Showcase Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by rich00, May 18, 2012.

  1. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. Kelton

    Kelton Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 13, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I was gonna make this thread, just to see the pictures, but I wouldn't have had anything to post with the first post :p
     
  3. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sidinei
    This lens is good! Probably this will be my next lens. Like a lot the second photo BTW.
     
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  4. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

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    042 by Rich_00, on Flickr

    Tried to capture the motion, it was moving extremely slow.
     
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  5. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

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    I always made use of the image threads when I was looking for legacy lenses. So I saw the opportunity to start this one. There is a few I contributed in the sigma 19, which is another nice lens.
     
  6. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    This is a great lens for $199!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7154111080/" title="Lumix GF2 with Olympus 45mm 1.8 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7154111080_a9e0a19650_z. "640" height="480" alt="Lumix GF2 with Olympus 45mm 1.8"></a>
     
  7. tflovik

    tflovik Mu-43 Regular

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    May 19, 2012
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    Tom Eirik
    Hi!
    This is the first time i post on this forum, i want to show one of my pictures taken with the Sigma 30mm and a GH-2 at f/4.
    This taken on may 17 which is the national day in Norway.


    P1010228.
     
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  8. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
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    Andrew
    aye mates!

    i just got my sigma 30mm tonight (not more than 2hours ago) and as i was testing it here in my hotel room (hotel camera stores wont open the box unless you're certain to get the lens, so i did buy it and now testing it...

    ...i found out that the lens has a floating element inside (via internet)... the bad news is i was able to read anything about the lens taking a second to start up and display live view...


    the next question is, is it normal that it takes a sec for the lens to display anything on the LCD (my lumix 14mm starts up instantly on any of my m43 cameras)... wanted to know if it is a problem so i can return it ASAP since im just a visiting tourist.


    TIA


    Andrew
     
  9. tflovik

    tflovik Mu-43 Regular

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    Tom Eirik
    It is normal that the Sigma lens takes a little time before you get an image in the display, nothing to worry about.
     
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  10. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

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    Andrew
    Whew! Thanks mate!
     
  11. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Anyone got this lens and the 14-42mm II MSC R? I've only got the 17mm f2.8 for my E-P3 and can't make up my mind to go for the zoom or another prime. Both are about the same price in the UK. Does anyone see a real-world benefit with the Sigma?
     
  12. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

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    I've got the 14-42 kit lens and it sits in the drawer since I've bought the primes. Trying shooting at 30mm on the kit lens and see if you like the FOV.
     
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  13. rich00

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  14. rich00

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  15. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

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    the siggy 30 is looking good.
     
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  16. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
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    Andrew
    Thanks to you, I'm 200usd lighter. LOL but it's worth it. Sharpness is great. I got it here in HK and enjoyed it so much, it replaced the legacy that I use almost everyday together with the 14.
     
  17. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
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    Andrew
    IMage sharpness is miles apart and bokeh's nice. AF is faster too when compared mounted on an epl2. If you don't have the 25/1.4 or 20/1.7, this lens is a must have.
     
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  18. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks Rich and Adubo. Rich, it's a good plan but I don't have a kit lens - I bought the E-P3 body-only as I already had the 17mm. But... I caved and ordered the siggy today. For the very small price it looks to be nice lens.
     
  19. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Brutto,

    For the price, you won't be disappointed with it. With the 14-42 I think 30mm is around f4.0. So you are gaining a few extra stops.

    I would have liked the panny 25, but it was a bit beyond my reach so I went for the sigma 19 & 30 after selling some legacy glass. It became very cheap.
     
  20. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    LOL...
    for the price, the siggies are hard to beat! :2thumbs: