VS's reviews

  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good interesting pattern for portraits. Fast and accurate autofocus. Lovely color. Excellent sharpness.
    Blurring the edges of the frame on a large diaphragm, as indeed in all 24-70 2.8

    I purchase it for shooting Nikon D750. Its main advantage - an artistic image.
    At aperture 2.8 a little blurred, but with preservation of thin figure - sets the mood in the frame. A 5.6 sharp across the field, competing with the leading companies in the class 24-70mm f / 2.8, keeping the interesting character of light.
    Great color, better than the Nikon 24-70mm f / 2.8.
    Good bokeh for this class.
    Work Sigma 24-70mm f / 2.8 EX DG HSM brings me great pleasure.

    reviewed March 16th, 2016 (purchased for $900)
  • Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good sharpness. Beautiful drawing features to control these patterns. Beautiful bokeh, DC works very well. Robust design. Optimal weight.
    Not found.

    Excellent bokeh, drawing clean, with the finest detailing all over the field at any aperture.
    Fast and accurate AF with the D750. Shoot moving people in a dynamic mode (3D, Grp), the share of misses was small.
    The most optimal weight, is approximately equal to the weight of the camera, which is well balanced camera.
    DC allows to adjust within a wide range and quality of the light scattering pattern blur. For me it was the discovery of how good and interesting work DC.
    I really liked the lens, a remarkable creation Nikon. Indeed, the "King of the portrait."

    reviewed April 20th, 2015 (purchased for $1,300)
  • Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Film format. Beautiful rich color. Large focal range with acceptable quality. Good sharpness, small curvature of the image field for zoom. Diaphragm 9 rounded petals, good bokeh for zoom. Easy, fast and accurate focusing. Excellent mechanical quality.
    Traditional disadvantages to such a range zoom: - A slight drop on the field at the corners extreme focal lengths at the aperture (disappears when you close diaframy per division); - Noticeable distortion at wide angle.

    Recently bought a Nikon 24-70mm f / 2.8G IF-ED AF-S. Took off at home, tested and passed back to the store. Heavy enough for a small range of focal lengths. No stabilizer, poor mechanics. Most chromatics and poor bokeh for the declared class lenses. But, more importantly, in this instance at 24mm in the right upper quadrant (2/3 from the center), a small soap stain with 35mm it is amplified and creeps into the lower left quadrant, and so on up to the upper sector. Previously, six years ago, I saw the test photos with this lens, then I did not like. I thought that Nikon over the years to finalize it, but it appears not.
    Also tested as Sigma 24-105mm f / 4 DG OS HSM - did not like the unstable focus and blur too large angles.
    And did not like the Sigma 24-70mm F / 2.8 EX DG HSM - working aperture with only 5.6.

    Nikon 24-120mm f / 4G ED VR AF-S is developed and released in 2010, taking into account the shortcomings of previous and the application of new achievements. Focal range of the lens very necessary for photographers, but also very difficult for developers optics. Difficult because of the contradictions - wide angle and portrait lens, it's hard to get a good picture. Ideally you should use multiple lenses - wide-angle and portrait.
    I liked the lens. In my opinion - he is the best and most successful in this range of the Nikon for the entire foreseeable future developments.
    Wonderful enlightenment using nanocrystalline coating creates a rich color and excellent contrast even in backlit.
    Bokeh is quite decent for a given focal length range.
    Figure sufficiently sharp to the image field, but there is a slight blur in the corners (24mm and 120mm), which disappears with the closing of the aperture to 5.6.
    Small chromatic automatically removes the camera.
    Distortion and vignetting can adjust the camera or converter.
    Autofocus is fast, accurate and quiet. On the D750 works well in automatic mode, under certain skills almost without errors.
    Mechanics reliable, zoom works without backlash, and falls under the slopes, there is a protection against splashes and rain. Weight little too big (670g), but tolerable, adds some stabilization when shooting. The diameter of the filter thread convenient, standard, 77 mm.
    Shooting this lens is not a problem, quite quickly, efficiently and enjoyable.
    The most convenient and efficient lens. For reports, landscapes and travel is indispensable!

    reviewed January 7th, 2015 (purchased for $1,600)
  • Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    High sharpness, starting with 2.8. Lovely color. Works well against the light.
    slightly heavy

    I have a new version of this lens, not wrinkled, and a sleek body.
    Before the Sigma 10mm f / 2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM I tried to work with the Tokina 10-17mm f / 3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye.
    Sigma in all respects was much higher Tokina.
    High sharpness, starting with 2.8. Lovely color. Works well against the light. I photographed the Sigma and Nikon D7100 anniversary of the school. Hundreds of people were sitting in the amphitheater of the great hall, and all persons were sharp and well recognized. I photograph them by nature, reportage, Flowers, Interiors, City. If you choose a good angle, photos do not disappoint anyone, and worthy of high printing editions

    reviewed November 7th, 2014 (purchased for $700)
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    High quality picture and bokeh, high sharpness across the field with 1.4. Good color. Fast and accurate AF. Good and reliable design.

    Sigma 85mm f / 1,4 on the field is not inferior to Nikon 85 / 1,4G, has a beautiful soft bokeh, good design, accurate and fast AF, a beautiful rich color. Photographing a great pleasure, you do not want to remove from the camera. This is a wonderful lens!

    reviewed July 31st, 2014 (purchased for $950)