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

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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
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D700 f8 ISO 200 1/640
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francis.... congratulations
wonderful shots
looks like it's going to be a great lens

can't wait to see the next shots
 
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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.
 
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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.

francis.... congratulations
wonderful shots
looks like it's going to be a great lens

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.
 
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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.

I wouldn't say large, but it is considerably significant. :wink:
 
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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.

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:
 
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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.

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.
 
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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.


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
 
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Here's another fun one :biggrin:

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Very nice, I really like img4
 
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Thanks, Robert :biggrin:. I like that one as well. And I love being able to shoot at ISO 2000 w/o a doubt :eek:

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

lol
;-)
 

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