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#10717 Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD - Sample Photos

Posted by Jay on 03 December 2013 - 12:03 PM

How is the low light autofocusing?

#10715 Sigma Lens

Posted by Jay on 03 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

I am very much a beginner in this whole lens thing and one of my lens is a Sigma. Realise that this is a Nikon site, but how do Sigma lens stand up to against Nikon lens?

How about buying second hand lens, is this advised and how do you know whether the lens is ok, what are the traps to avoid?

Sigma is pushing the limits and are showing to have better quality glass then Nikon and Canon now at much lower prices.   This is shown in there new line of Art lenses in particular.  They are fantastic value.

#10714 Sigma 18-35 f/1.8

Posted by Jay on 03 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

The 18-35mm is razor from all the reviews I've read.  Definitely the better choice if you are doing walk around street and landscape everyday shooting.  The 50 and 85 are very much focused on portraits and head shots.  If price is an issue I'd get the 18-35mm plus a $200 Nikon 50mm 1.8g, its an amazing lense to.

#10710 Gloucester cathedral

Posted by Jay on 03 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

They definitely don't make em like they used to.  Great shots!

#10704 D7000 Autofocus Issues

Posted by Jay on 03 December 2013 - 11:40 AM

Check this vid out http://www.youtube.c...h?v=c5XKl2i_9Hk

#10388 To prime or not to prime. That is the question?

Posted by Jay on 29 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Don't get the 50/1.8D.  I have one for my D600, and I love it, but there's no point in having it if it won't AF.  You could buy a manual focus lens if you want to.  It should save you even more money.  For the D3200, however, I would stick with the G lens.  I don't think the D3200 supports a lot of the metering modes for legacy lenses.  

The 50mm 1.8G is definitely the way to go.  AF and sharp as a knife photos with nice bokeh.  But as stated by others the 35mm 1.8g is definitely a better all round shooting lense.   Striclty portraits the 50mm is a no brainer.

#10328 Upgrading, D7000, D7100, D600

Posted by Jay on 28 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

D7100 is all the rave.  It's such a capable camera and can compete with full frames as far as features.  The major difference is the smaller crop sensor.  Other then that its the bomb camera.

#10324 Butterfly and bee

Posted by Jay on 28 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

It looks like the focus was a touch off in the first shot.  It would be nicer to see more of the butterfly in focus by increasing the aperture a touch.   I find people overdo wide open apertures when a smaller aperture can get everything sharper and still have some nice depth of field.

#10323 Needs your critique again 2

Posted by Jay on 28 November 2013 - 10:28 AM

Maybe experiement with a light behind the glass or shooting to the side.  Definately need that glass and the splash to stand out more.