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Oct 07, 2014 14:08 |  #7126

I started off with the Sigma 35A and Canon 85 1.8.

Then I retooled and went Sigma 50A + Canon 135L. I'm now realizing I really miss the 35A, so I'm now contemplating trading/selling my 50A to go back to the 35A. THEN save for the Sigma 85 1.4 to complete the 35/85/135 trilogy.




  
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Oct 07, 2014 14:16 |  #7127

pridash wrote in post #17199490 (external link)
Lol! :D I get a very, very slight hunch that the 35/85 combo is the way to go. ;) ...now, all I gotta decide is whether it's the 35A or 35L. :p

Duh! 35A all the way man!


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Oct 07, 2014 14:29 |  #7128

The obvious answer in the 35A thread though :D


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Oct 07, 2014 14:40 |  #7129

JakAHearts wrote in post #17199530 (external link)
35A. No contest.

vertigo235 wrote in post #17199549 (external link)
Duh! 35A all the way man!

vertigo235 wrote in post #17199578 (external link)
The obvious answer in the 35A thread though :D

lol I thought I'd get that response. I swear all the 35L owners would say the opposite! :p Thing is I've got one 35A to look at and also a 35L- both used, with the L about £100 more. It's a close one. I'm just a little concerned with the AF issues on the Siggy obviously.


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Oct 07, 2014 14:41 |  #7130

pridash wrote in post #17199611 (external link)
lol I thought I'd get that response. I swear all the 35L owners would say the opposite! :p Thing is I've got one 35A to look at and also a 35L- both used, with the L about £100 more. It's a close one. I'm just a little concerned with the AF issues on the Siggy obviously.

Get the dock from the beginning and you won't be disappointed.


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Oct 07, 2014 15:02 |  #7131

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?

Ive used mine for landscapes in the past. Its great


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Oct 07, 2014 15:02 |  #7132

pridash wrote in post #17199611 (external link)
lol I thought I'd get that response. I swear all the 35L owners would say the opposite! :p Thing is I've got one 35A to look at and also a 35L- both used, with the L about £100 more. It's a close one. I'm just a little concerned with the AF issues on the Siggy obviously.

FWIW I did try a 35L rental before I got my 35A and I don't regret the decision for a second.


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Oct 07, 2014 15:08 |  #7133

Mesmer wrote in post #17199613 (external link)
Get the dock from the beginning and you won't be disappointed.

Yes, so I understand, although some find that it doesn't correct some AF issues...but I guess these must be in the minority.

But here's the thing, it would be good to hear from you users on how much AF issues you've had with this lens (shooting FF) - is it all overblown? If I post that question elsewhere I guess it will probably end up with a load of negative posts - maybe some of them from fanboys...which I want to avoid!

vertigo235 wrote in post #17199656 (external link)
FWIW I did try a 35L rental before I got my 35A and I don't regret the decision for a second.

Could you expand on why you came to that conclusion?


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Oct 07, 2014 15:24 |  #7134

pridash wrote in post #17199665 (external link)
But here's the thing, it would be good to hear from you users on how much AF issues you've had with this lens (shooting FF) - is it all overblown?

I got the 35A as a gift and shot with it for a couple days and wasn't impressed with the focusing. I bought the dock and after calibrating it haven't given focus issues another thought. It's always spot on now. Shoot and enjoy!


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Oct 07, 2014 15:29 |  #7135

pridash wrote in post #17199665 (external link)
Could you expand on why you came to that conclusion?

It really was sharper, also at the time I had a 60D which didn't have MFA so the Sigma Dock was very attractive, even though it wasn't out yet. Once I was able to get the dock and adjust it, it's been the most accurate focusing lens in my bag. Also think it has better contrast too. The 35L seems to have a warmer tone and the photos do have a slightly different feel to them, maybe better bokeh, but I can't really say because I didn't really do a direct comparison shot for shot even though I did have them both at the same time for a short while.


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Oct 07, 2014 17:26 as a reply to  @ vertigo235's post |  #7136

From yesterdays photoshoot with Maija. You have to be careful when using 35mm focal length from very short distance with human body parts. Its easy to get wrong geometric (example huge hands in front of picture). But when this lens doestn´t have much barrel distorsion i quess it was working fine. What you think?

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Oct 08, 2014 01:57 |  #7137

pridash wrote in post #17199490 (external link)
I get a very, very slight hunch that the 35/85 combo is the way to go. ;) ...now, all I gotta decide is whether it's the 35A or 35L. :p

Again, I'll put another vote in for the 35A + dock. I have used both quite a lot, and can say that imho, the 35L is quicker to focus in lab-based conditions, and will often lock on better in low light. Having said that, the 35A is definitely sharper, and in real-world use, I don't notice a difference with the focus. A lot of people on the 35L thread say that the images just have a slightly nicer feel about them, but I've never been disappointed with the 35A, and I don't know how much that is them trying to make themselves feel better... :p


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Oct 08, 2014 12:33 |  #7138

Mesmer wrote in post #17199701 (external link)
I got the 35A as a gift and shot with it for a couple days and wasn't impressed with the focusing. I bought the dock and after calibrating it haven't given focus issues another thought. It's always spot on now. Shoot and enjoy!

vertigo235 wrote in post #17199712 (external link)
It really was sharper, also at the time I had a 60D which didn't have MFA so the Sigma Dock was very attractive, even though it wasn't out yet. Once I was able to get the dock and adjust it, it's been the most accurate focusing lens in my bag. Also think it has better contrast too. The 35L seems to have a warmer tone and the photos do have a slightly different feel to them, maybe better bokeh, but I can't really say because I didn't really do a direct comparison shot for shot even though I did have them both at the same time for a short while.

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #17200796 (external link)
Again, I'll put another vote in for the 35A + dock. I have used both quite a lot, and can say that imho, the 35L is quicker to focus in lab-based conditions, and will often lock on better in low light. Having said that, the 35A is definitely sharper, and in real-world use, I don't notice a difference with the focus. A lot of people on the 35L thread say that the images just have a slightly nicer feel about them, but I've never been disappointed with the 35A, and I don't know how much that is them trying to make themselves feel better... :p

That's really helpful info - thanks to you all. :)


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Oct 08, 2014 18:44 as a reply to  @ pridash's post |  #7139

The CA on the 35L is horrible. It was the main reason for me to switch to 35A. Overall I am happier with the Sigma and never had focusing issues, so no regrets at all


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Oct 08, 2014 18:52 |  #7140

Couldn't be happier with the Sigma. 75% of my stock photo sales are with this lens

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