Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
pcenginefx

Blackmagic Cinema Camera + Sigma 18-35mm f1.8

Recommended Posts

EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony CamerasEOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs

hey aaron, thanks for posting this! beautiful footage and solid moves!

i have a question, if you don't mind answering. how does the focus ring on the sigma feel?

i know it's fly-by-wire, but i'm really hoping it is a good iteration of fly-by-wire.

i just pre-ordered one for my pre-ordered BMPCC + Metabones Speed Booster. i'm used to using the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 though, which has a very delicious feel to the focus ring.

all insights are welcome!

thanks in advance,

oli

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey aaron, thanks for posting this! beautiful footage and solid moves!

i have a question, if you don't mind answering. how does the focus ring on the sigma feel?

i know it's fly-by-wire, but i'm really hoping it is a good iteration of fly-by-wire.

i just pre-ordered one for my pre-ordered BMPCC + Metabones Speed Booster. i'm used to using the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 though, which has a very delicious feel to the focus ring.

all insights are welcome!

thanks in advance,

oli

 

Hi Oli - glad you enjoyed my footage!  So the focus ring is VERY solid and smooth - I own Canon L and Zeiss lenses and it is just as good as my Zeiss.

 

I'm not sure where people are getting the idea that the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 is a "fly-by-wire"/"focus-by-wire" design....it is my understanding that a focus-by-wire lens requires an active connection to the camera body to operate - in the case of the Sigma 18-35 f1.8, it does NOT need to be connected to a lens to adjust focus.

 

 

Hi Oli

Is the focus definitely fly by wire? Would that not mean it needs power to focus? I'm hoping the focus is directly coupled but without a hard stop. Ideally It'd have a hard stop though.

Unfortunately, the lens does not have hard stops :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a question, excuse my being suspicious fellas but, check out this test of the sigma 8-16mm on the pocket. (hang on, my question is about the 18-35) http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog/?p=677

The 8mm focal length of the Sigma and the 8mm of the Canon produce different results with regard to FOV. Either the Canon is wider than 8mm or the Sigma is really closer to 10mm. Most likely the Sigma is a 10mm given it's the only "supposedly" 8mm rectilinear. I simply don't buy that it's an 8mm after I saw this test, which makes me wonder, are the guys from Sigma bragging about their record breaking lenses by lying to us? In other words, is the f1.8 on the 18-35mm really a 1.8? I'd seriously love somebody to make sure it is, and then I buy it.

 

It's easy to make that test, compare the sigma @35mm 1.8 against a prime nikon 35mm @1.8 and see if light truly is the same in those shots.

Again, I'm apologizing to anybody who works at sigma for this, and if such a test would show I'm wrong, I'm buying the lens (18-35).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By tompeter
      Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF Camera On Ebay
      Price: $365.99
      Key Features & Specifications:
      Canon EF Lens/APS-C Format
      28.8-480mm (35mm Equivalent)
      Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3
      One SLD and Four FLD Elements
      Super Multi-Layer Coating
      Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
      Optical Stabilization
      Minimum Focus Distance: 15"
      Lens Hood Included
      Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
    • By Kevin B
      Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera in Excellent Condition. I only used this in a few test footage scenarios but it wasn’t right for my needs. Included with this will be Davinci Resolve 15 with SD Card and code it came with. The Smallrig BMMCC Cage and Top Handle to keep the camera protected. Another item is the S-Bus cable included. 
      Selling for $950. 
      I have an Aputure v5 monitor and NPF-Battery bridge + Batteries I can include for a higher offer for the complete kit. 



    • By dia3olik
      Hey guys,
      I'm selling a brand new Wooden Camera cage for the BMMCC plus the Wooden Camera PL Mount kit for it.
      Asking price is 300€ for everything ! ! ! !
      I'm in Italy and I can ship to Europe for fair prices and even WW if needed (postal or UPS).
      BTW I also have a SpeedBooster for the Pocket and the Micro, Canon EF lens version for sale in another thread.



    • By Lenscamera
      Hi,
      I have a brand new unopened Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 4k that I bought from B&H. Still in it's wrapped plastic seal from B&H so obviously it includes everything that comes with it. I am thinking/considering going a different route with my camera gear and looking to gauge interest if anyone is looking for one. 
      Let me know if you're interested. 
    • By Sandeepthefifth
      Hey all, I'm looking to shoot a narrative short film with controlled lighting early next year and am thinking about shooting it on my original BMPCC...
      I know, I know. No 4K, terrible low-light, and horrible battery life. But if 1080p was fine, controlled lighting throughout, and an external battery solution, is it better for me to use the original and cancel my 4K pre-order? I could use the money saved to pay for an additional cine prime/actually pay actors a decent wage...
      What would be the advantages in this case of using the 4K over the original?
×
×
  • Create New...