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future of sigma art line
« on: February 03, 2013, 05:09:28 PM »
 I really like sigmas new range coming out, but would love to see a 24 1.4, what is anyone else going for?

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 05:58:56 PM »
I would like to see 50 1.4.
I love the design of new 35mm, so 50mm could be nice too :D
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 07:38:17 PM »
their current 85mm f1.4 is brilliant I could see them leaving the optics the same and releasing this in the new body and build quite quickly

the 50mm needs an optical redo but would be a big hit

I think they really need to get a 24-70 f2.8 OS out to compete with tamron (i'm hoping for this before anything else) The Tamrons build is a dealbreaker for me but the newst sigmas on the market are really well made.
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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 07:43:09 PM »
Personally I can't wait for their 85mm f/1.4 art line lens (assuming they will actually make one).  If it's as good as the 35mm, it could be an awesome alternative to the 85mm f/1.2L.

I'd also like to see them come out with a good 50mm since Canon seems to be in no rush to upgrade the 50mm f/1.4 LoCA monster.

A 135mm f/2 could be nice to see in the art line, but the Canon version is already good and not too much money.
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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 08:00:26 PM »
I too am awaiting a 24mm from sigma! I would expect them to update the 24-70 before releasing a 24mm, but would Sigma classify a zoom as part of their Art series? My guess is that it would earn the designation "Contemporary"

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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 08:42:53 PM »
I think they really need to get a 24-70 f2.8 OS out to compete with Tamron (i'm hoping for this before anything else) The Tamron's build is a dealbreaker for me but the newest Sigmas on the market are really well made.

+1! Go Sigma. Given the high standard of Sigma's recent releases, a 24-70 f2.8 OS could be an absolute scorcher and would put pressure on both Tamron and the admittedly brilliant Canon 24-70 f/2.8II. I had a 48 hour test drive of the new Canon and was very impressed, but right now have better things to throw $2300 at. Some photographers are blessed with amazingly steady hands, but I'd value IS/OS.

Sigma really has shaken off the "Stigma" badge of dishonour, they are a lens manufacturer on the move!

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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 11:02:39 PM »
I think they really need to get a 24-70 f2.8 OS out to compete with tamron (i'm hoping for this before anything else) The Tamrons build is a dealbreaker for me but the newst sigmas on the market are really well made.
I totally agree ... I recently bought the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC and the build quality is not exactly what I was hoping for ... also it kinda looks a bit bland and boring.
Although I haven't held one in hand, the new Sigma lenses seem really good ... but what I am more interested in is their newly developed “USB DOCK” for updating firmware ... coz my biggest concern with Sigma lenses was when I upgraded my Canon DSLR firmware version or bought a new camera. I used to have several Sigma lenses but whenever I upgraded to a new camera or upgraded the firmware, my Sigma lenses would suddenly change their AF behaviour (irratic, slow, front focus, back focus etc) in one of the lenses the OS became noisey ... could be wrong, but I think it has something to do wtih Canon/Nikon "updating"  ;) their firmware/software so the third party lenses are "more than compatable" ;). But having a USB DOCK to update the lens firmware will negate that issue.   
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 11:25:00 PM »
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the 50mm needs an optical redo but would be a big hit

Respectfully disagree, Sigma has the best 50mm f/1.4 for Canon available, and I include Zeiss in that statement. I think a modern 24mm f/1.4 is the obvious opportunity to me.
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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 11:45:02 PM »
their current 85mm f1.4 is brilliant I could see them leaving the optics the same and releasing this in the new body and build quite quickly

the 50mm needs an optical redo but would be a big hit

I think they really need to get a 24-70 f2.8 OS out to compete with tamron (i'm hoping for this before anything else) The Tamrons build is a dealbreaker for me but the newst sigmas on the market are really well made.
What is the problem with the Tammy build quality? Mine is impeccable!

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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 12:11:48 AM »
their current 85mm f1.4 is brilliant I could see them leaving the optics the same and releasing this in the new body and build quite quickly

the 50mm needs an optical redo but would be a big hit

I think they really need to get a 24-70 f2.8 OS out to compete with tamron (i'm hoping for this before anything else) The Tamrons build is a dealbreaker for me but the newst sigmas on the market are really well made.

What is the problem with the Tammy build quality? Mine is impeccable!

This for starters
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/tamron-24-70-f2-8-vc-issue
and previous experience with poor tamron lenses in the past
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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 12:20:01 AM »
I think they really need to get a 24-70 f2.8 OS out to compete with Tamron (I'm hoping for this before anything else) The Tamron's build is a dealbreaker for me but the newest Sigmas on the market are really well made.
What is the problem with the Tammy build quality? Mine is impeccable!

While there is no denying the hot value of the Tamron, Wickidwombat does have a valid point. Next to the rock n' roll build quality of L glass, there is no comparison. Likewise, the recent efforts from Sigma really do inspire confidence at the level of build quality and that indefinable "presence". It may simply be a matter of perception, but Tamron build doesn't yet match the big end of town.

Like most things, you get what you pay for.

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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 12:41:34 AM »
I really like sigmas new range coming out, but would love to see a 24 1.4, what is anyone else going for?

Maybe a llittle off but I would like a Sigma 600 f4...
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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 12:48:30 AM »
I really like sigmas new range coming out, but would love to see a 24 1.4, what is anyone else going for?

Maybe a llittle off but I would like a Sigma 600 f4...

if it was of the current build quality and say under $4000 (being a little realistic) it would be a pretty sweet option indeed!
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 02:12:33 AM »
14 /2.8 would be sweet. I like the photos I get from my samyang but at times AF is nice to have. But I have to admit it feels good when I get those great shots from my MF lens, because I know that I did it.

120 /2.0 OS would be useful

Then, although it should be put in sports segment, a 300 /2.8 OS or a 400 /4 OS.

a 1,7x extender would be nice. A bit longer than the 1,4x but with better optics than the 2,0x? OR... a extender zoom. 1x - 2x or something. Would be cool but since nobody has done it yet it is probably not a good idea.

What else...?



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Re: future of sigma art line
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 02:24:32 AM »
their current 85mm f1.4 is brilliant I could see them leaving the optics the same and releasing this in the new body and build quite quickly

the 50mm needs an optical redo but would be a big hit

I think they really need to get a 24-70 f2.8 OS out to compete with tamron (i'm hoping for this before anything else) The Tamrons build is a dealbreaker for me but the newst sigmas on the market are really well made.
What is the problem with the Tammy build quality? Mine is impeccable!
I just bought the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC ... although it is heavy and feels nice in the hand, you can see the workmanship is not upto Canon's L lenses, not even close to the cheaper ones like 24-105 L or 17-40 L ... you can check it out yourself, hold the 24-70 VC in your hands (looking down at it) with some light shining through from underneath the lens ... you will see the gap between the gold ring and the focus ring singlificantly bigger than the cheapest of Canon L lenses. I am not saying that the lens is bad optically or that it does not perform well, its a great lens optically for just $1049 and its VC is better than Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II ... and I have been using only the tammy for the past 10 days ... having said that I would be really scared of dropping the Tammy, coz something about its feel makes me think that it will fall apart ... whereas my 24-105 L has seen many falls and survvived, including dust in its zoom ring, but it still works as good as the day I bought it years ago.
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