sfnikon

sfnikon

Lives in United States Bay area, CA, United States
Joined on Jul 23, 2006
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  • 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.
  • Stacey_K wrote: Edward Teller wrote: Well, that's interesting. Thanks for posting this. What may be even more interesting is the responses you will get, which will be more of a Rorschach test...
  • 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?
    Sounds like you've gone full circle: what you really want is your 24-70. I'd say you're just not ready to compromise yet. Hey, I carried a 24-70 for many years as my all purpose travel lens. Lol....
  • Replied in Daylight zoom?
    lorenzo de medici wrote: sfnikon wrote: I actually tried the 24-85G but really was not satisfied with the IQ. It wasn't so much the sharpness but it felt like the contrast and saturation was low....
  • Replied in Daylight zoom?
    If you are thinking to use it in good light, why is stopping down to f5.6 or more necessarily a bad thing? I agree on the size and weight of the 24-70 for a casual travel lens ... I know, I did it...
  • 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...
  • MPA1 wrote: I can't see it myself. I don't think it would be very lightweight at f2 nor for 90% of users demonstrably better than the excellent 70-200 f2.8 at 135. There is also already the...
  • 9ck wrote: I'm looking for a god midrange zoom / walkaround zoom and I've been looking at a few. The Nikkor 24-120 kind of put me off with the weekness it has around 85mm especially under f/5.6 -...
  • Thank you for this review. I agree this lens is very different from say the 50/1.8G or 85/1.8G. I'm curious if you've owned the Sigma 50/1.4 (the older one not 'Art'). This lens also has beautiful...
  • Very exciting!   I have the (old) Sigma 50/1.4, Nikon 50/1.8G, ZF 50/2 makro but will likely get this lens if it's close to it's calculated mtf performance!   I have the 35/1.4 Art and love it for...
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