stevesayskanpai

stevesayskanpai

Joined on Oct 15, 2011

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  • Thank you very much. No, 1-5 (Paris) and most others on the site are 18-55 kit 6+ (from the colourful island) are Sigma 17-50 2.8. Can you really see a general difference between the kit lens ones ...
  • I've now updated my website with a few of the pictures I took with this lens while away. You can see them here: http://stevenjamesmartin.com/europe-2014 - after the first five pictures if you're ...
  • Yes I totally agree with your comment. I'm not criticising the lens in itself, I'm sure it will suit lots of people with different shooting needs, I was just explaining why it didn't suit me. You'r ...
  • I wrote a post on why I'm sticking with my kit lens for now after trying the Sigma 17-50 2.8. If anyone is interested, please take a look! http://stevenjamesmartin.com/sigma
  • Thanks for your replies. I don't mind a good bit of disagreement, that's what discussion is all about after all! You may lose sleep over a JND (just noticeable difference) but most people don't. ...
  • Thanks for your reply Nexu1. I'll try the test you suggest and update with a couple of samples tomorrow. All in all I guess I just expected a bit more, maybe unrealistically, from this lens. It is ...
  • Created discussions Kit lens vs Sigma 17-50
    I've been using my new Sigma 17-50 and can't really see any massive difference in image quality from the Nikon kit lens. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the samples below, as I really don't know ...
  • Take a look at the portfolio tab on my website, link below.
  • Created discussions Missed focus on portrait
    I took this photo of my guide on a one day trek from Kalaw in Burma (Myanmar). When I got home I was disappointed to find the focus was on the brim of her hat rather than her eyes! Do you think I ...
  • Anyone? Thoughts appreciated!
  • So, after much discussion I finally took the plunge and bought a new lens for my camera. This is my first 'big' lens, and so unboxing it and putting it on my D5100 body, replacing the 18-55 kit ...
  • Interesting (I assume you mean the Tokina 12-28 f4?) I guess the extra 1mm at the wide end and low light capabilities are probably beaten by the greater versatility of being able to go to 28mm. So ...
  • Created discussions Budget travel tripod?
    I'm looking for a sub £50($80) travel tripod. I came across this one by Hama: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002L4ODDS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A34Z13D5CGT2YO Has anyone tried ...
  • It seems that if I was to get a wide angle lens for my DX body, there are a plethora of 'budget' options: Sigma 10-20 £350 Tamron 10-24 £360 Tokina 11-16 £480 Sigma 12-24 £600 Of these, the Tokina ...
  • Hey RBFresno, wow I really don't know what to say except thanks, that's really kind of you to say. Of course I'm happy with my results, but I don't feel that they are up there with the best - I ...
  • Thanks for all of your comments, I've got a lot of research to do! When I say light I mean relatively light, I know I'm not going to get much lighter than a prime or kit lens!
  • Armin, that's so kind of you to say. I always appreciate complements like anyone does, but I honestly don't believe my images are that amazing - I think there's a lot of room for improvement. I ...
  • Thanks for all your replies, and kind comments. It seems obvious to me now that the two choices are the Sigma 18-35 1.8 and Sigma 17-50 2.8 (unless I want to go wider or telephoto which would give ...
  • I want a lens to improve my photography. I feel I achieved my best photos so far during a trip to Burma (Myanmar) - you can see these at www.stevenjamesmartin.com/burma I use the 18-55 VR kit lens ...
  • I've just found that I don't use the 35mm - I guess you can see this from my portfolio, but I tend to either go wide or zoom in. I prefer my manual focus 50 1.8 for a couple of reasons - first, it ...
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