« on: September 21, 2014, 05:06:10 PM »
Reading the link from page 4 of this thread, it's clear to me that these beasts are aimed squarely at the Canon Cinema lens market unlike the Zeiss Otus which is clearly a high end photo still tool.
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I suspect many Americans believe German manufacturing quality is higher, based on perceptions of cars. Many who know the name Zeiss might be surprised to learn their camera lenses are generally made in Japan.
Samsung is a company to watch out for, they have the dollars, and when they put their mind to it, they can produce.
I've never heard of the brand prior to this press release.
Sigma UK has announced the price of the sports model (£15,999) and a launch date of Sept 2014, so perhaps the sceptics about release dates and vapour products might just be wrong.
Alan, I think you entered a extra digit in the price. That price is up in Canon range.
I think this is what you meant. Price: £1599.99
So that's US$2600. Not a competitor with the Tamron at that price. I expect that a new 100-400 will be at least that much.
The Sport model may be ready to go, as it has more complete specs, and the early rumor was clearly about it. The C model is more likely to be vapor, or a very long time arriving.