As always with a new lens (especially from a third party manufacturer), people state that that they will be happy to consider it as long as it is:
- "Very sharp" -often stated as "sharper than (some optically flawed lens)", "as sharp as (inset name of Canon 'L' class lens)"
- Fast aperture
- Cheap -often stated in similar terms to the "sharp" criterion
What a shame that no manufacturer has yet managed to rise to the challenge of meeting these conflicting objectives.
Whilst I'm at it, I'm looking for a car that's small, economical to run, can do 0-60mph in under seven seconds, can carry six adults with luggage and costs no more than a family hatchback. Come on Ford, surely it can't be that difficult?
I think Sigma is rising to that challenge of those conflicting objectives. 35 1.4, 120-300 etc.
The telephoto community is holding its breath for alot of lenses at the moment i.e. Canon 100-400II, 400 5.6 IS, Sigam tele primes 300 2.8 or 400 f4. And thats why alot of people will not give this lens a second thought even if it is a decent performer.