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35 mm - the ultimate fight

 
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Nov 17, 2012 00:45 |  #16

cdang wrote in post #15255733 (external link)
I think you need the Leica M9 with the 35mm 1.4 summilux.

I think MKIII with the new Sigma will do just as good, if not better. I definitely have a better sensor:-)


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Nov 17, 2012 01:02 |  #17

I like the 35L for just about everything. I find the 35mm focal length very useful and my 35L is very sharp and focuses fast what more could anyone want. I have a 50MP manual focus and it is hard for me to use when taking pictures of people but great for the other stuff.


A Phase One 645DF with a IQ180 back and a LS 55mm 2.8 should turn out some good images if you wanted something nice.




  
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Nov 17, 2012 01:20 |  #18

If you are struggling with focus through the VF, why not try Live View? It can be cumbersome but gives a much better idea of what is in focus :)


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Nov 17, 2012 01:23 |  #19

Tony_Stark wrote in post #15255830 (external link)
If you are struggling with focus through the VF, why not try Live View? It can be cumbersome but gives a much better idea of what is in focus :)

Not so good on sunny days and still kind of cumbersome when working with people. I do like it for closeup work though it works wonders.




  
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Nov 17, 2012 01:30 |  #20

Tony_Stark wrote in post #15255830 (external link)
If you are struggling with focus through the VF, why not try Live View? It can be cumbersome but gives a much better idea of what is in focus :)

Tony Stark, you should know this best of all, if you do something you want to enjoy it. Reason why I have DSLR is because of the process of taking photographs - bright optical viewfinder. I also want speed, because I photograph people when they move...I need to catch a moment. The only time that I use life view is when I have my camera on a tripod and photograph landscapes.

MF is the story from the past for me (I tried it, very hard...did not work)...time to move on.

Serious (not occasional) People photography + 5D MKIII + MF lenses = NO GO:-)

I am no longer debating on MF vs AF, I know the answer for me:-)

So looking forward to what this Sigma is going to show. IQ of my Zeiss is astonishing...if it had AF, I would have had some incredible images produced by it, but I just missed the focus way too many times.

Anyways, old story.......

So I really think that the new Sigma can really leave a mark. They come with a new design philosophy, new QC processes and the price is phenomenal...compared to Zeiss they are super cheap:-)


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Nov 17, 2012 01:35 |  #21

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For people that use 35 mm very often, most of the time - what would be your call? Did you just get one lens and it is THE ONE or you tried different versions, different Brands (Samyang, Sigma, Zeiss) until you have found the one that works best for you.
What was the deciding factor - the bokeh, weight, AF or MR, overall IQ, sharpness?
What do you use it for?

Also...can you post your best shot produced by this lens?

And finally...........what do you think about the coming Sigma 35 f/1.4?

i'm waiting for the 35mm f2 IS. if it's sharp wide open i'll probably get it. f2 + 4-stop IS. wow :D!


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Nov 17, 2012 04:36 |  #22

For unique rendition of your images I do find Zeiss very special. If you don't mind MF that is. Not tried the Zeiss 1.4 version though so I can't comment on that.


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Nov 17, 2012 04:40 |  #23

Jam.radonc wrote in post #15256073 (external link)
For unique rendition of your images I do find Zeiss very special. If you don't mind MF that is. Not tried the Zeiss 1.4 version though so I can't comment on that.

Who would have been talking other lenses, if Zeiss had AF. I like everything about 34 f/1.4 ZE and really, really like style signature of this lens, but you can't believe how many moments I have missed due to inability to nail the focus. Just don't want to talk it:-(
It is a bit heavy and large, but that is fine with me. Build quality is second to none, IQ is maybe only behind Leica. But......you have to have shots in focus.


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Nov 17, 2012 05:42 |  #24

I am quite happy with my 35L and I find the AF really useful in many situations.


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Nov 17, 2012 05:52 |  #25

light_pilgrim wrote in post #15255653 (external link)
I think Sigma will not target current 35L users...it is mostly for new users or somebody who wants 35 mm with AF and is waiting for 35L II as it can be released soon or cannot work with MF...or for those who want to have great lens for a lot less ($899).

For you it will not change anything in life, I think-)

I don't know ;) I've seen plenty on here recently who say they are prepared to sell their 35mm L's for the new Sigma. Whether that is hot air time will tell, that red ring would be hard to give up, we all covert that..........


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Nov 17, 2012 05:55 |  #26

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I don't know ;) I've seen plenty on here recently who say they are prepared to sell their 35mm L's for the new Sigma.

Gear acquisition syndrome:-)


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Nov 17, 2012 09:12 |  #27

light_pilgrim wrote in post #15256165 (external link)
Gear acquisition syndrome:-)

more coz it is cheaper. That is the main reason IMHO.


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Nov 17, 2012 23:23 |  #28

There is no reason to sell 35ls for the sigma.




  
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Nov 18, 2012 01:13 |  #29

No one can really say either way til the Sigma 35 gets out for people to play with.


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Nov 18, 2012 01:42 |  #30

sadly it is delayed


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