Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART for Nikon – Product Photography Test Shoot
This past weekend, after a product photo session, I decided to play with my Sigma 105mm f/1.4 and test it some more, and started out by photographing the same subject at different aperture values. As a note, during the photo shoot, sometimes I used a Nikon SB700 speedlight bought at Adorama, sometimes I did not.
Then I tried to focus on different subjects, while maintaining the same f-stop and shutter speed. Here’s an example of photographing the same scene with a Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART for Nikon at f/1.4, 1/250s first focusing on the foreground, and then focusing on the background.
Here are a few more examples of photographing the same subject, this time a Galileo thermometer, with the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART for Nikon at different, yet very close aperture values: f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2.8. Also worth mentioning is the constantly changing lighting conditions during the test shoot–natural light, with the sun in and out of the clouds.
Here’s what happened when I focused on the background, while photographing the Galileo thermometer with Sigma 105mm ART at f/1.4:
And here’s the same subject, the Galileo thermometer, photographed with a Sigma 105mm f/1.4, first at f/1.4 (left) then at f/5.6 (right):
Next, I’ll test out photographing the same subject from the same distance and the same camera settings (f-stop and shutter speed) using three of my lenses: Sigma 105mm f/1.4, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 28-300mm. I’ll share the results in an upcoming post.
Until then and as always, thank you for stopping by!