Happily...I do not own any of them!!!!
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I note that this new Sigma 50/1.4 is being introduced at $900. Canon's current 50/1.4 (a 20-year-old design) is about $400 or less (BuyDig offered it for $279 recently). If Canon introduces a new 50/1.4 in the same price range as this Sigma, some people will complain (in online forums) about Canon's pricing ... "They doubled the price!!!". If Canon introduces a really good 50/1.8 with IS, some people will compare its price to that of the nifty fifty ($125) and scream. However, a really good 50mm costs some $$$ to build. That's why the Sigma is $900 and not $400. That's why the Otus is $4000 and not $400. Even the manual focus Zeiss ZE 50/1.4 is $725.If the lens is large and has a complex formula (13 elements in 8 groups)...the canon 50mm f/1.2L (has only 8 elements in 7 groups)...is not a GREAT lens...I am hoping that this new Sigma could be the best 50mm with AF for Canon on the market. This is REALLY exciting news to FINALLY "possibly" have a great normal lens for FF. I am keeping my fingers crossed here and hoping for the best. Canon has been sound asleep here for many years.
I think it's an exciting announcement too. But I disagree about Canon sleeping. They've been putting out new lenses steadily, just at other focal lengths; I could make a list of some really good ones. The 50L is a wonderful lens because of the way it draws -- it's made a lot of my favorite photos. A lot of photographers like the look. And it's weather-sealed once you add a filter. Canon obviously had different design priorities for the 50L than ultimate sharpness. It does have some faults, so it doesn't please everyone. I believe they omitted a floating rear element which is what helps make some other lenses so good. But with that it would have cost even more. I'm looking forward to seeing how this Sigma will compare.
Wouldn't "all metallic construction" be kinda hard to see through? And those all metallic circuit boards would be tricky to engineer.Obviously there is glass in the lenses, plastic-coated wires, rubber on the focus rings, etc...DUUUUUH...but like Roger says..Zeiss uses metal throughout the Lens. Zeiss could make that claim in their literature..in this instance, it is dishonest for Olympus to make that claim.
Funny story...but you performed a quadruple amputation on your unsuspecting Giottos. How cruel of you! LOL!Dear Friends.
I would like you to read my new post, That might help your solve the problem, when you fly, and not stupid as me.---No, Not absurd accessory as the photo.---ha, ha, ha
That's a great story. I'll have to keep that in mind next time I fly with my Giottos Rocket! I was thinking of upgrading to this blower though as it may be easier on sensors.
Also, I learned you are an architect today! With an impressive body of work as well, and in very tough fields like detention centres. Those and court houses have to be some of the toughest buildings to design. Kudos.
Thanks, Dear Botts.
Yes, That are my real Professional, as Thai Architect for 5 years( during work in Thailand), And As American Architect since 1974. Yes, I have a lot of FUN, and get the great lesson in my Life, to work with Inmates as the USER Clients---Ha, Ha, Ha---Yes, I have super fun story, and may be some time, I will post here and let all of my friend in CR to laugh and Learn with me.
Nice to talk to you, Have a great night.
Sigma 35 owners all yawn in unison!Small yawn.... The Sigma is so sharp that it scares me sometimes...so (Like the Canon 24-70mm or the 70-200 f/2.8 IS etc),...the bokeh is not all that soft...but I don't care because of the price and the quality all around of the Sigma....I am thinking that the bokeh could be better on the Canon like Markoe hopes above...but you are talking at least twice the price with the current "L" lens pricing...so that is a big no for me... the weather sealing is not a deal-breaker for me either....That is "if" it is weather-sealed...I am guessing it will be.
Sort of like camouflage flashlightsThe worst accessory I can think of is the selfie stick! http://www.amazon.com/niceEshop-Extendable-telescopic-handheld-Portrait/dp/B00B0TNWIW/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386659265&sr=1-5&keywords=self+portrait
I certainly had hopes that Canon would go quite a bit farther with the M system, I own the current version, not a bad Camera, but not a good camera either when I look at what it needs to be a reasonably developed back up to my 1Dx & a possible replacement for my 5DMK III, the current M doesn't do it.
But the Image files aren't too bad from the current M, absence of a viewfinder is a big issue for me after having the current M, in day light the screen is almost useless.
So, my a7r arrived 3 days ago, still trying to work through the Menu system, not as bad as the Nikon System, but takes a while to work out.
Nice size, has a viewfinder, takes some getting used to but I like the viewfinder on a7r.
I was concerned after reading reports that the auto focus would be quite slow, but I'm using the a7r in dim lighting, very dim, and it focusses just fine quick & accurate. Files look very good to date but I'm yet to really put the is camera to the test considering the choices of Lens, well, make that choice, in Singapore the only Lens available is the Zeiss 35f/2.8, which is a lovely Lens, 55 arrives sometime late December.
Once I get a WA ( 15F/2.8 ) & a Macro ( 100f/2.8 ), I'll try & get the a7r into a Underwater housing, I have high hopes the a7r could replace my 5DMK III for underwater Imaging.
Like the Camera so far, has a load of the things I had hoped Canon might put into V2 of the M.
Image was shot with the M.
Sorry ...but I just have to laugh. No mention of a VF for the new M?
Look...I have an extensive MFT kit to complement my Canon FF Kit... I have been researching picking up an Olympus E-PL5 as a second MFT body.
1. VERY small.
2. Can be fitted with the BEST EVF out there...Olympus VF4
3. 8 frames per second
4. Incredibly extensive small, fast, prime lens selection...(all lenses actually including zooms)
That is just a few of the bests on the M-system..and the E-PL5 is one year old...and I bet that it focuses faster than the new M???
I am looking at all of the other manufacturers...what the hell is Canon doing in the area of innovation?
I think that is a really valid question at this point.
you do realize it´s just a rumor yet?
like my latest rumor.... canon is only making popcorn from 2015 onwards.
why not getting your heartattack when the specs are really out?