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Jan 20, 2013 02:52 |  #2071

One more just to confirm the lens is front focusing, very similar shot.

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Jan 20, 2013 03:00 |  #2072

bobbyz wrote in post #15510255 (external link)
I agree. The shots from drzenitram look so much better.

My shots were handheld and taken at dusk, not perfect conditions. Also the distances on some of mine were a lot farther now that I think about it, I think the shot I posted focusing on "322" looks really nice considering the distance. When I get some time I'll do some more controlled shots.

But again these aren't real world situation, if I'm going to be focusing 200+ feet away I'll be using at 70-200 or a super telephoto.

This lens excels at shorter ranges and that's what I'll be using it at most of the time.


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Jan 20, 2013 04:25 |  #2073

Furthographer: She is a real cutie, but her eyes are definitely out of focus.

Are you one of those who are getting mixed results depending on focus distance?




  
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Jan 20, 2013 10:31 as a reply to  @ Osiriz's post |  #2074

Frontfocussing?

I focussed on the eye, and finally thought I got a fault on the lens, I though it was front focussing, you see:

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THen I realized that it actually focussed on a thread of hair. Man, I cannot find anything wrong with this lens. Oh, yes, I found like with so many other superfast lenses wide open, the hand held shots are very difficult, that is why the servo is probably the best option. Especially, if you are shooting the eyes. Here is another shot without the hair:


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Jan 20, 2013 13:12 |  #2075

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Everybody wants to forget why this lens is any good. I will just leave this here:
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Out of the box no PP and MA taken with a 7d.

Nice shot but I think my $350 sigma 30mm f1.4 did better than this. Kid shots can be hard as they don't stand still.


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Jan 20, 2013 14:10 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #2076

Orange, anyone?

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Jan 20, 2013 15:26 as a reply to  @ Pepe Guitarra's post |  #2077

First day out with this lens yesterday. Image #1 Out of the camera, no edits. #2 100% crop, same image. Using a 6D.

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Jan 20, 2013 17:15 |  #2078

bobbyz wrote in post #15512207 (external link)
Nice shot but I think my $350 sigma 30mm f1.4 did better than this. Kid shots can be hard as they don't stand still.


Oopsy I was pretty drunk when I posted these pictures last night, I actually forgot all about doing it. I am contemplating sending this lens back for either another copy or a Canon 50 1.4. I need the speed of 1.4 in my house. Front focuses badly at portrait range.


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Jan 20, 2013 17:19 |  #2079

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... Front focuses badly at portrait range.

Are you sure? Is there a possibility that it may be user's error? At the short distance you are taking the portrait, a one-shot may not work. The dof is so narrow that a small movement from you when pressing the shooter could make a difference. Have you tried servo? Both the subject and the photographer may induce movement after the focus with one shot has been obtained.


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Jan 20, 2013 17:20 |  #2080

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Orange, anyone?

That's not how you eat an orange. :lol:




  
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Jan 20, 2013 17:32 |  #2081

i can see focusing inconsistency with my copy. ill test some more tonight and if i prove it, this guy will go home.


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Jan 20, 2013 18:01 |  #2082

Sirrith wrote in post #15510544 (external link)
From what I've read (not much since I am absolutely not interested in the 35/2 IS), this is what I gather. The 35/2 has:
maybe, slightly, better focusing (properly working copies of both lenses), IS, smoother bokeh
The 35/1.4 has:
better everything else (build and IQ)

the sigma is also sharper at f2.


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Jan 20, 2013 18:04 |  #2083

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15513088 (external link)
Are you sure? Is there a possibility that it may be user's error? At the short distance you are taking the portrait, a one-shot may not work. The dof is so narrow that a small movement from you when pressing the shooter could make a difference. Have you tried servo? Both the subject and the photographer may induce movement after the focus with one shot has been obtained.

I agree and understand what you are saying, with the possibility of movement by both subject and shooter. Dof is so narrow I don't expect most of the shots to be composed properly. I took about 50 shots of my daughter sitting at the kitchen table and everyone is front focused to some degree, I never hit one perfect. I inadvertently shot the first 30 shots or so in Servo mode, I was hoping that was part of my problem, but after switching to one shot I get the same results.

Its below zero degrees F here so I won't be setting anything up outside to test. I plan on setting up the tripod and shooting a focus chart in the house at different distances. Hopefully I can this lens adjusted properly because I like the way what is in focus looks.


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Jan 20, 2013 18:35 |  #2084

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I agree and understand what you are saying, with the possibility of movement by both subject and shooter. Dof is so narrow I don't expect most of the shots to be composed properly. I took about 50 shots of my daughter sitting at the kitchen table and everyone is front focused to some degree, I never hit one perfect. I inadvertently shot the first 30 shots or so in Servo mode, I was hoping that was part of my problem, but after switching to one shot I get the same results.

Its below zero degrees F here so I won't be setting anything up outside to test. I plan on setting up the tripod and shooting a focus chart in the house at different distances. Hopefully I can this lens adjusted properly because I like the way what is in focus looks.

I think a lot of it is shutter speed as well when handheld. I'm having inconsistent results at 1/60 but at 1/250 I'm getting a lot more keepers.


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Jan 20, 2013 18:54 |  #2085

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But again these aren't real world situation, if I'm going to be focusing 200+ feet away I'll be using at 70-200 or a super telephoto.

This lens excels at shorter ranges and that's what I'll be using it at most of the time.

Agree 100%.


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