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Feb 05, 2013 11:31 |  #2476

shep207 wrote in post #15574855 (external link)
But you're still basing all of your assumptions on past experiences with different Sigma lenses and without even having taken a single photograph with this new 35mm.. Considering you're one of this thread's most opinionated posters, I find it strange that you've not even used the lens yourself..

I agree. I have been reluctant to post anything, since I hardly ever post and only have 20+ posts total. The. I look at AlanU and see 4000+ posts and assume that means he knows so much and shares it all the time. (I know, assuming is bad)

But at this point, I wonder if all 4000+ posts are about bashing Sigma lenses. I'm sure that's not the case, but I am quite sure he has more bashing posts than I have total posts...

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Feb 05, 2013 11:35 |  #2477

kin2son wrote in post #15573868 (external link)
If you watch the video, sure it's different because Sigma is a lot smoother :D

Trust me, I love DigitalRev, I watched that video before I even shot a single picture with either of the two lenses. Bokeh is extremely subjective and its different depending on what you're shooting. If it were as easy as watching a video and saying "Okay this bokeh is better" no one would be arguing about this.


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Feb 05, 2013 12:08 |  #2478

Received my copy last night from B&H. Very satisfied with the results so far. Low contrast in low lighting has mixed results, but its very sharp and spot on under most conditions.




  
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Feb 06, 2013 15:27 |  #2479

Just got mine from lens rental. Nice and sharp after +8


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Feb 06, 2013 16:15 |  #2480

shep207 wrote in post #15574855 (external link)
But you're still basing all of your assumptions on past experiences with different Sigma lenses and without even having taken a single photograph with this new 35mm.. Considering you're one of this thread's most opinionated posters, I find it strange that you've not even used the lens yourself..

If you're talking specifically about the 35mm then I'd say that's a huge exaggeration.. From what I've read, there are a few unhappy customers and far more perfectly happy ones.

So Alan has never owned this lens and is speaking about the generalities of a brand but not specific to his own personal experience with the threads topic, the Sigma 35? Seems about right around here :lol:


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Feb 06, 2013 17:08 |  #2481

I've noticed my Sigma 50, though spot on in accuracy, is a little slow to focus. It'll snap close to in focus really quickly, and then it'll often stutter for a second and adjust to get perfect focus. Certainly less sure-footed than Canon L or USM lenses. It is also a bit annoyingly stuttery in servo mode.

Have you guys had the same experiences with the 35? Am seriously considering getting the 35 and selling my 50, not because of any faults with the 50 (great IQ) but because I like 35mm's versatility.




  
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Feb 06, 2013 18:58 |  #2482

I've been continuing to test mine in all sorts of different light conditions and types, distances, and in both One-Shot and AI Servo modes. It continues to impress me greatly! I love it, and am really pleased with the purchase.


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Feb 06, 2013 20:57 |  #2483

vipergts831 wrote in post #15580376 (external link)
So Alan has never owned this lens and is speaking about the generalities of a brand but not specific to his own personal experience with the threads topic, the Sigma 35? Seems about right around here :lol:

LOL. Word :cool:


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Feb 06, 2013 22:48 |  #2484

bwhip wrote in post #15580875 (external link)
I've been continuing to test mine in all sorts of different light conditions and types, distances, and in both One-Shot and AI Servo modes. It continues to impress me greatly! I love it, and am really pleased with the purchase.

I havent had much luck in AI Servo mode, however, I do use a 5D so maybe its aging AF system has something to do with that :) . WHat body is nailing AI Servo with this lens for you?


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Feb 06, 2013 23:06 |  #2485

What's the deal with sigma now releasing a new 30mm f/1.4??? Ahhhh. I was just about to sell my 30mm f/1.4 to fund the new 35 but prices have dropped $200 :(


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Feb 06, 2013 23:37 |  #2486

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I havent had much luck in AI Servo mode, however, I do use a 5D so maybe its aging AF system has something to do with that :) . WHat body is nailing AI Servo with this lens for you?

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Feb 07, 2013 01:26 |  #2487

newone757 wrote in post #15581599 (external link)
I havent had much luck in AI Servo mode, however, I do use a 5D so maybe its aging AF system has something to do with that :) . WHat body is nailing AI Servo with this lens for you?

I'm using only AI servo with my 5D and results are pretty good :)


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Feb 07, 2013 07:47 |  #2488

newone757 wrote in post #15581599 (external link)
I havent had much luck in AI Servo mode, however, I do use a 5D so maybe its aging AF system has something to do with that :) . WHat body is nailing AI Servo with this lens for you?

On my 6D shooting with 50L; I've found AI Servo has given me more keepers than single shot with back button focusing (@shoft distances; f/1.2). I think it more has to do with subject also..


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Feb 07, 2013 12:41 |  #2489

Aressem wrote in post #15581649 (external link)
What's the deal with sigma now releasing a new 30mm f/1.4??? Ahhhh. I was just about to sell my 30mm f/1.4 to fund the new 35 but prices have dropped $200 :(

I sold mine just before the prices tanked. The news 30 1.4 looks pretty nice but the price has not been released yet.


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Feb 07, 2013 14:01 |  #2490

scorpio_e wrote in post #15583442 (external link)
I sold mine just before the prices tanked. The news 30 1.4 looks pretty nice but the price has not been released yet.

I think I'm gonna try and sell it regardless and just buy the 35mm. The new 30 is quite a bit smaller with less groups, elements and diaphragm blades.


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