For those who wanted to see the Sig 20/1.8 shot in DX

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Phillip Ino, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    All shot on my D80. Nothing spectacular, just to show the FOV on DX.

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  2. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    nice

    thanks Francis
    looks like a great lens

    I might boot the 30 1.4 in place of this one...:cool:

    one more request if you can

    picture of the lens mounted on your D700?

    I believe the D700 and D300 are the same size..........
     
  3. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin

    Not a problem, Frank. With or without the grip? I think you'll really appreciate the ability of this lens to focus closely. I know that is one major selling point for you and the 35/2. This sucker gets within mere inches. :biggrin:
     
  4. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    without grip, please

    I won't sell my 35/2 anyway, it is perfect for my city from the hip shots, and it is FF

    early next year I hope to migrate to D700, so the other Sigma 30 1.4 will go
    love 20mm on DX, and will even more on FX I'm sure
     
  5. Hey Frank, the 35mm f/2 on FX is sick! I love this combo for just walking around. I wish I had a D700 though, it's a little bulky with the D3, but that's the D3's fault!
     
  6. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Here ya go, Frank.

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  7. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    thanks Francis

    wow , that front element is huge :eek:

    looks good otherwise
    I might just do it
    I do hate the finish of the Sigma lenses though....:cool:


    Jonathan

    yah I love the 35/2 for everything
    that will stay with me to the grave
     
  8. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin

    Actually, the images might be deceiving - the front element isn't all that big. It starts about half an inch in from the edge of the housing. DO IT!! :eek::biggrin:
     
  9. waltny

    waltny

    Mar 27, 2008
    Reno, NV
    I enjoy shooting "wide" on dx and with all the issues and fun it brings to my style. I just got the 30/1.4 and had the 24/1.8 on the short list, but that was when I had the 35/2.... So now I think the line up on the low end of 10.5 fish, 20/1.8 sigma, 30/1.4(sigma) and the 50/1.8 should serve me well.

    Would really like to see some more "challenging" shots pushing the limits of this lens wide open, bright sun, low light, macro etc... Lets see what it can do!
    What do you think of the focal lenght difference of the 20 to 24 on DX? Also how do you think the center sharpness compares on these lens? Is the barrel distortion similar or more pronounced on the 20 than 24? Enough questions and rambling for now...
     
  10. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    yah Francis
    what Walt said !

    I am not much of a wide shooter
    17-18-20 on DX , and I'm good
    I've bought and sold 2 12-24 Tokinas and a Sigma 10-20

    20mm on future FX will be plenty wide enough for me
     
  11. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I'd have to say that distortion is pretty similar with the two lenses. Although, I never really got to test the 24 on my D700. In regards to the FL differences, the impact of the 4mm difference is seen more apparent on DX rather than FX. To my eyes the 20 and 24 perform almost identical in terms of IQ and center sharpness. These 3 shots that were just posted were shot mid-day with the sun directly ahead and as you can see, it handles resisting flare pretty well. It does state that the lens has macro focusing, but I wouldn't rely on the lens for macro-type shots. The shot of the flowers is nice and close and can work in a pinch if you don't have a macro lens with you. Overall, for a wide angle lens, it is rather versatile, whether it be on FX or DX.
     
  12. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    You can also do a search for Profsell/Peter's post when I asked for image samples of the 20. He posted some taken in DX and they all looked very nice. I think this lens would serve you really well on DX as well as FX, should you decide to go that route in the future.