Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART Lens

Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART Lens

Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART Lens

Most professional wedding photographers who truly understand the meaning of quality in the sharpness and clarity of an image would no doubt agree that one of the best lenses for wedding photography is the Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART

As a wedding photographer. We are always chasing the fastest and sharpest Len’s that money can buy. In my time of using a multitude of a different lens from primes to Zoom’s, this must be one of the best.

My initial thoughts when buying this lens was all the hype regarding how sharp it is, oh and the price, not cheap at seven hundred odd pounds. But then again, a lot cheaper than the Nikon equivalent and to be brutally honest it’s just as good as the Nikon 35mm 1.4, if not better.

This is now my go to lens for the majority of my work.The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens can be used for shooting a variety of poses and it is super effective when it comes to taking close range shots with couples. You can close in on the couple and not have to worry about the distortion on the edges of the frame. It makes you feel right there in the moment – in that image, and pushes you to be closer to the couple – and the closer you are to your subject, the better image you will get.

It is wide enough to allow you step back and tell a complete story with your composition. You will be able to share unique versions of an otherwise ordinary perspective, inviting the viewer into the moment and creating the perfect wedding story picture. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens is also super versatile – not only is it great for low-light on the dance floor or for getting that sunset shot, but you can also use it to effectively isolate subjects from the background due to the shallow depth of field, thus rendering bokeh in a beautiful light. It is certainly a masterpiece equipment that is designed to perform and one essential tool every professional wedding photographer should have

The sharpness performance of the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens is also absolutely stunning, it is by far the sharpest 35mm lens that is perfect for wedding photography. Its center sharpness is amazing and it reaches extremely high levels at the largest aperture of f/1.4, also providing quality mid and corner frame performance as well. It also boasts of a superb micro contrast, which would make your wedding photos glow brilliantly.

Another fantastic feature of this extraordinary lens and why I always recommend it for use in wedding photography is its ghosting and flare handling capabilities. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art handles flares and ghosting excellently well, especially on a bright sunny wedding day when you take shots against the sun, with the sun in the corners, it produces some nice visible flare and ghosting. It is the best lens when it comes to handling ghosting and flares and is second only to the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G. Though it has very little barrel distortion, it is almost invisible when compared to other lenses.

Wedding photographers would no doubt enjoy using the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens, its main feature is its constant and fast f/1.4 aperture. It also has an internal floating focus mechanism which is designed to give a better optical performance at close distances. You will be able to capture clear, sharp, close up images of the bride and groom without leaving room for errors, and with its minimum focusing distance of 30cm/11.8in, every shot you take is guaranteed to produce high-quality photos.

There hardly is anything not to like about the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens, it offers great results for sharpness, high-quality bokeh, low chromatic aberration, low distortion, and so much more. Every aspect of the lens can be adjusted to enable you to capture the perfect picture, including stopping down to shoot corner-to-corner image sharpness.

castle hedingham tudor wedding

castle hedingham tudor wedding

Wow, what a wedding venue. A Castle Hedingham Tudor wedding. What bride doesn’t ever dream of a romantic wedding in their very own fairytale castle and a themed Tudor wedding to match.

Castle Hedingham situated in North Essex close to the Suffolk border. Built in the 12th century by a Norman baron. Although much of the original castle has long since disappeared, the keep very much remains. With its four floors rebuilt in the Tudor period, the minstrel’s gallery with its original stone carvings and the Tapestry room where famous Kings and Queens such as Henry V111 and Elizabeth 1 once dined. The banqueting hall with its grand arch Perfect for that atmospheric wedding ceremony. One hundred and sixty acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Castle Hedingham is the epitome of the perfect English castle and as wedding venues go, you just can’t get better.

Dan and Nina. A Castle Hedingham Tudor wedding. From a Photographers point of view, Castle Hedingham just can’t get any better. Everywhere is a photo opportunity. The minstrel’s gallery with its natural light looking down into the Grand Banqueting hall. Tudor bridge with its grand arches,   reflections in the lake. The long sweeping driveway. If ever there was a romantic wedding venue then Castle Hedingham has to be it.

Castle Hedingham Tudor wedding