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Some purchases mark a turning point in our workflow. The Sigma Art 50 mm f1.4 acquisition some time ago was one of those. We were conquered by the build quality of the manufacturer, the speed of the A...

Sigma Art Lenses : Essential Allies

Some purchases mark a turning point in our workflow. The Sigma Art 50 mm f1.4 acquisition some time ago was one of those. We were conquered by the build quality of the manufacturer, the speed of the AF and especially the opening f1.4 which we will talk in more detail a little further.

The result ? Until then, great fans of Canon's L series, we have finally completed our fleet with the 20 mm35 mm85 mm105 mm f1.4 and 135 mm f1.8.

A choice that is a major component in our photographic identity even if, as you know, it is not the material that makes the photographer, it is undeniable that it’s indispensable.

If the purpose of this article is not to do detailed tests (a little patience), we will nevertheless explain the importance of the Sigma ART lenses in our wedding photographs.

The f1.4, a major asset for wedding photographs

If there is one area in which the reading of the image must be instantaneous, it’s wedding photography. The subject must be identifiable and identified in a few seconds, otherwise the interest of the shot will be greatly diminished.

Many photographers (and we were part of it) opt for 24-70mm and 70-200mm f2.8 lenses thinking that it does not make a big difference, though, about, framing and identical light, dissimilarity is far from anecdotal.

Composition effect: the frame in the frame

Here are some examples of composition that highlight the possibilities of framing offered by a f 1.4.


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 85 mm f1.4 between two bags placed on the table (on the left and on the right)


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 105 mm f1.4 


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 85 mm f1.4 


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Photo realized in a church with the Sigma Art 105 mm f1.4 

Mastery of depth of field

Another undeniable advantage to photograph at f1.4 is to keep a perfect control of the depth of field. This simplifies the reading of the image by refocusing attention on the subject or subjects by applying a blur in the background to soften it.
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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 105 mm f1.4 


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 105 mm f1.4 


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 105 mm f1.4 


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 20 mm f1.4 

Keep natural light

Finally, one of the strengths of Sigma Art f1.4 is to preserve the natural lights by allowing photography to take place in difficult light conditions. A powerful argument for all those who, like us, seek to faithfully capture the authenticity of a moment.

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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 35 mm f1.4, in natural lights


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 50 mm f1.4, without flash


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Photo realized with the Sigma Art 35 mm f1.4, without flash


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Photo realized in a church with the Sigma Art 105 mm f1,4, without flash


You’ll understand, the objectives of the range Sigma Art are major assets for the cover of our weddings and make the happiness of our customers!

You’ll soon be able to find a series of articles dedicated to testing these different objectives, but in the meantime, do not hesitate to share your feedback with this high-quality material!


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