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The Bugma does flowers

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by keko, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. keko


    Jul 20, 2007
    I'm definitely in love with this lens. The Sigma 150 is a very special one...

    I mainly use it to shoot insects, but ocassionaly I can't help being distracted by a pretty flower...

    NIKON D300    ---    150mm    f/8.0    1/160s   

    NIKON D300    ---    150mm    f/10.0    1/320s    ISO 320

    NIKON D300    ---    150mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---    150mm    f/2.8    1/2000s    ISO 200
  2. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    I particularly like the dof in #3, but they are all nice
  3. keko


    Jul 20, 2007
    Thanks for your kind words Darren.

    I'm not much of a flower shooter, so any C&C is more than welcome.
  4. i like the DOF in #3.... and the backlighting in #2
    well done
    great lens
    the bokeh isn't the best in bright light/#1 exhibits THAT issue

    i like this series a lot
  5. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    I love flower photography, I am particually impressed by no2 the lighting is great
  6. keko


    Jul 20, 2007
    Thanks Greg and Robert for your encouraging words.

    Do you think the distracting/busy background of #1 is due to lens bokeh, or rather DOF and background distance since I shot @f8?
  7. gd1418


    Feb 3, 2008
    Gurgaon, India
    The lighting in #:2 is the best and the DOF in #:3 is great. Wish you had reduced the distance in #:1.
  8. Yeah, I think it is the F8 that got ya there... You might find you don't need so much with that kind of shot as the blooms don't have a whole lot of depth to be captured (compare to a Hibiscus, daylily, or Iris, where those f8+ apertures are needed for full bloom focus). This lens should have beautiful bokeh, so I was surprised when I saw the lens, based on #1 primarily. The lens should be plenty sharp wide open and deliver great shots f4 - f5 with that subject... Look at the bokeh in the latter three, very very nice... What's different? Isolation, and background, likely, closer to the subject...
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