July One Prime - mcs - Sigma 30mm f1.4

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Decided to do this on very short notice :Crunk:

Decided on the Sigma 30mm for this, one pic a day.




Here's the first:

1. July - "Foxy"
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(Nikon D300 1/60s f/1.4 at 30.0mm iso1600)



Since our little one was on the way, I've not been able to take some time and go biking for over a year. Yesterday, I've finally resurrected my Bike! :biggrin:

I was just working on some maintenance in the garden when Christine had to leave to go to her Yoga............so I had to take care of the kids, tuck them in and therefore pretty much stay in the house for the rest of the evening.
What to do with the unfinished work on the bike? All the greasy work was done, so I just parked it in the kitchen to finish it when the kids where asleep........

...........What I hadn't thought of: Christine wasn't to happy to find a Bike in our kitchen when she got home :redface: :biggrin: :wink:





Will be a Challenge....​
 
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Looks like that bike can take some heavy terrain! But bikes in the kitchen? She's lucky you don't have a Harley!
Not yet :370: wait some time.....when the gids are grown up.......and the lottery ticket wins......:Crunk:

Wait 'til tomorrow :wink:
I tried, but the car won't fit through the door.....:redface:

That is a great first shot, Michael- I own a copy of the Sigma as well and I think that it is a terrific lens.
After selling it and trying out the AF-D35f2, I finally came back to this little gem! :smile: I love how sharp it is at f1.4 :eek:
 
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2. July - "Free the Traffic"
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(Nikon D300 1/8000s f/2.5 at 30.0mm iso200)
Damn, I had to stop down because it was too bright
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Just stumbled over this thread. Also like the 2nd one and I'm curious what you will show us next. After I already had a really unsharp copy of that lens which I immediately sent back, I now see the potential of that lens (also thanks to Nute).
Now I'm contemplating whether I should give it another try... but then, that D700 is also something that would nicely fit in my kit :rolleyes::redface::biggrin:...
 
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wow what a stunning shot - I love the whole feel of it - like I'm actually standing there.
Interesting that you mention that, because the FOV 50mm (30mm at DX equivalent), is supposed to act this way: like you being there!

Thanks


Just stumbled over this thread. Also like the 2nd one and I'm curious what you will show us next. After I already had a really unsharp copy of that lens which I immediately sent back, I now see the potential of that lens (also thanks to Nute).
Now I'm contemplating whether I should give it another try... but then, that D700 is also something that would nicely fit in my kit :rolleyes::redface::biggrin:...
I still love this lens! :biggrin:
The D700 would make a great addition to my D300. But as long as fund aren't sufficent for something like that...........:frown: A 300 2.8 must come first :wink:
 
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I still love this lens! :biggrin:
The D700 would make a great addition to my D300. But as long as fund aren't sufficent for something like that...........:frown: A 300 2.8 must come first :wink:
Thanks for your opinion, I appreciate that. Right, addition is what I'm thinking of as well. :smile: Oh yes, that 300 2.8. I still feel the recoil(?) of Steve's 300 when it was focussing in an instant. Sweet! :rolleyes:
 
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Look at my sig, Ive got my sights on a 30/1.4 . Youve inspired me to be a bit more creative after seeing your shots, IM going to step up my game from here on out.
 
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I'm going to keep an eye on this one too Michael, the 30 1.4 is on my short-list!
You won't go wrong with this.......I've sold most of my other low light primes, because they couldn't compare to the Sigma wide open....:wink:


Look at my sig, Ive got my sights on a 30/1.4 . Youve inspired me to be a bit more creative after seeing your shots, IM going to step up my game from here on out.
Can't wait to see it. :smile:


Love the second one Michael- please excuse my ignorance, but was ISO 100 or even ISO 50 an option on your D300??
Yes indeed ISO 100 would have been possible, that's what I realized too, AFTERWARD! :redface:


Great start Michael, do you intend to shoot @ 1.4 all month if lighting permits??
I use the Sigma wide open most of the time, so you could bee right :biggrin:
 
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3. July - "Rainscreen"
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(Nikon D40 1/125s f/1.4 at 30.0mm iso200)
Got some heavy rain on my way home, took this while driving with the wippers off :redface: I don't recommend doing this..........!
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Obviously, you are able - much more than I - to create interesting pictures of situations in which most of us probably wouldn't even have thought of taking out our camera.
...and what a nice clean windscreen your car has. I bet if I had a car it wouldn't look that clean :rolleyes:
 

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