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XKxRome0ox 11-15-2012 08:20 PM

sigma 30mm f1.4 or canon 35mm f2.0?
 
i've used the sigma 30mm f1.4 with my canon t2i
i really liked it, being able to pick up the camera and shoot what's in front of me just the way it is
don't have any experience with the canon 35mm f2 but want to check it out

has anyone had to make a decision between the two lenses?
any input?

GlockMan 11-15-2012 10:38 PM

Why not Canon 28mm f1.8?

XKxRome0ox 11-15-2012 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlockMan (Post 14904131)
Why not Canon 28mm f1.8?

after posting this, i read a review on the 28mm ... i am considering that one as well

s3th 11-15-2012 11:20 PM

Good thread, I've been wanting to pick up a fast prime as well. How about 50 1.4 or 85 .18?

XKxRome0ox 11-15-2012 11:24 PM

You using a full frame? I am using a t2i
I have the 50mm f1.8 and want something with shorter focus

[bimmer app/galaxy s3]

Adamo99 11-16-2012 11:48 AM

The Sigma is the way to go. The AF is faster, it's a faster lens, and it renders out of focus areas more smoothly.

XKxRome0ox 11-16-2012 01:18 PM

the 35mm is out
leaning toward canon 28mm f1.8 or the sigma 30mm f1.4
prices are about same
i want to check out the 28mm in person

XKxRome0ox 11-16-2012 02:29 PM

i see someone local selling the canon 28mm f1.8 and canon 60mm f2.8 macro lenses ....
how much would you pay for both lenses, assuming both in perfect condition?

(i'm starting to look at macro lenses because i need to take some photos of jewelry for business)

s3th 11-16-2012 05:54 PM

I just worry about sigma because I hear people having to return them 2 or 3 times because they are soft.

XKxRome0ox 11-16-2012 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s3th (Post 14906417)
I just worry about sigma because I hear people having to return them 2 or 3 times because they are soft.

I guess so
The ones for sale often mention how their lens is sharp and don't have that problem

[bimmer app/galaxy s3]

GlockMan 11-16-2012 10:21 PM

You don't need macro to take jewelry pics...

Just sayin...

XKxRome0ox 11-16-2012 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlockMan (Post 14907011)
You don't need macro to take jewelry pics...

Just sayin...

What would you do? Use tubes? Got a lot of good info on POTN today


[bimmer app/galaxy s3]

Andy2108 11-18-2012 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox (Post 14905611)
the 35mm is out
leaning toward canon 28mm f1.8 or the sigma 30mm f1.4
prices are about same
i want to check out the 28mm in person

Keep in mind, 1.4 is 2/3rd's of a stop faster than 1.8.

GlockMan 11-19-2012 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox (Post 14907046)
What would you do? Use tubes? Got a lot of good info on POTN today


[bimmer app/galaxy s3]

You don't need to use anything.

Just make sure you have good lighting and take the picture in macro mode and zoom and crop.

JMO.

Sneaky 12-09-2012 04:38 AM

I love my sigma 30mm 1.4

328iGuy 12-09-2012 08:17 AM

I love my 35L :)

Adamo99 12-09-2012 05:12 PM

I'm itching to get my hands on and test the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art series lens. Looks amazing from all the reviews I've read to date.

cowmoo32 12-09-2012 06:17 PM

Just speaking to the quality of Sigma lenses, I have their 150/2.8 macro is it's a GREAT lens.

edit: Holy SH!T. I think I paid ~$600 and it's worth $1000+ now :woot:

XKxRome0ox 12-10-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowmoo32 (Post 14964952)
Just speaking to the quality of Sigma lenses, I have their 150/2.8 macro is it's a GREAT lens.

edit: Holy SH!T. I think I paid ~$600 and it's worth $1000+ now :woot:

how long ago did you buy it?


i'm pretty set on getting the canon 28mm f1.8
amazon just emailed me a 10% off code for purchases over $100
and it works fine on the lens sitting in my shopping cart
plus free 2 day shipping with prime trial
so basically makes up for the CA sales tax and save me a few bucks on top
and the price difference between the new one and a used one is about $50-60 so i will go with the new and not worry about buying someone else's problem

for the 10-22mm i will probably go with used since there is a bigger price difference between new and used

TayloMade[07] 12-10-2012 10:49 AM

fstoppers gave a really good review on the new Sigma 35 1.4

http://fstoppers.com/sigma35review


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