Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sigma 70-200mm Macro

Sigma 70-200mm macro

Just a quick roadtest of the Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM.

This shot was taken at F5.6 1/320th @ ISO 200. Look at that DOF. This was taken at the minimum distance this lens focuses at which is constant through its full range at 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification of 1:3.5.

I've done a quick curves adjustment, but nothing else. No sharpening.

Personally I've never used a macro lens before because it hasn't been a priority for me, and although this isn't a 'true' macro it looks like it's going to be fun. I can understand why light is so important for macro work now. If I want any kind of DOF I'm going to have to light my subject up to get a decent aperture.

I plan to use this lens mainly for sport and also for some theatre work so I'll be sure to post further results once I've had a chance to try it out.

Time for a post!


Thought it was about time I posted something!

One I took a while ago. Just another demonstration of what you can do with one flash, handheld to the left.

As always I set my exposure to what I wanted for the background and then added light to suit the subject. Using Commander mode on a Nikon D200 I was able to select the Flash settings from the cam and change them as needed without wandering back and forth.

And here's one I took just as it was... no flash for a change!