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Feb 10, 2013 06:37 |  #166

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Feb 10, 2013 06:43 |  #167

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Yeah, and what a pointless video that is. I know DR aren't the place to go for serious reviews but this one just seemed to go on and on without any real info.


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Feb 10, 2013 07:39 |  #168

ed rader wrote in post #15562193 (external link)
just ordered the canon 28 f2.8 IS from adorama for $549 delivered. at that price i just had to go for it. pictures to follow in a week or so :D.

Ed... looking forward to your review on this lens.




  
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Feb 10, 2013 15:02 |  #169

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here's one from tonight. i'll post more later. iso 800, f2, 1/8s. very minimal PP and no NR.

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I'm am actually interested in this lens as well. I use my 15-85 for outdoors and landscapes, but what i really want is a lens I can use in museums that will get me sharp shots handheld in sometimes very dark galleries. Since I will be using it on a crop body, I wanted something wider then the Canon 50mm f1.8 I currently use. For close up shots, the 50mm is not that sharp at f/1.8 and without IS. As an example, at the Philadelphia Museum I was in a gallery with ancient Asian masks and statuary. I had to keep ISO on my 60D at 3200 and bring the shutter down to 1/50 or 1/40. I got a lot of soft, blurry, or noisy results. I'm hoping this new lens will get me the shots I want in very low light with greater sharpness and contrast at ISO's no great than 800.


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Feb 17, 2013 06:07 |  #170

kin2son wrote in post #15455269 (external link)
I don't hate IS at all. Conversely I'd love to have IS on all of my primes ;)

However as I said before, Canon is charging a premium for the inclusion of IS on all these new primes, and if you don't have a specific need for it, you know shooting dead objects in low light, then you are just paying extra for minimum gains.

Then again it isn't my money :p

If you put IS on the 35 1.4L it probably would cost $2000. You keep talking about the sigma lens but sigma stuff is crap I would never own one and would tell others to stay away from them.


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Feb 17, 2013 10:49 |  #171

shadowcat wrote in post #15618919 (external link)
If you put IS on the 35 1.4L it probably would cost $2000. You keep talking about the sigma lens but sigma stuff is crap I would never own one and would tell others to stay away from them.

why wouldnt you? You own a the zeiss 35 1.4, and the sigma outperforms that lens.... even if you had a really crappy AF copy, it can still do manual focus....


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Feb 17, 2013 11:19 |  #172

shadowcat wrote in post #15618919 (external link)
If you put IS on the 35 1.4L it probably would cost $2000. You keep talking about the sigma lens but sigma stuff is crap I would never own one and would tell others to stay away from them.

My first copy pf the Sigma 30 was decentered. Sigma's QC leaves something to be desired. But my second copy is a keeper. At the current $289 price, IF you can get a good one, it a terrific bargain.


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Feb 17, 2013 11:24 |  #173

I recently started checking DxOMark for lens comparison, according to which both the EF 24mm F/2.8 IS and EF 35mm F/2.0 IS are sharper than EF 28mm F/2.8 IS. The ISO 12233 Crops tool at the-digital-picture.com shows the 24/28mm @f/2.8 is sharper than the 35mm @f/2.0 (and the Sigma 35mm @f/1.4 is clearly sharper than the Canon 35mm @f/2.0).

So here's the question: how's your take on this and DxOMark, guys? possible copy variation?


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Feb 17, 2013 11:49 |  #174

shadowcat wrote in post #15618919 (external link)
If you put IS on the 35 1.4L it probably would cost $2000. You keep talking about the sigma lens but sigma stuff is crap I would never own one and would tell others to stay away from them.

i guess you missed the new sigma 35mm...the one that every reviewer is claiming to be the best 35mm lens out there....


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Feb 17, 2013 15:57 |  #175

bahnhof wrote in post #15619798 (external link)
So here's the question: how's your take on this and DxOMark, guys? possible copy variation?

I enjoy all lens comparisons, but what I really like are statistical plots.

Because I don't know the testing methodology of sites like DxOMark, it's hard for me to care about their results. Plus, I have no way of knowing if lens manufacturers are sending reviewers "perfect" samples to test.

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Sep 28, 2013 04:38 |  #176
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Just 12 pages, why isn't this lens popular?




  
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Sep 28, 2013 07:39 |  #177

I think there are 2 reasons, perhaps more. First, the lens is "only" F2, and there are a few F1.4 lenses put there.
Second the price was way out of line for the lens at introduction. Now that the price has dropped to merely too expensive, there should be more interest in the 35 F2 IS.

Competition from Sigma has been fierce, with their 30F1.4 and 35 F1.4. The 30F1.4 is less expensive, and the 35F1.4 has had some good reviews. When the 35 F1.4 was the same price as the Canon, all people thought about was resolution for the lens on a tripod or optical bench, and F 1.4 vs. F2 at the same price. IS doesn't help much if taking photos of a moving kid, but F1.4 isn't much of a help when photographing hyper toddlers either.




  
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Sep 28, 2013 08:42 |  #178

artyH wrote in post #16330992 (external link)
I think there are 2 reasons, perhaps more. First, the lens is "only" F2, and there are a few F1.4 lenses put there.
Second the price was way out of line for the lens at introduction. Now that the price has dropped to merely too expensive, there should be more interest in the 35 F2 IS.

Competition from Sigma has been fierce, with their 30F1.4 and 35 F1.4. The 30F1.4 is less expensive, and the 35F1.4 has had some good reviews. When the 35 F1.4 was the same price as the Canon, all people thought about was resolution for the lens on a tripod or optical bench, and F 1.4 vs. F2 at the same price. IS doesn't help much if taking photos of a moving kid, but F1.4 isn't much of a help when photographing hyper toddlers either.

Excellent points. I agree 100% with your assessment. The Canon F/2 IS a great idea but the original price was way too much. The current price is still high but at least it's more reasonable. I suspect if Canon puts this lens on sale it will sell well.


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Sep 28, 2013 11:22 |  #179

Soon as I see a sale for it under $450, I'll replace my old 35 f2. I bought the 28 f2.8 IS on sale a few months back for around $400 on a one day sale. It didn't impress me a ton so I sold it.




  
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Sep 28, 2013 20:32 |  #180

shadowcat wrote in post #15618919 (external link)
If you put IS on the 35 1.4L it probably would cost $2000. You keep talking about the sigma lens but sigma stuff is crap I would never own one and would tell others to stay away from them.

Ok, let's try and figure this out. 3 of the most respected photo review websites... (Photozone, The Digital Picture and Roger Cicala from Lens Rentals) all say the Sigma has better image quality than the Canon. In fact two of these sites indicate the Sigma is the finest 35mm 1.4 ever made. However you say the Sigma is crap. Well, I'm certainly glad you set the record straight. For years, I've been foolish enough to believe that these websites were legitimate and knew what they were talking about. Thanks for explaining this, and thanks for your in depth analysis and detailed review of the Sigma lens.




  
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