Recently on shoots... I used to rock the Samyang/Rokinon Cine lenses, great lenses…manual aperture and nice throw on focus
as well as being fast at 1.5
Before that I owned a set of Canon L Glass.
I always sell what I don't need, I don't like to own too much gear. Use what I have to the best abilities
Recently I just switched lenses again and I'm shocked….because I've never been a zoom lens man, always a prime guy.
Until the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
When your lugging gear around, trying to get shots, moving fast…you don't want to miss a shot, changing lenses or settle for a shot because you don't have time to change lens
while in the middle of hopping of a train between shots cuz you noticed something cool.
So I now rock the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8. Thats 3 lens changes on location if I still used my Samyang/Rokinon 18mm, 24 and 35mm
and the Sigma still has more focal range.
Besides saving time on shoots, I've noticed that the Sigma lens is sharper then the Samyang/Rokinon glass, it also doesn't flare as easy
(some may not prefer that)
I also absolutely love love love, the fall off.
Its about the same size as the Samyang/Rokinon 24mm so don't be worried about the weight and size of it being a zoom.
Its firkin awesome.
Sigma are also bringing out their new 50mm 1.4 which I can not wait for.
If only they were to bring out another zoom but around 50-135mm 1.8 with the same quality. An 18-35mm 1.8 and 50-135mm 1.8 would be 2 lenses to not mess with.
Few people complain about the throw/degree of focus, but unless you have a focus puller with you…I wouldn't worry too much.
I now also use the amazing Tiffen Vari-ND with my EPIC and Sigma 18-35mm.
It is by far the best Vari-ND I have ever used, solid and nice build…nice case as you'd expect like they have with their 4x4 filters. Color quality/sharpness is also amazing.
Again, to change this on my Samyang/Rokinon glass I would have to screw/un screw this filter 3 times, on and off between shots. Sigma, bamn, just leave it on.
Unless you need it off for shots of course haha
Here are some grabs shot on my RED EPIC, with the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8