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a headshot using Sigma 24-70 HSM

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by krautfed, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. I'm trying to find reasons to dislike this lens, but I can't find ANY. :eek: 

    Here's a a headshot of friend (and fellow Nikon shooter) Brooke. You can tell by her hair that we are in Alabama (humidty). :redface:

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  2. Kompakt

    Kompakt

    Dec 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Nice portrait and nice bokeh. Was this shot in FX or DX?
     
  3. Plumbergeek

    Plumbergeek

    972
    Sep 1, 2008
    SW Georgia
    Nice portrait! Don't the south have some beauties!

    EXIF; D300@f/4 1/50s @70mm 200 ISO:smile:
     
  4. PiotrC70

    PiotrC70

    123
    Sep 18, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Need more examples with this lens. I'm trying to justify this lens instead of getting another prime. What would be some observations with this lens. Is it fast to focus, does it hunt?
     
  5. Focus is fast but it does have a hesitation when first activated. Mind you, my hesitation is measured in milliseconds because I normally shoot sports. :biggrin:

    I still haven't tested the AF at night.
     
  6. Longshanks

    Longshanks

    701
    May 16, 2007
    Netherlands
    Yep, great shot.

    But we like to see more samples.
     
  7. some more from that day...

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  8. Takeda

    Takeda

    Jun 9, 2006
    Durham, NC
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  10. jp450r

    jp450r

    Nov 15, 2008
    USA
    here are a few i took as soon as i open the box to my 24-70 2.8 HSM. these have not been edited.
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  11. jp450r

    jp450r

    Nov 15, 2008
    USA
    please someone else post some samples for this lens.
     
  12. waltny

    waltny

    Mar 27, 2008
    Reno, NV
    are these with the new version of this lens? Id like to see some minimally edited portraits and some of the more difficult shots like through trees backlit and/or foliage as the background in general.
     
  13. jp450r

    jp450r

    Nov 15, 2008
    USA
    i know the ones i posted are not portraits but they are straight from the camera.
     
  14. Takeda

    Takeda

    Jun 9, 2006
    Durham, NC
    I saw on another forum the debate about Nikon vs 3rd party lenses put very simply:

    "If you want the best and can afford it, go with Nikon. If you can't afford the best, go with the 3rd party lenses"
     
  15. Brodman

    Brodman

    545
    Aug 26, 2007
    Knoxville, TN
    In most cases I agree, but I have a Sigma 50 1.4 that I wouldn't trade for any Nikon version of a 50. JMHO.

    As always, you shouldn't (not you, original poster) paint with such a wide brush.
     
  16. jp450r

    jp450r

    Nov 15, 2008
    USA
    i cant complain about the one i have.
     
  17. Pamani

    Pamani

    97
    Jan 12, 2009
    Sacramento/Newark
    what are the major differences between
    Sigma
    24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro DF Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D
    and

    Sigma
    24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF


    im shopping around and doing research as too what to get... cant afford the Nikkor
     
  18. firewind

    firewind Guest

    Here some new shots from a Thailand Tour!

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    More shots during next week...

    I purchased the Sigma 24-70 HSM some days before leaving, so i have little experience with it, but i like it very very much...

    It is a little soft at 2,8, but i can live with it... i never will be able to afford the Nikon and i can also live with the little difference...
     
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