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12-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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K3 K5iis Sigma Art series

Wondering if any pentax users have tried out the Art Sigma series lenses and if so how are the results ?

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You mean the 35mm F1.4? It's probably one of the best wide-angle/normal lenses currently available for the K mount. Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM "Art" - Introduction - PentaxForums.com

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Thank you for the information I am leaning towards for myself a Must have for my K5iis the Sigma 18-35, cant wait to put one on and give it a go !
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QuoteOriginally posted by marquis1955 Quote
Thank you for the information I am leaning towards for myself a Must have for my K5iis the Sigma 18-35, cant wait to put one on and give it a go !
I'd like to see that one as well. Although it looks Gi-Normous on the K series bodies.

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Im daily trying to find a way to finance the 18-35 Sigma 1.4 the size doesn't bother me I want to see the IQ of the lens with my K5iis and maybe soon a K3, then keep both my K5 and K5iis what more could a man want ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by marquis1955 Quote
Im daily trying to find a way to finance the 18-35 Sigma 1.4 the size doesn't bother me I want to see the IQ of the lens with my K5iis and maybe soon a K3, then keep both my K5 and K5iis what more could a man want ?
Maybe nothing. Could this be the Holy Grail of lenses?
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I have the Sigma 35mm 1.4 but I only pair it with my trusted K5. Would love to try it with a K3
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Maybe nothing. Could this be the Holy Grail of lenses?
I seldom shoot with my K5IIS and when I do it is only with my 70-200 2.8 Tamron and some of my old K mount Pentax prime glass. My K5 is my go to camera for everyday use. I love them both and a K3 would be my Holy Grail for sometime along with the High end lenses.

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Maybe nothing. Could this be the Holy Grail of lenses?
QuoteOriginally posted by azerak Quote
I have the Sigma 35mm 1.4 but I only pair it with my trusted K5. Would love to try it with a K3
You have some amazing work I just looked at are you using the Sigma for macro work ? I'm guessing your not how do you like the 1.4 lens ? Can you see a difference in your images with the Sigma "Art" lenses ?
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I've been playing with the 18-35 for about two weeks now on Sigma's own DSLR, the SD1 Merrill. I figured if the lens was even half as good as everyone says it is, I'd still want it. It's not actually as good as they say: it's better.

The 30mm f/1.4 (first, non-Art version) is what turned me on to Sigma lenses in the first place. It's a well-built lens, but the Art series is on a whole new level. Everything about the 18-35 feels solid, tight, and smooth.

This picture is at 22mm and f/1.8. Click on it for the full-size file.

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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
I've been playing with the 18-35 for about two weeks now on Sigma's own DSLR, the SD1 Merrill. I figured if the lens was even half as good as everyone says it is, I'd still want it. It's not actually as good as they say: it's better.

The 30mm f/1.4 (first, non-Art version) is what turned me on to Sigma lenses in the first place. It's a well-built lens, but the Art series is on a whole new level. Everything about the 18-35 feels solid, tight, and smooth.

This picture is at 22mm and f/1.8. Click on it for the full-size file.
Oh crap... Is that almost no distortion i see?! *gasp*
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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
I've been playing with the 18-35 for about two weeks now on Sigma's own DSLR, the SD1 Merrill. I figured if the lens was even half as good as everyone says it is, I'd still want it. It's not actually as good as they say: it's better.

The 30mm f/1.4 (first, non-Art version) is what turned me on to Sigma lenses in the first place. It's a well-built lens, but the Art series is on a whole new level. Everything about the 18-35 feels solid, tight, and smooth.

This picture is at 22mm and f/1.8. Click on it for the full-size file.
Could you post more pics? Stunning!
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I've been playing with the 18-35 for about two weeks now on Sigma's own DSLR, the SD1 Merrill. I figured if the lens was even half as good as everyone says it is, I'd still want it. It's not actually as good as they say: it's better.

The 30mm f/1.4 (first, non-Art version) is what turned me on to Sigma lenses in the first place. It's a well-built lens, but the Art series is on a whole new level. Everything about the 18-35 feels solid, tight, and smooth.

This picture is at 22mm and f/1.8. Click on it for the full-size file.
This is why I want one sooo badly, as I suspected flawless !
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QuoteOriginally posted by marquis1955 Quote
as I suspected flawless !
Well, it is huge. You'll probably want a battery grip to use it with Pentax's compact bodies. The SD1 I'm using is much bigger, so the lens still handles pretty well. It's also not completely immune to flare, but the flare resistance is better than the majority of my other lenses.

Okay, more samples, taken at the Arizona International Auto Show on Thanksgiving weekend.

28mm, f/1.8 (Nissan GT-R)



18mm, f/1.8 (Mercedes E-Class)



18mm, f/2.8 (Bentley Flying Spur)



And one from outside, at 18mm and f/1.8

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Well, it is huge. You'll probably want a battery grip to use it with Pentax's compact bodies. The SD1 I'm using is much bigger, so the lens still handles pretty well. It's also not completely immune to flare, but the flare resistance is better than the majority of my other lenses.

Okay, more samples, taken at the Arizona International Auto Show on Thanksgiving weekend.

28mm, f/1.8 (Nissan GT-R)



18mm, f/1.8 (Mercedes E-Class)



18mm, f/2.8 (Bentley Flying Spur)



And one from outside, at 18mm and f/1.8
Very nice have you used one on a K3 or K5 K5II or K5IIS ?
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