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Long term thoughts on the new Sigma 35 1.4?

 
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May 13, 2013 18:12 |  #91

kipliq wrote in post #15927762 (external link)
As a long term use, could the sigma start to fail more as it gets older? Will this happen with canon lenses?

Of course. The longer you use something, the greater the chance of the mechanical components failing.


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May 13, 2013 18:46 |  #92

Sirrith wrote in post #15928780 (external link)
Of course. The longer you use something, the greater the chance of the mechanical components failing.

What about the differences between Canon and Sigma, never owned a lens outside of Canon. If Sigma has a higher reputation of parts failing after a few years , rather go with Canon.


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May 13, 2013 21:49 |  #93

Canon 35L is legendary for built quality, but I gave a go on Sigma, wide open sharpness is more important to me now. I don't have to wait 15 years to buy this lens to assure me regarding built quality like 1998 35L, lol :)


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May 14, 2013 12:36 |  #94

The sigma 35 is build like a tank, feels very solid, I love it. I expect everything i buy to lose value, it's just the way it goes. I also don't see myself replacing this piece of glass in years to come.


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May 14, 2013 14:19 |  #95

kipliq wrote in post #15928882 (external link)
What about the differences between Canon and Sigma, never owned a lens outside of Canon. If Sigma has a higher reputation of parts failing after a few years , rather go with Canon.

Too early to tell really. The Sigma 35 feels pretty solid, and gives the impression of a lens that is built to last. It's very well built....but does not feel as robust as my 50L, and 85L. I only used the 35L as a rental, but i'd say the Sigma is pretty close in terms of built quality.

Whether this translates into long-term mechanical reliability remains to be seen. I'd imagine the Canon L lenses would be more reliable in the long-run....part of the reason they retain so much of their value in the used market. If reilability (and resale value) is your priority, definitely go with the Canon. The sigma has a leg up in terms of sharpness though.


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May 18, 2013 19:48 |  #96

I took my Sigma 35 out one day and had a bunch of focus issues, since I had earlier calibrated the lens at +4 MFA under fluorescent lighting. Outdoors, I really couldn't figure out what the MFA should be since I didn't have a focus chart.

I then realized that the lens also has issues at different focus lengths. If I calibrate at around 1 foot, I have issues at 10ft and beyond.

Or, it could be me. Shooting at f/1.4 is tough, no matter what lens. I have 10 more days to figure out if I will keep the lens or return it to Amazon.


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May 18, 2013 22:48 |  #97

dr1ft wrote in post #15945086 (external link)
Or, it could be me. Shooting at f/1.4 is tough, no matter what lens. I have 10 more days to figure out if I will keep the lens or return it to Amazon.

I would return it for another one, otherwise you'll be sending back the lens to Sigma on your own dime.


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