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Nov 14, 2006 09:36 |  #1

Hi,

Ive been looking at this lens for ages, and looking around the boards I think a few others have been too, well mine arrived today in the lovely brown van, and im extremely impressed.

Impressive build quality, fantastic weight and feel, i love the focus, i love everything about it! its a farrrr cry from my previous 50mm 1.8 prime, but at four times the price you'd expect it :-)

Image quality, fantastic, Im super happy with at 1.4, although you cant move at all once youve focused, focus and shutter straight away :-)

A lovely lens WELL worth the money, if anybody is thinking about one of these i can not recommend it highly enough

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Nov 14, 2006 10:00 |  #2

I enjoy mine as well. :D It is a nice piece of glass.


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Nov 14, 2006 10:06 as a reply to  @ Rhinotherunt's post |  #3

I have the Sigma 30MM f/1.4 and it quickly becoming a favorite lens...great IQ, color, contract, and fast focusing :)


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Nov 14, 2006 10:08 |  #4

I love it! One of the best lenses in my bag, out of many :) Heck I think it's worth it even if you have to send it to Sigma to fix any hocus focus issues.


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Nov 14, 2006 10:15 |  #5

Any 100% crops at 1.4?
I've been hoping that Canon would produce one of these but hope is fading.




  
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Nov 14, 2006 10:24 |  #6

Here is one with 100% crop.


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Nov 14, 2006 10:26 |  #7

A couple more shots:
Here is the Sigma 30 1.4:
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Nov 14, 2006 10:35 |  #8

The picture of my brother (with the glasses) in my gallery is a wide open shot also.


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Nov 14, 2006 10:36 as a reply to  @ Rhinotherunt's post |  #9

Nice looking model.Are you happy with the bokeh?It doesn't look overly smooth to me and it's the main reason I want a 1.4 lens.




  
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Nov 14, 2006 10:48 |  #10

timmyb wrote in post #2261343 (external link)
Nice looking model.Are you happy with the bokeh?It doesn't look overly smooth to me and it's the main reason I want a 1.4 lens.

Thanks! The B&W one is not wide open I think it is 3.5?. The color one is wide open however. Big difference between the bokeh of 1.4 and 3.5.


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Nov 14, 2006 11:06 |  #11

I am seriously considering this lens. The only thing is, I've heard of so many people who have had focusing issues with it... either front or back focusing. I've also heard crappy things about Sigma Canada service, so I'm a little scared. Though the people who have a great copy seem to REALLY REALLY like it.


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Nov 14, 2006 11:10 |  #12

When I first got the lens I had thought I had focus issues. Then I realized that when I was slightly moving my subject was in and out of DOF.


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Nov 14, 2006 12:17 as a reply to  @ Rhinotherunt's post |  #13

How does it compare to the 50 1.4? The 50 1.4 is definitley in my list of lenses to get, and so is the 135L, but the 30 1.4 is an interesting one for me because it'de give me the 50mm sort of feel on my 30D crop body, so perhaps it'll be added alongside the 50 1.4?


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Nov 14, 2006 12:36 |  #14

JaGWiRE wrote in post #2261710 (external link)
How does it compare to the 50 1.4? The 50 1.4 is definitley in my list of lenses to get, and so is the 135L, but the 30 1.4 is an interesting one for me because it'de give me the 50mm sort of feel on my 30D crop body, so perhaps it'll be added alongside the 50 1.4?

Well the bokeh is much nicer on the 50 1.4. The Sigma is built like a TANK! it is somewhat heavy compared to the 50. You will get a hood and case also. The 50 1.4 is also very small compared to the 30 1.4. Other than bokeh the image quality is close to the same. This is based on real world experience. For walk about 50 seems right for me outside and 30 for inside. I lean towards longer lenses. 30 seems wide me, but to me photography is about being selective and leaving things out.


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Nov 14, 2006 13:37 |  #15

Rhinotherunt wrote in post #2261294 (external link)
Here is one with 100% crop.

Beautiful photo and model :) Sigma rocks!


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