sfnikon

sfnikon

Lives in United States Bay area, CA, United States
Joined on Jul 23, 2006
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  • Replied in 24-70/2.8
    This lens has always come thru for me.    I'm very picky about image quality and this lens is very special for a zoom.   It's more than the sharpness - IMO this lens has the contrast and ...
  • If sharpness is the main concern then yes the 24-70/2.8 is superb for a zoom. When I was shooting the 12mpx D3 I was very happy with the sharpness at f/2.8 however on the D800E I'm shooting at f/4 ...
  • Agree it would produce great IQ.   Then I would consider the 24/1.4G (or 14-24) as your 3rd lens.
  • Replied in Kudos to Sigma
    I'm definitely ordering this lens even though I already have 50/1.8g, old sigma 50/1.4, ZF 50/2makro.   They all have their strengths and weakness. I also have a few 35mm's.    I have the sigma 35 ...
  • Beautiful images!    I think the lens only contributes 5% to these shots.   The rest is photographer in the right setting.
  • You can get the look of the 58/1.4 for 1/3 the price.   The older Sigma 50/1.4.     It's got similar look and boheh rendering and is also slightly soft at f/1.4.    Great for portraits.
  • I hope you're right.   I'm definitely in the market.
  • The 24-70 is a superb lens and yes it's 6 years old but it still produces wonderfully sharp saturated images on my D800e.   I tried the 24-85VR and even though it was reasonably sharp I just ...
  • Face porn - you get to see every hair follicle, eye vessels up close in geographic detail.
    My D800E paired with the Zeiss 100/2 makro already does this too well in 1/500th of a second so this 30...

  • Replied in Wow!
    From these small samples it looks as good or better than the Otus!   Time will tell but very spectacular even if it's close. Yes something happened at Sigma.   I'm wondering if they picked up a ...
  • I've been struggling with the same question planning 2 big trips in the next 5 months. I have many good primes as well as the trinity but I did not have a 'travel zoom' like the 24-120.   I also ...
  • Smart phones have gutted the compact camera market and I'm wondering if mirror less will eventually replace DSLRs (except maybe for highly specialized use like sports?).    A silent or very very ...
  • Replied in Daylight zoom?
    Lol.   Yes like most here I want it all - the quality of primes in a convenient 5X zoom package. I was not aware the new Sigma zoom was so heavy.  Now I also realize that looking beyond the ...
  • Replied in Daylight zoom?
    My guess is that the quality of the glass and coatings are the difference in this regard.   Being the flagship normal zoom I'm sure Nikon tried hard with the 24-70 and it renders beautifully IMO. A ...
  • Replied in Daylight zoom?
    Yes for sunny days it may not be an issue but I will be shooting in the shade, evenings and indoors.    Also on the D800e I find myself wanting at least 1/320 regular FL which is much faster than ...
  • Knowing few details I would say in order of probability: 1) most likely focus error.    print out a focus test and see if your lens needs focus adjustment 2) motion blur either moving subject or ...
  • I'm actually asking the same question regarding the 24-120.   I have the D800E and mainly shoot the primes but I have big trips coming up the next 5 months (greece and korea) and am looking for a ...
  • Around $1300? http://photorumors.com/2014/02/06/the-price-of-the-new-sigma-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-lens-around-1300/ This is probably more than most were expecting for a sigma prime so availability ...
  • I have both and at f/2.8 I would say you won't find much difference in the central zone but at 100% there will be noticeable difference (advantage prime) at the edges.   At least this is what I ...
  • I really want a new 135/2 (nikon or sigma) to shoot at f/2.    I have the 200/2 and 95% of the time it's shot at f/2 for the look and I'm looking for a more portable version.   I have the 70-200 ...
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