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Sigma 17-50 messy bokeh

ShrimpBoy

Brighton and Hove, UK
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ShrimpBoy Registered since 08th Jan 2006
Tue 26-Jun-12 04:39 AM | edited Tue 26-Jun-12 04:40 AM by ShrimpBoy

I bought a copy of the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 HSM OS hoping to love it so much that I'd be willing to give up the long end of my Nikkor 16-85 VR. Instead I'm returning it because I believe the Nikkor is a better compromise for me.

One of things I had high hopes for was shallow DOF at f/2.8. While it does deliver, it can often be messy. Here's an example: ignoring the lack of artistry in this image, I find the background really distracting (the shed behind the lizard's rear end is shaking and the tree above it seems to be exploding). I used to think that these messy backgrounds were an artefact of image stabilization, but surely that's not a factor at 1/1600s? (Click image for larger gallery version.)

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D7000, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 HSM OS at 17mm, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1600s, hand held.

Gary
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