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10-04-2011, 06:24 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by thethirdcoast Quote
I just scored a used copy of this lens from B&H in 9+ condition and I should have some samples by Sunday night. I'm not much of a portrait guy though.

LOL thats the one I had in my shopping cart :-) Noticed I was gone this morning.

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Alright, here are the promised Sigma 50mm f1.4 samples. The subject is something of an unusual event since it was a trail lit by 700 jack o' lanterns carved by local schoolkids. That means I shot my Kx with the Sigma at f1.4 and ISO3200 with shutter speeds ranging from 1/15 to 1/350. Autofocusing worked surprisingly well under the conditions, and live view saved my bacon on a couple shots. Post-processing in Aperture was extremely minimal. I don't feel as though there was much to fiddle with in terms of NR, sharpness, or contrast.

Flickr - 2011 Great Pumpkin Walk, Canandaigua, NY

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