The fabulous 70-200 revisited! (updated)

I almost forgot that I had the 70-200, and I decided to take it for a spin with my students – equipped with both the new 50-500 and the 70-200 we had an outdoor, long zoom, reflector class. Sun was setting and because I didn’t have any yellow toned filter / gel for my Quadra I used a circular golden reflector instead.

Sigma 70-200 EX shots
Original size

I was really amazed with how snappy my old 70-200 was and how precise it hit the eye – shot after shot after shot! I did calibrate it more than half a year ago and didn’t really use it since then (dark winter) but now I realize how well I did, and how friendly it have become! I didn’t remember the bokeh to be this beautiful! It’s really awesome!

Sigma 70-200 EX shots
Original size. Above shot might have been taken by Niklas, I don’t remember this to be my framing.

The above girl is one of my students, her name is Elke Knorr and she took the picture below of me. I was also surpriced to find that all her shots were all in focus as well. I will definitely use this lens more!. :) Perhaps I should make a 120-300 vs 70-200 thingi..

Also notice the light. Sun comes in from the left and a golden reflector from the right.

Sigma 70-200 EX shots
Niklas, here enjoying the 50-500. No reflector.

Sigma 70-200 EX shots
And this one shot by Martina. Look at those colors!

Sigma 70-200 EX shots
Click me and see what happens! :D

Oh, and yes. This is me with the 50-500. Look at that sweet bokeh – and those colors all came out so nice. And this is the old 70-200 2.8EX, (not the oldest oldest) without any macro – so it’s a bit irritating to have to go back in order to focus. I think 1.5m is the closest.

No extra sharpening on these images. Some PS levels but that’s more or less it. All shots at f3.5. SPP4. You can find them all as full size, plus some more here!

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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3 Responses to The fabulous 70-200 revisited! (updated)

  1. luning says:

    Hello! very nice PIC! May I ask a question ? When the SD15 to enter the market?
    I cna’t wait so long time, X3 very ture !

  2. Hi Luning! Thanks, and I think May may be the month of it’s release. Let’s hope so.

  3. luning says:

    The month ! AH! AH! AH! thank you !!!

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