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TC thank you for posting these. I like the the red /green contrast and texture detail on the brick corner shot.
The landscapes look so wide you develop a sense of vastness looking at them. Great blue. This is certainly what I am interested in.
If you don't mind a couple of questions about the PP. Where these shot raw and developed in SPP? If so, did you need to do much as fair as sharpening in the first? and color / saturation in the 2nd and 3rd?
I ask because I am trying to get a feel for how much of what I see that I like is the lens or enhanced from SPP. It is remarkable how much SPP can enhance a really good RAW file. (and even some that don't start out the best it does well with).
From the looking I have done so far, this 10 - 20 is the one I am saving for.
They were not shot RAW shot in JPG mode on a Sony a700....my lense is not on a Sigma SD14....which I would have to conclude your shots would probably come out even better since sigma has better color rendition than the Sony a700...
These images were touched up with Nikon's NX2 which I use this program to change the color levels...but I don't mess with sharpness or saturation...the only other reason I use NX2...it has a great fix-it tool for images that may have sensor ghost or just plain dust specs....I would say this was probably enhanced by +1 to +3 at max...I don't like making too many changes to my pictures....
For the Sigma...I have seen two so far go for about 220.00 to 250.00 on ebay....in the last two months...
Very good is the brand new Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 zoom that came out lately, drawback: only for APS-C sized sensors.
As a full frame wideangle zoom I can recommend the Sigma 12-24mm it offers definitely fixed lens quality in a zoom !
(google : sigma 12-24mm pontification...for a great review)
The Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 is a great lens as we ll as the latest edition of the 24-70mm f2.4 HSM version !!!
Landscape is not only wideangle in my opinion so the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 could also serve well as the right tool especially for dim light early morning or dawn.