Sigma 30 f/1.4 vs sigma 56mm f/1.4

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OP Bandofbros Junior Member • Posts: 41
Re: Sigma 30 f/1.4 vs sigma 56mm f/1.4

Soulfulized wrote:

Depends on shooting environment, as ever. I've just returned from a three-day music festival where I shot from the crowd using the 56mm - it was the only lens I could take (I have the 30mm as well so needed to choose between the two). Zooming with feet worked fine, as did the occasional video scene. For stills the 56mm is my favourite (room permitting) of the Sigma trinity of f/1.4 primes, though all are excellent.

For video (like speaking to camera webcast-style), I've actually found that the 16mm is better than either the 30 or the 56mm - wide, sharp, nice colours. Again depends on what you're shooting.

Yes I will be using the panasonic leica 8-18mm for the wide shots. The 30mm and 56mm will be more for the bokeh shots and people shooting (full body but also close up eye shots). Also I want to get more detail of landscapes and use it in low light.

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