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My Sigma 20/1.8 arrived today (Shooting info added!)

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Phillip Ino, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    So I went to the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas and tested it out. I like the way it handles. It feels nice and solid. It's very similar in size to the 24/1.8. :biggrin:

    D700 f4 ISO 200 1/320
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    D700 f6.3 ISO 2000 1/80
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    D700 f11 ISO 2000 1/80
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    D700 f5 ISO 2000 1/50
    2781884915_da585a5b50_b.


    D700 f8 ISO 200 1/640
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    D700 f8 ISO 200 1/640
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  2. Is there a large difference beween the frame range of the 20 and 24? Seems that they would be very close to the same capture.
     
  3. francis.... congratulations
    wonderful shots
    looks like it's going to be a great lens

    can't wait to see the next shots
     
  4. tfenne

    tfenne

    125
    Apr 10, 2008
    Cambridge, MA
    Hey Francis, I'll be very interested to hear how you like this one! I'm looking around for an FX wide-angle currently and everything I read about the Sigma 20/1.8 seems to say it's not sharp until 2.8. Have you shot much with it wide open yet? It'll be interesting to see if it's worth the extra size/weight over the various Nikkor 20mm primes.
     
  5. I should have made this comment at the start of my post as well. These are killer and I'm trying hard to decide what lenses to put together with my new set-up.
     
  6. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I wouldn't say large, but it is considerably significant. :wink:
     
  7. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Not had a chance to shoot her wide open yet, but so far I am really liking it! As for the size and weight, I think it complements the D700 nicely. Not too heavy or bulky in my opinion. :smile:
     
  8. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thank you, Greg. I am pretty pleased with it so far :smile:
     
  9. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thanks! I think it is worth giving a shot for an FX kit. It's reasonably priced for being the wide lens with the largest max aperture.
     
  10. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Alberta
    Look up , look waaaay up and I'll call rusty:tongue:. Great captures.

    Gregory
     
  11. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    What the heck Francis, did you win the lottery recently or something? Nice work there!
     
  12. hangman

    hangman

    175
    Aug 13, 2006
    Lone Star State

    Hi Tim,

    I don't know much about reviews, but my Sigma 20mm 1.8 EX DG is razor sharp wide open at f/1.8 The only issue I have with it is that it underexposes by 2/3 stop on my D300. It exposes perfectly on the D200, but for some reason, it under exposes a bit on my D300 and I have to set EC by +0.7

    Here is a link to a jpeg that I just took from my D300 with the 20mm at 1.8 wide open.. Straight out of camera with absolutely no PP whatsoever.. Make sure you set your browser not to auto resize the image to see it full size..

    Click here for original file : large image
     
  13. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thanks, Gregory :smile:
     
  14. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I wish, lol! Thanks, Linda :wink:
     
  15. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Here's another fun one :biggrin:

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  16. racerx1

    racerx1

    545
    Jan 13, 2006
    northern NJ
    Really nice - now you got me thinking about getting a 20mm.
     
  17. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I can bet you would like this lens on your D700 :biggrin:
     
  18. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Very nice, I really like img4
     
  19. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thanks, Robert :biggrin:. I like that one as well. And I love being able to shoot at ISO 2000 w/o a doubt :eek: 
     
  20. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    how cool is that?
    .now show us some more!

    lol
    ;-)
     
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