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The Bugma does flowers

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

  1. keko

    keko

    143
    Jul 20, 2007
    Barcelona
    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...

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


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


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


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

    kiwi

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

    keko

    143
    Jul 20, 2007
    Barcelona
    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

    rotxlk82

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

    keko

    143
    Jul 20, 2007
    Barcelona
    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

    gd1418

    195
    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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