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Sigma 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary

Examples: Backyard

This page with various examples shot mostly handheld. Polarizer used for most images.

Commentary on sharpness, bokeh, secondary color.

Distortion correction not used for these images so that the optical performance can be evaluated prior to correction and its sharpness-degrading effects.

Backyard spring beauty with Tigger

The Sigma 35/2 delivers outstanding sharpness over the frame at f/6.3, including the top left corner. Even the edges are really good, though the micro contrast is somewhat less than the central 3/4 of the frame. Discount that sharpness a bit in the outer zones when distortion correction is used—toggle to compare. See the crops on the distortion page.

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f6.3 @ 1/80 sec handheld, ISO 100; 2021-04-24 15:45:28
Sony A1 + Sigma FE 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary
RAW: LACA corrected, push 0.33 stops, +43 Shadows, +20 Whites, +14 Dehaze, +15 Clarity

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