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    Sigma 30mm is for the birds

    Sorry, it was too easy... shot on the 3. Mobile Me hosting is not doing these files justice - wicked sharp!

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    Re: Sigma 30mm is for the birds

    Nice. It's hard not to love this lens. Mine stays glued on my NEX-7.

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    For now, the Zeiss stays on the 7 and the Sigma on the 3. Just got it yesterday so I need to spend more time with it. '

    The only issue I have with it so far is the wake (or switch from playback to live view) time on the 3. It takes about, wait for it... 3 seconds. Too slow. The Zeiss responds much quicker.

    On the 7, the Sigma speeds up its act for the most part.

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    nice birds!!! they must have let you get up close to capture those with 30mm.

    So what you are saying about the 30mm causing slow wake ups seems to be an issue on the Nex 3 but not the nex 7?

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    I've noticed my NEX-7 takes longer to wake with the Sigma than with the kit zoom. After corresponding with Sigma I think it's due to the type of AF motor Sigma uses needing longer to power up.

    I also just heard of a great workaround for using the Sigma so it never sleeps (forces you to turn the power off instead.) Apparently the camera never sleeps when Remote Commander mode is activated. I'm not a big fan of devices that sleep automatically, I want the control even if it adversely affects battery life.
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    Re: Sigma 30mm is for the birds

    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    nice birds!!! they must have let you get up close to capture those with 30mm.

    So what you are saying about the 30mm causing slow wake ups seems to be an issue on the Nex 3 but not the nex 7?
    Yes, specifically when switching from playback of an image to live view (ready to take a new photo). It is almost instantaneous on the 7, takes a while on the 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyDuty View Post
    I also just heard of a great workaround for using the Sigma so it never sleeps (forces you to turn the power off instead.) Apparently the camera never sleeps when Remote Commander mode is activated. I'm not a big fan of devices that sleep automatically, I want the control even if it adversely affects battery life.
    I'll give it a try on the 7 but don't think that helps on the 3 when I don't have the accessory flash attached (can't turn on Remote Commander).

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    wonder whether this slow startup effect the nex 5 and 5n....

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    For now, the Zeiss stays on the 7 and the Sigma on the 3. Just got it yesterday so I need to spend more time with it. '

    The only issue I have with it so far is the wake (or switch from playback to live view) time on the 3. It takes about, wait for it... 3 seconds. Too slow. The Zeiss responds much quicker.

    On the 7, the Sigma speeds up its act for the most part.
    Yeah, I ended up selling my Zeiss 24 the other day. Great lens, but I prefer the focal length and size of the Sigma. The slow startup time does annoy me a bit, though. I hope the upcoming fast, standard prime from Sony isn't large, because that may be my best option.

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    Re: Sigma 30mm is for the birds

    Douglas - have you noticed that the Sigma renders greens exceptionally well? I'm running similar edits on both the Sigma and Zeiss shots and the greens I'm getting on the Sigma are brilliant.

    It may just be the 3 sensor compared to the 7 - I need to shoot the Zeiss on the 3 to be sure but was curious if you had an opinion.

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    Hi. I'm not sure about the greens. I tend to think greens are generally way too "neon" in digital, so I tone them down and use film presets. I'd have to do a strict side by side comparison.

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    Re: Sigma 30mm is for the birds

    some say leica does the most natural greens

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    Re: Sigma 30mm is for the birds

    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    some say leica does the most natural greens
    and some don't

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