Sigma 35mm f/1.4 down on the farm…..

Following on Monday’s post, I thought I’d check in with an update. I had a wonderful time down on the farm with the most gorgeous family

Following on Monday’s post, I thought I’d check in with an update.  I had a wonderful time down on the farm with the most gorgeous family and I hope got some pictures that they will be pleased with!  I can’t post the results of the lens as this shoot was a surprise for Daddy! But I can say that the lens performed beautifully.  The lighting conditions were changeable as we moved around from periods of bright sunshine to a forray into a cow shed for some pictures on the tractor – the lens adapted to all situations and was fast to focus.  It also gave me great versatility – allowing me to take wider environmental portraits to more close-up portraiture.  The lens also produced soft creamy complexions and beautiful bokeh.  I’m currently working in Lightroom putting the finishing touches on the images and cannot wait to share them with Mum!

Lens giddiness…..

I’ve hired a lens to take pictures for a family lifestyle photo session tomorrow and I am excited to a point that is possibly unhealthy!

I’ve hired a lens to take pictures for a family lifestyle photo session tomorrow and I am excited to a point that is possibly unhealthy!  One, because I get to catch up with a lovely friend I haven’t seen for a long time and to meet her babies; and two, because I get to play with a gorgeous lens!  The lens is a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A DG HSM and while writing this I’m also looking at Flickr images showing what my camera body and this lens can do in combination: the images look amazing!  No pressure Natalie…. I plan to have a little play around with it at home tomorrow and will post the results here soon! I hope I can do it justice!