UPS just dropped mine off about 1hr ago.
No pictures yet, but the build quality is awesome. -Feels way better than my 35L. I'll post some focus tests later.
So far people see to complain about AF issues. It's hit or miss, but if you get a good copy then it's on Par with Canon's 85mm 1.2L
Just notice the amount of 85mm 1.2's on the market now. People selling Canon's 85mm and getting Sigma's + 135L. haha
Here are some sample tests I just did. Initial impression is that wide open, focus occasionally shifts a VERY tiny bit. But if you stop down to 2.0 or 2.8 then it's spot on.
Here's the setup
-Tripod with timer release
-Only post applied was WB correction (which was measured with a 18% gray card).
-AF Assist beam with Canon 430EX (no flash)
-Focus always on the center of the Ace of Spades
-Camera distance to the Ace of Spades is roughly ~2 ft. A few inches greater then the MFD. We're talking extremely THIN DOF here.
Pic #1 - F/1.4, ISO 200, 1/20s, Center Focus point used
Pic #2 - F/1.4, ISO 200, 1/20s, Upper Right Focus point used
Pic #3 - F/1.4, ISO 200, 1/20s, Far Right Focus point used
Pic #4 - F/2.0, ISO 200, 1/8s, Center Focus point used
Pic #5 - F/2.8, ISO 200, 1/3s, Center Focus point used
Oh.. Pic #1 looked very soft to me. I later took 2 more shots with the same settings and both were significantly better. Looks like every few shots, wide open, will shift or won't be "razor" sharp. The posted pictures were the first 5 pictures taken. I did not pick and choose which one to post.
In the real world I won't be as close as in this test case.
I also wonder if focusing on the center of the Spade, even with AF assist, caused AF difficulties. ie..center being totally black with no contrast.
I think if i focused on the edge of the spade it would have yielded better wide open results.
I repeated the test. Same setup as before, but this time I focused on the tip at the top of the spade. The AF square was roughly 50/50 black and white filled. I also used flash whereas the initial test was 100% ambient light.
I'm also borderline MFD. I figure if it can perform well at the weakest boundary test conditions then it'll do at portrait distances and typical usage.
Pic #1 Center AF, F/1.4, 1/100, ISO 200.
Pic #2 Upper Right AF, F/1.4, 1/100, ISO 200.
Pic #3 Far Right AF, F/1.4, 1/100, ISO 200.
Seems like way more CA with flash, but easily fixed in post. Overall, I'm VERY happy with the new lens.
It's a great lens for sure. Just forces a longer working distance than I find useful most of the time. But hey, spring is just around the corner and I'll be shooting outdoors more. This thing shines in that environment.