Sigma lens compare to Nikon lens


Nnodmax

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Hi all!

I have a kit 18-55mm vr with my D5100 and a old sigma 28-70mm f2.8

Am considering either to get a Nikon 35mm prime + a zoom lens later...

Then this sigma 17-70mm came across my eye and I'm confused now... The pictures on my sigma 28-70 now, colour wise really can't compared to my Nikon kit... I'm afraid the this might be a sigma trend.

Can anyone let me know whether this is true???

Pls help!
 

shelomoh

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You have to read reviews for those lens that you might be interested in. Then go to shop to test it out to confirm for yourself, if need be. I .... don't have much experience on Sigma.
 

Nnodmax

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Thanks for replying...
Think I'll check more reviews before purchase :)
 

daredevil123

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Just so you know... the colors on my Sigma lenses are wonderful...
 

akerue

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own a few sigma lenses, i see no prob, well u can always PP later to achieve the desired colours u need...
 

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Really?? Sounds great! U have any photos Or link that I can take a look? Really appreciate!
 

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agreed. Sigma colour is nice compared to tammy..
 

Nnodmax

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Okie sounds good... So I just need to go test the lens and decide which to get first.. :)
 

daredevil123

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Really?? Sounds great! U have any photos Or link that I can take a look? Really appreciate!
A picture I shot using Sigma 50mm. This pic is straight out of camera Jpeg Basic. All I did is add watermark and resize. No adjustments done whatsoever. Sigma lenses tend to give a warmer tone, which I like.

 

daredevil123

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agreed. Sigma colour is nice compared to tammy..
Here are two similar pictures shot with different lenses. Pictures are straight out of camera jpeg basic. One is shot with Tamron 28-75/2.8 a $500+ lens. The other is shot with the Nikon 24-70/2.8. Can you tell which is shot by which lens? BTW these pics are 100% crop. There are differences, but the differences are minute and once it goes through PP, it is anybody's guess.



You can see large size here: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6098/6314756983_d82ab2f7c1_o.jpg
 

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Here are two similar pictures shot with different lenses. Pictures are straight out of camera jpeg basic. One is shot with Tamron 28-75/2.8 a $500+ lens. The other is shot with the Nikon 24-70/2.8. Can you tell which is shot by which lens? BTW these pics are 100% crop. There are differences, but the differences are minute and once it goes through PP, it is anybody's guess.



You can see large size here: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6098/6314756983_d82ab2f7c1_o.jpg
To my eyes, the left picture is sharper and more contrasty. So which is which?
 

daredevil123

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To my eyes, the left picture is sharper and more contrasty. So which is which?
Ok to make it interesting. I posted the same picture again. This time I only boosted the contrast slightly of the right side, and did no other adjustments... I could have done more, like boosting the blacks and etc... but all I did is select contrast and push it very slightly... look at how the right side now looks a lot "sharper" than before?



See large here: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6236/6327174413_1c9ff3a07f_o.jpg

Left is Nikon. But is it worth $2k more to you? All you need to do is to push contrast a little bit more, add a little sharpening, and you probably cannot tell between the 2. And these pics are 100% pixel peeping crop. So if you look at the entire picture, you will be hard pressed to tell the difference. because contrast can be achieved in-cam as well. Or drop the exposure slightly, you can get almost the same feeling. And remember, more contrast usually gives the impression that it is sharper.
 

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Nnodmax

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Thanks so much for sharing the photos daredevil! i guess i'm really trying my luck to get an all rounded lens coz i really dun like changing lens once i'm out.. unless it's for a specific shooting purpose. i like nikon lens colours that are vibrant.. but i also like the bokeh that the sigma lens give.... thou sometimes, they isnt any difference with the photo using sigma or nikon! i wonder whether should i get the lens now or wait till next year when they have new lens, hopefully ?
 

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