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Aug 19, 2012 10:01 |  #7276

Really love this lens

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Aug 19, 2012 10:16 |  #7277

The third and fourth ones are really great! By the way, congratulations! :)



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Aug 19, 2012 10:55 as a reply to  @ blackjack999's post |  #7278

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Aug 19, 2012 11:01 |  #7279

Now there's a sharp copy!


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Aug 19, 2012 13:58 |  #7280

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Aug 20, 2012 14:00 as a reply to  @ eye_projekt's post |  #7281

I just can't help choosing this lens for almost any purpose...

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Aug 21, 2012 06:55 |  #7282

hmm.. was dying for months to get this lens..now I'm not so sure.. I used to think 50mm and 40mm was way too long... but lately I've been falling in love with portrait photography......

ok, i admit it...i love the bokeh.......sweet, juicy, heavenly bokeh. Is the 30mm 1.4 not as ideal because you have to be a lot closer to the subject for that aforementioned bokeh? and possible distorted faces at close lengths?

How much less bokelicious are we talking about here for usual portrait lengths than the 50 1.8, 50 1.4, 85mm 1.8? Here are a couple good examples (not mine): http://www.flickr.com …/83465351@N04/7​820338114/ (external link)

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Aug 21, 2012 10:32 |  #7283

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Aug 21, 2012 22:07 |  #7284

hyogen wrote in post #14886038 (external link)
hmm.. was dying for months to get this lens..now I'm not so sure.. I used to think 50mm and 40mm was way too long... but lately I've been falling in love with portrait photography......

ok, i admit it...i love the bokeh.......sweet, juicy, heavenly bokeh. Is the 30mm 1.4 not as ideal because you have to be a lot closer to the subject for that aforementioned bokeh? and possible distorted faces at close lengths?

How much less bokelicious are we talking about here for usual portrait lengths than the 50 1.8, 50 1.4, 85mm 1.8? Here are a couple good examples (not mine): http://www.flickr.com …/83465351@N04/7​820338114/ (external link)

and

http://www.flickr.com/​photos/vikhoa/73777726​74/ (external link)

This particular lens is great for whole or half body portraits, or the "family dinner" portraits when you're all sitting across the table from each other. It also excels at "environmental" portraits and street photography. It doesn't do so well with head & shoulders portraits because then you really do have to get in the subject's face. I really like 85mm and longer on crop for head & shoulder portraits, 135 is starting to get a little bit long, but I still like it.

As regards DOF, you can still get pretty narrow DOF shooting with this lens for portraits from a fair distance, though obviously not as much as longer lenses.

IMO if you're looking for a pure portrait lens, and you want shots like the one you linked, a 85 1.8 (or sigma 85 1.4), 100/2 or a 135L would do a better job than the sigma.


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Aug 21, 2012 22:58 |  #7285

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Aug 21, 2012 23:40 |  #7286

Sirrith wrote in post #14889909 (external link)
This particular lens is great for whole or half body portraits, or the "family dinner" portraits when you're all sitting across the table from each other. It also excels at "environmental" portraits and street photography. It doesn't do so well with head & shoulders portraits because then you really do have to get in the subject's face. I really like 85mm and longer on crop for head & shoulder portraits, 135 is starting to get a little bit long, but I still like it.

As regards DOF, you can still get pretty narrow DOF shooting with this lens for portraits from a fair distance, though obviously not as much as longer lenses.

IMO if you're looking for a pure portrait lens, and you want shots like the one you linked, a 85 1.8 (or sigma 85 1.4), 100/2 or a 135L would do a better job than the sigma.

thanks. I just got my new 10-20 today and surprisingly for my needs I think it can easily replace my tamron 17-50 2.8 with it and a Sigma 30mm 1.4---but possibly even a 50mm 1.4. the 30mm 1.4 was gonna be the lens that lives on my camera lik 85% of the time.....but now, I think I"m gonna get the 50mm 1.4 first, possibly 85mm second.....then later add the 30 1.4. kinda crazy how my priorities changed all of a sudden, but it makes sense to me.

so even the half body portraits (like part of legs and above like the last link I pasted) at least 50mm 1.4 (on a crop) would be more ideal.


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Aug 21, 2012 23:41 |  #7287

hyogen wrote in post #14890247 (external link)
so even the half body portraits (like part of legs and above like the last link I pasted) at least 50mm 1.4 (on a crop) would be more ideal.

That depends on how much room you have to back up. Indoors it might be a little tight.


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Aug 22, 2012 00:17 |  #7288

YESSSSSS


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Aug 22, 2012 00:20 |  #7289

agreed. so, everyone that goes pretty much prime only.. do you find it annoying to have to change focal lengths a lot? I'm kind of a nerd like that and will take a second lens with me in my cargo pocket to somewhere even if it's just to be able to take a couple pics with that lens.

I"m also guessing that once you start only using primes, you start learning how to deal with what you have with the room you have


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Aug 22, 2012 01:17 |  #7290

It really depends on what you do I guess. I didn't find it frustrating till last weekend when I was shooting bands. Then I really wanted to throw all my glass away and pick up a 17-5x.

But when I'm just walking around or taking pictures for fun, It's quite do-able.


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