Lightroom + 70mm EX + SD14

Hi everyone! Soon I’m off to the beautiful Norway but before that I’m keen on showing something from a new little baby of mine. The Sigma 70mm 2,8 EX. A lens that after an hour of use I’m in total love with. Now, I’m sitting on one of those computers that isn’t calibrated so I hope that what I see you get. :) Please enjoy the full size image in photoshop. Photoshop pushes colors a bit more and brings what I saw to life.

For users of Lightroom I noticed that images in Lightroom looks a bit posterized (speling?!) and that effect disappears when saved (exported) or when opened in photoshop.
Sigma SD14 + 70mm first image.

Lightroom 1.1
SD14 + Sigma 70mm 2.8 at f4.5 1/160
download full size JPG.

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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11 Responses to Lightroom + 70mm EX + SD14

  1. ChrisHepburn says:

    Wow, certainly looks sharp! I’m in safari here which is supposed to colour manage, looks good on my iMac.

  2. The Chebb says:

    I’m sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous, but quite happy for you too!
    Cheers!

  3. hehe.. yeah, it’s such a nice lens. To Chris: If you open in Photoshop I think colors are pushed just a little more to the better. :) Maybe it’s my mac that does that. hehe.

    To Chebb: You should be!

  4. Günter says:

    Congrats.
    And don´t forget who told you so :D

    I ordered the 8mm and a 3G Lensbaby, those will be fun as well ….

  5. spalbird says:

    Don’t show me more of 70mm pics!!! – You know you are guilty for my 30mm – I am very happy with it, though :)

  6. hehe.. yeah, 70 is very very very nice indeed, especially in how well it focuses on the SD14, spot on all the time! We’re not taking speed, it doesn’t come with a turbo but it’s accurate and sharp even at 2.8. I said wow too many times so far using it. Sort of the same wow feeling I got with my 120-300. Creamy bokeh and sharpness combined in one nice neat little package. hehe.

    Spalbird, did you wanna know more?

    Gunter, yeah. It’s a keeper. :D

  7. spalbird says:

    I am not satisfied with the sharpness @ f2.8 (wide open) with my 50mm and bokeh, of course could be better. You said about the 30mm that the contrast is incridible – colors go to 0 for black and I can second that. What do you think in this respect about the 70mm?

  8. Let me get back to the 70. What I can say so far is that Bokeh is sweet and focus hit rate is very high (on distant objects where I had problems with 50mm before). Maybe after this trip I would have spent enough time with the 70 to find how good contrast is. Need a little more time in Lightroom. :) I’m thinking making reviews with all lenses I have. Could be useful info.

  9. spalbird says:

    Hmmm, I would change my 50mm against a 70mm any time :D I think the longer the lens the more easy for the camera to focus.

  10. Dear Karl,

    I have read a lot on the new Sigma SD14 and there are a lot of different opinions on it. Some are very enthusiastic, other are quite negative. Have you seen the “Stiftung Warentest” which is positive for the Sigma SD14? I can send you if you are interested…Nevertheless I like your comments and all the test you have made through your nice shots. I’am still beloving the argentic picture and I don’t know what to do to be converted in digital equipment! I have a nice photo set with a Leica R8 and a lot of wondeful lenses and accessories with them, I have made a lot of good pictures. Of course, I’am using for the fun a small digital camera, and I like the easiness of the digital picture. But the results are not so wonderful compared to the classical 135 slide film… And maybe the SD14 is the good response for a picture lover as I’am… But I’am very disapointed to see so many divergent reviews and tests about this SD14 camera…In any case, you are a very good marketing agent for Sigma! Many thanks for your blog,your nice pictures and moreover your subtle sense of humor…Best regards from Belgium,François-Xavier GEUBEL

  11. Hi François-Xavier!

    I know the feeling from 135mm film and I’m quite sure that a person like you, that loves “that” also would appreciate the qualities of Foveon RAW and look beyond weaknesses that might be found. I will soon post images from my Norway trip along with RAW files that you might find interesting.

    I don’t read any reviews – (not true, I read a few conclusions and image comparisons) – And I think they’re all using bad lenses, or didn’t focus correctly (which just makes me tired and sad). What they get and what I get is from two different worlds.

    I think that if you take the time, you WILL be amazed. The only VERY important part is L E N S choice. EX and perfectly calibrated. If not, you will be equally disappointed. Get two extra bat-packs and some primes and you will find how much fun the Sigma really is and how easy it is to work with. :)

    I’m happy you wrote, and I’m sure you have taken some great shots with that R8. I’d like to have one as well.

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