Sigma Art 35mm F1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by doublezd, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. doublezd

    doublezd TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 21, 2015
    Just read some very positive comments from Nikon users of the Sigma Art 35/1.4.
    Does anyone use this on the A7 or A7II.
    If so, which adapter do you recommend, and what are your opinions of this lens on the A7 cameras?
    (I have the Sony/Zeiss 35 f2.8 which I don't love like I do my Sony/Zeiss 55 f1.8.
    I want a lens with similar sharpness and color reproduction to my 55/1.8.
    I'm wondering if the Sigma's IQ is closer to the 55 1.8 than my 35/2.8)

    Thank you for any info and advice.
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Having owned both, I'd recommend the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 over the Sigma ART 35mm lens. They have similar performance, and the former doesn't need an adapter.
     
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  3. doublezd

    doublezd TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 21, 2015
    Thank you Amin Sabet.
     
  4. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 3, 2015
    And twice the price ;) That being said I looked long and hard at the options (35L, Sigma and the FE) and I own the FE lens now and never looked back...
     
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  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Kevin
    Just got the sigma 35 with the mc-11 adapter. It works just like a native lens. Eye auto focus and all.


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  6. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

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    How is the AF speed and reliability compare to your native FE lenses. The first reviews of the MC-11 were not really positive. I wonder if Sigma updated its firmware since and now it worked as promised.

    I picked up a 24 Art recently and I love it. My commlite adapter does not work too nice with it though. It hunts and it is unreliable to the point where I just switch to MF. The most annoying thing though that it does not stop the lens down when setting the aperture the way Sony stops down my 35FE so I can't judge DOF through the viewfinder before the shot is taken. Does your camera closes down the aperture of the 35 Art when you adjust the aperture before the shot? Or it works like a DSLR where the aperture stays wide open until you push the shutter button all the way to take the picture.
     
  7. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Kevin
    With canon lenses it won't eye auto but with the 85 1.8 it's just as fast as the fe55 1.8 the sigma it's about 90% there. It doesn't hunt hardly at all. I just updated my firmware to 3.2 on my a7rii and it's faster than it was at version 2


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  8. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Kevin
    Yes it does close down the aperture, sorry I missed that part of your question the first time.


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  9. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    So you'd recommend the Canon 85mm 1.8 with the MC-11? Have you tried the 40mm STM yet?
     
  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Kevin
    Yes works well also.


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  11. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Kevin
    ImageUploadedByTalkEmount1465515485.371004.

    This was shot with the 85


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  12. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Kevin
    ImageUploadedByTalkEmount1465515539.177722.

    This with the 35


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