I finally completed the puzzle for my dry cabinet last week over a weekend trip. Here are the new additions to the family – Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR2 and the absolutely beautiful Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art. I haven’t had much chance to try these lenses out except for a couple of snapshots during my trip.
The above images of the 70-200mm f2.8 VR2 are shot with the Sigma 35mm f1.4 at f2.8.
The 70-200mm f2.8 VR2 sports a really fast AF system which impressed me greatly, as agreed by users of it widely. It is probably the fastest AF lens that I have owned so far. I also love the build quality, especially how the hood even has a locking latch( as seen in the second image above) to keep it securely on the lens. Love the small details like this which makes it different from the usual lenses. However, at this point of time I wonder if I would survive half a day of walkabout with it as it really weighs down a lot more than all my lenses. There’s a little tingling in me that F4 version might fit me better… let’s see how it feels in the coming months.
I had mentioned two weeks ago about being short of a lover, but I think I found one during my short time with the Sigma 35mm. I’m rather impressed with how it feels in my hands, its looks and how it renders images. Only further testing would tell me more about its characteristics (fingers crossed that this is a keeper. it certainly feels like one at the moment), and I hope to at least try out a few images with these lenses during my events shoots this coming weekend.
Taken with Sigma 35mm f 1.4 @ f1.4 1/100 ISO 1800