Some love for the Sigma 30/1.4

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by 180q, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. 180q

    180q

    515
    Jan 6, 2008
    Northeast
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    Thanks for looking.

    -Chad
     
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  2. tfenne

    tfenne

    125
    Apr 10, 2008
    Cambridge, MA
    I really like the first shot. There's just something about the use effective of shallow DOF in shots like that that give them an other-worldly feel, almost like a scale model. Great stuff.
     
  3. atoronto

    atoronto

    180
    Jun 16, 2008
    Toronto
    Chad, what camera did you use? I just get the same lens but I have to do adjustment with the focus to maximum +20, otherwise I get a front focusing with my D300.
     
  4. 180q

    180q

    515
    Jan 6, 2008
    Northeast
    Thanks Tim. I like the scale model look as well. Someday I'd like to try some sort of tilt shift type of picture.

    Alex, I'm using the D300 as well. I just received this used copy earlier this week. Luckily I got a good copy. Yours sounds like it's way too far out of wack. I would send it off to Sigma for a calibration. Good luck.

    -Chad
     
  5. atoronto

    atoronto

    180
    Jun 16, 2008
    Toronto
    I got a used one too, but before I tried 1 at the store I get the same problems, maybe my camera is not right, so for sure you are lucky, as you said you don't need to adjust the AF, if I send to sigma do I have to send with the body or just the lens? I don't really like to send for calibration, can I just use it with +20? the results is not too bad, sharp enough for me.
     
  6. LDB415

    LDB415

    929
    Apr 26, 2008
    Texas
    I'm picking mine up from a local guy tomorrow. I hope it's this good. Those are killer shots.
     
  7. 180q

    180q

    515
    Jan 6, 2008
    Northeast
    Thank you. I wish you luck with your new toy.

    -Chad
     
  8. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    whata freaky hunk of glass ...nice shots Chad...;-)
     
  9. 180q

    180q

    515
    Jan 6, 2008
    Northeast
    Thanks, Nute. It's only come off once since receiving it. That was only because I needed the fisheye in order to take a shot.

    -Chad
     
  10. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    i hear u Chad ...i have it mounted on my wife's d40 right now. my other lenses are getting lonely ..lol
    :biggrin:
     
  11. Wow

    Wow that is one sharp lens! :biggrin:

    Thank you for posting these.
     
  12. jadog2

    jadog2

    125
    Dec 18, 2007
    SF
    The more I see what this lens can do, the more I warm up to the idea of 3rd party lenses.
    thanks for sharing
    -jason