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Captured Beauty - Jobsite Images

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by OakNut, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,135

    The bokeh is beautiful on those shots. How do you like your sigma lenses? They make a couple for Pentax that I might invest in over the next few years but I'm a little torn because I really like the weather resistant Pentax lenses.
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  2. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Love the Sigma. A few folks get copies that supposedly, for Canon anyway, are finicky about focus, but it's not that common, and it's certainly something that can be sent in to get it right. But I'm not a pixel peeper, and even when I do, I sure like this Sigma. Especially when Canon's 85mm L 1.2 is near $2000 ... plus it's slower focusing than the Sigma. I'd certainly enjoy the Canon 85mm too, but I have no complaints with my Sigma. The 135mm is remarkable too, although pretty long. I've got full frame and crop sensor, so the 135mm comes into use often.

    Oops ... better keep the pics going ... LOL ... here's a photo I took a couple of hours after shooting in the redwoods with that Crescent City model. This taken with the Canon 24-105mm ...

    Good chance I'll try and work that shot in as some kind of print sale. So any of my last several posts are an extension of my "job site" ;-)

  3. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Sigma is really stepping up their game lately. They have a whole bunch of new lenses slated for release in the not too distant future and from what I have read they are supposed to be some good lenses. I've always stuck with Nikon and more recently Canon glass but one of these days I may just try out some Sigma glass as well. One of my favorite lenses out of all that I own is the Canon 50mm F1.2 L. That thing is tack sharp and just takes beautiful pictures no matter what body I have it on. My other favorite is my Nikon 70-200 F2.8 which is another lens that is really hard to take bad pictures with.
  4. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Here's a shot I got while I was on vacation in Hawaii over the summer. This was done on a Canon 5D MKIII with a 24-70 F2.8 II

  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Wonderful photo.

    Good photo gear is so worth the price for memories, enjoyment or work.

    The 50mm f/1.2 you mentioned would have been in my pack recently, but Pro Photo here did not have them in stock when I walked in, so I got the Sigma 85mm merely because either lens was on my wish list. The 50mm is almost next in line. I have the 50mm 1.4, which is reasonable.

    PS ...

    Although I love the redwoods, etc., Los Angeles urban, and the hills around it, are high on my wish list for photography and sight-seeing within the next year. It's the lovely hills approaching from the east like an hour before that got me thinking about it. Then a growing interest for urban photography sealed my want to get there.

    Ribes ... Flowering Currant. Oregon and California native & landscape plant.

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013
  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Think that last one was with the 70-300mm that came with the Canon T2i I used to have. The image above is the variety 'King Edward' and this other image shows the straight species which is a lighter pink.

    The photo below was taken with the Canon 135mm.

  7. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,358

    Whoa, things are getting pretty serious.....
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Yeah. I post some cell phone pics and a few actual photographers show up and start a mating ritual...

  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,135

    Haha, don't feel bad, I don't really have much to contribute anymore. I've exhausted all my skills
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,135

    That looks distinctly like HDR, although I may be mistaken.

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