I’ve been thinking of doing a comparison with the Veydra 16mm, one of the sharpest of the Veydras from my brief test. Of course, that would mean bringing out the old tripod and the whole rig…. Today was actually my very first time taking out the iFootage tripod in forever – so heavy! My student (the model) brought along her girlfriend, so she was responsible for playing music on her phone 🙂 and intermittently holding the reflector, which she’d never done before – and neither had I! So a lot of the shots turned out crazy looking. Because they assumed I was a professional photographer, I was practically turned away from two places in one day (the museum was asking $50.00, the zoo refused to let me enter with…. a reflector!) Maybe they thought it would frighten the animals. 😂 Aside from having to plan out our itinerary a little better next time, there’s also the problem of finding people willing to work for peanuts. =) I was able to mount the G85 and Sigma on the original Crane, so I’d like to shoot some stuff with that combination next.
Incidentally, those of you who are thinking of purchasing the Sigma and using it for manual focus, think again! Manually focusing was so frustrating, I ended up shooting AF and just using my BMD Video Assist to confirm focus.