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Pricing and preorder for the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens is coming May 25, 2018 according to Nokishita.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 09:43:16 AM »
This will be interesting. I'm not sure if there are any detailed reviews yet.
It's very heavy - heavier than a 70-200 II.
I like the fact the tripod collar is Swiss Arca compatible.
Lets see how much of  bokeh master it is and how accurate and sharp it is.
I've often used the Canon 100m L 2.8 for portraits and I like that focal length.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 09:52:44 AM »
I've seen it IRL at an event. It's huge, heavy and beautiful! Kind of a niche lens which should be able to create some very very good looking work

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 10:35:39 AM »
Any guesses as to the price?

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 10:46:57 AM »
Any guesses as to the price?
should be somewhere in range of 1700$ to 2000$.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 10:51:50 AM »
Any guesses as to the price?
should be somewhere in range of 1700$ to 2000$.

My thoughts as well. Nikon's version, the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F/1.4 ED is $2200. I'd anticipate Sigma might try to come in at $1699 or $1799. They have a good habit of undercutting the 1st-party competition by several hundred dollars.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 11:01:20 AM »
Can't wait to see the kinds of images that this behemoth will produce.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 11:14:18 AM »
Any guesses as to the price?
should be somewhere in range of 1700$ to 2000$.

My thoughts as well. Nikon's version, the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F/1.4 ED is $2200. I'd anticipate Sigma might try to come in at $1699 or $1799. They have a good habit of undercutting the 1st-party competition by several hundred dollars.
This is quite big piece of glass of so won't be surprised if this lens was priced much closer to 2000$ mark. Also I remember in interviews that this is another glass from Sigma for which astrophotographers are a target group so I am seriously interested to reviews with regards to that. I dont shoot portraits but since there is no fast tele lens from Canon I won't mind renting this lens for a night or two of astrophotography.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 12:36:07 PM »
While I LOVE the 100mm length for portraits, the only reason a person would acquire this lens would be to shoot at or near max aperture.
As such, the premium in cost and weight paid for that seems to narrow the field dramatically.

Of course, I am probably underestimating the population of bokeh whores with wallets.  ::)

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 01:08:57 PM »
My thoughts as well. Nikon's version, the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F/1.4 ED is $2200. I'd anticipate Sigma might try to come in at $1699 or $1799. They have a good habit of undercutting the 1st-party competition by several hundred dollars.

I bet Sigma is regretting its mount conversion service now.  If they didn't offer that, they could undercut Nikon for units (per their normal modus operandi) and absolutely set the price on fire for the EF version.

Canon's not going to make this lens, so Sigma could have shot for the moon price-wise here.  The only first party items that will top this for bokeh/separation are, what, 200 f/2L IS?  400 f/2.8L IS II?  Those are crazy pricy.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 03:39:21 PM »
On a slightly related topic....


Of late, how well does AF work on these new Sigma lens?

I've not bought into them yet due to early on, hearing that the AF wasn't working all that well.


I'd be interested in this lens, maybe, but not that kind of $$$ if the AutoFocus wasn't at least very close to comparable to that of a Canon native lens...

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 03:55:52 PM »
Very niche lens - I wonder who it is for. Wouldn't astro photographers want a wider angle? I had the Sigma 85 f1.4 EX for a few years and it was a nice lens, but too niche to carry most of the time so I finally traded it in. One thing about the 85, though, it was very handholdable. If this is heavier than a 70-200 2.8 I have a hard time understanding the appeal. It's not telephoto enough to be a wildlife lens. Maybe if you are a wedding and/or portrait shooter and you just want that little extra blur (to eliminate busy backgrounds on city streets, etc).

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2018, 04:04:43 PM »
Very niche lens - I wonder who it is for.

Portraiture.  (How on earth was that your third guess?)

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2018, 06:35:27 PM »
Personally, I like to hand hold my camera when doing portraits, and I would think that this lens is just too heavy to hand hold for long periods of time.
I doubt one will find its way into one of my camera bags.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2018, 07:21:18 PM »
Beast...

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