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#1 Blanco

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:53 PM

I saw this and it got my interest. Just wondering if anyone here uses it ? Could it be used in place of the primes for portrait or simular work?

This would be the Sigma 50-100


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:41 AM

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:57 AM

I don't but to be fair you can use any lens for portraiture, doesn't need to be a prime. 

 

It is part of Sigma's ART range so its going to be sharp and well made. Have a look on Flickr groups etc for example images to see how it renders OOF areas , if they're to your liking it will be a great buy.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:54 AM

Didn't you say in another thread that you have the newest nikon 24-70? that is used a lot for portraits. As BP says, check out flicker for samples.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:09 AM

Yes I have the 24-70 and I'm wondering if there is $1500 difference in performance?

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:10 AM

Is it possible to have too many lenses?

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:31 PM

You can have as many lenses you want. I only mentioned it as you ask, can a zoom be used instead of a prime lens. To do what these zooms do, one would have to have;

 

24/1.4

35/1.4

50/1.4

85/1.4

105/1.4

and maybe the 200/f2.

 

All of which would cost more than an arm and a leg.  B)


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 03:38 PM

I could sell the Nikon and buy 3 Sigmas




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