Trying out the Voigtländer Nokton 58mm F1.4 - I love this lens. One shot at F1.4, the other at F2.8. See the difference in DOF.
Quite a bit of CA though. But nothing really serious imo. Camera shot with Nikon P7000 - note the BlueSLR addon.
Shot with Nikon D700 + 70-300mm AF-S VR, postprocessed in Bibble 5 of course.
The first tests show promise, sharpness is pretty good, and in contrast to earlier reviews it seems that flare resistance is ok as well.Some sample shots below, just download the full size images by clicking the "download" link. Build quality: very good
Vignetting: not disturbing It has no CPU so it will not meter on low-end dSLRs. It will meter in A and M mode on the D700 (which I have).
Focus throw is long, especially for a wide end lens like this.Forget about using filters on it, the front lens is bulging outward, and you cannot use gel filters in the back of it.
Even though it is a manual focus lens, working with it is quick and painless.
More impressions in a follow up post.
A great combination :-)
Shot with D700 and Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro HSM
Post-processed (cropping, resizing, vignetting) with Bibble Pro 5
I guess the mouse was a goner.. so now the cat's playing with the corpse.. weeee!
This time better focus :-)
Looks like our cats can't stop hunting and playing.. Sadistic little bastards, playing with an "innocent" mouse... Funnily enough, with all that playing, the mouse got away.
See the photo with the cat "hands-up" .. the mouse is actually thrown over her, you can see the mouse behind her belly.. That was the last she saw of the mouse :D
Sorry for the out of focus shots.. I need to practice the tracking with the D700 (and the sigma 150mm isn't very fast either)
Well, testing the Sigma 150mm F2.8 AF IF EX DG APO MACRO HSM lens. Sigma marketing must have a poll on who can invent the longest acronym list!