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Canon 35/1.4 vs. Sigma 30/1.4 for "normal"  on 20D
« on: August 28, 2005, 07:08:18 AM »

>> Others say that it is out of date


Excellence is never out of date. If you can afford the L, get it.


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giles

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Canon 35/1.4 vs. Sigma 30/1.4 for "normal"  on 20D
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 08:20:45 PM »

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C'mon! Almost 100 views for this question and only 1 reply?! Surely, someone must have some experiences with these lenses.

Er maybe not -- some of us were cheap and bought the Canon 35mm f/2 before the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 was announced.

Things I like about the 35mm f/2 (although you didn't ask): it's small, light, and inexpensive compared to the 35mm f/1.4.  For sharpness photographing small children in low indoor light, I expect the limits are my handholding technique and the ever present subject motion.

The thing I don't like about the 35mm f/2 is the buzzy autofocus.  In practice though subject noise helps to cover this up too, when the the subjects are small children in motion indoors.

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Canon 35/1.4 vs. Sigma 30/1.4 for "normal"  on 20D
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 06:50:41 PM »

I'm looking for a fast prime lens for a 20D to compliment a Canon 24-70/2.8L, mostly for indoor, available-light shots of my children (who are always in motion). The two lenses I am considering are the Sigma 30mm/f1.4 ($400 USD) and the Canon 35mm/f1.4L ($1150 USD). Many reviewers call the Canon the best lens they have ever used. Others say that it is out of date and the Sigma is a better match for the 20D and other DSLRs. Anyone have any experience with the lenses?
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2005, 10:48:06 AM »

C'mon! Almost 100 views for this question and only 1 reply?! Surely, someone must have some experiences with these lenses.
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