Is there any Landscape photographer using a SD1 Merrill in the house?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 7,274
Re: Is there any Landscape photographer using a SD1 Merrill in the house?

You know, you can get the SD1M converted to accept Nikon mount lenses if you don't mind losing all automatic features. But for WA shots I use pano stitching, which works really well. And since you already have the DPM cameras you already own the best WA lenses Sigma makes. Why not try using them for a few WA pano stitched shots to see how you like it.

As for lenses, the 70 macro is my workhorse, used for 90% of my shots, for macro, portrait and pano stitched landscapes. It's easily the best lens Sigma made until the ones for the DPM series. I do occasionally use my 10-20 f3.5 for "near to far" pano stitching and have had good results with it for that specific purpose, but due to its high curvature of field, can't recommend it for "normal" WA shooting. Here are a few samples:


70 macro:

The other lenses mentioned are also good, especially the 50 and 150 macro. The 50-150 OS zoom is also supposed to be excellent (though heavy for an APS-C lens), with several testing sites calling it the best zoom lens ever made by anyone.

But Sigma is in the process of redoing all their lens lineup, with the 35 f1.4 A being the first, so with patience new improved WA lenses should be coming.

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