The Sigma 24mm 1.8 goes Botanical

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

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:
 
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francis
i know nothing about this lens
making your thread even more fascinating to me

amazing captures
very, very nice
 
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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...
 
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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...

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:
 
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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?
 
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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
 
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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

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:
 
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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
 
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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!
 

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