« on: April 21, 2013, 02:44:19 AM »
I foolishly sold a very good EF 50 f/1.4 and replaced it with the well reviewed Sigma 50 F/1.4. When it nailed focus it was fantastic, but the AF was so inconsistent that the lens couldn't be trusted and sat unused.Let's not forget that Sigma is likely to update their 24-70 f/2.8 to fit under their new company model. If they stick up with their "L Glass Killer" releases, a lens like that might be, likewise, more worth getting than any of their primes in that range.
But a new Sigma 50 as good as the new 35? That would be interesting and would likely sell its socks off. Personally I wouldn't get one or any other prime in the 24-70 range because the new EF 24-70 f/2.8II has rendered every prime in that range obsolete for the way I shoot. I've sold my Sigma 50 f/1.4, my 24 f/1.4II and if I had a 35 that would be gone too. The new zoom is amazing and primes just sat unused.
But that's just me. There is a huge market for stellar primes and an update from Sigma would be a welcome big seller.
Agreed, and the price might be comparable to the Tamron...or even beneath it, if there's no "OS". But Sigma are slow to release new lenses...so that would be a 2014 or 2015 lens, wouldn't it?