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I think what has happened is that Canon's pricing policies have become SO absurd that is has given some astute tech. and money managers at Sigma the ability to realize that they have a lot more wiggle room to make a great product and still be super competitive in price to big read. (it also shows how ridiculous Canon's pricing has become). I do not own a crop body either, but I do LOVE the appearance of this lens! Hope the IQ and price/performance ratio are right up there with the Sigma 35mm, f/1.4 that I own and absolutely love. This can be nothing but good for all of us! Can't wait to see what the next lens is in the new Art Line!!!!!!! ;D

I'm actually tremendously interested in a new version of their 24-70/2.8 and who knows, maybe something like a 24-90/4. The Tamron is quite good, but Sigma looks like they don't want to be a "second choice" anymore. I love when 3rd-party manufacturers deliver such quality; they set you free from this or that system.

This is great for crop shooters.  However, before everyone gets excited over the f/1.8 bit, you have to remember that f/1.8 on a crop sensor is nothing like f/1.8 on a FF sensor.  This lens will give the same angle of view, image noise for given exposure parameters (*1), depth of field at a given AOV and subject distance (*2), etc. etc. etc. as a 28-50mm f/2.8 full frame lens.

In other words, if the lenses and sensors are perfect, this lens on a crop sensor would give identical results to a 28-50mm f/2.8 on a FF sensor.  However, lens and sensor imperfections actually favor the larger format sensor, so don't expect this lens to give anything as good as the 24-70 f/2.8 original or the tamron.

Still, its great improvement for crop shooters (if it keeps up with recent Sigma trends), and should be relatively compact.

(*1) This considers photon shot noise only and assumes photos are rescaled to same resolution when printed.
(*2) At non-macro distances

Depending on the price point, the difference between a FF + 24-70 and DX + 18-35 might be what is truly impressive. This lens is not going to reach anything tremendous from an absolute perspective, but it's going to narrow the gap between crop and FF. Actually, I think it would make for an amazing travel lens since it would eliminate the need of a fast prime. If you want to travel light and bring only a crop body and one lens, you either go for a usual standard zoom and live with the slow aperture or you go with something like this.

I want more Art-Line primes!!!   :)

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I think what has happened is that Canon's pricing policies have become SO absurd that is has given some astute tech. and money managers at Sigma the ability to realize that they have a lot more wiggle room to make a great product and still be super competitive in price to big read. (it also shows how ridiculous Canon's pricing has become). I do not own a crop body either, but I do LOVE the appearance of this lens! Hope the IQ and price/performance ratio are right up there with the Sigma 35mm, f/1.4 that I own and absolutely love. This can be nothing but good for all of us! Can't wait to see what the next lens is in the new Art Line!!!!!!! ;D

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:28:31 AM »
So sad.

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This is all a "video" firmware update, right?
Just asking...I shoot stills and the first thing I did when I got the camera was disable the video button.  :)
So...do anyone have the simple update translation?
Thanks.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC?
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:44:51 AM »
Lighter and smaller than the 24-70 2.8...

http://petapixel.com/2013/04/17/leaked-photos-appear-to-show-a-beastly-sigma-18-35mm-f1-8-lens/


Good size comparison to give you an idea of size and weight with something you might be familiar with, but not a fair lens comparison...the Canon is for FF cameras..not just APS-C.
Still... A very exciting lens!   I have the new 35mm f/1.4 and it ROCKS!
Can't use this one though as I am a FF user...but I hope the specs are incredible....I want the whole Art Line to be fantastic!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 18, 2013, 06:09:57 AM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D

Love it, great stuff, Filter Forge ??

Thanks!

Not sure what you are asking me? Filter Forge?

Filter Forge is a Layers type Software Programme that I use sometimes for backgrounds/Effects, similar to an earlier post of mine "Bhuda Kyoto", I thought you may have used FF, but similar effects are workable in other Programmes, either way, I like what you've done with the Image.

Oh, sorry...I did not know what Filter Forge was, no..these are two straight shots put together. Used  PS and Nik suite.
Didn't get too fancy...put them together and added some shadows.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 18, 2013, 06:02:25 AM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D
Nice one. You dont seem to be using the Lubital in any of your recent pictures though :'(

LOL!...well...this is the images from a 5DIII Body pages....you have to go back to the forum index and find the Lubitel Body page!
 8)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 17, 2013, 11:36:50 PM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D

Love it, great stuff, Filter Forge ??

