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Hi everyone,

I've been trying to decide to buy another 35mm (since my old one was stolen) and I need some insights on this one. I have 3 options (well, the L is the least prio because of it's price range) and it seems that all of these lenses have their weaknesses and strengths. I appreciate anyone's insight and recommendations on this one... Like if the Sigma 30mm F1.4 is enough to justify the price over the 35mm F2 and how they perform against each other in low light and other extreme conditions.  8)

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Re: Battle of the 30mm's: Canon 35mm F2, 35mm F1.4L, and Sigma 30mm f1.4
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 06:41:49 PM »
I never have tried the canon 35mm 1.4 L, but i have tried the 35mm F2 and sigma 30mm 1.4, and lowlight wise of course sigma, bokeh sigma wins over 35mm f2, autofocus sigma still wins as this has a new motor compared to 35mm f2, sharpness its sharp, just make sure it does not have focus issues. I liked the sigma 30mm.

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Re: Battle of the 30mm's: Canon 35mm F2, 35mm F1.4L, and Sigma 30mm f1.4
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 07:22:17 PM »
I'd have to agree with frutshakes. Sigma wins as long as your copy fits perfectly with your body, or if you have it calibrated with your body. Only thing to consider is if you have plans on going full frame. Sigma 30mm 1.4 can't be mounted on full frame cameras. Also consider the Canon 28mm f1.8.

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Re: Battle of the 30mm's: Canon 35mm F2, 35mm F1.4L, and Sigma 30mm f1.4
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 07:53:19 PM »
I never have tried the canon 35mm 1.4 L, but i have tried the 35mm F2 and sigma 30mm 1.4, and lowlight wise of course sigma, bokeh sigma wins over 35mm f2, autofocus sigma still wins as this has a new motor compared to 35mm f2, sharpness its sharp, just make sure it does not have focus issues. I liked the sigma 30mm.

Oh... That's cool. I previously owned a 35mm F2 and I enjoyed it alot. :) But the problem was it was hunting light in lowlight conditions. Though it was one of my better lenses and far superior than the 50mm 1.8. I was intrigued by the fact that Sigma was selling a 30mm in f1.4 for a lower price than the 35mm L. :) Maybe I should check the Sigma out before buying it since Sigma Lenses' track record for faulty (back/front focus) issues wasn't that good. The only Sigma lens that I owned was the 24-70mm macro... A bit slouch wide open but extremely sharp from f3 onwards.

I'd have to agree with frutshakes. Sigma wins as long as your copy fits perfectly with your body, or if you have it calibrated with your body. Only thing to consider is if you have plans on going full frame. Sigma 30mm 1.4 can't be mounted on full frame cameras. Also consider the Canon 28mm f1.8.

So sir this means that in case I get a soft copy, I can request a re-calibration on JT Photo or elsewhere? :D Thanks. :)

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Re: Battle of the 30mm's: Canon 35mm F2, 35mm F1.4L, and Sigma 30mm f1.4
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 09:19:50 PM »
Yep as long as you got it from JT calibration will be free. In my experience, I actually went to JT in Makati and Fotohub in QC to get the one that doesn't need any calibrating. Took me about 4-6 units to get one that is tack sharp at 1.4 :D

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Re: Battle of the 30mm's: Canon 35mm F2, 35mm F1.4L, and Sigma 30mm f1.4
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 11:44:25 AM »
I'd have to agree with frutshakes. Sigma wins as long as your copy fits perfectly with your body, or if you have it calibrated with your body. Only thing to consider is if you have plans on going full frame. Sigma 30mm 1.4 can't be mounted on full frame cameras. Also consider the Canon 28mm f1.8.



+1 downside lang talaga nung sigma is pang crop lang sya.  pero sulit sya sa crop


here's a sample shot of my Sigma 30mm f1.4






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Re: Battle of the 30mm's: Canon 35mm F2, 35mm F1.4L, and Sigma 30mm f1.4
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 12:05:25 PM »
With the 3 lenses the 35L is the best choice but if budget is an issue the Sigma 30mm f1.4 would be a better choice rather than the canon 35mm f2 that is if in the long run you're not planning to upgrade into a ff body. If you can afford to get the 35L go for it you'll never regret it.

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Re: Battle of the 30mm's: Canon 35mm F2, 35mm F1.4L, and Sigma 30mm f1.4
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 12:26:39 PM »
or wait for the upcoming sigma 35mm f/1.4  and see how it turns out.

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