Got a little “pick-me-up” in the mail today. The Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX HSM DC I won on Ebay finally showed up.
I’d been coveting something just a bit more wide-angle than my Sony 50mm 1.4 for shooting concerts and other low light subject matter. The Sigma 20mm 1.8 was just too weak wide open. Maybe it’s in need of calibration or something, we’ll see.
I’d gone off in search of this particular lens a few weeks ago and was unable to locate one for the Sony/Minolta mount. The guys over at Camera Co-Op let me play with one on a Nikon and I was quite impressed with the sharpness and brightness of the lens and I pretty much decided then and there that I must have this lens!
The lens was delivered to my office this afternoon and as soon as I got home I did what any self-respecting, dignified adult male would do…
…I rolled around in the grass and shot pictures of wild mushrooms growing in the front yard!
Depth of field is fun and quite controllable and the bokeh is very nice.
I’m really going to enjoy this!