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Old May 24th, 2016, 01:40 PM
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A few days ago a made a big decision. I gave up 3 lenses for 1 new one.

As of late I have rarely been doing any macro or using the old 135mm f2 ais and the 28mm f2.8 ais just has too many issues in the corners for milky way images.

So I sold the 3 and purchased the new Sigma 20m f1.4 Art. Man this lens is a dream. Beautifully built and sharp at all apertures.

I am headed up to the Minnesota/Candadian border this weekend for the holiday and plan to put the new tool to good use but untill then I will have some fun with wide angle portraiture. Here's the first and ill add a few more for fun.





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Old May 24th, 2016, 09:27 PM
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A few days ago a made a big decision. I gave up 3 lenses for 1 new one.

As of late I have rarely been doing any macro or using the old 135mm f2 ais and the 28mm f2.8 ais just has too many issues in the corners for milky way images.

So I sold the 3 and purchased the new Sigma 20m f1.4 Art. Man this lens is a dream. Beautifully built and sharp at all apertures.

I am headed up to the Minnesota/Candadian border this weekend for the holiday and plan to put the new tool to good use but untill then I will have some fun with wide angle portraiture. Here's the first and ill add a few more for fun.




Nikon Df
Sigma 20mm f1.4 Art
1/400
f1.4
iso 100

Fun Times


100% crop

Today with rich-in-pixel sensors, we can afford to place people in their environment and so tell a potentially richer, more informative story. The challenge is that it becomes progressively harder to exclude elements that do not have a purpose in the final image.

For sure, the 100% cut out is impressive in itself. A lot of personal power being so close.

I need to take in the first picture and for the moment it is simmering in my brain!

Great new road to travel, Jake!
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Old May 24th, 2016, 11:21 PM
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Today with rich-in-pixel sensors, we can afford to place people in their environment and so tell a potentially richer, more informative story. The challenge is that it becomes progressively harder to exclude elements that do not have a purpose in the final image.

For sure, the 100% cut out is impressive in itself. A lot of personal power being so close.

I need to take in the first picture and for the moment it is simmering in my brain!

Great new road to travel, Jake!
Thanks. I'm really enjoying this lens. I feel at the right distance to subject distance you get sort of a medium format "feel" when shooting at f1.4-f2.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 11:21 PM
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Old May 25th, 2016, 07:03 AM
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All wondrous work!

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Old May 25th, 2016, 11:17 AM
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Here the composition is about 40% of the impact of the picture but the lad's expression aces everything. Well, it just worlks so well: dynamic and magnetic, great job!

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Old May 25th, 2016, 03:41 PM
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Here the composition is about 40% of the impact of the pea her but the lads aces everything. Well, it just worlks so well: dynamic and magnetic, great job!
Yes, but the pea her is the best part.

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Old June 25th, 2016, 09:25 PM
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These are great Jake! :-) Maggie
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A powerful and fantastic enviro' portrait, nice one!
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A powerful and fantastic enviro' portrait, nice one!
Thanks! I have more to add.
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Image link is broken...
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Having troubles posting from my phone.


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Having troubles posting from my phone.

Now you have entered a new paradigm, Jake. This is something I wondered about, the perspective in the pictures of Loretta Lux.

What do you think?

Of course you did not have your pictures photoshopped for 18 hours after the pictures was taken, but this has that elusive Loretta Lux "look"!

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Now you have entered a new paradigm, Jake. This is something I wondered about, the perspective in the pictures of Loetta Lux.

What do you think?

Of course you did not have your pictures photoshopped for 18 hours after the pictures was taken, but this has that elusive Loretta Lux "look"!

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I really love the look, feel and perpective this 20mm f1.4 lens gives. I feel like i'm kinda getting the "Brenzier" look right out the camera as well.
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Again, very effective. What apertures are you aiming for?

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Again, very effective. What apertures are you aiming for?

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Beautiful shots. I have just bought the sigma 500mm 1.4 art lense so hoping to get great shots as well.
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I like the idea as it also gives teh chance to mot just see the person but also teh surroundings!
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