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HansSteinert
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Mar 24, 2011 23:48 |  #2236

I posted the full picture a while back, here's the final crop:

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Mar 25, 2011 01:09 |  #2237

Nice shot Hans! Here's one more taken today with this awesome lens. This one is wide open at 1.4:

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Mar 25, 2011 03:17 |  #2238

SubliM3 wrote in post #12088088 (external link)
Sorry guys, didn't mean to cause a furor over that image. I just wanted to contribute and show the awesomeness of the lens that is the Sigma 85 1.4. Most of us who look here look for only one thing, can this thing deliver creamy bokeh that is on par with the 85L. I think it does.

Other than that, I know whenever an image is posted whether CC is requested or not, someone out there will think it looks like crap, and maybe rightfully so. But those were just senior pictures taken of my friend's daughter. The girls are only 17 and 11 respectively, so they still have smooth skin. Here's the original converted from raw, unprocessed:
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SubliM3 wrote in post #12088386 (external link)
Nice shot Hans! Here's one more taken today with this awesome lens. This one is wide open at 1.4:

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Personally, I loved the edit! And nice to see the SOOC image too.

The one with little kid is just awesome too!

What body are you shooting with? I'm definitely saving up for this lens, now that I've sold my Sigma 30 1.4 that I sadly didn't get to use that much. :)


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Mar 25, 2011 04:35 |  #2239

Sumblime3, I think I am going to start a fanclub dedicated to you.:cool:
That third shot is as good as the first two, which is saying a lot.


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Mar 25, 2011 05:03 |  #2240

SubliM3 wrote in post #12088088 (external link)
Sorry guys, didn't mean to cause a furor over that image. I just wanted to contribute and show the awesomeness of the lens that is the Sigma 85 1.4. Most of us who look here look for only one thing, can this thing deliver creamy bokeh that is on par with the 85L. I think it does.

Other than that, I know whenever an image is posted whether CC is requested or not, someone out there will think it looks like crap, and maybe rightfully so. But those were just senior pictures taken of my friend's daughter. The girls are only 17 and 11 respectively, so they still have smooth skin. Here's the original converted from raw, unprocessed:
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SOOC rules the roost. Those all are fab shots




  
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Mar 25, 2011 08:02 |  #2241

Thank you very much SubliM3 !
I really prefer the non-processed version personnaly !
It looks more natural and pleasant to my eyes
(my only little concern about this image is that the 2 girls are on both sides of the image and the center is less intersting I think, maybe a larger framing would have been better from my point of view, or maybe if the 2 girls were leaning toward each other... just an idea)

And your picture of the little boy is really vey nice ! congrats




  
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Mar 25, 2011 10:34 |  #2242

SubliM3,
Great pictures, great PP.


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Mar 25, 2011 10:51 |  #2243

pridash wrote in post #12088691 (external link)
What body are you shooting with?

Thanks Pridash, I used a 5d mark ll.

Mookalafalas wrote in post #12088889 (external link)
Sumblime3, I think I am going to start a fanclub dedicated to you.:cool:
That third shot is as good as the first two, which is saying a lot.

Haha, I'm just a dude with a camera, I'm no pro at all. I haven't been paid for anything. I just wanted to showcase the Sigma. :)

sinjans wrote in post #12088944 (external link)
SOOC rules the roost. Those all are fab shots

Thanks sinjans!

rico7578 wrote in post #12089479 (external link)
Thank you very much SubliM3 !
I really prefer the non-processed version personnaly !
It looks more natural and pleasant to my eyes
(my only little concern about this image is that the 2 girls are on both sides of the image and the center is less intersting I think, maybe a larger framing would have been better from my point of view, or maybe if the 2 girls were leaning toward each other... just an idea)

And your picture of the little boy is really vey nice ! congrats

Thanks rico! I checked out your website, your work is exceptional!

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SubliM3,
Great pictures, great PP.

Thanks Juan!


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Mar 25, 2011 11:34 |  #2244

I haven't visited this thread in a while, but I'm still having a blast with my 85/1.4! Here are a couple pictures of my son (my best model).

f/1.4

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Mar 26, 2011 02:51 |  #2245

Nice adds Ron!So I had my first real go at this lens shooting 2 friends playing at the local pub tonight. I had to mess around a bit with the MA but landed on +15 (for tonight ;)) and think it performed extremely well. Here's a few! Ohh and sorry about all the B&W but the day light mixed with the lights in the bar and the lights on stage made for a nightmare to properly wb. (I'm colorblind)

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Mar 26, 2011 05:35 |  #2246

Sublime shots, SubliM3 :D. The one of the boy is awesome!


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Mar 26, 2011 14:31 |  #2247

I'm seriously interested in this lens, but after perusing about 130 pages [EDIT: make that 150 now], the vast majority of portraits (wide open) have been on full frame - prob close to 90%! Just wondered if there was anyone else shooting with a crop that could post some more portraits wide open? Just want to see just how shallow the dof is on a crop at 85mm. Like this wonderful shot on full-frame below - how would a similar very tight head shot compare on a crop (dof wise)?

Also, any portraits on a crop with lights (street lights, fairy lights, etc) far in the background - again just wanna see the kinda "light" bokeh it produces...or would that be the same on a crop as it would on full frame?? Hope that makes sense! Thx :)

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My friend Paul at work yesterday. Wide open, ISO 3200 on my 5DMkII:

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Mar 26, 2011 20:11 |  #2248

Pridash, here're a couple of my son. I got the lens in the mail the day after he was born, and these pics are from that time. No selective sharpening/blurring was done. (I probably posted at least one of these before, sorry). With a 550D:

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This one is at 1.8, just so I could get his whole face in focus.
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Mar 27, 2011 01:00 |  #2249

pridash wrote in post #12097630 (external link)
I'm seriously interested in this lens, but after perusing about 130 pages [EDIT: make that 150 now], the vast majority of portraits (wide open) have been on full frame - prob close to 90%! Just wondered if there was anyone else shooting with a crop that could post some more portraits wide open? Just want to see just how shallow the dof is on a crop at 85mm. Like this wonderful shot on full-frame below - how would a similar very tight head shot compare on a crop (dof wise)?

Also, any portraits on a crop with lights (street lights, fairy lights, etc) far in the background - again just wanna see the kinda "light" bokeh it produces...or would that be the same on a crop as it would on full frame?? Hope that makes sense! Thx :)

The pictures I posted in this thread were on a 60D. All of these are cropped except for the first, so that's your best example.

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Mar 27, 2011 07:06 |  #2250

to go along with pj's question, would people who own it say that this lens is overall an improvement for sigma WRT focus accuracy/speed? vs. say the 50/1.4? or is it the same? is MA a necessity (either that or patience as you send the lens back as a return or as a recal)?

i ask because as we well know that's pretty much sigma's achilles heel...


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