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chrismarriott66
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Sep 24, 2014 01:39 |  #7066

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #17174419 (external link)
Got any tips on how best to use the dock? Maybe a site where somebody explains the process? I understand the overall concept and have (unfortunately) done many AF calibration tests in the past, but never with this dock and the software's options to set calibration differently at different focus distances.

I used the Dot-Tune method (https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=7zE50jCUPhM (external link)) and simply set the test chart to the adjustable distances the dock lists... quick and easy imho!


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Sep 24, 2014 04:30 |  #7067

tagnal wrote in post #17170308 (external link)
I'm curious why you chose to shoot this at f/2.8?

Because I found that the stars were all looking slightly soft wide open. Even manually setting the lens focus using the x10 magnifier in Live View, wide open it wasn't nearly as sharp as f2.8, and given that it's 35mm, I knew I could leave it open for up to 8 seconds before I started seeing trails so I figured I'd stop down and go for sharpness and a longer exposure.

I'm wishing I'd dropped the ISO a bit and left it open longer but alas hindsight is great in hindsight ;-)a


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Sep 24, 2014 17:47 |  #7068

Today Ive received my lens and Im really disappointed :(.. it has massive focusing problems. It wont focus right from any distance. Was really excited for this lens, might as well spend $60 on the USB dock. Has anyone had problems after using the Dock? Whats the difference between using the dock and another MA method?


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Sep 24, 2014 17:51 |  #7069

yamatama wrote in post #17175765 (external link)
Today Ive received my lens and Im really disappointed :(.. it has massive focusing problems. It wont focus right from any distance. Was really excited for this lens, might as well spend $60 on the USB dock. Has anyone had problems after using the Dock? Whats the difference between using the dock and another MA method?

Mine was pretty far off focus when I first got it also. I got the dock and now it's spot on. The dock allows you to fine tune 4 different focus distances. It took less than an hour and I haven't had to worry about it since. The dock is totally worth it.


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Sep 24, 2014 19:19 |  #7070

yamatama wrote in post #17175765 (external link)
Today Ive received my lens and Im really disappointed :(.. it has massive focusing problems. It wont focus right from any distance. Was really excited for this lens, might as well spend $60 on the USB dock. Has anyone had problems after using the Dock? Whats the difference between using the dock and another MA method?

Either try the dock or simply return it for another. I was one of the first contributors to this thread when the lens was released. After a bit of time I realized my lens was focusing inaccurately at long distances. I sent it back, got another and have had no issues with the second. If you have the patience, you might try that before spending more money on the dock.


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Sep 25, 2014 01:04 |  #7071

yamatama wrote in post #17175765 (external link)
Today Ive received my lens and Im really disappointed :(.. it has massive focusing problems. It wont focus right from any distance. Was really excited for this lens, might as well spend $60 on the USB dock. Has anyone had problems after using the Dock? Whats the difference between using the dock and another MA method?

I believe that Sigma came out with the whole USB dock so that they could have wider tolerances in their build process of the Art lenses. That keeps production costs down and still allows Sigma to keep a price advantage while providing excellent optics. This also nets them some extra cash from the sale of the dock, another win (for them). And it also decreases the amount of lenses switched constantly by customers trying to find one that is sharp on their camera or also reduces the volume of people sending in their lens for service/adjustments since they can now do the calibration themselves at home.

Anyways, I had to use the dock on mine. Trying to get the 4th and farthest focus distance correctly adjusted took a bit of time for me, but once I did get it set, I've never had any problems with it since. It works like a beauty now.


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Sep 25, 2014 21:38 |  #7072

great portrait lens...

anyone using it for landscape? What are your thoughts for the 35 art in landscape photography?


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Sep 26, 2014 00:28 as a reply to  @ mswobo's post |  #7073

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Here is a shot I have taken with mine. The bottom is a crop of the top photo. Much better than my kit lenses...

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Sep 26, 2014 22:08 |  #7074

mswobo wrote in post #17178052 (external link)
great portrait lens...

anyone using it for landscape? What are your thoughts for the 35 art in landscape photography?

35mm (art or L or what ever) is just a focal length. I have great (great in my mind that is) landscape shots with the sigma 35, wider lenses, 85mm and up to 135mm. I believe the sigma 35mm is a great landscape lens, if 35mm is what you need for a particular shot. This said, I think 35mm might be more versatile than say 85mm or even 14mm. So…yes…I think this is a fine lens for landscape shooting. Here is an example (from a few pages back)

https://photography-on-the.net …p=17143318&post​count=7041

BTW, you mention this lens is a great portrait lens. Many would argue that 35mm is not ideal for portraits. While it does make a nice environmental portrait, I think 85mm is where it's at (unless you can afford the 200 f/2 IS of course) . 85mm is just such an all around great FL. But that is just me and my style of shootin'.


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Sep 27, 2014 06:59 |  #7075

Im so happy about this prime =D

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Sep 27, 2014 07:05 |  #7076

^Great Colors

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Sep 27, 2014 15:18 as a reply to  @ GuitarDTO's post |  #7077

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Sep 27, 2014 16:26 as a reply to  @ Hombre-cz's post |  #7078

This 35mm Art seems to do a very pleasant job on landscape photos also.

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Sep 27, 2014 16:31 as a reply to  @ Temex's post |  #7079

... and gives a very shallow DOF when needed. As you know...

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Sep 27, 2014 19:30 |  #7080

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