30mm and 10-20 wide open..

candle. 30 wide open

Today I got back two lenses that I sent for recalibration and they came back in very good condition. Well, the same as they went but now focusing nicely. (I recently got myself a newer SD14 body, that’s why I wanted to calibrate)

Oddly my 10-20 that I lately didn’t think much of now reproduces stunning photographes from wide open. I’m pretty sure they found something else about it – perhaps a glass not in a perfect position? Anyways – I couldn’t be happier. Look at the last bedroom picture – ISO50 and wide open at 10mm. Pretty amazing sharpness and feeling. SPP4.

The other two shots are 30mm 1.4 @ f1.4 (wide open) and at ISo50.. The light was much more yellow in reality but with ISO50 I could play a bit with white balance and get a pretty nice feel. I also like how SPP handles the overexposed area of the lamp.. Nice tones and roll off!

Linn. 30 wide open bedroom. 10-20 wide open.

They’re all available as full size for pixel peepers.  first. second. last.

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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6 Responses to 30mm and 10-20 wide open..

  1. Scotsman says:

    I have to admit I’m not crazy about the 10-20 myself maybe when I go to Moab later this year it will come more into its own or I’ll have to think of recalibrating my own version. I do though miss the 30 that I had, to sell that to help pay for my wedding last year I must really love the girl. :)

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  3. Jeff says:

    The sharpness of those lenses is fantastic! Is your 10-20 the 4-5.6 or the 3.5? I’m in the market for one of the two!

  4. My 10-20 is about as old as it gets. :) So yes, it’s the 4-5.6 version. I’m now more or less waiting for the next wider version to hit the stores – 8-16mm 4.5-5.6.

  5. Saffron says:

    When looking at the picture of Lynn with the candleholders full size, I was struck not only by the sharpness of this lens but mostly by the lovely quality this lens exhibited where it was slightly out of focus, especially on Lynn’s face. It gave a tender quality to the picture which I think it would lack if it was all tack sharp.

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