Sigma Art Lenses for Sony E-mount

The wait is over, Sigma Art lenses for full frame Sony E-mount cameras are here. I have used Sigma Art lenses with my Sony for a few years now. The lenses are sharp and have a nice bokeh, but still they were not perfect. There were no lenses for full frame e-mount Sonys, hence I had to use Canon EF-mount with a adaptor. Although Sigma's adaptor is best in the market, yet it felt a bit clumsy and its performance was not as good as it good be. But now all this has all changed. I am not going bore you with all those fancy tech specs, the internet is full of sites with diagrams and numbers on how lenses perform. I will speak from my own experience, what is the look and feel from my perspective. After testing these lenses about a month, I can say I am super happy. They are sharp right from wide open aperature, focus is fast and accurate and build quality is good and solid. I have tested 20,35 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses. All photos I took are work related, unfortunately and I can´t publish those yet. But I did some test shots on a summer house to give you few examples. I also have the new 70mm f/2.8 macro. Haven´t been able to test it properly, but I can say it is a true money maker for  food photographers. 

Postcards from archipelago

I is quite warm in Helsinki, much warmer than it usually is in May. It is hard to imagine anything better to do on a warm summer day, than a boat ride to a lighthouse. We couldn't dock the boat, there are birds nesting on the island where the lighthouse is, but it didn't matter. It was super nice anyway. Thanks Ville for the ride, your new boat is awesome!  Shot with Leica M with Summarit 35mm and 50mm, Sony A7RIII with Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

Postcards from Kilpisjärvi

  Shot with Sony A7RIII with Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art, 70-200mm f/2.8 and Leica M(typ240) with Summarit 50mm f/2.5

My favorite photo gear

I like to keep my set-up simple. I carry with me only lenses that I really use. This is what I have with me on 90% of my commissioned work. Camera body: Sony A7RIII, Sony A6500 Lenses (all Sigma): 24-70 f/2.8 ART, 35mm f/1.4 ART, 50mm f/1.4 ART, 30mm f/1.4 C (for Sony A6500) Behind the scenes camera: Leica Q Sigma circular polarized  filters Monocle pencil pouch Moleskin notebook. Not in the photo: extra batteries, memory cards, lens cloth etc..

Photo gear for food photography

After many years of all kind of gear mania I have come to a point where I like to keep my camera bag as light as possible. This is what I mainly use for my food photography. Camera body: Sony A7RIII Lenses: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM (this is my favorite lens of all my lenses) and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art DG OS HSM Flash: Elinchrom ELB1200 with Hi-Speed head Light shaper: Elinchrom deep 125cm white umbrella with diffusor. This is by far the best for food photos. Pieces of white and black foam board DUDE! where is your macro???? I have one, I don't use one. At this point it is not trendy to shoot details of portions, so macro is not needed. This is it, simple and easy to carry around. Badabim! Ou, I forgot something. I have my Leica Q for bts-shots.