Swapping Sigma 35mm Art for Nikon 35mm f1.4G

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FujLiver
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Swapping Sigma 35mm Art for Nikon 35mm f1.4G

Just received the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art for a Df.

Some upsetting problems

1. Live view AF does not work

2. The lens front focuses by 5 bips. Seems also slightly different over range. (I have the Nikon 50mm f1.8G and the Tamron 70-300mm VR SP and they are tack on)

apparently (1) can probably be cured by either buying the Sigma lens interface and upgrading the firmware or sending it back to sigma. (2 ) dont think so.

I really wanted this to work. The lens looks great on the Df but more importantly when I used manual focus it was pleasingly sharp at f1.4.

very disappointed

anyway sent it back, I don't have time for this. Would another copy be ok ? I thought the QC on the Art's was much improved ?

had to swallow hard and pay double for the Nikon 35mm f1.4 G

oh well. I hope the Nikon performs ...

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Leica M9 Sigma sd Quattro Voigtlander 21mm F4 Color Skopar Pancake II Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM +3 more
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