2nd photowalk with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art


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One week ago I took the 18-35mm f/1.8 Art for the first time on a photowalk with me. As it often happens when you get a new lens, you shoot a lot of photos to satisfy your curiosity. You forget everything you knew about photography and you stop thinking about composition, exposure parameters and whether the motif is interesting or not. You become a child and the only thing you want to do is to play with the new toy. That you can hardly capture a single good photo, going about photography in this way, is a given. I believe that everyone, who is a so called “gear head” deep down (and who among the people who frequent this blog is not a gear head? :)), can relate to that. On the second photowalk I tried to concentrate on the bare essentials, the motifs. I hope that I was able to capture better photos, which do this wonderful lens justice.

It’s worth clicking on the photos and viewing them on Flickr in full resolution (15MP). The 18-35mm f/1.8 Art is able to exhaust the potential of the Merrill Faveon even at f/1.8, which is quite a feat for a zoom lens.
Sigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art

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You can find more of my photos taken with the 18-35mm f/1.8 Art on Pinterest and Flickr.

  1. The ninth photograph has a subtle unsaturated mood very attractive; the last flower has a rendering that perhaps could be harder with bayer sensors or film. I don’t like so much interchangeable lens cameras but certainly I’d like to have one of the sigma compacts (or all three :D)

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    1. The ninth photograph has a subtle unsaturated mood very attractive;

      Thank you Francis.

      the last flower has a rendering that perhaps could be harder with bayer sensors or film.

      Yes, in my experience strongly saturated areas are problematic with bayer sensors. Either the color looks uniform and void of details or it looks oversaturated and somehow flat, like an air balloon.

      I don’t like so much interchangeable lens cameras but certainly I’d like to have one of the sigma compacts (or all three :D)

      I have the SD1M, DP2M and DP3M, and I use the latter two much more often. 😉 I’d say that my best shots were made with the two DPs.

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