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Oct 28, 2016 21:03 |  #781

BlakeC wrote in post #18169724 (external link)
Repost from the ring thread

A few from 2 different engagement sessions over the weekend.

I know they are nice in color but i kind of like them B&W too

Taken with Canon 80D & Sigma 18-35 1.8 ART

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I prefer the B & W


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Nov 03, 2016 22:37 |  #782

Tried this on my new 9' wide seamless..


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Dec 20, 2016 12:09 |  #783

Repost from the ring shot thread...

A few from a recent wedding.

Canon 80D with the Sigma 18-35 1.8

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Apr 01, 2017 15:40 |  #784
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I have been eyeing this lens for some time and I read about the focus issues when shooting wide open at the wider end...with the shooting distance more than 1 meter. Can the dock really be able to fix it? I am currently using the Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS on my D7000. I want a standard zoom with better built and sharper corners. The Sigma 17-50 also exhibits the same focusing issues....back focusing shooting at wide open at the wider end when the shooting distance is beyond 1 meter. Once you zoom in to 30mm+, you get sharp focus at f2.8, at all shooting distance.

I would not want to waste money on the Sigam 18-35 if I can't reliably get sharp focus at f1.8 under 18mm at all shooting distance...because my Sigma 17-50 can do better.


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Apr 01, 2017 18:20 as a reply to  @ TooManyShots's post |  #785

yeah the dock should fix any troubles - you can also use FoCal with the D7000

haven't posted a pic in here for a while - one from an engagement session in Hawaii back in Feb :)

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Apr 03, 2017 13:13 |  #786
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Bobster wrote in post #18316968 (external link)
yeah the dock should fix any troubles - you can also use FoCal with the D7000]

Nice shot...

Any more inputs on the focusing issues from other users? Like..if anyone decided to sell the lens because even the dock couldn't fix the focusing issues.


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Apr 03, 2017 15:33 |  #787

TooManyShots wrote in post #18318449 (external link)
Nice shot...

Any more inputs on the focusing issues from other users? Like..if anyone decided to sell the lens because even the dock couldn't fix the focusing issues.

Couldn't tell you since I have never needed to use the dock. I have taken somewhere are 25k photos without focusing issues.




  
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Apr 03, 2017 16:43 |  #788

TooManyShots wrote in post #18318449 (external link)
Nice shot...

Any more inputs on the focusing issues from other users? Like..if anyone decided to sell the lens because even the dock couldn't fix the focusing issues.

Mine has been a paper weight for about 2 years, sadly. When it nails a shot though, god damn is it amazing. I tried the dock multiple times, using multiple methods and just gave up. I called Sigma and they told me I can send it off to a shop in Ontario (I'm in BC) to have it adjusted - I just haven't got around to it yet. :( I really need to get on it.

Here's one of my favourite shots with the lens though, before I realized it was so out of calibration (got lucky in servo mode with this one).

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Apr 03, 2017 17:26 |  #789

TooManyShots wrote in post #18318449 (external link)
Nice shot...

Any more inputs on the focusing issues from other users? Like..if anyone decided to sell the lens because even the dock couldn't fix the focusing issues.

I actually just purchased this about a week ago and worked with the lens and USB dock over the weekend. I tried calibrating it with the USB dock and thought I had the focus adjustments taken care of pretty well. However, the test shots showed otherwise as the focus was all over the place. I had never tried to calibrate a lens before so I know there was some user error the first time.

I tried the calibration again and the second time was definitely more successful, but I still had front focusing issues. It is a time consuming process and would be well worth it if you were able to resolve all the focus issues with the dock, but it is very time consuming. So, the lens is going back tomorrow unfortunately. I was really hoping for better success as I had my eye on this lens for awhile.


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Apr 03, 2017 18:08 |  #790

From earlier this year.


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Apr 04, 2017 10:18 |  #791

TooManyShots wrote in post #18318449 (external link)
Nice shot...

Any more inputs on the focusing issues from other users? Like..if anyone decided to sell the lens because even the dock couldn't fix the focusing issues.

no idea, give up photography?  :p

Seriously, though, If you find the shots aren't in focus, FoCal is amazing. I found I had trouble with another one of my lenses a couple of years back and sent it in for servicing, because FoCal suggested I set the micro adjustment past 20! and it was miss-aligned..

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Apr 07, 2017 20:42 |  #792

A studio portrait I took with this lens and one I took at a super bowl party where the light wasn't great.


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Apr 08, 2017 14:29 |  #793

ERP1978 wrote in post #18318637 (external link)
I actually just purchased this about a week ago and worked with the lens and USB dock over the weekend. I tried calibrating it with the USB dock and thought I had the focus adjustments taken care of pretty well. However, the test shots showed otherwise as the focus was all over the place. I had never tried to calibrate a lens before so I know there was some user error the first time.

I tried the calibration again and the second time was definitely more successful, but I still had front focusing issues. It is a time consuming process and would be well worth it if you were able to resolve all the focus issues with the dock, but it is very time consuming. So, the lens is going back tomorrow unfortunately. I was really hoping for better success as I had my eye on this lens for awhile.

So, I would like to retract my previous comments about this lens. I went ahead and ordered another copy to try out and see if there could have potentially been a problem with the first copy. As it turns out, it appears there may have been. It was front focusing horribly and that is not present in this second copy, although some slight front focusing does exist. I also noticed this lens was much, much sharper out of the box. I have been working on the calibration a little bit today and have definitely made some improvements across the 16 different calibration points. Yes, the calibration can take a little bit of time, but seems to be going quicker than with the first lens...perhaps due to the potential defect the first lens had. With a little more tweaking, I think this lens will be perfect and exactly what I was expecting. Glad I gave this lens another chance as I now have a winner!


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Apr 09, 2017 12:44 |  #794

one from a family session this morning :)

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