Thanks!

Not sure what you are asking me? Filter Forge?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 17, 2013, 11:16:44 PM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D

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Lenses / Re: I have just lost confidence with Canon Rumors & B&H
« on: April 17, 2013, 04:11:10 PM »


The point is this: Every time someone clicks on that lens promotion for B&H from this website and then actually make a purchase from B&H money is made by the owner of the website. Since B&H is the largest reputable dealer in camera equipment, many links will be listed on this site and many others as it brings in income. This is not going to stop.
Buyer beware.....as always...but as someone pointed out, that lens is not in the promo.
Be happy...I bought the lens several months back for $2300!  :) It's a great lens and I have been using it a lot so, oh well!
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Ok now, this is true, anyone can join it actually --- its the affiliate program - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/affiliates.jsp

Many websites do this but

"We’ll Pay...
Monthly commission begins at 2% with the possibility for increased percentage based upon performance."

So it's really not that much "income" unless we were all buying 1dx's in droves from b&h by clicking on the link here.
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Chuck..I am not saying there is ANYTHING wrong with getting compensated for all the great stuff that is put together for all of us on this website...my point was that that reality figures into anything that gets posted here. It's basic commerce 101!  :)

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Lenses / Re: I have just lost confidence with Canon Rumors & B&H
« on: April 17, 2013, 05:40:21 AM »
over reacting much?

No I don't think I'm over reacting. I got the lower price and my lens is in transit. I find it offensive that a new "better deal" is being hyped, that is not a better deal, and when I point this out, my post is blocked. Do you understand that logic?

The point is this: Every time someone clicks on that lens promotion for B&H from this website and then actually make a purchase from B&H money is made by the owner of the website. Since B&H is the largest reputable dealer in camera equipment, many links will be listed on this site and many others as it brings in income. This is not going to stop.
Buyer beware.....as always...but as someone pointed out, that lens is not in the promo.
Be happy...I bought the lens several months back for $2300!  :) It's a great lens and I have been using it a lot so, oh well!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 14, 2013, 10:15:22 PM »
.....yawn.....DS....let's go make some art!!!!!!    :)

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 14, 2013, 07:24:42 PM »
Another thread turned into a test chart comparison argument. I'm surprised there's no BBQ in these photos.

Notice how I don't do that in my reviews ;)


THANK GOD!!!!!!

same here, notice that I have the both lenses and are a little bit allergic to peoples statements when they not have a clue what they are talking about and have not tested the lenses against each other
So here comes two new files. Which is best regarding bokeh ? f-1,4 from sigma and canon and the background
I see clearly green ca from one of the lenses, is this to short or to long from the sharpness plane and to the  back ground?

I do not need to sit around testing lenses...I let professionals do that for me and I read their results. The results lead me to buy the Sigma which is easily $400-$500 less than the Canon and rated superior by all the pro reviewers, not a weekend warrior. Also, to read Justin's review, a review from a VERY COMPETENT real world photographer just puts it over the top for me. My Sigma is an incredible lens. The price is amazing. If Canon comes up with update, the price will approach $2000. So the purchase for me was a no brainer, and I have been out making images with the lens, in the real world and have been nothing but pleased with my decision. Great lens!

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$2398 on B & H for the 6D + 24-105 + 70-300.  So the question is, is the 70-300 worth $200?  I have plans to buy either the 70-200 F4 IS or 70-300L.  I might just do this deal and re-sell the 70-300 non L.  It'll depend on how Amazon handles it, since I bought the kit for $2329 a week ago.

This is my question too. Is that 70-300 worth picking up for $200? For all 3, the camera plus the 2 lenses, it's the same price that the camera +24-105 was. So almost like getting a free lens. ? But I'd rather just save the $200 if it's a crappy lens and/or one I can't resell for more than I got it for. Any thoughts?

Well The 70-300 isn't an L lens...(I guess you need to read some reviews to get an idea of the quality...I'm not familiar with the lens....but you will be using it on a current FF camera..so whatever is not good will really show), but hey it's selling at B&H for well over $400 so you could certainly get more than your money back by selling it if you do not like it!...

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