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45-megapixel Nikon D850
Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

White Balance and Tint — Huge Difference Wide Open vs Stopped Down

The behavior shown here occurs in various fast lenses, not jusy Sigma lenses. It appears to be related to the Nikon D850 sensor design. See also Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: Color Shift with Stopping Down, SpyderCHECKR Card.

This series uses the Datacolor SpyderCHECKER card to demonstrate that white balance (mostly tint) with the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art at f/1.4 is substantially different versus stopped down.

Values for achieving neutrality in Adobe camera RAW are shown for f/1.4, f/2, and other apertures. The photographer using the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art on the Nikon D850 (and presumably other cameras like the Nikon Z7) absolutely must take this large tint difference into account when processing files at f/1.4 versus stopped-down apertures.

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