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10-11-2019, 08:45 AM   #1
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What are realistic expectations?

I purchased a Sigma 30mm f1.4. After reading the user reviews and doing some price comparing, I pulled the trigger on it. I have been utterly thrilled with my FA 50 f1.4 on my K-3. My question to you is what kind of results should I expect with this lens when compared to my FA 50 f1.4. Of course shooting at f1.4.

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I recently pulled the trigger on a Sigma 85/1.4, and I've been quite happy with it.On that note, I'm going to tune in to this thread to see the responses. I'm considering investing in the Sigma 35/1.4 as well (and am also curious on the Sigma vs Pentax 50/1.4). Best of luck finding the info you need!
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The expectations would be what ever your own creativity level might be. Anyone can be given a lens and camera but not just anyone might be able to capture an exceptional image with them. I can be given a hammer and a nail but that doesn't make me a good carpenter. Take your tools out. Use them, use them, use them. We sometimes rely to much on our tools and not enough on our own insight and vision or what we wish to capture. You have great tools.

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Compare the 35mm against the 50mm on a crop sensor. You effectively getting 52 and 75 mm shots so while the 50mm would be better for portraits in that respect the 35 would be better for street and landscapes.

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