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Pre-order: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens

  
 
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maestrofilms wrote:
It's great. Not quite as sharp into the corners as the 16-55 G, but that should be expected.

I would also highly recommend ditching the 10-18 and getting the Tamron 11-20. Even without OSS it's a far better lens.


Im taking a chance on it, I know I read a lot of copy variation on it. Hoping its good if not than im going to make that adjustment on the 11-20 . Ill see what happens here but this lens looks pretty nice



Dec 14, 2021 at 02:39 PM
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Crap I bought it.

I will sell my 16-50 kit lens.



Dec 14, 2021 at 02:56 PM
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MikeEvangelist wrote:
The lens has some noticeable distortion at the wide end, but it cleans up nicely with my home-brew Lightroom profile.


Im going to have to see about C1 for distortion. You know I hate it but im going by that you like it. YOU sir are a bad influence.



Dec 14, 2021 at 03:03 PM
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GMPhotography wrote:
Im going to have to see about C1 for distortion. You know I hate it but im going by that you like it. YOU sir are a bad influence.


Sorry. Just paying you back.

I think you'll like the lens. Amazing little performer.

(and I've got the 11-20mm coming shortly. I tried the Samyang 12mm É2, but it's just not doing it for me.)




  ILCE-6600    18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary 021 lens    25mm    f/5.0    1/320s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 14, 2021 at 03:43 PM
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Thanks Mike appreciate it as always


Dec 14, 2021 at 04:03 PM
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Wide open, at 50mm



Dec 14, 2021 at 04:20 PM
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Matt looking nice. I watched DA review it does sound promising. Not sure the Sony is worth its amount of money. Only thing I would have liked was a AF/MF switch but I have on my ZV-10 center press button that might work just fine.

BTW folks I did hook my ZV-10 to my Wescott strobes and the works nice. Off topic but thought id mention it



Dec 14, 2021 at 04:24 PM
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MikeEvangelist wrote:
Sorry. Just paying you back.

I think you'll like the lens. Amazing little performer.

(and I've got the 11-20mm coming shortly. I tried the Samyang 12mm É2, but it's just not doing it for me.)


Just curious what your not liking about the Samyang 12mm?



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nhsonyshooter wrote:
Just curious what your not liking about the Samyang 12mm?


I really wanted it to work, as I love the form-factor. Comparing it to old shots taken with the Sony 10-18mm or the 12mm Touit, it just doesn't hold up. I probably expected too much for its modest price.

While the Samyang 12mm is quite sharp in the center, the edges don't really get decent until É6.3 or so. And the background rendering at wider apertures is super-busy and just odd. Here's a crop to show what I mean.







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  ILCE-6600    SAMYANG AF 12mm F2.0 lens    12mm    f/2.0    1/3200s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







crop from upper-left (200%)




Dec 14, 2021 at 07:05 PM
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Ouch that donít look so good.


Dec 14, 2021 at 07:07 PM
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So I got this lens yesterday but have not had a chance to use it yet except I did run a test in my kitchen on fixing the distortion with Capture One. I dont use any other raw converter and never have. Been a C1 user since day one but I have no profile for this lens yet. So here the first one is straight on with no distortion correction. I HATE distortion lets make that clear.




  ZV-E10    18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary 021 lens    18mm    f/5.6    1/8s    250 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  ZV-E10    18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary 021 lens    18mm    f/5.6    1/8s    250 ISO    -0.7 EV  




Dec 17, 2021 at 07:38 AM
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The second image is the distortion correction. Basically I moved the distortion slider to max at 120 and being very level with camera it actually did a good job. I could bring it in Photoshop and correct slightly more but just want something simple. This shot was at 18mm with my new ZV-10 which im kinda liking. I wanted a little travel cam so I did not have to bring out my A9II


Dec 17, 2021 at 07:41 AM
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Im going to test this more along with the Sony 10-18 which im not sure ill keep the lens but going to test it first otherwise I may get the Tamron 11-20. Also want to test this ZV10 as well. On one of my big gigs I have 2 shooters at the same time shooting a Red Carpet deal. This is where I will park my A9II and use two of these ZV10. I rented one and bought one


Dec 17, 2021 at 07:54 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
So I got this lens yesterday but have not had a chance to use it yet except I did run a test in my kitchen on fixing the distortion with Capture One. I dont use any other raw converter and never have. Been a C1 user since day one but I have no profile for this lens yet. So here the first one is straight on with no distortion correction. I HATE distortion lets make that clear.


Does the lens have a manufacturer profile? The built in distortion correction

I remember I could toggle that for the tamron g2 to get fixed



Dec 17, 2021 at 09:19 AM
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It does but itís not doing anything since C1 needs that profile built in to the program. At the moment iti is not. Maybe next update


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