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Jan 18, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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Jan 18, 2013 at 02:21 AM
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Tourist shot @f/8

Stopping down is only for depth of field - at f/2.8 or f/4 it seems plenty sharp across the frame. My sense is that it can be perfect across the frame at f/4 at medium distances but maybe a little astigmatism creeps into the far corners for distance shots. Stopping down a little more cleans that up well enough.

There was strong low light when I shot the series so I purposely tried to provoke flare; I found the lens did ok shooting straight into the sun; with the sun in the upper quadrant or just outside sometimes a little flare would show up - more likely when the lens was stopped down, than when near or at wide open. My Zeiss lenses reject veiling flare a little better but aren't any better at preventing ghosts. I've no complaints with how the Sigma handles itself in this regard.

Of dozens and dozens of images there were only a couple where focus seemed off; I believe I had the focus point somewhere other than centred for those but need to check to confirm. My strong impression after this day was that the lens is focussing very well using centre AF and live view on my D800.

In terms of resolution and rendering, I'm very happy with what this lens does on the D800.



Jan 18, 2013 at 04:58 AM
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Dunno how you guys focus with this POS Thought for SURE, I nailed the guy walkin' the dog



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  NIKON D7000    35mm    f/1.4    1/2500s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Jan 18, 2013 at 01:51 PM
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Will, my lens has a curious habit of focusing on dog shadows...




Jan 18, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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maybe the cold affected it
Had a few requests for (gulp) stopped down shots so what the hell...one from da camera wagon



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  NIKON D7000    35mm    f/8.0    1/400s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  





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Jan 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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Jonathan wrote:
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9440/dsc0401ol.jpg


That is a great image on so many levels.

Your daughter definitely is good for the camera and the sharpness, colour and bokeh is amazing. Great image!!



Jan 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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That is a great image on so many levels.

Your daughter definitely is good for the camera and the sharpness, colour and bokeh is amazing. Great image!!


Thanks Lance. Between my daughter and the amazing quality of the lens, it was easy.

The lens has not been off the camera once since I received it.



Jan 19, 2013 at 02:51 AM
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Here is one of mine.

http://foto-box.smugmug.com/Art/Sigma-test/i-wVTPzLc/0/X3/PLF_2188-X3.jpg



Jan 19, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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equestrianguy wrote:
I would say no. It's just a smooth focus. It's not glaringly fast but it's nice and smooth and in my case very very accurate.

It sharp wide open and stupidly sharp by F2.8. I'd go so far as to say equally as sharp as my 200 F2 VR2.

So good for "stationary" dog portrait but not for action dogs. Is Nikon 35mm f1,4 better in this respect than the Siggy?



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Not sure how close up you want to get to your dogs, but even on a crop camera, this is a fairly wide angle lens. I'd think a telephoto lens like a 70-200mm would be much better if you want to take photos of an active dog. Check out the new nikon 70-200mm F4 lens.


falconbach wrote:
So good for "stationary" dog portrait but not for action dogs. Is Nikon 35mm f1,4 better in this respect than the Siggy?




Jan 19, 2013 at 08:12 PM
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Hardcore, got that focal range covered. I'm using Nikon 85mm and Nikon AFS 80-200mm. However, I've tested my own Nikon 35mm dx lens and I like that focal range for dog - that lens is just too slow for action.


Jan 19, 2013 at 08:41 PM
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My daughter ranks this lens #1

http://www.pbase.com/dbellyk/image/148394291/original.jpg



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:39 AM
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I didn't know the Sigma also has other apertures other than 1.4!! This morning I tried it at f/8 and it wasn't bad!


Landscaping with Sigma 35 1.4 by JGI, on Flickr



Jan 20, 2013 at 06:59 AM
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Lovely Joseph, just lovely.


Jan 20, 2013 at 08:29 AM
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Beautifully done Joseph.






Jan 20, 2013 at 09:54 AM
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Love your pic Joseph ! Makes me wish it was not -6 degrees outside and dark most of the time . Miss the light the warmth and the sun .
Nevermind , great shot , just took me away .

Mvh Clouseau



Jan 20, 2013 at 01:45 PM
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Very nice shot Joseph!


Jan 20, 2013 at 01:48 PM
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Fantastic capture Joseph!!


Jan 20, 2013 at 04:43 PM
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Appropriately posted on the "WOW" thread, Joseph!!


Jan 20, 2013 at 06:45 PM
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