New Camera Lens / Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 / by Jordan Hefler

Sooo I got a new camera lens! Back in March, I got a Sigma 24mm f/1.4 prime lens and I fell in love. I have been using it for everything from concerts to events and it's been amazing! However, sometimes (especially with concerts when I'm pushed up against the stage or in the pit) I feel like I need a little more for detail shots since it's so wide... And I end up having to switch lenses to my 50mm or my 70-200mm. With all my back problems right now, I'm really trying to consolidate my setup for when I go shoot long days such as festivals or events. Which is why when I saw the other day that B&H was having a sale on the a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 I knew I needed to pounce...and FAST. There was even free shipping so I was like yooooo lemme have dat.

I think I'm really going to like this lens! It's kind of crazy heavy for its size... but now I can bring just a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm with me instead of a 24mm prime, a 50mm prime, and the 70-200mm. So there is some progress with consolidation efforts here. It's pretty fast at 2.8, so that should be plenty helpful in my common low light situations (AKA every concert in Baton Rouge ever.) I'm excited to get out there at a concert and try it out, but for now I just came home and wanted to play with it immediately, so I took some photos around my room just to see what it could do. Last fall when I upgraded my camera I did a similar blog post featuring my room/workspace, but this time I didn't clean anything at all haha. What you see is exactly how I came home from work. Including the half opened sock drawer and the 1 day old coffee in a Brady Bunch mug on my desk. I feel kinda naked eeek

Side note- I may be a little late to the game on this, but I recently have started to play with adding grain to my photos. It's something I've done very little in the past and it really depended on the photo. I always thought it was kind of dumb to spend thousands of dollars on equipment to have a high res digital image and then throw grain on it. But aesthetically it can be kind of fun and vintage looking sometimes. These photos were a chance for me to just sort of play around freely, with no creative pressure (unless you're my boyfriend, who as I was posting this said "that looks terrible people are going to think you suck.") Oh, you know what they say: Aesthetic is in the eye of the beholder...?

The lens isn't on mega sale anymore, but it's still marked down! Get it below-