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07-07-2008, 11:54 AM   #91
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Nice shot, Luna Calor! I always like looking at your website.

Oh, by the way, did someone mention bokeh?

DA* 50-135 @ 135mm f/2.8


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50-135 is a...

...Cityscape lens;



...Sunset lens;



...Nature lens;



...Speed lens;



...great for Bokeh lens;



...Wedding lens;



...and anything in between

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And of course the 50-135mm lens is also a festival lens:







Click on the images for larger versions. Shot @ Provinssirock, June 13-15, 2008, featuring Stam1na (first two) and Paramore (third)...

There is a slight flare on the first one. That is propably to be expected at these conditions (this is repeated on a few shots from the venue under variable conditions but always relate to the heavy spot lights as far as I can tell) and not so much a lens issue or what do you think..?

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I just got my 50-135... when I shoot at 50mm the image is OOF, but when zoomed up to 135mm, it is sharp (all in f2.8)... I'm thinking BF/FF issues with my K10D, since when I tried it with my K100D, it is tack sharp in all focal lengths, wide open... If my problem is BF/FF, how come it is sharp at 135, yet OOF at 50mm? Is this normal? Thanks...

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I was set on waiting for the Sigma HSM 70-200mm to be out soon but now I am torn. LBA DT's coming on.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by cosmicheretic Quote
I was set on waiting for the Sigma HSM 70-200mm ...
I'm afraid prelemenary reports are not favorable for the Sigma lens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by gkopeliadis Quote
I'm afraid prelemenary reports are not favorable for the Sigma lens...
I can't read that language. Any reports in English?

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QuoteOriginally posted by cosmicheretic Quote
I can't read that language. Any reports in English?
You need not to... read the diagrams and examples
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some test shots taken yesterday.







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Looks good, dd! Fun lens, huh?


Ran across this 50-135 snapshot that I had overlooked before because
he wasn't in the center of the frame, or something...

135mm f/3.5, no PP except slight contrast adjustment in picasa. Love the
sharpness in the eyes, and the 3-D effect from the specular highlights and the
contrast between center sharpness and the fade to bokeh. And the skin
just has a perfect luster.

Who needs an FA* 85 1.4 for portraits?


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thanks for bringing this thread back!
i tried out the lens in a store was impressed by the handling and the overall build, but i'm reluctant to move away from primes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
thanks for bringing this thread back!
i tried out the lens in a store was impressed by the handling and the overall build, but i'm reluctant to move away from primes.

I hear ya. If you do decide to get a zoom, though, like I've said before, this
one is the most 'prime-like' I've ever used.

It's worse than good primes in that it's pretty bulky, and it's 'only' f/2.8, but when
it comes to IQ, it's tough to tell the difference between this and a good prime
between 50 & 135mm. And then there's SDM & weather sealing.

It really lives up to it's rep.

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Fun lens, huh?
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Who needs an FA* 85 1.4 for portraits?
Certainly is.
FA* 85 1.4 for portraits? Not really, this one is much better.
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One more, wish I could get rid of those green leaves, maybe photoshop?
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