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Thread started 19 Nov 2012 (Monday) 20:44
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So what new 35mm are you most interested in? Sigma or Canon?

 
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Nov 23, 2012 01:18 |  #46

I can't go above f/1.4 sooo ... SIGMA!


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Nov 23, 2012 01:28 |  #47

Definitely the new Sigma.35mm, good IQ which even better than.35L. Nice boken and incredible optic characteristic.


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Nov 23, 2012 04:52 |  #48

Lmbnk wrote in post #15278523 (external link)
I can't go above f/1.4 sooo ... SIGMA!

Amazing...as i see a nifty fifty, and 85/1.8 in your sig! :rolleyes:


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Nov 23, 2012 05:23 |  #49

1Tanker wrote in post #15278850 (external link)
Amazing...as i see a nifty fifty, and 85/1.8 in your sig! :rolleyes:

actually T2i, 10-22, 50 1.8, and 85 1.8 is my GF's

since I bought all that, so I put that in my sig :oops:


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Nov 23, 2012 07:18 |  #50

KenjiS wrote in post #15278153 (external link)
The sticker shock is that its 3 times more expensive than the lens its replacing,

Well, that's not entirely true, is it?

The EF 35mm f/2 (1990 model) was 38,300 Yen at the time of release.
The new EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is 80,000 Yen.

Keep in mind that with the (slightly more than) doubled price (in 22 years) you get:
1) IS
2) USM
3) FTM
4) Updated Optical formula
5) 8 rounded aperture blades
6) Better build construction.

You can see that there's decent justification for the large price increase.


Below you can see the specs of the two lenses:


EF 35mm f/2 (1990)
Marketed October 1990
Original Price 38,300 yen
Lens Construction (group) 5
Lens Construction (element) 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 5
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.25
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.23
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 67.4 x 42.5
Weight (g) 210

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM (2012)
Marketed December 2012
Original Price 80,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 8
Lens Construction (element) 10
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.24
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.24
Filter Diameter (mm) 67
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 77.9 x 62.6
Weight (g) 335

Having said all that, if I were in market for a large aperture 35mm lens, I'd probably buy the Sigma which (so far) seems to be sharper than the 35L! :)


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Nov 23, 2012 07:21 |  #51

KenjiS wrote in post #15278483 (external link)
Continuing with that Analogy, imagine that Chevy priced the next Cruze at a starting price of $45,000...and the only thing they added to it was a fancy cupholder and slightly larger brakes... Now, People would probubly be scratching their head at GMs decision and criticizing it...

No Kenji, just no. ;)

Think of a (new) 1990 Nissan Sunny sold today for $15,000.
and the Infiniti G30x is sold for $45,000.

PS probAbly probAbly probAbly probAbly probAbly probAbly probAbly probAbly :D


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Nov 23, 2012 07:52 |  #52

Sirrith wrote in post #15267043 (external link)
Not interested in an $850 f2 prime. Sigma for me.

+1. The Canon is too expensive compared to the Sigma (even to a refurbished 35L).
I'd go for the Sigma.



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Nov 23, 2012 07:55 |  #53
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andrikos wrote in post #15279028 (external link)
Well, that's not entirely true, is it?

The EF 35mm f/2 (1990 model) was 38,300 Yen at the time of release.
The new EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is 80,000 Yen.

Keep in mind that with the (slightly more than) doubled price (in 22 years) you get:
1) IS
2) USM
3) FTM
4) Updated Optical formula
5) 8 rounded aperture blades
6) Better build construction.

You can see that there's decent justification for the large price increase.


Below you can see the specs of the two lenses:


EF 35mm f/2 (1990)
Marketed October 1990
Original Price 38,300 yen
Lens Construction (group) 5
Lens Construction (element) 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 5
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.25
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.23
Filter Diameter (mm) 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 67.4 x 42.5
Weight (g) 210

EF 35mm f/2 IS USM (2012)
Marketed December 2012
Original Price 80,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 8
Lens Construction (element) 10
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.24
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.24
Filter Diameter (mm) 67
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 77.9 x 62.6
Weight (g) 335

Having said all that, if I were in market for a large aperture 35mm lens, I'd probably buy the Sigma which (so far) seems to be sharper than the 35L! :)

Yes...but at the end of the day, it is still a $850 f2 lens. Slice and dice anyway you want, the Sigma is much more Lens for the $$$$.




  
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Nov 23, 2012 08:24 |  #54

For the images i've seen so far the SIgma 35mm is great, but I'm waiting until the 35mm 2.0 IS comes out to see how it performs, mainly because IS for my video needs would be great but 1-stop of light is also nice.
Waiting until mid december for the canon to come out and decide then.


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Nov 23, 2012 08:39 |  #55

Hogloff wrote in post #15279085 (external link)
Yes...but at the end of the day, it is still a $850 f2 lens. Slice and dice anyway you want, the Sigma is much more Lens for the $$$$.

I already said I'd probably buy the Sigma between the two (I'm not Sigmaphobic).

I do have a question for you:
Since when* have Canon and Sigma been competitive on price?


* The answer is NEVER. One is the brand name, the other is "3rd party". There are examples of this everywhere, not just camera gear...


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Nov 23, 2012 09:05 |  #56

Sigma. Hard to use the Canon version on a Nikon body.




  
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Nov 23, 2012 09:09 |  #57

rick_reno wrote in post #15279243 (external link)
Sigma. Hard to use the Canon version on a Nikon body.

If you look up the forum is called "Canon EF and EF-S lenses" ;)


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Nov 23, 2012 09:22 |  #58

None of them, I would have prefer a Canon 35mm f1.8 non-L or 35L mk2


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Nov 23, 2012 17:01 |  #59

None, waiting for 35 f/1.4L IS


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Nov 23, 2012 18:21 |  #60

smorter wrote in post #15280708 (external link)
None, waiting for 35 f/1.4L IS

I have a feeling you will never stop waiting...


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