JackJames's reviews

  • Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD SP

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    very sharp wide open
    auto focus need to be improved

    Came near acquiring the Sigma 50 Art instead, however the lower cost and stabliization of the Tamron won out. Up until now no regrets. Really sharp wide open, excellent bokeh, wonderfully built (a minimum of as good as my Sigma 35 Art), excellent close focus, and weather condition sealing to boot. Per evaluations, AF is a little sluggish (a minimum of compared with my L glass), however not a huge deal. Not for professional photographers like in my opinion. Would have given it 8 1/2 rating if I could especially for the overall photo quality.

    reviewed December 16th, 2015 (purchased for $599)
  • Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp and great colors
    no cons

    At last, a super-wide lens that's sharp and quick! Combining this lens with ISO 6400 on the Canon 5d Mark III and the noise reduction of Lightroom, I am impressed at the scenarios I can shoot hand-held with virtually no light. Candlelight just? No issue. Last images are noise-free, sharp and gorgeous.
    I will still utilize my Canon 16-35 f/2.8 as my workhorse lens when I understand there is sufficient light. The lenses are similar in size and weight, so I would not want to carry both.
    For low-light situations, I'll leave the Canon zoom at house and understand I can rely on this lens. It's a remarkable item at a really great cost and there is absolutely nothing else in the Canon lineup that resembles this lens. You can now shoot wide with only the bride and groom sharp in the center for your wedding photos. Thank you Sigma!

    reviewed December 10th, 2015 (purchased for $899)