Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is it time to consider Sigma lenses seriously?? competitive to Canon?« on: September 21, 2013, 10:08:02 AM »
No doubt about that. I just still wish we weren't locked into prime lenses being either 50mm or 85mm....95 to 110mm at f/1.2 or f/1.0 would be nice... <snip> I prefer the angle of view...seems like a good compromise between 135mm and 85mm.
If people were locked into primes being either 50mm / 85mm / 135mm, why would Canon keep producing the 100mm f/2 (which isn't macro)?
Because it's an old lens and apparently not expensive to make, I guess. It looks like a fine lens to me though, I considered buying one. Or you could just lend me yours? In any case it's not an f/1.0...
It isn't free to make, so it would still have to sell, and I'll be happy to loan you mine.