- Apr 3, 2014
- Cape Carteret, NC. The Crystal Coast
- Real Name
to my bag that gives me a decent poor man's holy trinity. I would like to add the Sigma 60mm, but I can't get past that smooth focus ring of the art lens.
You can add a bit of color with these lensbands.
Add the 60. Trust me. Once you shoot with it you will get past the ring. It's up there with my best rendering lenses.
+1 to this. After much deliberation and research, the consensus in terms of actual performance for the 3 sharpest lenses in the m43 lineup goes like this: Oly 75 1.8, Nocticron, Sigma 60mm 2.8. Yep, that sigma is really that good (AND is many magnitudes cheaper than the other two on that list) at least from reading about it on the multitude of lens review sites and looking at image samples. It will definitely be in my bag here soon.
Nice, but...You've got every focal length covered twice and don't have a true wide or anything even reasonably long. Not the route I would have taken...
I do like your grip, though...what brand/model is that?
Also...those lens bands...just use those blue rubber bands they use to tie broccoli stems together. They're free and will do the job on a small lens.
Rush's greatest for sure, I have all 3 Siggy's along with the 14. I'm a poor man and that was the best I could do along with the two kit zooms that came with my cam, funny I don't feel poor with my kit.
With regards to the smooth (metal) focus ring of the new(er) Sigma "Art" lenses (which seem to be almost optically identical to the older 'textured' plastic barrel ones) - I have to tell you that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, the smooth focus ring works well and easily. At least, it does so on the Sigma 30mm DN/Art lens (which I just purchased from a fellow forum member) - I've been using mine for quite a bit of specialized focusing with the lens wide open at maximum aperture - in 'manual focus' mode -
And the smooth focus ring works like a champ.
So if that's the only thing holding you back - my suggestion is to at least consider it anyway.