Leica Showcase Sigma 45mm F2.8 "L-Mount"

Burkey

All-Pro
Apr 18, 2011
124
Northern New England
Hi Folks - My Sigma 45mm f2.8 arrived today. I've been without an autofocus lens on my Leica CL for over a year. So far this new lens addition is performing exceptionally. 'Thought I'd post some early grab shots, (most with very familiar image subjects. :rolleyes-74:). Also a screen shot from Lightroom showing a portion of one of the images at 2:1. All images were from DNG files with light processing in Lightroom "Classic".
. . . David
Leica CL and Sigma 45mm f2.8-3.jpg


Leica CL and Sigma 45mm f2.8.jpg


Leica CL and Sigma 45mm f2.8-4.jpg


Leica CL and Sigma 45mm f2.8-2.jpg


2-1 Lightroom Screen Shot.png
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
Matt
Bugger ... Now I really want that one. And here's me not wanting to extend the Sony E collection any further (got no L mount body).

Looks like I have to get the Techart Pro TZE-01 adapter just for that lens ... :p

Honestly, what I really want it to put that lens on my Nikon Z 6. That would be right up my alley ...

M.
 

Burkey

All-Pro
Apr 18, 2011
124
Northern New England
Some of the folks over in "Leicaland" are having a field day as they discuss how "not sharp" the new Sigma 45mm is wide open. One comment even mentioned that the softness might be appropriate for portraiture.
OK, I'm working this through. Maybe a bad run of the new lens? Certainly not the case with our copy. I'm not much of a "pixel peeper" but I do expect my lenses to perform well wide open whether for my Fuji camera bodies or for my Leica CL. The attached screen shot out of Lightroom at 1:1 certainly passes my sharpness expectations.
'Just saying. . . . . . .
. . . David
 

rayvonn

All-Pro
Jan 19, 2015
124
Well you certainly got an extremely good copy of the lens then (props to the photographer of course).
 

Jonathan F/2

Regular
Aug 21, 2011
69
Los Angeles, USA
Some of the folks over in "Leicaland" are having a field day as they discuss how "not sharp" the new Sigma 45mm is wide open. One comment even mentioned that the softness might be appropriate for portraiture.
OK, I'm working this through. Maybe a bad run of the new lens? Certainly not the case with our copy. I'm not much of a "pixel peeper" but I do expect my lenses to perform well wide open whether for my Fuji camera bodies or for my Leica CL. The attached screen shot out of Lightroom at 1:1 certainly passes my sharpness expectations.
'Just saying. . . . . . .
. . . David
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Looks sharp to me, even through the glasses which might cause some weird distortion, but even then you can count eyelashes. On a subject with no glasses, it should be perfect! Looking good!
 

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