The lenses sigma announced recently (18-35/ 35 1.4) are now sold for 20-25% less than at the beginning. I'd expect this lens to have a 600-650 $/€ street-price tag within a year.
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I have tried on android and ipad, find its not really very workable unless its for like one image for some quick sprucing up, not much different to what you'd do to a jpeg.
The apps are just too clunky for anything else but hopefully someone else has worked or found something out that Ive missed.
Before getting my Mac setup, I borrowed a friend's Mac Air 11 inc and played with Lightroom & Photoshop ... for quick edits while on the road, I found it to be adequate but I eventually bought a 13" MBP 2.9 Core i7 750GB HDD (mid 2012) model and a 21.5 inch iMac (2013 model). I sold the my 2012 MBP a month ago to get a 13 inch MBP 2.6GHz Core i5, 256 GB SSD (early 2013 Retina model). Comparing it with the size of 13 inch Air it not too heavy (like the 2012 model was) ... even the thickness has also been significantly decreased from the previous MBP.
With my limited experience, I'd suggest 13 Inch MBP Retina model ... It is definitely faster than the Air and the Retina screen is plain awesome for photo editing ... now with the Mavericks installed I find it even more faster (than the Mountain Lion).
I find anything less than 13" inappropriate for editing. Even while traveling. 13" just about lets one see the picture properly to pick the best of a burst.
I have the current air and must warn you that photos do not look half as good on it as they do on the imac. Am unsure if that has something to do with the quality of mac air screen.
Based on what I was initially hearing and understanding about this lens, I figured I'd pick up a 120-300 "S", capture the standard image quality test results, use it a little bit, write a little bit and move it along. But, my plans changed – especially after I saw the image quality this lens delivered. Based on a more-than-expected amount of time with this lens, I'm quite pleased with to say that I really like what Sigma has done with this lens model.
It is hard not to like a great looking lens with a 120-300mm focal length range in a non-extending, solidly built body that also feels great – and delivers image quality that leaves most other zoom lenses wanting even at this lens' wide max f/2.8 aperture. I like the direction Sigma has been going with their recent lenses and I think they have another hit with the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens.
For the moment it appears only kits have made their way to retailers.
Will there be 200-400mm f2.8 ART for $4000?
That would be too large and heavy. How about a 200-500 f/2.8-4, where the aperture is constant (maximum of 2.8 ) between 200mm and 350mm, then allowed to increase gradually to f/4 as FL increases to 500mm? Even that would be larger than the 200-400s from Nikon and Canon. (I've been suggesting a lens like that to Sigma for about 3 years.)
We were also told that Sigma is planning something “big” for Photokina 2014 a year from now. It was hinted that it could be new super telephoto lenses.