Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro - first time out


jvs

Link Posted 06/04/2022 - 14:53
During mixed weather last week, so a few outdoor in the sun, a few more in the snow and a few indoors. First impressions? Very sharp but not always easy to focus or to judge depth of field. Probably best used on a tripod rather than hand-held. Image quality and bokeh potentially superb! A few on K3, then switched to K70 to get the benefit of the moveable screen. A minimum of processing applied. All comments welcome!
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John

pschlute

Link Posted 06/04/2022 - 16:01
Lovely set
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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 06/04/2022 - 17:33
pschlute wrote:
Lovely set

Definitely, especially 5 & 7.
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/04/2022 - 18:49
A good haul from a first time out .

Hand held is definitely difficult with these sort of pictures but no more so than with any similar macro lens and, as you've shown, it is possible to get good results. Were you using manual focus or autofocus? I've wondered about trying catch-in-focus with this lens but never got round to it.

Steve

prsjnb

Link Posted 06/04/2022 - 19:08
All serve to highlight the quality of the lens and the eye of the photographer for composition, with the top three, IMO and in no particular order, being numbers two, six and ten

davidwozhere

Link Posted 07/04/2022 - 01:06
Definitely quality images. They also have a sort of "pastel shades" manner of rendering that you tend to get with the Vivitar 50mm macro. (best seen in #6 and #.
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08tiger

Link Posted 07/04/2022 - 07:42
First time out ? imressive.
C&C welcome.
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Pwynnej

Link Posted 07/04/2022 - 14:39
Well done!
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redbusa99

Link Posted 08/04/2022 - 10:38
can be tricky to use but you have nailed it with these images
odd lens or 2

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jvs

Link Posted 08/04/2022 - 16:02
Thanks for all your comments, folks - much appreciated.

Steve - "manual or autofocus?" - a bit of both! I found the focus ring quite difficult to manage as it seems loose and hard to use accurately - but that could just be me not used to it. Autofocus (single point) wasn't always better hand-held as it didn't always focus on the point I wanted it to - but again that could be me not used to it as well as not using the tripod. The weather since has been pretty breezy, so outdoor macro has been off the menu really. It would be interesting to hear what experiences others have had regarding manual/auto focus. I guess that would have to be in a different area of the Forum, though.
John

maranatha

Link Posted 11/04/2022 - 13:10
These are all lovely Photos well done with the new lens I have the Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro SMC P-FA arriving tomorrow I fancy trying some macro
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 23/04/2022 - 09:47
6 and 8 for me BUT the set as a whole is impressive!
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