Tag Archives: DSLR

New Lens Sigma 30mm f1.4

4 Feb

Yesterday I bought my third lens: the Sigma 30mm f1.4.

I was first surprised at the weight of the lens which weighs about 400g. Adding that to the 820g 7D adds up to about 1.2kg. The weight does help out stabilize the camera during shoots, but after a while it does get tiresome.

The lens came with a bag and a hood.

Now on to the lens itself. I had difficulties with the lens to focus correctly. There are blogs written about the Sigma 30mm to have Micro Adjustments. When I had the lens on my 7D, I also felt that the focus was off. I tested the lens by shooting objects with the center focus point in f1.4. However the focus was slightly off to the side.I really didn’t think that this was a problem until one of my friends used the lens on his rebel and told me that he couldn’t get the focus going (I didn’t tell him about the problem). I then thought whether I should take the lens back to the shop to have it checked.

but… after using it for a day, the problem was gone…

Strange…Now I can shoot crisp images.

Overall: Although I have only used it for a day I am liking it. I have been using the Canon 50mm f1.8 II, but the 30mm makes it a lot easier to shoot portraits. I will stay away from my 50mm for a while. ^^

 

 

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[Timelapse]Nara

20 Jan

Too bad I can only upload one HD video per week on Vimeo…

In my previous video “Flashback”, I put a portion of a timelapse I shot. For those of you who are interested in seeing the entire thing, here it is 😀

During my stay in Japan, there was one evening where it was super windy and cloudy, and I thought it would be interesting to shoot a short timelapse to capture the movement of the clouds.

I had initially planned on shooting till the sunrise, but the battery died on me…

Anyways, I hope you enjoy.

Music by Daft Punk.

[Flashback] Japan

20 Jan

Bits and pieces from my winter break in Japan.

Thanks to my amazing friends, I had an awesome time in Japan.

Decided to leave the clips ungraded to give it the low contrast look that I really like.
The super slomo part is done with Twixtor in AE, and I think it came out really well.

Music by Bon Iver.

[Scenery] Japan

24 Jun

Japan-ism

24 Jun

Rain, rain and more rain

24 Jun

Afternoon tea

24 Jun

feat. mom

Ramen “Muteppo”

24 Jun

Walk around the neighborhood

24 Jun

EIKI

24 Jun