Showcase Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Bill, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Bill

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    The 85 is big and heavy. Great images, but after a couple of hours with it I'm tired. The model is Vex. As it was darkening the ISO had to come up. These were 1600 and 3200 respectively.

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  2. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Excellent shots Bill, they came out well.
     
  3. NickCyprus

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    Nice shots!
    A wedding photographer friend of mine is thinking of buying this one to go along with his favorite 35 1.4 but after reading some online reviews he's worrying about the reported (maybe mistaken) slow focus issue - any insight?
     
  4. JonathanF2

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    The Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art lens is supposed to have a stronger torque motor. I think the problem depending on which lens mount you get is due to AF accuracy. On the Nikon side, there have been many reports of poor focus accuracy even after fine tuning using the Sigma USB dock. I hear the Canon version is a little better.
     
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  5. NickCyprus

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    Thank you so much!
    I've also read about the issue being mostly with Nikons - fortunately my friend is a Canon user :D
     
  6. Bill

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    The Sigma 85 with the MC-11 works for me at "portrait speed," but if I was doing weddings I wouldn't fail to get the Sony 85mm f/1.8. It's native, light, small and with beautiful IQ; but at f/1.8 instead of 1.4. Native is just faster. Weddings need the speed. And, the Sigma 85mm with an MC-11 just about fills any bag it's in.
    I love the 85 Sigma, because it works for me -- and I don't do weddings.

    Good luck.
     
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  7. WoodWorks

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    I've got that tattooed on the inside of my eyelids. :laugh1:
     
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  8. NickCyprus

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    Pics or it didn't happen :D
     
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  9. addieleman

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    :rofl:
     
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  10. Bill

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    Here's another Vex. The 85mm is great, but these photos only work because Vex is an outstanding, professional model.

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  11. Bill

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  12. Bill

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    The Sigma is a wonderful lens, but it begins to slow down the show when the light is low. In any case, here's Hannah-Jean from this morning.

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  13. Bill

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    Between the Sigma 85 and the 135mm I like the 135 better -- but I've been using the 85mm more lately. This is Anastasia with the 85mm.

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  14. Bill

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    I continue to love the Sigma 85. I shoot it wide-open most of the time. The second photo was shot at ISO 6400. These are of Anne along George Street in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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  15. addieleman

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    Intriguing, that slightly disconcerted look.
     
  16. Bill

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    Out on a pier with the model, Susanne.

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  17. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Love #1 Bill. :2thumbs:
     
  18. WNG

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    Will
    A great session of portraits from this lens, and you! It really is excellent wide open.
     
  19. Bill

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    Thanks, but don't forget the model, Susanne. She's great.
     
  20. WNG

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    Will
    Of course not! It was simply assumed....all your models are fabulous. ;)
     
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