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Today I had to try out the new Sigma 14mm f 1.8 on a job. And I was quite pleased with the results.

The first shot was of a DJ with very little space behind him. I like the bokeh wide open, and the perspective is unique. Sadly that was at the entry of the festival, and there were no more lines of people waiting, so the poor DJ was quite alone ;)

The I had some free minutes to shoot a rather small act of the festival: SXTN from Berlin. The had a lot of power and a nice dynamic with the crowd so it was a lot of fun to shoot. I did not intend to use this lens a lot for stage photography, but for this smaller venue it worked quite well. The distance to the crowd was very small. Again, I like the blurred background in some of these shots, and that is only possible with a very wide aperture like this lens has. As you might see those are heavily processed, i actually increased the vignetting in post.

Until now all images were taken at f 1.8, the next one is f 2.8:

Razor sharp at f 2.8 on the 5DSR. What's not to like about that.

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For some more shots of the good looking girls head over here. Some of those shots are cropped though, and some are with the equally excellent Sigma 50mm 1.4 on a 5dIV.