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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. ^^




In with the old!

2 Apr

I finally got my “new” lens, the Canon EF 50mm f1.8…..wait for it……..MARK 1 !!!!

This lens was first introduced in 1987, the year I was born, but discontinued in 1990.

The glasses in this lens are exactly the same as in the newer Mark 2.

The reason I chose the older version over the newer version despite the fact that it is around 1.5 time more expensive, is the fact that it has a metal mount, better focus ring, and a distance scale. The build quality and someĀ  functionality is simply superior over the newer version.

I’m gonna take this lens tomorrow to my little trip to Munich, so expect some photos in the next few days!