Apr 222010
 

It’s two weeks now that I brought my broken 17-50/2.8 VC back to the shop and they sent it in to Tamron. No news yet.

On the other hand, not having this incredibly versatile lens has an advantage: I began using my other lenses again.

And why not? Today for instance I used the Sigma 150/2.8 Macro, a lens that I rarely use, but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy the experience.

It’s a big lens, a heavy lens, but it feels good on the camera and it’s really a fantastic lens. All three images here were taken at f2.8, and wide open this lens is really critically sharp. You won’t be able to appreciate it fully at web sizes, but especially the image with the vines on the wall is razor-sharp.

The Song of the Day is “Cherry Pink”, aka “Gummy Mambo” or, in the version of Austrian brass superstars Mnozil Brass, “Gummimambo”. It’s from their 2004 album “Wenn der Kaiser grooved” and YouTube has it.

  2 Responses to “1286 – Cherry Pink”

  1. Hm sweet, could sink into! Sunny greetings

  2. Andreas, I think I like the abstract of the bicycle handlebars he best of these 3. It sort of reminds me of the head of a mantis insect – in the lower left, lol. I think it’s good not to get stuck using the same lens exclusively. I tend to favor 2 lenses, the Nikkor 24mm 2.8 and the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 – both excellent and very sharp. I love making panos with them.

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