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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 10:35:39 AM »
I just bought my Canon 135mm, so unless the Sigma blows it away, I probably wouldn't immediately upgrade.

I like where Sima is going, but the limited sample size concerns me.  I love my Siggy 35mm, and I really hope they can keep it up.  If Sigma can deliver on another couple lenses, the could really give Canon a run or their money.

Looking forward to seeing what Sima can deliver next.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 10:35:39 AM »

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 10:43:30 AM »
Bad Rumor.

1.8 + OS = dont think so!!!!

Why not?

A fast lens with stabilization is the best of both worlds. For one, just because you can shoot wide open doesn't at all mean you want to. A 135 f/1.8 is going to have a razor-thin depth of field. There'd be plenty of times you'd want to stop down to at least f/8 to have all of your subject in focus. If you're in Sunny f/16 light, you can easily get hand-holdable f/8 exposures at 135mm. But with stabilization you could step indoors, keep your aperture at f/8, boost the ISO to 3200, and still have a fast enough shutter for portraiture even if not action. That opens up an awful lot of doors.

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2013, 10:59:44 AM »
Bad Rumor.

1.8 + OS = dont think so!!!!

Why not?

A fast lens with stabilization is the best of both worlds. For one, just because you can shoot wide open doesn't at all mean you want to. A 135 f/1.8 is going to have a razor-thin depth of field. There'd be plenty of times you'd want to stop down to at least f/8 to have all of your subject in focus. If you're in Sunny f/16 light, you can easily get hand-holdable f/8 exposures at 135mm. But with stabilization you could step indoors, keep your aperture at f/8, boost the ISO to 3200, and still have a fast enough shutter for portraiture even if not action. That opens up an awful lot of doors.

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Yes, all nice. But i am not worried about the need of such a lens. More about the possibility to even build it! (For a price someone can pay)

But seems like its more easy to add IS/OS to a telephoto-lens. So there is a little chance to get that but i am not really confident.

BTW: The canon 135 is even a bit faster than f/2. Could be that the Sigma will be only 1.9 and they are cheating a bit...

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2013, 11:11:40 AM »
Yes, all nice. But i am not worried about the need of such a lens. More about the possibility to even build it! (For a price someone can pay)

A 135mm f/1.8 lens has the same size physical aperture as a 200mm f/2.8 lens. I'm pretty sure this lens would be cheaper than Sigma's $1,300 70-200mm f/2.8 OS, seeing how it's a much simpler design. I'd also guess that it'd be cheaper than Canon's $1,000 135mm f/2 L, because that tends to be how Sigma rolls. I'd personally guess somewhere in the $800 range.

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2013, 11:20:07 AM »
My oh my. If it takes 2x TC well you end up with a stabilized 270mm f/3.5.....


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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2013, 11:26:34 AM »
Bad Rumor.

1.8 + OS = dont think so!!!!

IKR!!! It's almost as ridiculous as having an f1/.8 zoom, hahaha. Oh, wait.... They did come out with an f/1.8 zoom just recently. ;)
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 11:41:31 AM »
Yes, all nice. But i am not worried about the need of such a lens. More about the possibility to even build it! (For a price someone can pay)

A 135mm f/1.8 lens has the same size physical aperture as a 200mm f/2.8 lens. I'm pretty sure this lens would be cheaper than Sigma's $1,300 70-200mm f/2.8 OS, seeing how it's a much simpler design. I'd also guess that it'd be cheaper than Canon's $1,000 135mm f/2 L, because that tends to be how Sigma rolls. I'd personally guess somewhere in the $800 range.

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Sigma's 180mm f/2.8 OS Macro is faster than Canon's equivalent, and has OS, and is more expensive. It might be a precedent for this lens's pricing. My guess is about $1,300.

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 11:41:31 AM »

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2013, 11:47:24 AM »
Wow F1.8 with OS ? Just imagine what you could do with this at a wedding at a low light reception. With the 135L, you would be shooting at 1/125 to avoid camera shake. With the sigma and OS, assuming you have a few stops of OS, you could easily be shooting at 1/30 ish providing the subject is stationary. That could easily be 2 stop of noise. I have both the 135 F2 and 200 F2 and with the 200 and IS you can easily shoot 1/30 or 1/50 all night long and if Sigma can do this, it would be like a mini 200mm F2 (and probably a lot lighter). If it's as sharp as the 135, this could be very interesting indeed !
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2013, 11:53:08 AM »
Yes, all nice. But i am not worried about the need of such a lens. More about the possibility to even build it! (For a price someone can pay)

A 135mm f/1.8 lens has the same size physical aperture as a 200mm f/2.8 lens. I'm pretty sure this lens would be cheaper than Sigma's $1,300 70-200mm f/2.8 OS, seeing how it's a much simpler design. I'd also guess that it'd be cheaper than Canon's $1,000 135mm f/2 L, because that tends to be how Sigma rolls. I'd personally guess somewhere in the $800 range.

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b&

Sigma's 180mm f/2.8 OS Macro is faster than Canon's equivalent, and has OS, and is more expensive. It might be a precedent for this lens's pricing. My guess is about $1,300.

I also wouldn't be surprised. It would be faster than the Canikon equivalent, and with OS. I guess something around 1100$ at launch.

For me, as a FF + crop shooter, this lens could replace the purchase of a 300mm f/4 - if it takes TC well. Overall a lot of value if one lens is both a fast portrait prime and a sharp stabilized tele.


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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2013, 12:01:00 PM »
Oh my...  If it as good as the 35mm 1.4, I could end up replacing all my primes with sigmas. Never in a million years would I imagine that.

HAHA Ramon, your wish came true... chances are, this won't even cost $2700.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2013, 12:18:14 PM »
Oh my...  If it as good as the 35mm 1.4, I could end up replacing all my primes with sigmas. Never in a million years would I imagine that.

HAHA Ramon, your wish came true... chances are, this won't even cost $2700.

Ha, yeah... First thing I thought of when I saw 135mm f/1.8 OS was Ramon.  :-)
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2013, 12:55:25 PM »
Awesome ... Looks like Sigma is on steroids these days.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2013, 01:00:02 PM »
Go Sigma!  This will have to a pretty fabulous lens, though, as the 135L is easily my favorite current lens from an IQ perspective.  Still, the thought of having a good stabilizer in a lens like that would be huge.

I'd love to see a great 50mm f/1.4 from them, too.  I'm not even using a modern 50mm right now, as it isn't a huge need for me.  I use either a 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar M42 lens or a Helios 58mm f/2 lens when I am shooting portraits/narrow DOF shots in that range and just use my Tamron 24-70 VC for most times.  Every current 50mm lens for a Canon mount has one quirk or another.

Exciting times.  I really, really love that Sigma and Tamron are actually producing some lenses that are pushing Canon and Nikon right now.  That will help all of us.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2013, 01:00:02 PM »

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2013, 01:36:02 PM »
Go Sigma!

Exciting times.  I really, really love that Sigma and Tamron are actually producing some lenses that are pushing Canon and Nikon right now.  That will help all of us.
Absolutely ... my thoughts exactly.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2013, 01:40:53 PM »
Oh sigma, cmon bay bay!!

I wouldn't create a lens in a segment that has a very  popular, successful option- - canons 135/2- but do what you gotta do. if they come out with a 24 1.4, ill scream hallelujah. Canon prices are just too...ouch.

updating the 50 1.4 would be killer!
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
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