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PicBack
Posts: 621
New York, New York, US


So, anyone using the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens?

I am more interested views from Nikon users (as I am using a D800)... but all views are welcome.
May 16 13 03:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
-fpc-
Posts: 578
Port Chester, New York, US


had one for a while

nice lens, sharp, good OOF, or "boke"

too big/unbalanced for a street lens for me
I don't use 35mm for portrait/ model work usually
if I do, my little 35/2 non-d lens does just fine


in the end .sold it
May 16 13 04:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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gcedillo
Posts: 1
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico


I also shoot with a D800, got the lens and been using it mainly for street photo, on my camera focus was alright, no issues at all with it, maybe because its much cheaper than nikon glass, but I feel comfortable working street with it.
May 16 13 04:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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j3_photo
Posts: 19,851
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I use Canon and will be getting this lens soon as I sell some other ones...I'll post to this thread asap.
May 16 13 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jon Gilchrist
Posts: 328
South Bend, Indiana, US


I shoot Canon and I bought this lens after much research looking for a normal prime with a wide aperture that was sharp wide open. I have the 50/1.4, 50/1.8, a bunch of vintage Canon/Takumar/Nikon glass and was not happy with the wide performance of any of them.  The Sigma is, quite simply, amazing. If I were to have any complaints it would be that the front lens cap is difficult to attach.  This lens quickly became my favorite lens. Sharp wide open, creamy bokeh, very well built.

Then, the Canon 40/2.8 pancake went on sale on the Canon refurb site. With a shipped price under $100 I grabbed one to play with. Holy crap!  Small, super sharp.  The difference between it and the Sigma are 2 stops, about a pound of glass (maybe more), and $800.  IQ is stunning. I'm starting to question my purchase of the Sigma.
May 16 13 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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JC D Photography
Posts: 17
Los Angeles, California, US


I have this lens for a while (35mm 1.4L canon version on 5DMk2). Really good bokeh in a very tight places I used it to shoot boudoir and toddler indoor.  Will never sell it nor trade it is a sharp glass for what I need.
May 16 13 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
edltphoto
Posts: 280
Los Angeles, California, US


Rented it for 3 weeks for my D600 and loved it. Can't wait to buy it. Here are some photos and my thoughts :

http://www.reignmediala.com/sigma-35mm- … iew-nikon/
May 18 13 09:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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ELiffmann
Posts: 1,396
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US


edltphoto wrote:
Rented it for 3 weeks for my D600 and loved it. Can't wait to buy it. Here are some photos and my thoughts :

http://www.reignmediala.com/sigma-35mm- … iew-nikon/

nice, thanks.

May 18 13 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 7,038
New York, New York, US


PicBack wrote:
So, anyone using the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens?

I am more interested views from Nikon users (as I am using a D800)... but all views are welcome.

Pretty much my whole port is done with that Art Lens except head shots. It's fantastic is all I can say. I also use a 100mm macro lens and it's just as sharp but you do get richer colors and tones even in low light. I almost never take it off my 5D.  It doesn't have IS but I never seemed to need it.  It's by far the best lens I own, I really would recommend it for the price.

May 18 13 10:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
R.EYE.R
Posts: 2,784
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Here it is in action (18+):
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32460221

Rivals my Zeiss 35/1.4 actually.
May 20 13 08:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mike Troutt
Posts: 2
Norcross, Georgia, US


I also use the D800.  I tried out the Sigma over the weekend along side a Nikon 28mm 1.8.  Needless to say the Nikon is now in my collection.  The Sigma was good. Nice and sharp with all the juicy out OOF parts you would expect.  But the Nikon was just way Sharper, hit focus faster without ever searching and the images were much warmer.  I actually had went into the shop to check out the Tamron 24-70 that is getting crazy good reviews.  I didn't like it at all.  I will stick with the 28 and my 50mm lens and use the 'ol feet to do my zooming in and out.  The Sharpness of the 28 prime beats all the other lens I own.  Even my Nikon 70-200 2.8.
May 20 13 07:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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