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BATTLE OF THE 35 PRIMES. Looking to get into some new glass and need some opinions.

 
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Apr 03, 2018 11:27 |  #1

Hey everyone!

I shoot a ton of automotive stuff, and a ton of weddings, along with a ton of DJ shows at clubs with low lighting.

I've been looking into getting a sigma art 35mm 1.4, but i know there is a lot of talk about which brand is the best all around for low lighting.


Figured i'd bring the conversation here.


Thanks everyone!


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Apr 03, 2018 13:44 |  #2

I had the Sigma Art for awhile. It was a great little lens, especially for the price, although I did have to calibrate it. It was sharp and focused fast. However, I recently decided to upgrade and I ended up getting the Canon 35 1.4L II, and it is my favorite lens next to my 135L. It completely outperforms the Sigma, especially when it comes to focus. It is sharper, faster, hunts less in lower light, and my keeper rate is much higher than it was with the Sigma. I also haven't needed to calibrate it. It costs substantially more than the Sigma, but IMO, it is worth it if i you're using it all the time. My good friend shoots with the 35 f/2 IS and loves hers, too. That might be another option to consider as well. Tamron makes a 35 1.8 with VC, but I honestly don't have any experience with that lens.


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Apr 05, 2018 05:22 |  #3

For about $50 to $60 you can rent the Sigma for a week.




  
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Apr 05, 2018 07:32 |  #4

Vote for canon for me. Never tried the sigma to be fair but have used the 35mm countless from canon.


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Apr 05, 2018 07:48 |  #5

I have the Sigma Art and among the lenses in my sign it is the lens with the highest resolving power at all apertures. It is optically very well balanced in terms of CA control, bokeh, colour, rendering and is a joy to use. Focus is not as fast as the recent Canon Ls but it is very accurate (mine did not require any adjustments). I have no experience with the Canon 35mm L ii but do believe it is better since it is considered the best Canon glass nowadays. The other 35mm Canon is a tad slower but has IS and is lighter. You have excellent choices and probably can't go wrong with either of the three.


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Apr 05, 2018 09:17 |  #6

Sounds like you shoot a ton, I'd rent until you can buy the 35LII.


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Apr 05, 2018 14:44 |  #7

Just got my 35L II yesterday and after a quick round through Focal software I’m already sold on it. Definitely going to take a bit to get used to because I’ve been mainly shooting zooms for the last couple years. Not the greatest example, but here’s a quick SOOC pic pulled off the 5D4 and uploaded from my phone.


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Apr 10, 2018 15:53 |  #8

Hey everyone. Ended up picking up the 35L.

Have a couple cars this weekend to shoot will update more.


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Apr 10, 2018 18:25 |  #9

Tucker29 wrote in post #18604111 (external link)
Hey everyone. Ended up picking up the 35L.

Same here. It can make superb images.


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Apr 10, 2018 20:42 |  #10

Congrats!!!


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Apr 19, 2018 15:15 |  #11

I have recently decided on the Canon f2 IS USM myself, nearly as good as the others and much cheaper, the Sigma ART would have been my second choice.




  
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May 11, 2018 09:26 as a reply to  @ Canonuser123's post |  #12

Anyone have any experience between the L and the Lii? Is the price difference worth it?


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May 12, 2018 10:28 |  #13

Lots of people have had issues with the siggy art

Lots

even after calibration

I would invest in a L version 1 before i got the Siggy

I have seen way too many complaints


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May 12, 2018 13:44 |  #14

dmead516 wrote in post #18623819 (external link)
Anyone have any experience between the L and the Lii? Is the price difference worth it?

I had the 35L v1 for about 10 years until I recently sold it. It was one of my favorite lens. Everything was awesome about it

But with that said, I just picked up the version 2. This lens is everything I expected it to be. So in my humble opinion, it was worth the price difference.


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