matreshka

matreshka

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Joined on Aug 3, 2005

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On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)

I am a happy owner of Sigma 35 1.4 and I really enjoy the sharpness and low CA of this lens when it is wide open (I can compare only to Canon's 50 1.4 and 35 2).
I do not have Canon 35 1.4 but what I saw from multiple comparing tests that Sigma's bokeh was at least as good as Canon's. Yep, it is some sort of "nervous" but it is a wide angle lens (as it peers) and it cannot be copared to smooth blurring of telephoto lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 05:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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Jaelkay: I'm sure Sigma cherry-pick the lenses they send to DP Review and other reviewers.

The Sigma 35 f1.4 I have is nowhere nearly as good as my Nikon 35 f1.4. The borders on the Sigma are very soft when compared with the Nikon.

Following "cherry-pick" theory, I should be a very important person in the world of photo gear as my copy of Sigma 35 1.4 is astonishing sharp virtually without CA wide open :))

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 05:23 UTC

Sigma 35 1.4's MTF is awesome - wide open much better than canon 1.4, and very close to the new canon 35 2 IS which in fact one stop slower than sigma. I agree - the new Sigma's design is very nice. Let's wait for the field results.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 09:21 UTC as 57th comment
On Landscape Photography Primer article (97 comments in total)
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matreshka: Great article, Carsten! I did not find DoF technique discussion (hyper focal distance and etc), in my mind it is also essential in landscape photography.

Got it, thanks. I usually follow the same approach - some 1/3 into the frame and narrow diaphragm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 18:06 UTC
On Landscape Photography Primer article (97 comments in total)

Great article, Carsten! I did not find DoF technique discussion (hyper focal distance and etc), in my mind it is also essential in landscape photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:28 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On Our Lady of the Rock in the UNESCO Listed challenge (8 comments in total)

very nice shot!

As far as I remember - our lady of the rock - is fully surrounded by mountains but I cannot see them here. How did you manage to avoid them here?

Regards,

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2010 at 14:47 UTC as 2nd comment
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