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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Lens
Sigma 85mm Lens - Surprise Package
Got my new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM a few days ago. I have not anticipated the arrival of any package this much since I got my digital SLR camera.
Unfortunately, the UPS driver didn't leave the box, because it needed a signature. So I had to drive in the pouring rain to get it (of course, I didn't want to wait until the next day... I had to have my lens).
The first thing I noticed about the lens was just how "professional" it felt. The best description I can give it is, "a massive lens that feels good to hold." You see, I got two lenses at the same time. The other is a Canon 85mm f/1.8. By comparison, the Canon feels like a toy. You can see the difference in the photo on the right. I added the lens hood for effect :-).
Sigma 85mm Lens For Portraits
Sigma 85mm Lens for Canon digital SLRs
Sigma 85mm Lens for Nikon digital SLRs
85mm Lens by Sigma
The beauty of a portrait lens is the versatility. They can really multi-task.
There was a time (and it is still true for many photographers) when prime, or single focal length lenses were the only kind of lenses that photographers carried in their camera cases. Since the inception of zoom lenses, many have forsaken primes as their main lenses.
But, if you really want to get great images quality, the most reliable way to do it is with a prime lens, and the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 lens is a "prime" example of great technology producing great images.
Oh, yeah, the multi-tasking. It is fantastic for street photography, video, product shots, and even some sports in the right situations.