I got mine last week and really enjoying it. It's a wonderful lens.
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(I usually ride my bike slowly thru my hometown... along the river... only one lens [+body] sitting in my backpack.)
I was surprised by the lens choice as well, however this is hard to argue with, it sounds like a nice day
... except for me, it would be a nice convertible, but that's details
Guess I am gonn start shooting more B&W!
Yongnuo is the answer.
I recently got a new YN560-II for 60 € (shipping included) - can there be any photography related equipment that provides more value for the money?
My first prime and the one I blame for my eventual move to all primes.
I think this could be a big step in lenses, allowing end-users to be able to tweak some designs slightly. I think that if they actually made it so that this could be attached while the lens and body were attached, and something like FoCal could support the Sigma protocol, it could allow for some really interesting AF tweaks for a specific lens+body configuration. Now if only there were a way to get the lens to recognize a specific body and store camera body profiles like a body can recognize an individual lens...
I have had the R Sport version for some time now and used it with 5d 111 and 70-200 2.8 without a problem. I find it comfortable to use.
There's been some great images posted on this thread. Here's a few of ours to keep it going.
For those that are interested, legend has it that Robin Hood visited Roche Abbey to take mass.
I won't get into the argument over which is "better," but if you wish to make a video like the one posted on this forum, I will point out that the hero3 would be easier to wear on one's head than the 7D.
Buy this book:
Just trust me! It's simple to read but the information is super advanced. Ignore the stuff on film camera mechanics, but pay attention to the stuff on stops, fov, etc. The composition chapter is amazing. Even gets into basic lighting. You can find some of the same info online, but this book is sooooo much better.
A normal kit for cinema production is 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm (sometimes 14mm for on location or 135mm for some stuff), but that's for Super35. The focal lengths you'll need to cover for a "normal" kit are about 28-135mm.
So you're there. A 70-200mm zoom or 135mm f2 would complete things if you like that look, but you can shoot with the 35mm and 50mm alone or the zoom alone or whatever.
You WILL however need ND filters (.3., .6, .9, 1.2, etc.) and a polarizer. You want to keep your shutter speed as 1/50 and your f-stop no deeper than maybe f8 or f11 outside (usually) so for bright day exteriors those NDs are crucial. Most frequently ignored part of a complete kit, maybe. And get a nice fluid tripod, too.