New Guy at Home.
Hey everyone, meet our new guy. The latest addition to our family.
The Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM lens.
Seriously, I am so freaking in love with him. He’s the only other
person thing, other than the hubby that can give me butterflies in my stomach when he comes close to me.
OK, yes, I have my Canon 50mm f1.4, which I did swear not too long ago that he was my favourite guy too. See past raves here.
I still love my Canon 50mm f1.4 and he’s going to continue to let me bring you the tack sharp shots of my step-by-step cooking tutorials.
But the Sigma 30mm f1.4 is going to give me the same tack sharp shots AND
a w i d e r v i e w!
I’ve heard people rave about it. But when I took my first shots, I practically fell off my chair.
First, a self portrait.
Yes, a 30mm on a crop body can take a decent self portrait shot! No photoshop here, so you can see how sharpness can be a disadvantage when all your flaws are enhanced. Focus on the creamy bokeh (blurred background effect) PLEASE!
And lovely Cookie can look handsomer than ever before. Look at that eye. That dreamy “oh, give me some food, pretty please?” eye.
And here’s what Cookie was actually staring at. My lunch.
Have you ever seen a more gorgeous burger?
And then I practically wept when I took this shot –
Tack sharp sprouts with an incredible bokeh (blurred background). How perfect is that?
I meant the lens, not the food!
Sure this lens has some flaws, but they don’t bug me. It’s slightly heavier than the Canon 50mm f1.4 and as expected, both lenses are softer at f1.4 and tack sharp from f2.8 and narrower.
Heck the flaws, if you are like me and shoot to document all the beautiful things in life and to make myself happy, then you’ll love this lens. If you are pro, you’ll be going to expensive L lenses anyways. Go away.
Warning – This site will be overloaded with shots I will be shooting with this lens from now on. *grin*
*Disclaimer – I’m no pro and not affiliated to Canon or Sigma. This is just my personal experience.