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Apr 14, 2015 08:32 as a reply to  @ post 17514205 |  #8701

+1 for testing it out on-camera. Test at f/1.4, f/2, f/4, f/8 for focus issues like front/back focus, decentering, etc.
due to the shallow DoF when @ f/1.4, it's best to always test from a tripod, or use a very fast shutter speed if handheld, to minimize camera shake affecting your results.

You can use the focus chart from pg 18 of this PDF (external link) to check focus issues -- It's best to do this test from a tripod.


Since you mentioned indoors shots, you might also consider the new canon 24mm pancake lens (external link) too - excellent IQ, decently wide aperture, and decent autofocus in a tiny, affordable package and on the 70D that effective FL (~38mm, vs, the sigma @ 48mm) might be wide enough.


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Apr 14, 2015 17:41 |  #8702

Thanks for the replies. The nifty fifty I feel will be too long for my crop frame and I've already got a 17-55 f2.8 so I was looking for something faster than the pancake.

I've got a 70D which has had some complaints of focus issues but I haven't thoroughly tested mine, it could stack with potential focus issues with the lens.




  
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Apr 14, 2015 18:43 as a reply to  @ Smitty2k1's post |  #8703

I don't know if you saw, but there was one of these lenses for sale in the For Sale section... Not my post nor do I have any affiliation to the seller....




  
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Apr 23, 2015 03:33 |  #8704

Moonshiner wrote in post #17514205 (external link)
Non-Art versions are great, but they can be hit or miss with focus issues. I suggest that you test it as much as you can or buy from a reputable person/dealer..

I have never experienced any focus issues at all with this lens. Nor is it known for being particularly prone to this. The Non-Art 50mm Sigma lens though.. Talk about focus issues :-)

Other than that, I totally agree with this suggestion.

This lens and the Canon 24mm pancake are more or less my default lens kit these days.


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Apr 23, 2015 09:02 |  #8705

Count me as a+1 for the 30 1.4 non-art. I sold a 50 1.8 to help fund it.

It was a workhorse lens for me for a few years, missed it when I went full frame. Replacing it with the 40 2.8 pancake was adequate, but I missed shooting at f1.4.

I bought mine on eBay from a pawn shop and got a really good copy for $300 before the Art model came out.


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May 23, 2015 15:19 |  #8706

My boy taking in the world...

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Canon 6D | Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 VC | Sigma 35mm 1.4 | Canon 85mm 1.8 | Sigma 105mm 2.8 HSM Macro | | Sigma 150mm 2.8 Macro | Canon 70 200 f4 L IS
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May 26, 2015 10:24 |  #8707

Tickled


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7D _ Tokina 11-16 _ Siggy 30 1.4 _ 70-200F4L
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Jun 15, 2015 13:30 |  #8708

A forest of fungus... Fungi... Whatever... :p

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Jun 16, 2015 02:27 |  #8709

Moonshiner wrote in post #17597939 (external link)
A forest of fungus... Fungi... Whatever... :p

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A town of fungus... Fungi.. Fungi town :-)

Nice shot. Good use of this lens.


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Jun 16, 2015 09:44 as a reply to  @ D-Noc's post |  #8710

Cheers...




  
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Jun 20, 2015 21:48 |  #8711

Mums...

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Aug 08, 2015 14:21 |  #8712

Taken with canon 50D

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Aug 10, 2015 17:34 |  #8713

I like this lens. Had it about a year. Sent it in to calibrate and it seems to do well now.


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Sep 01, 2015 17:09 |  #8714

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Jersey Shore vacation!

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Sep 26, 2015 13:29 |  #8715

A few recent pics of my boy Charlie

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Canon 6D | Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 VC | Sigma 35mm 1.4 | Canon 85mm 1.8 | Sigma 105mm 2.8 HSM Macro | | Sigma 150mm 2.8 Macro | Canon 70 200 f4 L IS
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