I've been getting a lot of use out of the little, cheap-ass Sigma, metal barreled miracle lens over the last few days. Yesterday I shot portraits of Sidney in the studio. She's an amazing actor/singer from Zach, and as soon as I can narrow down my favorite of her from the hundreds we took I'll show you want the 60mm lens looks like in a studio setting...
Today I put the lens on the front of a G85 and went out for a big walk. All of these images were done on the Sigma 60mm at either f2.8 or f4.0. I've got a full frame above and the 100% magnification just below. Sharp. Very sharp. I wish the 30mm and 19mm from the same family were as good. I'd snap them up in a heartbeat. But I've had em and shot em and I've got to say thatthe 60mm DC DN is just head and shoulders better, wide open!
I spent the day with the combo above and I have to say that every time I use the least expensive stuff I am charmed and happy. It's all so good now. If your photographs look like crap it's time to stop blaming the gear and time to get busy working on either your technique or you subject matter.
These are pretty much right out of the camera Jpegs. A tweak here or there but not much. Hope you are having a great Monday. I'm heading into a meeting to pre-plan the upcoming Saturday shoot and then meeting the head of a new advertising agency for ramen at a place up north. Tuesday I'll be in San Antonio meeting with an attorney to get my newest "to-do" list of quasi-legal-financial tasks for the family. I'll be back that evening for the final dress rehearsal of "The Curious Incident of A Dog In The Night" at ZACH Theatre and on Weds. we start in earnest on a TV project for the same production. It's a jam packed week (more to come) but I wouldn't want it any other way.
Blow these images up big to look at the detail. Phone glancing doesn't count.