New lens

Sigma 70-200 F2.8

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despite all the craziness going on in my life as a photographer, I still get the good things goings ons. Obviously many people seem to talk about the negative things in their life including yours truly, but the positive should get as much attention

One of the positives is the purchasing of a new lens. I recently am in possession of a Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM. I have heard a barrage of statements that you should own at least one 70-200 regardless of make, well this is my second. The other is the still currently owned Canon L but only at F4, so now I have added the faster F2.8

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quite the hefty little lens (little compared to a 400 or 600mm lens). I have taken it for a spin recently though I have not had the opportunity to really test it out yet, when I get time I will definitely take it out more.

Above are two photos taken with it, both testing at different focal lengths at the widest aperture of F2.8. Of course shooting anything at F2.8 let alone a telephoto lens leaves little room for error on the focus, and these photos show the extremely narrow DOF, but there is no doubt of the potential that this lens has. Just an FYI  my shooting with fast lenses is almost exclusively during my astrophotography, that being, my go to Rokinon 14mm f2.8 is used a good 90% of the time. This 70-200 has other plans in it’s future.

 

Who else has shot this lens? This is my first experience with a Sigma, and my first non Canon L series zoom lens with my current camera.

Author: paulscoloradophotography

Nature and landscape photographer from Denver metro, Colorado. I also do extensive urban and night time photography. I originally started photography as a means to document my climbs of Colorado's many high mountain peaks, then it evolved from there. The biggest thing about landscape photography is being in nature and capturing those short lived and sublime moments that occur. There is nothing quite like being at a mountain lake feeling that cold mountain air, looking up at those dramatic peaks and spires, or being up late at night looking up at the incredible amount of stars visible from the Earth, something that very few people are able to experience any more this is the true source of my inspiration. I have had several gallery showings including with the Denver Photo Art Gallery owned by renowned nature photographer John Fielder, and a two week exhibit during the Democratic National Convention. I currently have 2 books out in collaboration with other people, plus working on a 3rd one about Loveland Pass region, this last one is still an ongoing project. Plus I have been published from other sources including Smith Southwestern and am a regular contributor in stock with Shutterstock and Dreamstime. I have had large scale corporate sales and numerous individual sales of my photos. This includes numerous photos with the Plenary Group and photos in the home of a well known actor

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