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Nov 19, 2011 19:56 |  #3841

JoeyBaccala wrote in post #13423801 (external link)
The crop body shots I have glanced at the last few pages really haven't gotten my attention unfortunately. Seems like such a huge difference in IQ that the classic and mkii produce with the 85. I was going to pick up a copy tomorrow but now I feel persuaded not to make the purchase since I shoot a 50D.


I'm really enjoying this lens on a 50D, but to really get the most of it and get that special nearly 3D effect, I think FF is the way to go. Looking forward to FF in the next few months myself.

Here's a fall snapshot...

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Nov 19, 2011 21:21 |  #3842

benee wrote in post #13423940 (external link)
I'm really enjoying this lens on a 50D, but to really get the most of it and get that special nearly 3D effect, I think FF is the way to go. Looking forward to FF in the next few months myself.

Here's a fall snapshot...

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This is sooc? Okay this is more like it! thank you!


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Nov 19, 2011 22:21 |  #3843

This is sooc:

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Nov 19, 2011 23:32 |  #3844

Shot this wide open.

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Nov 20, 2011 09:47 |  #3845

JoeyBaccala wrote in post #13424247 (external link)
This is sooc? Okay this is more like it! thank you!


No, this isn't SOOC. I really juiced up the fall colors. I also added a high-pass layer of sharpening. This was shot wide open, however. Honestly, with a little (and I mean just a little PP) you can get really excellent results with this on a crop body.

Here's a link to a wide open test shot, SOOC, no sharpening. This is at 100%, so I'm not posting directly here. Please note that the DOF is so shallow, not every part of this curved flyer is in focus. Really, this is pretty awesome for wide open SOOC, and with some sharpening it's killer!!

http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157627979558888/ (external link)

Here's another with some PP (bumped colors and a layer of high pass) Shot wide open.

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Nov 20, 2011 21:10 |  #3846

Anymore crop body shots? Thanks benee.


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Nov 21, 2011 01:02 as a reply to  @ JoeyBaccala's post |  #3847

My two New York shots above were taken with the 7D. Here's one more.


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Nov 21, 2011 06:03 |  #3848

Anybody here who can talk without marketing BS about this Sigma and 85L? Is it worth to pay the double for 85L if yes, why?


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Nov 21, 2011 06:16 |  #3849

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13429788 (external link)
Anybody here who can talk without marketing BS about this Sigma and 85L? Is it worth to pay the double for 85L if yes, why?

If you need the extra 1/2 stop of light...or get an incredible ego boost from having red rings on your lens. It's not marketing BS, check the on-line reviews, or comparisons here at POTN. It's not better than the L, but neither is the L better than this one. I think you will find that is the consensus of most all the comparisons and reviews.


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Nov 21, 2011 06:49 |  #3850

Mookalafalas wrote in post #13429805 (external link)
If you need the extra 1/2 stop of light...or get an incredible ego boost from having red rings on your lens. It's not marketing BS, check the on-line reviews, or comparisons here at POTN. It's not better than the L, but neither is the L better than this one. I think you will find that is the consensus of most all the comparisons and reviews.

So there are more or less the same?


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Nov 21, 2011 08:06 |  #3851

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13429867 (external link)
So there are more or less the same?

More or less. The L is 1.2 and the Sigma only 1.4, but the L is also about $1800 and the Sigma $900. If you are a pro who does a lot of very low light shooting, the half stop may be worth the extra money, but otherwise I don't think the Canon has any significant advantages.


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Nov 21, 2011 08:42 |  #3852

Sigma lenses are nice but sometimes the hastle is not worth the price tag. Sure the quality of the glass is great but the AF on this lens has dissapointed a lot of buyers. Mine degraded to the point where my lens was not usable anymore. Shooting for paying clients, I can't afford to have out of focus shots because the lens is jackhammering around and takes stabs at where it "thinks" focus is.

It is being calibrated right now, but there is something to be said about the 85mm L. It is slow to focus but it is also very accurate. For portraits that is key, especially when shooting at F1.2-2.0.

I also question the build quality of the Sigma. The sealing seems to be subpar. I got a very fine grain of sand wedged into the manual focus ring. Kept on grinding away. This lens is not built the same as a comparable L series.

With all that said, if you get a lens that focuses properly it is a damn fine lens! I even loved using mine with all the quircks... just not for paying customers and only when I could afford to have out of focus shots.


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Nov 21, 2011 08:46 |  #3853

And all Sigma or 85L users - did you ever consider Zeiss 100 F/2?


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Nov 21, 2011 08:47 |  #3854

Joey, here's another... shot at 1.8

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Nov 21, 2011 09:00 |  #3855

benee wrote in post #13430190 (external link)
Joey, here's another... shot at 1.8

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Looks like it front focused.

Here is a shot i took yesterday.

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