Nikon 1.8g's vs Sigma 1.4 Art Series

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Stacey_K wrote:

Gareth Bourne wrote:

Thirdly, as if to prove my point, you had / have a wonderful lens like the 135mm f2, and you use it to take pictures of your dog. I'm sure your dog is lovely, but maybe you could find a better subject?

So earlier you say which lens you use has ZERO impact on the final image, then say the 135mm f2DC is a "wonderful lens"? By your own admission, it's no better or worse than any other 135mm lens would be.

The lens doesn't make the picture, the photographer does. What makes a "wow" picture has nothing to do with the lens. It it perfectly possible, and sadly all too common, to take really bad, dull, boring photos with the most expensive gear. All the gear and no idea, as the saying goes.

A boring photo taken with a "wow" lens is still a boring photo. An amazing photo taken with a lens which has "nervous bokeh" or "harsh transitions" or "something something blah blah rendering" will still be an amazing photo. The lens does not matter.

Don McCullin is a huge fan of 135mm lenses. He has taken some amazing images. Does he talk about bokeh? Transitons? Dreaminess? No. He talks about the subject, and the context, and the moment.

135mm is a great focal length for portraits, but it's still just a picture of a dog.

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