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Feb 16, 2013 12:56 |  #2536

gabricon wrote in post #15616551 (external link)
I did some side by side test shots with the 35L and S35. Now I have to decide which one to keep. The first impressions on the S35 is that it is sharper than the Canon and has less CA (at least from my test shots).

Wow, definitely looks like the Sigma is sharper. If I can move from a 50 to 35mm as my standard lens I may have to get one of these Sigmas...




  
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Feb 16, 2013 13:01 |  #2537

gabricon wrote in post #15616551 (external link)
I did some side by side test shots with the 35L and S35. Now I have to decide which one to keep. The first impressions on the S35 is that it is sharper than the Canon and has less CA (at least from my test shots).

That's an impressive test. Thanks.


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Feb 16, 2013 13:07 as a reply to  @ StillCrazy's post |  #2538

one more


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5D3, Samyang 14mm 2.8, Ʃ 35mm 1.4, 135L

  
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Feb 16, 2013 13:11 |  #2539

Wow!


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Feb 16, 2013 16:11 |  #2540

Taken today


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Feb 16, 2013 18:18 |  #2541

^^^ love it!


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Feb 16, 2013 18:42 |  #2542

Fuhrtographer wrote in post #15615844 (external link)
What camera are you shooting with? Have you tried MFA on this lens? On the 7d (probably all canons) you can MA by lens or the camera itself. The camera will know what lens you have on and use the appropriate MA setting.

When I got my lens from Adorama I had the same concerns as you. After a MA (mine took -8) its perfect at all focus distances, in all lights and apertures. IMHO the main reason for returns on this lens is the focus distance problem. The lens will be tack sharp at 6ft after MFA but be soft at 25ft. The copy of your lens should sharp at every distance after MFA if not return it.

There are many ways to MFA and you can make it as technical as you want, but I just downloaded a chart off the internet and kept it simple. Make sure you test at f1.4 and I shot closer than recommended because a narrower depth-of-field is easier to see exactly where the focus is.

Thanks for the tip. I only tested the Sigma in the shop. Considering everyone's test photos here the copy I was testing was probably a bad one as I really expected better than this:


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Feb 16, 2013 19:27 |  #2543

gabricon wrote in post #15616551 (external link)
I did some side by side test shots with the 35L and S35. Now I have to decide which one to keep. The first impressions on the S35 is that it is sharper than the Canon and has less CA (at least from my test shots).

CA is definitely better on the Siggy, but the 35L should be sharper than that wide open, even on a crop body. At least my copy is...


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Feb 17, 2013 03:45 |  #2544

Stone 13 wrote in post #15617794 (external link)
CA is definitely better on the Siggy, but the 35L should be sharper than that wide open, even on a crop body. At least my copy is...

My shots were taken with a 5d2


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Feb 17, 2013 06:21 |  #2545

For some reason, the files don`t look so sharp at 100% on the camera display.
But when I watch the RAW files on my computer, it`s another story.


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Feb 17, 2013 09:46 as a reply to  @ Revolverz's post |  #2546

Another sample of a photo taken wiht this lens:

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A 100% crop:

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Sigma35mmf1.4-100%crop-1 (external link) by Palenquero (external link), on Flickr

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Feb 17, 2013 09:53 |  #2547

Revolverz wrote in post #15618937 (external link)
For some reason, the files don`t look so sharp at 100% on the camera display.
But when I watch the RAW files on my computer, it`s another story.

They never do, especially if you have a protective screen.


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Feb 17, 2013 12:58 |  #2548

I'm getting ready to order this lens, and is curious if any of you can comment on ordering from Amazon? I typically order lens from B&H, but I signed up for Amazon prime, and also was going to do the 12 month no interest with them. I'm curious about returns/trades when it comes to the focus. Their return policy seems to indicate 30 days for most items (assuming you haven't trashed it), but I was curious if anyone had experience returning lenses in particular. I just want to be prepared in case I needed to swap for a better copy of the lens, but hopefully that wouldn't be necessary! Thanks for the advice


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Feb 17, 2013 13:04 |  #2549

GuitarDTO wrote in post #15620092 (external link)
I'm getting ready to order this lens, and is curious if any of you can comment on ordering from Amazon? I typically order lens from B&H, but I signed up for Amazon prime, and also was going to do the 12 month no interest with them. I'm curious about returns/trades when it comes to the focus. Their return policy seems to indicate 30 days for most items (assuming you haven't trashed it), but I was curious if anyone had experience returning lenses in particular. I just want to be prepared in case I needed to swap for a better copy of the lens, but hopefully that wouldn't be necessary! Thanks for the advice

I recently bought a Tamron lens through Amazon, and have not had any problem. Amazon customer service is highly regarded. The warranty on Sigma lenses is through Sigma, and does not concern Amazon. If you have to return the lens for focus calibration, or any other problem, you will return it to a Sigma service center. I have just returned a Sigma 10-20mm, that I purchased through B&H, for service. Just be sure to register the lens online, when you receive it.


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Feb 17, 2013 13:42 |  #2550

GuitarDTO wrote in post #15620092 (external link)
I'm getting ready to order this lens, and is curious if any of you can comment on ordering from Amazon? I typically order lens from B&H, but I signed up for Amazon prime, and also was going to do the 12 month no interest with them. I'm curious about returns/trades when it comes to the focus. Their return policy seems to indicate 30 days for most items (assuming you haven't trashed it), but I was curious if anyone had experience returning lenses in particular. I just want to be prepared in case I needed to swap for a better copy of the lens, but hopefully that wouldn't be necessary! Thanks for the advice

I prefer Amazon due to 24/7 customer support and fast shipping label.
Easier to communicate.




  
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