Icicle84

Joined on Jul 1, 2019

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  • And of course if you’re good in post-processing, a lot of the minor differences in lenses like color rendition and distortion can be equalized. I’ve found I’m really just a fan of the Sigma Art ...
  • Created discussion thread Mixed Bag or a Brand "Look"
    Just kind of curious other people's experiences and preferences, especially when it comes to shooting events or portrait sessions for clients. Obviously, depending on your individual needs, it ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Giant Wasp
    Long-tailed giant ichneumonid wasp
    Placed 44th in the challenge. Long-tailed giant ichneumonid wasp
  • Submitted a challenge entry Seagulls Fighting on Light
    Sigma ART 85mm f/1.4. The description of this challenge says "the perfect lens doesn't exist," but if perfection does exist, it's this glass. Razor sharp and good for any situation, it was my workhorse lens in journalism and also my usual walkaround. Paired with the D810's sensor, it was even good for some wildlife, and I sold my 70-200 lens because I always preferred this one. It almost never came off the body.

In this picture, seagulls fight for seating above a flooding Ohio River at the Paducah waterfront.
    Placed 46th in the challenge. Sigma ART 85mm f/1.4. The description of this challenge says "the perfect lens doesn't exist," but if perfection does exist, it's this glass. Razor sharp and good for any situation, it was my workhorse lens in journalism and also my usual walkaround. Paired with the D810's sensor, it was even good for some wildlife, and I sold my 70-200 lens because I always preferred this one. It almost never came off the body. In this picture, seagulls fight for seating above a flooding Ohio River at the Paducah waterfront.
  • Submitted a challenge entry A Robin's Frosty Snack
    A robin eats a winterberry on a snowy day in Western Kentucky.
    Placed 21st in the challenge. A robin eats a winterberry on a snowy day in Western Kentucky.
  • The size is actually one of the things that’s pushing me toward it - but for the reason that it’s bigger and heavier than the Batis. I needed to lighten my load, but after the massive ART 85 and ...
  • Good lord, what a great response - thank you so much! The saddest thing to me about making the switch was having to give up the old ART (even more than losing my 300mm 2.8), and now it seems like ...
  • Created discussion thread Sigma 85mm (Sony DN version) questions
    When I took my first shot (this one) with the Sigma ART 85mm (for Nikon), the only word that came to mind was "magic." When I shot with two bodies it always stayed on one, and when I went down to ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Christmas Light
    A Christmas light at a West Kentucky holiday display. Macro shot using reverse free-lens technique (lens unmounted so some exif data does not populate).
    Placed 78th in the challenge. A Christmas light at a West Kentucky holiday display. Macro shot using reverse free-lens technique (lens unmounted so some exif data does not populate).
  • Submitted a challenge entry Ohio Wave
    A wave crashes on the rocks at the shore of the Ohio River in West Kentucky, November 2019.
    Placed 25th in the challenge. A wave crashes on the rocks at the shore of the Ohio River in West Kentucky, November 2019.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Christmas Cookies
    Baking Christmas cookies on vacation, December 2020.
    Placed 44th in the challenge. Baking Christmas cookies on vacation, December 2020.
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    church dome
  • Submitted a challenge entry Twirling in the Snow
    Child twirling in the snow after a storm in West Kentucky, February of 2021.
    Placed 25th in the challenge. Child twirling in the snow after a storm in West Kentucky, February of 2021.
  • Even when I was in journalism I ditched my zooms and went all prime - my two most used were my Sigma 85 and 20. I rarely missed having a 50 (I actually had one but never used it). And at the price ...
  • Also, how is the 40? I’ve got the 25 and 85 but I was considering the 40 in the future. It sounds like a great complement to the 135 but I’ve wondered if it’s really necessary between 25 and 85.
  • Okay, well that’s a huge relief to me! Didn’t want to have to mess with KEH for a return, but I really didn’t want to think the lenses were that fragile, because I haven’t had it long and it ...
  • Hmm, well that might settle the question then. I’m not sure what lens group is moving but it definitely includes the iris. When I turn the lens upside down the iris moves and the blades slightly ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Gull with Fish
    A seagull flies with a fish in its mouth over the Ohio River in West Kentucky on a snowy day in January 2021.
    Placed 44th in the challenge. A seagull flies with a fish in its mouth over the Ohio River in West Kentucky on a snowy day in January 2021.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Robin Eating on a Snowy Branch
    A robin swallows a winter berry on a snowy day in West Kentucky, February 2021. Despite temperatures that only reached 12 degrees and 9 inches of snowfall, the robin and his friends happily munched away at the plentiful berries.
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. A robin swallows a winter berry on a snowy day in West Kentucky, February 2021. Despite temperatures that only reached 12 degrees and 9 inches of snowfall, the robin and his friends happily munched away at the plentiful berries.
  • Created discussion thread Zeiss Batis 85 - Iris clunks?
    I recently purchased a Zeiss Batis 85mm, and I love it. I have noticed, though, that the iris mechanism seems to clunk and actually move a short distance (you can see the blades very slightly open ...
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