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02-08-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Does the Sigma 85mm F1.4 HSM work correctly in live view

Hi everyone. I(David) am considering the Sigma 85mm F1.4 HSM over the Pentax 77mm F1.8 but I have a concern: I rarely use live view AF on our K7, K5, or K5IIs but have to use it on the K01. I have noticed that all of our third party lenses(Sigma, Tamron) don't work very good for that. Does anyone have this Sigma lens and can say how it works on the above cameras, esp. the K01? If the lens is not going to work well in live view, I will get the Pentax as the K01 is being used as a back up camera. Thanks!

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P.S. : I read the review on the 85 Siggy here but there was no mention of how it worked in live view.
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QuoteOriginally posted by David&karen Quote
... I have noticed that all of out third party lenses(Sigma, Tamron) don't work very good for that...
All third party? My Tam 17-50 and Sigma 30mm works fine in LV. There are reported issues with Sigma 50-150mm in LV though, so possibly it's HSM. There is a firmware fix available if you send it to Sigma.
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Yeah, we have Tamron 70-200 F2.8, Sigma 8-16, and the Sigma 50-500 OS they all are balky in LV - but the Tamron is the worst.

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And the 'out' was supposed to be 'our' will fix that...

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I don't have a K-01, only a K-5 but I'll let you know when I get home if the 85mm works in LV.
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I've just tested my Sigma 85/1.4 on both my K-5 cameras running the latest firmware in LV mode, and didn't have any problems.
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Thanks pop4!

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