Sigma 85mm 1.4 lens test, wow!

June 29, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

This is the 85mm lens shot at 2.8!  The only reason I did not shoot it wide open was to keep all of Sadie in focus.  But look at the beautiful out of focus background, right out of the camera!

Thanks to Dave Metz from Sigma that sent us these great lenses to shoot with.  As a result, I am a believer and now have a few favorites that will make it into my camera bag as soon as I can afford them.  This lens is a slam dunk for a “best buy” in this focal length.  When you need to throw out the background and bring attention to your subject, this lens will do it.  But, I didn’t want to stop there.  I shot this next image at f8 to hold her body in focus and the Dodge logo, but to minimize the background.  Again, this lens was a rock solid performer!

The first image is available light with a reflector, as you can see there is a fill flash coming in from the right side on this one.  It was a tad overcast and I wanted to add some contrast.


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