Saturday, May 11, 2013

More Samples from Sigma 35 1.4

We had dinner out and I took with me the D600 and Sigma 35 1.4, which is becoming my walkaround combination. So here are a few more samples from the Sigma.

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I really like the tantalizing quality of the bokeh.  In my preliminary review, I mentioned that I haven't seen onion bokeh (which can happen when a lens has an aspheric element) in a real world shot.  However, I managed to create a test shot that had one:




The onion pattern is faint enough that I personally don't find it distracting.  And again, I have to emphasize this was a test shot.  I haven't seen it in a real world shot but now I know it's possible.  No big deal.

Anyway, here are a few more shots with the Sigma.





7 comments:

  1. This lens is just stellar. Are all of these shot at f/1.4? I sure hope so. To be able to have a lens this sharp wide open would be dreamy! Looks more and more like I may take the plunge...

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    1. Hi Michael. Yes, they're all at f/1.4. Believe me, this lens is very sharp (not just acceptably sharp) even at f/1.4. On the other hand, the autofocusing of my copy is not as accurate as I'd like. I'm hoping the USB dock will remedy that to my satisfaction.

      Best regards,
      Mic

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    2. Can you fix your focus issue with the autofocus fine tuning adjustment setting (I don't recall the official name for it)?

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    3. Hi Luc. I tried using AF fine tuning but it didn't solve the issue because it was focusing accurately sometimes, so the fine tuning sometimes improved the accuracy but sometimes it did not. I did order the Sigma USB dock which allows different AF fine tuning settings depending on the distance to the subject. I'm hoping that will fix the issue.

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  2. My saga with autofocus on D600: sometimes apply the saved value, sometimes not. I brand new Nikkor 28-300 nedded to be sent back for calibration. The default value to fine tunning I belive refers to all lens without autofocus motor. And a brand new camera like mine i dont think its normal be kept to -6 .. -8 on fine tunning to ALL lenses.

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  3. The first image just works for me, love everything about it (maybe remove the fork and the knife), but I like the sharpness of the near objects, the smoothly OOO background, the deep colors, the specular reflections, etc...

    Thanks for sharing.

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