London with Sigma 30mm f/2.8

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by CiaranCReilly, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    During a recent trip to London, I picked up a Sigma DN 30mm f/2.8 (black version) and spent an afternoon walking around with friends and just taking a few touristy shots with my new tele-normal.

    I really like the out-of-focus rendering of this lens, just a simple example:
    Poplar Centre by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr

    Around Downing Street and Whitehall there are some very fine spaces such as Horse Guards Parade
    Horse Guards Parade, London by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr

    Admiralty Arch, just around the corner. Photos are minimally processed, some white balance correction and definition added. Some of the shots came out a little fuzzier than I expected, although it was a dull afternoon.
    Admiralty Arch, London by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr

    On the way back to our hotel we took a lift on the new Emirates Air Line from North Greenwich to Royal Victoria. For the price of a Tube ticket, we got to enjoy a fantastic aerial view of dusk falling on the city.
    The O2, London by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr

    It was an interesting few hours walk around London with an interesting and very nice cheaper lens.
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  2. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    Great set. Love the last picture. :2thumbs:
  3. poisson rouge

    poisson rouge Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 13, 2013
    I think the picture quality is outstanding. You wouldn't believe this was shot with a 140$ lens :) 
  4. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    Thanks folks, yes I am very very happy with this particular purchase, I also really like the focal length. It's definitely a hidden gem in the M43 world.
  5. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Nice shots. I have the Sigma 19mm and like it a lot too.
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