SteveGerrard's reviews

  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Price, bokeh, smoothness, autofocus, sharp
    Focus issues

    After photographing 5 years with the Canon 35 1.4L as a professional bide photographer from, I switched tot Sigma.

    My first three copy's had a very bad focus issue and even the fourth needed a focus correction of +18 on my three 5D Mark III's.

    After the calibration at Sigma the lens was perfect for the time being.
    Sharp, nice AF, smooth and amazing bokeh.

    But after shooting a while, this lens needed soms focus correction. I had to do it around 1 time a month. After the calibration the lens seems to be perfect again. I used Focal Reikan to calibrate (can't recommend this software of the crashes).

    After photographing a year with this nice lens I went back to my Canon 35 1.4L. En guess what, a better AF in terrible dark places and always sharp pictures in stead of the Sigma.

    The Sigma has some strange issues and as a professional who used both lenses en several copy's a long time I still recommend the Canon 35 1.4L.
    Maybe a little more CA beneath f2.2 but 99,9% of my pictures are sharp again. |

    reviewed December 30th, 2015