« on: September 08, 2013, 07:26:48 PM »
Two from last week.
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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.
Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG seems to be taking a lot of sales from the current Canon equivalent, here’s hoping that forces Canon’s hand on getting a replacement ready.
The Sigma is cheaper than the EF 35mm f/1.4L mk1, and would be all the more so compared to a mk2.
So Canon would have to either cut the mk2's price or make it a magnificent performer. I wouldn't bet a fart on 1st option, so I guess Canon is taking it's time to make the best 35mm f/1.4 mk2 it can make.
It was also mentioned that the price of the EOS 100D was “a bit expensive”.
everything points to a new 100-400L