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Testing out a new toy!
Lens: Sigma EX 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Camera: Pentax K-3 Photo Location: Tromsų, Norway 
Posted By: ZoeB, 06-04-2015, 10:35 PM

Soooo. I recently got a really good deal on a Sigma 50, which i've kind of been drooling over for a while. Haven't really put it through its paces as a portrait lens yet (i'm planning on posting a proper review then), but so far it is GORGEOUS, and here are some of my recent faves!












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06-04-2015, 11:23 PM   #2
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These are great shots....love the shallow depth of field
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Looks like a keeper very sharp.
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SO sharp. It's a bit of a beast, but i love it!

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The calligraphy in the second is worth the price of admission (but you still need an FA31/FA43, though.)
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The calligraphy in the second is worth the price of admission (but you still need an FA31/FA43, though.)
If i'm getting an FA ltd, it's gonna be a 77. But let's face it, when will i ever be able to afford that?
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But let's face it, when will i ever be able to afford that?

The glorious lamp of heaven the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.

Ha, you know as well as I do that we're overdue for the next Carrington Event--I hate the thought of you shivering there after we're all EMP-ed into a neo-Neolithic, knowing you shoulda have used better glass.




At any rate, I definitely like the mid-tele idea, though your "shoulder season" landscapes will really be a torture test for the coatings of any lens.
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Looks like the lens works well for you.

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The duckling picture shows a lot of impact !
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Testing out a new toy!
A big beast of prime, looks to be giving you great results in your hands and your also your FF ready with this one.
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A big beast of prime, looks to be giving you great results in your hands and your also your FF ready with this one.
Right on all accounts! I was looking at getting an FA 50 f1.4, but this one came up used for like half the price. And I think i made the right choice, it may be heavy, but it feels good in the hands!
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What a beautiful lens, Zoe.
I have the 35mm and love it a lot!
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What a beautiful lens, Zoe.
I have the 35mm and love it a lot!
I hear third party lenses get poh-pooed a lot, but the honest truth is, especially given how much i like this guy, both of the lenses i'm currently eying (at least within the realm of actual possibility) are Sigmas.
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Some nice shots for just having fun.
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it may be heavy, but it feels good in the hands
And the increased size always gives me more stability to go along with the weight, I know that sounds daft but it works for me.
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