Couple shots with my new Sgma 50mm 1.4

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  1. sleist

    sleist Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Rolled the dice on this lens. Many people have problems with it. Many others love it - very nice bokeh and slightly warmer colors than the Nikon.

    I think I'm happy so far but I'll be playing all weekend with it. I wasn't all that happy with the 50mm 1.8.

    3 Pics from today using the Sigma:

    1. This guy is a trooper! I can take his pic all day and he doesn't complain. A bit stone-faced though. ISO 200, f/1.4, 1/1600 sec.

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    2. Bit more challenging here. Had to listen to a history lesson in order to shoot her. ISO 200, f/2.2, 1/30 s hand held.

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    3. Obligatory "Annoy the Cat" shot. ISO 200, f/1.4, 1/160 s.

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    Anyone else use this lens? Sigma is coming out with an 85mm 1.4 this fall I think, though I really would like to get the Nikon 85mm 1.4.
    I just wonder what the new Nikon 85 1.4 will be like too and what will happen with prices as a result. Should be interesting to watch.

    Critique welcome and appreciated as always.

    Steve
     
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    I like the cat the images are nice & clear good detail
     
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    I'm kinda diggin' the way that Sigma cuts an image!
     
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    Nice shots!

    You did well with the teacher with those settings.
     
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    1 & 3 are beautiful shots!
     
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    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It seems to produce a pretty good image. nice - n - crisp
     
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    That lens in Canon mount is my next (lens) purchase if I ever get the money..

    Good pics!
     
  8. sleist

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    Thanks guys. It's a tough lens wide open, but once you stop down to f/2.0, it (or I ;)) get more consistent with the focus. I missed quite a few shots in this old one-room school house (f/2.8), but the room was really too small for a 50mm on crop sensor. I'll head back with this and the Tokina and see what I can get.

    I think this will work nicely as a portrait and walk around lens on the D90.

    Thanks again for the comments!
     
  9. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    great shots!
     
  10. BrianLy

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    The last image is the best,
     
  11. BuS_RiDeR

    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice photos. I think #2 would be a good candidate for B&W.
     
  12. sleist

    sleist Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm beginning to think you are B&W obsessed! ;)
    I used to think I was too, but I really enjoy working with colors.
     

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