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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:19 am 
Got my new lens today and it's incredible. I guess pictures speak louder than words so here you go... keep in mind I'm a rookie so any faults are more likely operator error :)

Shown here mounted on my D40 next to the 18-55 Nikon kit lens:
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Focused on her right eye:
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Magnet on refrigerator:
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Focused on cork:
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Focused on bottle cap:
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Focused on Fearles Leader's mouth:
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Focused on upper right of lamp base:
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Focused on round thing, lamp base barely noticeable:
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Focused on clock:
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Focused on light:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:24 pm 
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Im in two minds wither to buy this lens or the new Nikon 50mm 1.4G??

Did you try the nikon before buying this??

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:29 pm 
Hey N0YZE! Congrats for the new lens & Yes AF Works on this lens. Awesome 8) !


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:49 am 
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you need to reduce these images they are far to big for the forum..please reduce them down..thanks

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what was your ƒ rating, them seem quite soft???

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:57 am 
All of them shot at f/1.4, thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:42 am 
i had the Canon version before and it is very good lens, especially the bokeh is very smooth. I used it primarily for portrait and basketball game.

Thanks for sharing the photos.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:56 am 
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Nice bokeh, looks like it handles out of focus lights pretty well too. Some lenses don't. Does it have rounded aperture blades or not?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:39 am 
Rounded? I don't know... Sigma's site doesn't seem to mention it either.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:26 am 
According to photozone

Specifications
Optical construction 8 elements in 6 groups inc. 1x aspherical element
Number of aperture blades 9 (circular)
min. focus distance 0.45m (max. magnification ratio 1:7.4)
Dimensions 85x68mm
Weight 505g
Filter size 77mm (non-rotating)
Hood petal-shaped, snap-on, supplied


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:53 pm 
yes it is rounded


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:31 pm 
What's the focusing like? Is it fast? Is it quiet? I'm been very tempted to buy this lens and am torn between this, the Sigma 30mm f1.4 and the Sony 50mm f1.4.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:33 pm 
To me, focus is very fast and quiet... You can hear it, but it's nothing unusual, I guess.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:47 pm 
Thanks N0YZE. I'm just slightly concerned by the softness of the "leader's mouth", "Fridge magnet" and "cork" photos. It's as if the AF system failed to focus correctly.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:51 pm 
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Thanks N0YZE. I'm just slightly concerned by the softness of the "leader's mouth", "Fridge magnet" and "cork" photos. It's as if the AF system failed to focus correctly.


Definitely chalk those up to user error :oops:

Focal point is the bottle cap, just above the blue in all of these... low light.

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