dents ;-)a


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Aug 11, 2019 20:48 |  #31633

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my camera was rolling on the floor as well, but thankfully, only scratches, no dents ;-)a

man...worst nightmare kinda stuff...glad the camera is ok...and it seems the lens is too.


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Aug 11, 2019 20:56 |  #31634

David Arbogast wrote in post #18908749 (external link)
I took a brief walk, this afternoon, on a trail at F.D. Roosevelt State Park, on Pine Mountain, just after a very heavy downpour. I really loved the sun light peaking through to the forest floor.

This, with the Sigma 35mm 1.2 was taken at F/1.2. Amazing lens performance imo.
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Awesome rendering David!

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My first edit from this weekend. My typical starting point for just about any trip to the Smokies in the 10+ years I have been visiting the park is Morton's Overlook. Sometimes it is clear right away that there will be nothing to see or shoot and we carry on...often we stop and give it a shot anyway. Usually the results are not what I wanted or hoped for. Continuing on in the insane tradition Morton's was the first stop in the GSMNP Grand Tour for Alfredo this weekend. And man...it did NOT disappoint this time. WE got a wild light show, unlike any I have ever seen in the park. It was Glorious...:-D

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This was a tough edit...more time than I usually spend on my landscape images. It is a 5 image blend, using Luminosity masks and manual blending.

Wow, this turned out glorious Travis! Love the color and the scene. Happy this trip paid off for you at this location finally.




  
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Aug 11, 2019 20:57 |  #31635

TRhoads wrote in post #18908786 (external link)
man...worst nightmare kinda stuff...glad the camera is ok...and it seems the lens is too.

Nightmares aren't even that bad :-P


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