Camille’s birthday, with pleasant Sigma 30mm/f1.4 results

Last night was Camille’s 25th Birthday Party and I only went out with my new Sigma 30mm/f1.4 lens. A pretty bold move, not carrying any backup lenses (I usually am with the 50/1.4 and 17-40/4L). Results, were fantastic. I can heartily recommend the Sigma lens. And on a 1.6x crop camera, you’re getting sweet results for not just facial portraits, but more life-sized/body-sized portraits.

Camille's 25th Birthday Drinks

Camille, the birthday girl

Surprisingly, most of the time, cranking up to ISO800 or ISO1600 wasn’t required. Above was shot at ISO400, not as sharp as I’d have expected, but the light was poor, and as with non-still-life objects, there’s always movement. Check out the rest of the set.

Next task, visit the Eureka Tower. Shot it in the dark last night (the view from Transport’s 2nd floor chilled-out-couches-area balcony was amazing), with not enough gear ;-)

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One Comment

  1. aubs says:

    hey colin, awesome gear… can you tell me how much your 30mm f/1.4 was? also your 50mm f1.4 – can you post some comparisons…? I want to get a 50 f/1.4 or f/1.8 but want to see the difference before i shell out the extra dosh for the 1.8

    can you post some pics of the lense? where did you get the lense from?? Teds or camera house or online???