A recent visit to B&H camera in NYC resulted in me adding a new lens to my kit – the much hyped and eagerly-awaited Sigma 35mm 1.4 in a Canon mount. The early reviews were all positive and fueled a rough bout of “GAS” (gear acquisition syndrome, for the blessedly ill-informed). Would it meet the hoopla? Would I dump all of my Canon glass and go Sigma all-in? I bought the lens a few weeks ago and have been playing with it since.
While visiting my friend Josh / Bullet Tooth / Trustkill (RIP), I saw an opportunity to make a few quick images with the new lens. Josh is a collector of toys / stuff / evil clowns and has his collectibles spread over his office.
Jar Jar made for a much better photographic subject than provider of comic relief in Episode I – it was Episode I, right?
I am pleased with the Sigma 35mm 1.4’s performance – the shots where I nailed focus (nothing to sneeze when photographing in a dark office with no windows) are crisp. The few portraits that I made elsewhere are equally sharp. One review mentioned distracting bokeh, though I have yet to see it. Maybe if I go looking for it I can find it, though I would rather spend my time making images that I enjoy than reducing my free time to clinical analysis of a lens’ out of focus performance.
“Out of focus performance”. Sounds fun to me! (Insert sarcasm)
I will post more images made with the new lens shortly.
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