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09-01-2008, 05:06 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
I quickly scrolled through the contents of this thread and couldn't believe the number of focus charts and graphs I saw.

PEOPLE! Stop measurebating!
I am all for it. Let people continue to measure. Framing/composition happen to be confined to focus chart.

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I am now in DC for this holiday. When I travel I leave my prime lenses (16-28-50-90-100-135-200-300mm) behind.
But when I go for a serious shootout, I bring the primes for the occasion. I got that CA$240 all in. Not many zoom can beat this in bang/buck ratio

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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
I quickly scrolled through the contents of this thread and couldn't believe the number of focus charts and graphs I saw.

PEOPLE! Stop measurebating!
LOL! No measurebating here......just pics.


One last test shot:


100% crop (unsharpened):



Now for some normal shots (mostly flowers) shot earlier today.....all PP'd like I normally would for the web. All shot at various apertures. EXIF data should be intact.



















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QuoteOriginally posted by deejjjaaaa Quote
what is the verdict ? should we go for "-3" ?
I would test again at or near infinity focus before you make a decision. There's a chance that optimizing for macro focus ranges will throw off the autofocus at other distances.

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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
LOL! No measurebating here......just pics.

Beautiful pictures! I'm seeing some chromatic aberration in the dog shot though, maybe you need to upgrade your windows
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Wow I am surprised that the exif shows 60mm at F2.8!!! You had the focus spot on the eyes. This one pops out from a bunch of great images already


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Beautiful pictures! I'm seeing some chromatic aberration in the dog shot though, maybe you need to upgrade your windows
Yeah - Vista would fix that in a flash!
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Thanks for the comments. That was the sun peeking through the blinds this morning. I love this lens wide open. Just gotta be mindful of the DOF. It worked with the dog because there was some seperation there between him an the lens.

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17-70 vs 24-60?

I also have the 24-60/2.8 and I find that to be my most used walkaround lens. I have other zooms: DA16-45 and DA 50-135, and a few primes: FA35/2, FA50/1.4, DA70/2.4 and yet I still come back to my "budget" Sigma. Needless to say, I am very impress with this lens and amazed at how underrated as it is.

I have two questions:

Hey Maxwell, now that you've sold your Sigma 17-70, may I ask you how does the 17-70 compare with the 24-60/2.8 in picture quality?

As for the other Sigma 24-60/2.8 owners, what else do you have in your bag when you travel with the Sigma 24-60? I usually have my DA70/2.4.
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I saw that post in the your pet a day thread... I though +remarkable+! You're having incredible results; surprising wide open. Are you using flash? I'm beginning to get another case of LBA! Seems to beat out the Tamron 28-75/2.8; but I can only be sure if I actually get it and compare. Seems Sigma's really been on a roll lately. Wonder if the 70-200 will be cut from the same cloth?!
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QuoteOriginally posted by leeak Quote
I have two questions:

Hey Maxwell, now that you've sold your Sigma 17-70, may I ask you how does the 17-70 compare with the 24-60/2.8 in picture quality?

As for the other Sigma 24-60/2.8 owners, what else do you have in your bag when you travel with the Sigma 24-60? I usually have my DA70/2.4.
Let me first say that I LOVE the 17-70. I think it is a fantastic lens. If it were a constant F2.8 throughout its range, there's no doubt in my mind that I'd still have it. As far as image quality compares between the two, I'd give the edge in sharpness to the 24-60. Both a pretty sharp, but the 24-60 is really sharp at F2.8. It also seems to be more accurate with the colors. I normally shoot with saturation at -2 or -1 and add it back in PP. I don't need to add nearly as much with this lens.

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I saw that post in the your pet a day thread... I though +remarkable+! You're having incredible results; surprising wide open. Are you using flash?
No flash, just ambient room light (in the dog photo).
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As for the other Sigma 24-60/2.8 owners, what else do you have in your bag when you travel with the Sigma 24-60? I usually have my DA70/2.4.
Pentax-A 50 1.4, Kenko 1.4X SHQ PZ-AF TC, Tamron 70-300 LD Di f4-5.6, Pentax 18-55 kit lens, in a Pentax sling bag. If I intend to do macro, I swap out the 70-300 for a Vivitar S1 90mm Macro & M42 adapter.
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Just took that today with 24-60mm . Cheap lens cheapo result of my daughter's cat at F4













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Daniel,
I gasped with delight when I saw your cat pics, especially the first one. They are great! I wish I was patient enough to get a shot with one of my cats like that first one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by danielchtong Quote
Just took that today with 24-60mm . Cheap lens cheapo result of my daughter's cat at F4













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Wow nice shot! The first one is just too cute, I think I hear the cat's yawn just by looking at the picture. I have this lens too but to get a shot like this I need a cat first
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