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Another question about the Sigma 20mm 1.8 (I just cannot afford the Canon
17-40L).

If I use f1.8 from a distance of around 20' from my subject would a group
shot be sharp, or would I have to stop down?

Sorry to bother you guys all the time.


Happy New Year !

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rda wrote:
> Another question about the Sigma 20mm 1.8 (I just cannot afford the
> Canon 17-40L).
>
> If I use f1.8 from a distance of around 20' from my subject would a
> group shot be sharp, or would I have to stop down?
>
> Sorry to bother you guys all the time.
>
>
> Happy New Year !

If they were all the same distance from the lens they should all be in
focus, there are a lot of other factors related to sharpness.

If they were standing one behind the other a couple of feet apart, then
the answer is you would need to stop down.

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any use ? http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

"rda" <nottellin@secret.net> wrote in message
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> Another question about the Sigma 20mm 1.8 (I just cannot afford the Canon
> 17-40L).
>
> If I use f1.8 from a distance of around 20' from my subject would a group
> shot be sharp, or would I have to stop down?
>
> Sorry to bother you guys all the time.
>
>
> Happy New Year !
>
> --
> rda
> www.rdaphoto.co.uk
>
>
 
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I am looking into this lens myself, and have a question or two for the
group.

I have a D70 with the following lenses (18-70mm 3.5/4.5 DX, 70-300 4/5.6 ED,
28mm 3.5 PC, Sigma 12-24mm 4.5/5.6)

I was looking at adding the Sigma 20mm 1.8 to cover me in low-light
situations where my SB-800 flash would be frowned upon (such as in a
Cathedral).

I should mention at this point that I shoot architecture 95% of the time,
where its important for great sharpness and elimination of depth of field
(not a problem set to infinity focus). However, with this lens, i want to
get into artistic and portrait photography.

Is this a wise choice?

Thanks in advance.


"rda" <nottellin@secret.net> wrote in message
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> Another question about the Sigma 20mm 1.8 (I just cannot afford the Canon
> 17-40L).
>
> If I use f1.8 from a distance of around 20' from my subject would a group
> shot be sharp, or would I have to stop down?
>
> Sorry to bother you guys all the time.
>
>
> Happy New Year !
>
> --
> rda
> www.rdaphoto.co.uk
>
>
 
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"rda" <nottellin@secret.net> wrote in message
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>
> "dylan" <no@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:cr6hnm$kv$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> any use ? http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
>>
>
> WOW, great link.
>
> It would seem that for 20' the depth of field would be from 13.2' -
> 41.2'.

Yes, theoretically in the 14-34 feet range everything would be
perfectly in focus, but I doubt the lens will perform uniformly
throughout the Field of view when used wide open...

Bart
 

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