The Sigma 24mm 1.8 goes Botanical

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Phillip Ino, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I'm still up in the air over the bokeh produced by this lens. But I must say, it is rather sharp, even wide open, and I love its ability to focus REAL close. :biggrin:

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    All captured with a D700 :Love::biggrin:
     
  2. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Alberta
    Phillip: Great captures:smile:. Not only are they sharp but the color and bokeh are very pleasing to my eye. I think some people mistake razor thin depth of feild(focus) for "not sharp". If you where to print these 30-40 and see them from two feet I would bet that confusion wouldnt exsist. But veiwed on on a small computer screen the IQ is somtimes hard to see. Thanks for sharing

    Gregory
     
  3. I REALLY like these shots! (and since I might need a wider prime for the 700...hmmmmm.....)
     
  4. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    i like #2 and #4 Francis
     
  5. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    No need to be sorry. I myself am still not sold on the lens either. The bokeh tends to be a little crazy.
     
  6. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I agree. As you know, I am a fan of the thin DOF so softness around the edges is not a big deal to me. Still yet, don't know if I will be keeping this one. Thanks, Gregory :smile:
     
  7. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thanks, Sonya! Didja see the deal we missed out on!?!? :eek: There was a 28/1.4 going for pretty cheap! :eek:
     
  8. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thank you for looking, Randy :smile:
     
  9. francis
    i know nothing about this lens
    making your thread even more fascinating to me

    amazing captures
    very, very nice
     
  10. love the razor thin DOF .... 2, 4 and 6 are my favorite..
    Just picked up a 28 1.4 to use with the d700 for that very reason..
    thin dof..

    post more samples...if you can...
     
  11. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Gracias, Greg!
     
  12. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    So you're the one that capitalized on that great deal in the FS forum?? Nice lens! I will post more later, but I'm afraid they won't be of the same quality of yours:eek:
     
  13. Francis,
    looking forward to seeing more of your pics....:smile:
     
  14. The bokeh is kinda ugly, no? I'm impressed the with 30mm 1.4's performance all around, I'm guessing this lens is in the $200 range?
     
  15. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    nice shots Francis

    but I agree :frown:
    the bokeh here is not good
    the 30 1.4 is miles better
    in fact, my 35/2 is miles better
     
  16. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    don't mistake the thin dof for softness ..the lens is extremely sharp:eek:
     
  17. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    i seriously doubt it ..if francis was to shoot these with a 35f2 i bet the bokeh wouldn't look any better, prolly worse.
    :cool:
     
  18. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    if you say so

    no picture I've seen from any Sigma 24/28 has anything over the 35/2
    except they are wider

    the 1/3 stop advantage is nothing

    :cool:

    not that I'm a bokeh hound
    I also prefer the Nikon colors over Sigma
     
  19. I love this lens, And for the 35mm f2 and 30mm f1.4 enthusiasts, The Close focus on the 24mm f1.8 would make most of these shots impossible to duplicate with those lenses.
    (Especially the 30mm f1.4, as its closest focus makes it well.. not very close!)

    Love the red flower shot!
     
  20. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    New is $500-ish.