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Long term thoughts on the new Sigma 35 1.4?

 
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Apr 22, 2013 19:49 |  #1

Been following this since its been announced, but have been apprehensive to bite the bullet due to Sigma's reputation with QC. IQ looks impressive, but has anyone experienced any focusing issues and had to go through multiple copies to get a 'keeper'? Anyone need to MFA the lens? If so, by how much?


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Apr 22, 2013 19:58 |  #2

Mine has been fine from the get go.


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Apr 22, 2013 20:37 |  #3

No problem with mine. Love the lens.


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Apr 22, 2013 20:43 as a reply to  @ scorpio_e's post |  #4

Check out this thread. There is a lot of discussion of people's experiences.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1229122


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Apr 22, 2013 21:43 |  #5

Kevin B wrote in post #15856697 (external link)
Check out this thread. There is a lot of discussion of people's experiences.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1229122

hmm....looks like a lot of people are still reporting QC issues with this lens....


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Apr 22, 2013 21:49 |  #6

I would like to try it again but tried two copies and both had focusing issues in artificial light.... Front focused consistantly by 10MA units indoors... Outdoors, 0 MA all around. It also did the front focused at night outdoors under artificial light which names sense... But it was annoying because I just want to set it and forget it.

I hope they somehow correct this, cause the lens is stunning.


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Apr 22, 2013 21:57 |  #7

Invertalon wrote in post #15856893 (external link)
I would like to try it again but tried two copies and both had focusing issues in artificial light.... Front focused consistantly by 10MA units indoors... Outdoors, 0 MA all around. It also did the front focused at night outdoors under artificial light which names sense... But it was annoying because I just want to set it and forget it.

I hope they somehow correct this, cause the lens is stunning.

Saw that a lot of people were having similar issues. Which is a shame, because it otherwise appears to be a fantastic lens (test data is impressive).

Not sure how I feel about focusing issues though, as this is a lens that I'll likely be using at larger apertures, and the margin for error is very small. Plus I'm pretty anal about focusing errors. ie the 50L has focusing issues of its own which bug the hell out of me, but at least they're consistent issues consistent and, as such manageable.


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Apr 22, 2013 22:59 |  #8

Well they are quite consistant... Outdoors, 0 MA at any distance near to far. In artificial and mixed lighting though, it was closer to 10MA.... Usually it was fine at one or the other, but in more mixed settings it became a pain. It would fall somewhere in the middle for example. Always had to change it when indoors and the type of light.

Never had that issue with the 85 1.8, 35L, 85L, 135L or any Canon prime in similar conditions FWIW... So it was not my body or anything.

I heard somebody say they got this issue corrected when sent to Sigma, so maybe there is hope... But until it is fixed for sure, I will hold off :(

By far the sharpest 1.4 or 1.2 prime wide open I had ever seen though. Beautiful lens.


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Apr 22, 2013 23:24 |  #9

Loved mine. It just exceeded my expectation really. Sharpest lens I've owned in this focal length.


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Apr 23, 2013 00:00 |  #10

well if there are issues you can always get the dock which will allow you to correct it. So it isn't that big a deal. If you have the cash and need a lens of this FL go and get it!


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Apr 23, 2013 00:01 |  #11

Invertalon wrote in post #15857097 (external link)
Well they are quite consistant... Outdoors, 0 MA at any distance near to far. In artificial and mixed lighting though, it was closer to 10MA.... Usually it was fine at one or the other, but in more mixed settings it became a pain. It would fall somewhere in the middle for example. Always had to change it when indoors and the type of light.

I was so pumped to check out this lens at the Sigma booth (w/their 5DII) at WPPI, but I don't know if it was the lighting (typical expo lighting) or not, but I couldn't get consistent AF with half my shots. Perhaps a bad copy, but being that it was the Sigma booth, I would've thought they'd check out everything before the show, especially knowing folks like me would be demoing their lens.

Contrast that to the Tamron booth where I tried their 24-70 VC, and it was dead on every time.


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Apr 23, 2013 00:24 |  #12

mystik610 wrote in post #15856863 (external link)
hmm....looks like a lot of people are still reporting QC issues with this lens....

Count how many actual unique people are reporting problems versus how many are the same people posting multiple times about their problem.


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Apr 23, 2013 01:03 |  #13

Ilovetheleafs wrote in post #15857214 (external link)
well if there are issues you can always get the dock which will allow you to correct it. So it isn't that big a deal. If you have the cash and need a lens of this FL go and get it!

The USB dock can surely fix normal back / front focusing issues, but one knows if the dock can fix AF inconsistencies affected by lighting.

I'll be waiting for a review on this dock. I hope someone with a 'truly messed up' Sigma lens tries the dock and shares his findings with us.




  
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Sirrith wrote in post #15857264 (external link)
Count how many actual unique people are reporting problems versus how many are the same people posting multiple times about their problem.


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Apr 23, 2013 02:31 |  #15

I was really concerned buying my Sigma lens too, but I was very pleasantly surprised by mine. Mine wasn't the 35/1.4 (unfortunately) but the super cheap 18-50/2.8-4.5 and it was in all ways (including AF accuracy) a nicer lens than my 18-55 kit lens was.

I'd say it's worth the risk being that it's such a fantastic lens. If you get a bad copy, send it back and get another ;)


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