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Canon 35mm F2

SlowSong Plus
7 5.6k 29 England
21 Nov 2012 6:46PM
Is this what I've been waiting years for? It just might be. Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM - what more could you want. Lightweight, fast, just the focal length I like. It'll be interesting to read the reviews - released next month. Just in time for Christmas. SmileSmileSmile (rrp 799, but for how long?).

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GlennH 10 1.9k 1 France
21 Nov 2012 7:10PM
Personally I think this is likely to be a bit special.
SlowSong Plus
7 5.6k 29 England
21 Nov 2012 7:22PM
Twice the size and weight of the Canon but I prefer the speed. Still, you can't have everything. F2 with a 4 stop IS is good enough for me.
Gaucho Plus
13 2.7k 2 France
21 Nov 2012 7:46PM
Sigma really seem to be determined to make their lenses the ones to beat as opposed to being "third" party. Good for them. It'll keep the other lot on their toes!
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3286 Canada
21 Nov 2012 8:17PM
Looks like a good lens. The Canon 35mm 1.4 is outstanding.
GlennH 10 1.9k 1 France
21 Nov 2012 9:07PM
A mate of mine wrote about the Sigma, here. The site's probably worth watching for anyone interested in lenses - his isn't an ordinary knowledge and he's gearing up for lens tests and reviews.
SlowSong Plus
7 5.6k 29 England
21 Nov 2012 10:11PM
Well, a Canon is a Canon. You might pay a premium but in the end the quality shows.
GlennH 10 1.9k 1 France
21 Nov 2012 10:18PM
I'm sure the Canon's a great lens, and of course IS allows extra creative potential aside from just ensuring sharper pictures. Canon though have never been peerless at the wide end of lens making, whereas they do tend to be with telephotos. Results from the Sigma are just beginning to appear today .
dandeakin 8 209 3 England
22 Nov 2012 12:40PM
Another Sigma Link

The Sigma is also 799 and looks very tempting. Their 50mm 1.4 is very highly regarded and I have their 85mm 1.4 which is exceptional - looks like their new 35mm 1.4 will also be a winner.
SlowSong Plus
7 5.6k 29 England
22 Nov 2012 3:33PM
I'll wait for a comparison to be made. Be interesting. I like the Sigma shots though Glenn.
GlennH 10 1.9k 1 France
22 Nov 2012 4:40PM
An f/2 is a 'safer' lens in that it's unlikely to court the focusing and axial CA problems that are inherent in extremely fast lenses. On the other hand, the fast Sigmas are famous for their 'bokeh' - the 50 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses being the competitors of expensive Canon f/1.2 equivalents.

A notable aspect of this new Sigma though is its increased level of refinement - with a degree of optical correction that looks beyond anything they've made before (more akin to expensive Zeiss primes). It'll be interesting to see what the pundits make of it.

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