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07-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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Sigma 70mm Macro (my 1st shots)

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1) Literally the first shot taken. Hmmm. This lens has potential.


2) Some bokeh, some crap on sensor.


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4) This guy stopped to get a drink out of a dewdrop on the leaf, very rushed shot
1/45sec f/8


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6) BOF, 70mm style! I like this shot for some reason


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Only shot with it for about 15 minutes today, but I have to say this is an excellent
performer. I have to find some time to really spend with it.



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07-18-2008, 10:38 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new addition to the family. About this time last year, I bought the Sigma 50/2.8 Macro. My better instincts told me to go for either the 70mm like you just got or the 90mm Tamron Macro. Unfortunately, my pocketbook dictated the choice of lens and the $200+ difference in price between the 50/2.8 and the others carried the day.

I get good results from my lens, but it does not perform to the same level as examples I have seen posted here for both the Sigma 70 and the Tamron 90. The photozone.de and photodo.com reviews of all three lenses support that impression. (My 50/2.8 does have lower CA than the 70/2.8, however...)

So, in a word, I am jealous!

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Looks like a keeper. JIMBO
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Congrats...

Jay, that sigma 70 is razor sharp glass... please be careful with it, you could hurt yourself....


Looks like you are gonna have some fun...

How far away from Mr Wasp were you with the 70mm?

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Congradulation on the lens.

The last shot really shows the superiority of the macro capability
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Congratulations on the new addition to the family. About this time last year, I bought the Sigma 50/2.8 Macro. My better instincts told me to go for either the 70mm like you just got or the 90mm Tamron Macro. Unfortunately, my pocketbook dictated the choice of lens and the $200+ difference in price between the 50/2.8 and the others carried the day.

I get good results from my lens, but it does not perform to the same level as examples I have seen posted here for both the Sigma 70 and the Tamron 90. The photozone.de and photodo.com reviews of all three lenses support that impression. (My 50/2.8 does have lower CA than the 70/2.8, however...)

So, in a word, I am jealous!

Steve
The 70 does have some CA, but that's the only negative I've seen so far. I
actually liked 50mm as a macro focal length for 'casual macro' & close-focus. But
the 70 is definitely getting into more traditional macro territory.

QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
Jay, that sigma 70 is razor sharp glass... please be careful with it, you could hurt yourself....

Looks like you are gonna have some fun...

How far away from Mr Wasp were you with the 70mm?
I actually had to get pretty dang close It flew away because I was getting too
close. With my 105, it's just enough farther out where I can usually get a couple
more seconds of non-disturbed bug activity. But it's definitely better than my 35
or FA 50 macro were for buggin'.


QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Congradulation on the lens.

The last shot really shows the superiority of the macro capability
Yes, I haven't really scratched the true-macro surface yet with this baby.



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that last shot is sweet... This lens is on my list, but it has to wait for at least one other.
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Wonderful shots within just 15 minutes

Think of what you can do when you get used to it.

It's great to see shots from this lens. I actually got mine yesterday but haven't uploaded anything or had time to take many shots. But, from your pics I can tell it is razor sharp and that is what persuaded me to get it over 105 and the Tamron 90.
The clarity is a real selling point.

It seems like a very fun lens. Last night, I quickly grabbed a few shots indoors at night without flash of my little doggie and I was amazed at the results. He doesn't even look as good in real life. :lo They came out crystal clear and I wasn't even trying.

Great to see such a wonderful lens.

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Got to shoot some more today - here's one:

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I think this is the first non-pentax lens im jealous of.
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glad to see my money help fund such joy


I am just getting thtat super tak buzz jay ha!!!
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Sigma 70mm Macro is a awesome lens by the way these shots look.. congrats on the toy.
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I am just getting that super tak buzz jay ha!!!
The Super Tak buzz never leaves, it just grows stronger (believe me.)

This lens definitely doesn't have the magic of the Super Taks, but it's a great
mid-tele macro, and it looks like it's going to double as a portrait lens nicely,
as I'd hoped.

The wide-open (2.8) performance of this lens is nothing short of amazing -
some CA on high-contrast background shots wide open, but excellent sharpness
is retained. Possibly a very, very good portrait lens because of that, but I'll
have to explore that aspect more. (look for the shots labeled 'wide open'
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3) Wide open:

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7)Wide open:

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Great shots

looks like a very impressive lens
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I knew you were going to love this lens. I love mine and won't consider getting rid of it, despite my recent FA 77 ltd purchase. Love this lens...

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P.S. Great shots Jsherman!
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