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Title: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: neuroanatomist on October 30, 2013, 01:50:50 PM
Meet the new Sigma 24-105mm f/1.4 DG OS HSM Art lens.  An f/1.4 zoom lens.  Only from Sigma...
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: neuroanatomist on October 30, 2013, 01:53:03 PM
Looking at my keyboard, I see that the ':' key is diagonally adjacent to the '.' key.  Someone at Sigma's graphics department made an oopsy.   :P

They emailed a correction a few hours later. 
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Rat on October 30, 2013, 02:00:19 PM
Let the QC jokes roll :D
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: duydaniel on October 30, 2013, 02:13:22 PM
Maybe it was a leak of newly developing  after this f4
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Post by: ablearcher on October 30, 2013, 02:20:27 PM
Considering the source, I was speechless for a few seconds  ;D
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on October 30, 2013, 02:22:55 PM
Been a long time and manufacturers still use non-standardized specifications that confuse the unwary buyer. :( One is opening diaphragm that writes F4 or then 1:4, which seems to F1.4 and confuses even experienced photographers. Another thing is the magnification as fraction (magnification 1/2) or decimal numbers (0.5 x magnification). We will reach an agreement that does not create confusion? ???
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Post by: CR00 on October 30, 2013, 02:27:44 PM
That would be an amazing lens to have a 24-105 f/1.4 for full frame.
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Post by: Passport on October 30, 2013, 02:47:21 PM
C-mount Pentax 8-48mm f1.0

And this one is real.  Even if Sigma did announce an F1.4 zoom, it still wouldn't be the fastest.
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 02:53:09 PM
...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on October 30, 2013, 03:09:33 PM
...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D
I helped a friend who was looking for a Sigma 18-50mm lens used, and the search was arduous. Many vendors do not properly informed in the text, what exactly were model selling, or put photos of another different model. >:( Could be:

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM
Sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS

There is no patience and perseverance that is sufficient. :-[
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 04:02:04 PM
...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D
I helped a friend who was looking for a Sigma 18-50mm lens used, and the search was arduous. Many vendors do not properly informed in the text, what exactly were model selling, or put photos of another different model. >:( Could be:

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM
Sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS

There is no patience and perseverance that is sufficient. :-[

Confusing indeed! Hopefully the sarcasm in my last post wasn't lost in the barren landscape of text-only communication.  :)

With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Rat on October 30, 2013, 04:33:57 PM
With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...
With all that sarcasm, I'm not sure if you realize that this is simply a feature list which gives you everything you need to know about a lens (bar the image quality, obviously). All manufacturers, including Canon, do this - the inspiration for this lens, for instance, is called the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. They could give it a name, but instead they list seven (!)  features.

Btw, I really don't know why Sigma puts DG on their lenses, when they have DC-lenses too. And THAT one you really want to be aware of. I'm still plenty pissed my 5D3 won't take that nifty new f/2 zoom they made...
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Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 05:07:15 PM
With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...

With all that sarcasm, I'm not sure if you realize that this is simply a feature list which gives you everything you need to know about a lens...

Understood. Just having a little fun...

I'm sure glad they don't do that with car models!  :o

Should I get the Honda 1.8L 16V SOHC 5SMT 38MPG VSA or the Honda 1.8L 16V SOHC 5SAT 38MPG VSA ACC? There's a $2,650 difference in there somewhere...  :P

If someone has to decipher all the abbreviations and designations in a name, we might as well go with Honda Civic LX and Honda Civic EX. Besides, it fits better on the back of the car.  ;D

(I know I'm exaggerating a bit, but why not have a little fun?)
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Rat on October 30, 2013, 05:52:21 PM
I really was unsure whether you knew. Far be it from me to stop you having fun :D
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: pwp on October 30, 2013, 06:02:01 PM
Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Dylan777 on October 30, 2013, 06:19:16 PM
Meet the new Sigma 24-105mm f/1.4 DG OS HSM Art lens.  An f/1.4 zoom lens.  Only from Sigma...

 24-105 f1.4:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

then I see f4 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
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Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 06:35:53 PM
I really was unsure whether you knew. Far be it from me to stop you having fun :D

No harm done! 8)
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 06:38:28 PM
Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw

Rearrange the letters and it spells "Sham Dogs".  :P
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 06:40:09 PM
Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw

Rearrange the letters and it spells "Sham Dogs".  :P

Or is it "Sham Gods"? Reminds me of the dyslexic agnostic insomniac that stays up at night wondering if there really is a dog... ;D
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: docholliday on October 30, 2013, 06:41:34 PM
Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw

Rearrange the letters and it spells "Sham Dogs".  :P

...or, "Smash God"
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 06:42:04 PM
Meet the new Sigma 24-105mm f/1.4 DG OS HSM Art lens.  An f/1.4 zoom lens.  Only from Sigma...

 24-105 f1.4 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

then I see f4 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

My reaction exactly!
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Famateur on October 30, 2013, 06:44:13 PM
Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A ?  ;)
+1   
Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
 ;D

-pw

Rearrange the letters and it spells "Sham Dogs".  :P

...or, "Smash God"

Nice!

My new moniker for a great lens from Sigma: "This thing is a smash god!"
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: Jim Saunders on October 30, 2013, 07:04:35 PM
Good thing anyway, it probably would have been the size and weight of a 200-400!

Jim
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Post by: RomainF on October 30, 2013, 08:00:15 PM
Remember their  70-200mm f/2.8 APO DG EX OS HSM  8) :o ?
(http://www.funny-potato.com/images/wedding/book/biggest-book.jpg)
Title: Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
Post by: BozillaNZ on October 30, 2013, 08:46:10 PM
No it's "Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 APO DG EX OS HSM WOOSH OMGWTFBBQ SOFAST HOLY SUPER HAPPY FUN TIME THIS LENS IS GOOD!(1). 1: Limited super deluxe edition"