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Sigma's first shot with the new A, S, and C lenses has been widely acclaimed as being as good or frankly better than the Big manufacturers' equivalent offerings.   It was an Art lens in their new terms. What will the next "letter lens" be?

 I wonder how good their first Sport lens will be, and what it will be.  They could really score a hit with a high quality 300 or 400 lens at f/2.8 if it were top quality and priced lower than the big boys. Maybe it is safer to stick with making really good primes for the first several releases and not trying to compete in zooms right away.
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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 10:24:23 AM »
More interesting question is.... Will sigma make good lenses, period   :P

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 10:25:01 AM »
I have the 35 and am waiting for the 85mmF1.4 DG HSM in the Art line. Not generally considered a sports lens, but it could be. I believe they are reworking either the 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO or the 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS to the new USB dock system.

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 11:30:10 AM »
i've never used it or seen it, but it's my understanding that they already do make a very good 300mm 2.8. i don't think it has IS, so maybe that's what you are looking forward to.

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 11:33:41 AM »
I believe they are reworking either the 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO or the 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS to the new USB dock system.

They have already announced reworked 120-300mm f/2.8 with USB dock system.

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 11:36:30 AM »
I believe they are reworking either the 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO or the 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS to the new USB dock system.

They have already announced reworked 120-300mm f/2.8 with USB dock system.

This one is on pre-order at B&H.  If the only change is the USB dock then the optics should be very good to excellent based on the reviews I have read.
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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 01:01:07 PM »
Another question is will they work on the next Canon DSLR? 
 
Twice now, when Canon updated lenses on their DSLR's, Sigma lenses stopped working because of errors in the way they reverse engineer Canon's lens system.  Those that had current production lenses could send them in for a upgrade.  It cost me over $100 to upgrade my 105mm macro, but my other 4 lenses could not be upgraded and became paperweights   They just gave error 99.
 
 
Since then, I've been very reluctant to invest big $$ in Sigma lenses.  Its not a savings if they will not work on future cameras.

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 01:09:05 PM »
Another question is will they work on the next Canon DSLR? 
 
Twice now, when Canon updated lenses on their DSLR's, Sigma lenses stopped working because of errors in the way they reverse engineer Canon's lens system.  Those that had current production lenses could send them in for a upgrade.  It cost me over $100 to upgrade my 105mm macro, but my other 4 lenses could not be upgraded and became paperweights   They just gave error 99.
 
 
Since then, I've been very reluctant to invest big $$ in Sigma lenses.  Its not a savings if they will not work on future cameras.

Hopefully such a circumstance would be overcome with the USB hub. It should be able to update firmware as well as fine tune focusing...

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 01:18:42 PM »
Another question is will they work on the next Canon DSLR? 
 
Twice now, when Canon updated lenses on their DSLR's, Sigma lenses stopped working because of errors in the way they reverse engineer Canon's lens system.  Those that had current production lenses could send them in for a upgrade.  It cost me over $100 to upgrade my 105mm macro, but my other 4 lenses could not be upgraded and became paperweights   They just gave error 99.
 
 
Since then, I've been very reluctant to invest big $$ in Sigma lenses.  Its not a savings if they will not work on future cameras.

Hopefully such a circumstance would be overcome with the USB hub. It should be able to update firmware as well as fine tune focusing...
I certainly hope so, but you would have to buy that hub, and it only works with certain lenses.

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 05:30:32 PM »
I am a Sigma fan.  But I have to admit, that their latest "delay" of the new version of the 120-300 f/2.8, looks very, very bad on their part.  I continue to believe, that it has the potential to be a great lens, especially regarding value for money.  But this delay at the last minute, is just very unprofessional.  It's also in keeping with all of the negative aspects accrued over the years, of their reputation as a company.  If a product is going to be delayed, at least have the honesty to say so the moment you know about it, rather than waiting til the last day of the month that the announcement was supposed to happen.

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 01:56:47 AM »
i'm hanging out for them to do a 24-70 f2.8 OS that decimates all :D
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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 03:55:39 AM »
i'm hanging out for them to do a 24-70 f2.8 OS that decimates all :D

Indeed, that would be great.  The problem is, it will be announced, and then you won't be able to buy it for another 18 to 90 months...due to parts availability issues and what not.

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 10:47:39 AM »
Funny that as the d800 has nearly half as much resolution again as the 5d

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Re: Will Sigma make a tele "S" lens as good as its "A" lens (35 1.4) is?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 04:13:45 AM »
Is the one on the right the Canon 35mm?

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 02:20:42 PM »
sigma to the right

sigma looks better if you ask me.

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 02:20:42 PM »