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Sigma 30 1.4 Pics

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by frankier, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Hello,

    Just a couple of shots taken during an evening stroll, mostly to show the bokeh of this lens, which, to my untrained eyes, looks good. What is your opinion? Maybe other members can post their pics with a focus (pun intended) on the bokeh of this lens?

    I've got my copy a couple of months ago, second hand. Very unscientific and untechnical evaluation :biggrin:...... but I am very happy with it.:smile:

    Pics taken with a D300

    1/200 1.4 ISO 800 first
    1/50 1.4 ISO 400 second and third pics

    NIKON D300    ---    30mm    f/1.4    1/200s    ISO 800

    NIKON D300    ---    30mm    f/1.4    1/50s    ISO 400

    NIKON D300    ---    30mm    f/1.4    1/50s    ISO 400
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  2. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    This lens does produce some really good bokeh. I myself got a used copy a few months ago and I am really loving it!!




    And last but not least, my Grandma :Love:
  3. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    NIKON D200    ---    30mm    f/2.0    1/250s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    30mm    f/1.4    1/180s    ISO 100


    the dirty thirty, as Francis calls it, is ------------> ALL THAT!
  4. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Wow, still amazing at f2!! :eek: 
    I gotta try shooting other than 1.4 sometime :tongue:
  5. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    lol Francis ...stop this thing down some and u will blow a fuse..maybe even a cure for global warming here ..hahahaha:wink:

  6. wow :Shocked:
  7. Hotplate


    Oct 23, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Some great shots above guys. Cool to see a fellow Austinite Francis..
  8. licaga


    Jan 7, 2008
    Peter Vooijs
    wow thats is a great serie
  9. I picked mine up a couple of weeks ago...had a few focusing problems but I've worked them out...I'm pretty happy with the results I have been getting...


    This one is just a snapshot of my son but it shows how sharp this lens can be...
    View attachment 222298
  10. philcozz


    Jun 27, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    Nice and creamy imo:

  11. mchung


    Sep 17, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Thanks for posting -- I was always curious how it compared wide-open with the 28/1.4. I'll have to find some from that lens. Initially, I see a big difference in how the lenses handle the coma flare towards the edges in the wide-open night time shots (i.e. highlight circles become triangles or V's on the Sigma and less so on the Nikon). Otherwise the normal bokeh in good light is certainly very good.
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  12. siggy 30/1.4...

    tried to compare this lens to a few other (50/1.4 and 35/2.0) and I am really surprised how good iti is!

    NIKON D300    ---    30mm    f/1.6    1/400s    ISO 200

  13. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    That's a nice image, Martin.
  14. great stuff

    it's this kind of work that makes me want to give up my zooms (maybe just get a 18-135 or 18-200) and just switch to primes - zooms just can't make amazing images like this...
  15. Yeah I like mine alot. I think it has a bit of a back focus problem tho so Im going to send it to Sigma to be calibrated just in case.
  16. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    but my zooms look pretty sitting on the shelf...very impressive, especially that leather like coffee can my 80-200 rests in ..lol
  17. Hahahaha!:biggrin:
  18. I see that several of you also have the Nikon 50mm f1.4. How would you compare the Sigma to that lens?
  19. Globetrotter


    May 4, 2008
    I just bought a Siggy 30 1.4 the other day. I've been anxiously waiting it's arrival at my doorstep, but after seeing this thread now I REALLY can't wait to get it. :biggrin:
  20. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    different ....the sig gives u a totally different "LOOK"..i feel deprived having waited so long to put it in my bag of trix. it absolutely SCHMOKES my old 35f2..it's a MUST have lens for DX, imho.....:Love:
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