They both can be used in similar situations, however the 35mm fairs better in an event photography situation. At any other setting, the is no corner shading to speak of. Macro photography is one of the most popular forms of photography there is. On the outside, the lens has several toggle switches. I did not give it 5 stars only because the barrel extends when you get into close focus, unlike the 105 which is internal. May be she does look like that or may be it too is caused by distortion.
It is quite well made and weighs 720 grams. The lens diaphragm consists of a total of 9 diaphragm blades. Using the lens hood is not practical in this setting and even without the hood, you have problems with the camera and lens casting shadows on the subject. Not only is it a high-quality telephoto lens, it has a magnification of 1:1 making it ideal for macro photography. Therefore, Nikon also offers a Nikon 85 mm macro and a Nikon 105 mm macro lens. It is probably one of the sharpest macro lenses that you can buy for your Nikon and as such would also work as a general purpose telelens. However, for a lens with such an extremely short working distance, using a flash to obtain maximum depth of field for macro-photography is almost a must.
If it tests well, and I have little doubt that it will, I'll be buying one. The new 40mm macro lens is a bit short for macro, a bit long for normal and a bit dark for a prime. Your comment about the coverage: does this apply to 1:1? The front lens element is deeply recessed when focused at infinity, but moves forward as you focus closer. This enables the lens to handle low light and or hand-held shooting much easily when longer shutter speeds become necessary. If you use it for macro photography it is almost essential that you use a tripod and even better if you can add a flash.
Sharpness In order to show you how sharp this lens is, we are providing 100% crops on the following page. This would perhaps not even be so bad if this was a larger focal lens, where working distance permits minute objects to be illuminated quite well even without a flash. Again, flat field merely means this lens can focus on a flat plane, as a lot of lenses focus on a curved plane so that when you shoot a flat wall or a painting, you cannot get a sharp center and sharp corners at the same time until you stop way down to gain a lot of depth of field. Rated 5 out of 5 by Brett from Incredibly Sharp I purchased the 40mm as a daily lens with macro capability for my Nikon D7000. The 35mm was a wide enough lens, but for head portraits you had the weird effect of an almost 50mm lens with the distortions of a 35mm lens. If you would like to purchase any of the items mentioned, please do so by clicking our links first and then purchasing the items as we then get a small portion of the sale to help run the website.
The working distance is the distance from the front of the lens to the subject. But the Sigma is still a formidable lens to shoot macro photos with. Reveal Hidden Beauty Sharp images from infinity to life-size 1x This standard close-up lens captures the finest details at any distance, including details practically impossible to detect with the human eye at 1x magnification. But for really small subjects the short working distance is going to be a problem. That is so low that you will never have to expect visible distortion. So I have to wait, perhaps a few days. These are cameras like the D5100 and the D3100 which do not have a built-in auto-focusing motor.
Additionally, there is a super multi-layer coating as well. However, if you move closer to your subject so that your subject's head will look bigger to compensate for the wider angle of view from the 35mm lens, your subject will look more distorted because, again, the nose is now proportionally closer to the camera then the ears. Click on the right image for a larger version. Andy, it is extremely difficult to align the camera sensor plane to be totally parallel with a close up subject like that. Adorama's staff is excellent and will help you in choosing a good lens. It has beautiful bokeh, it's sharp wide open at any focusing distance, virtually distortion free, and it has a razor thin depth of field at 1:1 magnification. I was wondering about the effects of a flat field vs curved field lens on a 3D subject like that on the Nikon site.
Also, both the 40mm lens and the 50mm lens are a very affordable lenses. Moreover, the Nikon 40 mm macro lens is, even without a hood, highly resistant to flare at close distances. I'm kind of confused here. Taking the D7000s' resolution and sensor size into account, a slide crop digitised at a reproduction ratio of 1:1 should have a theoretical resolution of over 5000ppi. Sadly I can only return it. However, the extremely short focusing distances mean that 1:1 is very close to the subject.
As for the portion of her features, Nikon posted another shot of her that was taken a bit farther way, and it shows a similar portion of her forehead. Russ-- Go for the Sigma 30mm f1. The lens features a distance scale labelled in feet and metres, as well as a reproduction scale, all in place under a plastic window. The shorter focal length gives it a wider angle of view for macro shots, and can even be used as a general purpose lens albeit a smidge long. That lens may be acceptable for your needs.
Image quality is of a high standard throughout the aperture range, and the Ultra Multi-Coating on the lens helps to reduce unwanted optical effects such as lens flare and ghosting. Nevertheless, this lightweight, whose optical qualities in combination with the prove to be heavyweight, has a lot to offer. Rubber gasket has been provided on the lens mount to ensure that the elements stay out. While it was a fine lens, it was not in my budget. No lens can violate the laws of optics.