What’s bright, gives wonderful, round bokeh and is perfect for portraits, sports, street and product photography? Give up?
It’s Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens. This beauty fits on both full frame and cropped sensor cameras.
The ideal portrait focal length is said to be twice to two and a half times the normal focal length. So before diving into the 85 let’s take a look at focal length and what it means in regards to sensor size. First, here’s a definition or two.
The Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM zoom is the ideal ultra-wide lens. Sharp, compact, lightweight, able to take front-mounted filters, and, affordable, it’s the super-wide zoom for all types of photographers.
Landscape photographers day-in and day-out want to include as much of their scenic views as possible. The Sigma 10-20mm allows photographers to take in the grand vistas in open country, as well as much of much of what’s deep inside canyons and caves. Shooters focusing on architecture will find that the 10-w0mm’s extra-wide reach, equivalent to 15mm on a full-frame camera, takes in lots of real estate, whether indoor spaces or exterior views. Sports fans can drop this diminutive lens in their bags, allowing pulled-back images depicting field, fans, and sky. And macro enthusiasts will find joy in exploring all kinds of creative close-up work with this super-wide glass focusing on subjects less than five inches from the lens front!
Sometimes a camera wants to see differently. That happens to me I get inspired to go wide… really wide. I’m talking fisheye wide. That’s when I put away the other primes and zooms and pickup the ultra compact, wide and fast Sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. The lens covers a full frame format camera providing a 180º angle of view. That’s half a circle!
120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM features: Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with […]
The 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM is a superb traveler’s lens. Much of my professional work involves shooting scenics for books, magazines, calendars, and postcards. The 17-50mm focal length, approximately equivalent to a 28-80mm in 35mm terms, is a perfect optic for landscapes.
For this review, I packed my new 45 megapixel SD1 and the 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM and headed off to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and south Florida. I can say with complete confidence that every time I pulled the 17-50mm lens out of my bag, I knew I was going to get a sharp image.