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Review of the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon

After lots of debate, I recently decided to sell one of the lens I've been using for the last year, my Nikon 24-70 mm zoom lens. This lens I almost considered to be my first born... it was definitely an investment when I purchased it and took some arm twisting by me to convince Cliff I needed it. This is a switch I did not take lightly! Zoom lenses are just like they sound, have a range of focal ranges or distances you can shoot. They are nice since you can zoom in and out without moving. The other type of lens is prime. Prime lenses are different in the fact that to zoom in and out you have to move your feet. I read several places that Prime lenses are super crisp when compared to Zoom lenses, which was one of my main reasons for switching.

Purchasing a new lens is not a decision that photographers take lightly. I've seen lenses range in price from $100 to $25,000, depending on the aperture, focal length, brand name, quality of glass etc. Fellow photographers on several forums I follow had AWESOME things to say about the Sigma 35 mm 1.4 lens. I decided to purchase this lens as one of the lenses that replaced my baby. Based on my experience with this lens, it has not disappointed! The images are super crisp and clear. In fact, many of the images I've been showing lately have been from this lens.

Here's an Image of our Jack Russell straight out of the camera. She likes to jump up and grab the door handle.

After some light editing.


Here's a photo of Cliff & I taken with this lens- ISO 1250 | 35 MM | F/2.2 | 1/125 Seconds with light coming from a window.

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Have any of your own photography questions? Email me at sarah@sarahkidwellphotography and I may feature them in an upcoming blog post!