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Nikon D810
Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

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Aperture Series @20mm: Forest Stream

This aperture series from f/4 through f/11 shows the total imaging quality of the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art. The behavior is complex, and so this series should be of keen interest to anyone considering the Sigma 12-24/4.

A key aspect of image quality in practice is focus placement in a scene and this implies both that the photographer place focus wisely, including anticipating and compensating for a lens with focus shift, which requires special care based on the shooting aperture. This series discusses what is required for the Sigma 12-24/4.

The Two Aspen series at 14mm confirms the pronounced focus shift and field curvature discussed in this series.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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Aperture series 4,6.3,9,11 available in full article

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