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Old August 14th, 2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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Hurrah!- a 30mm F1.4 for my Canon - instant low light karma!

Fantastic!

After a life in the shades of 3,5 and beyond I have seen the light. Just bought myself a Sigma 30 MM F1.4. And what a difference! Now I can do handheld portrait shots with a shutterspeed of 1/50 or better in candlelit surroundings. Yubii! Life gets so much easier, when you can just shoot in avaliable light.

No flash, no rearranging, no motionblur because the IS only stabilizing the camera, and no delays. Just a smell of Leica photography with a M6 and a F1.0.

The Sigma 30 mm prime translates to a 50 mm on my Canon Eos 20d, and gives me that 45 degree angle of view that is something between wide and tele. Nice, very nice. Not exiting, but nice!

I also have an Canon 50mm F 1.8m that I use for portraits, but it translates to a 80 mm and that means that it is not as versatile as the 30 mm.

As my standard lens I use a Canon 17-85 mm F3.5 IS. It has IS, so I can do sharp handheld shots at 1/15, but I still get blurred shots as the IS does not help when the subject moves. You get a razorsharp background and a blurred person.

Now - I think Sigma is doing a 20mm F1.8 - hmmmm
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Old August 14th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #2
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Cool, how much do they sell for?
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Old August 15th, 2005, 02:11 AM   #3
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Hi
< 450 USD. Adorama lists a price of 449 USD.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 04:49 AM   #4
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is this th eone youre referring to?
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...00&navigator=6

also do u have a sample pic?
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Old August 15th, 2005, 09:53 AM   #5
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Sigma has had the AF DG 20mm f/1.8, 24mm f/1.8 and 28mm f/1.8 out for a long time now. I have both the AF DG 24mm f/1.8 Macro and AF DG 28mm f/1.8 Macro - superb lenses.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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Hi again.

Yes Peter, that is the one.

This is a sample from a bar. 1/50 sec F 1.4 1600 ISO.This is the only one where I have a talent release - unfortunately. But it gives you an idea of what the lens can do. The file is direct from the camera and quite large.

http://sv1ds1.dk/12-08-2005 18-19-52_0032.JPG
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