A&P Canon 35mm f2?

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  1. Kamekaze v.OT

    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    I've read the online reviews and it sounds neat. Anybody here use one? What are ya'lls thoughts on this lens? Anybody got one they never use and wanna sell it cheap :wavey:?
     
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    why not get sigma 35 1.4?

    Canon 35 f/2 i think is too expensive for what it is. It isn't USM, it doesn't have circular aperture blades and it isn't cheap either. Sigma 30 1.4 is only abit more and is in a whole other class.
     
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    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    I would love the 1.4, but a couple hundred dollars difference isn't a bit to me right now. I want to break my habit of framing with a zoom that I picked up shooting film pick up a couple of primes to start pounding the basics into my head.
     
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    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    but with a few really fast lenses I guess I could hold off on getting a flash... The 1.4 would be sweet...
     
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    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    Damnit, there isn't enough of a price difference to justify looking at the f2... Why can't I be cheap :wtc:
     
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    there really isn't

    I've been seeing the F2 for around 300ish while the f1.4 is 400

    absolutely does not make sense to buy the F2 unless u just don't trust Sigma which is understandable

    Sigma's reputation for correctly calibrated lenses straight out of the factoory is not good. The 30 1.4 can be calibrated properly however when resent to the factory. My friend who bought his used was lucky because his copy seems to focus accurately.
     
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    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    They seem to be going for about $350 pretty regularly on CL in texas. Does sigma do the calibration for free?
     
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    If you can buy used, I would suggest that

    Test focus and make sure it is dead on the money

    Sigma does the calibration free if you are still under warranty but u still pay to have it shipped to them
     
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    Longtime owner of the f/2, recently upgraded to the 1.4L.

    The f/2 is ok for a short time, but the sigma would be a better choice.
    Canon's had way too much CA and focus was as loud as a hamster's wheel.
     
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    sigma 30 1.4 imo
     
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    I just made a thread about this lens about a week ago
     
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    good mentality. try to get nothing but primes. you'll never have to ask teh question: is my lens soft?
     
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    Randomly found my way into this thread and I may end up buying a Sigma 30mm f1.4 :rofl:

    Probably a better choice than a 50mm f1.8 on my 40D.
     

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