“Photography is about compromise, choose 1 priority, compromise with the rest of aspects. Photography is also a matter of like and dislike. Once you dislike a picture, you’ll find thousand way to say it. ”
So, dont worry. No matter what your gear is, just shoot :)
@Starbuck fX Senayan
i set my LX5 to manual/apperture priority f/2.0 … usually using 1/30″
macro mode, put my cinamon roll under table (still on top of sofa actually)
focus to cinamon roll, lock it then recompose to the lamps :)
Anyone (specially Nikon users) have ever use Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC? I have and I’m satisfied with it.
So, what is about this lens anyway?
Large Maximum Aperture of F1.4
The most appropriate coating for digital SLR cameras
Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and an hybrid aspherical lens, provides the utmost correction for all types of aberrations
Equipped with HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system. IT WORKS for Nikon D40/D40x/D60 for autofocus
I bought it because i want to have a big aperture lens to shoot in low light. My D40x kit lens (18-55mm) was way out of it. Buying Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 or 1.4 also not an option because it cant do autofocus in my D40x. Well, then I found this Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC.
With 1.5x crop factor sensor of my D40x (now D80), at 30mm it becomes a 45mm lens equivalent. So this lens is perfect to shoot for street photography and general shots. I tried to shot the lens wide open at f/1.4. This lens puts a new spin to street photography at night WITHOUT a tripod. At f/1.4, image quality in very low light conditions with a minimum shutter speed of 1/30 and an ISO setting of 800 or higher – made some pretty nice images.
When you stop down to about f/1.8 to f/2 under low light conditions, the image quality just seems to improve and sharpness and detail improves. Under normal lighting conditions, this lens seems to be sharpest at f/4 – f/5.6.