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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2013, 03:58:08 PM »
I just bought the 135L and love it. What I really need is a 50mm that is as good as Sigma 35 1.4.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2013, 03:58:08 PM »

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2013, 04:50:08 PM »
And where the hell are the new Canon tilt-shifts already?

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2013, 04:52:32 PM »
Suddenly, are we entering a time when the non-mfg lenses become serious tools for (at least some of) the amateurs (advanced or otherwise) and (starting) professionals instead of being the consolation prizes for some amateurs? Will all these take the competition to Canon and Nikon, or will we still secretly desire "I hope this makes cannon drop its prices" instead of buying these non-mfg lenses? 

I have not used any L lenses other than the 100mm 2.8 IS macro and 24-105mm (which most probably do not consider to be a "fantastic" L, let alone "great"). So the most I am hoping is all these newer breeds of lenses
from the third party manufacturers will fill the gap between the standard canon offerings and their L counterparts. Or can we expect something more - actual competition to some of the Ls.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2013, 05:05:33 PM »
If these new lenses actually happen and are all as good as the 35, wonder what Sigma's roadmap is for their bodies?

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2013, 05:17:51 PM »
I just bought the 135L and love it. What I really need is a 50mm that is as good as Sigma 35 1.4.

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While I really like the Siggy Art 35, I would be hard pressed to give up my favorite Canon lens - 135. That is even if Canon was to release a new "improved" version of it, be it with IS, aperture of 1.8 or whatever. IMHO it is perfect just as it is.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2013, 05:23:48 PM »
Just sold my 50mm L and might need to sell my 135L.  I'd definitely consider a Sigma 50mm Art lens and a 135mm f/1.8. 
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2013, 06:16:45 PM »
Dare I say new Sigma 300 mm f/4 and 400 mm f/5.6 in ART line, compatible with the excellent Canon 2x III and 1.4x III, with f/8 AF firmware update coming for 5D III  :D

Just guessing, but a 300mm or a 400mm lens would probably be "S" for "sport" in their new Art, Sport and Contemporary groupings.

Whatever they'd call it, if they could make a really great 400mm at f/4 priced less than Canon's, or even a 400  f/5.6 priced the same as the old Canon version, that would be big news.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2013, 06:16:45 PM »

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2013, 07:04:52 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.  :-)

+1. Lol. It looks like Ramon will keep his kidney!

For me, stabilization is always welcome in a lens beyond 50mm. That said, this would need to be priced competitively with the 135mm L for me to switch over anytime soon. But WOW... f/1.8 would be like having an "affordable" 200mm f/2 L!

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2013, 07:52:00 PM »
LOL, so when can I pre-order???

As for the 50, I've been pleased with the existing one after I sent it in to service the "front focus up close, back focus at distance" syndrome. They totally fixed it with a firmware update. That said, I'd definitely want to see if the ART version 50 is better than the current version 50 after being dialed in.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2013, 08:07:10 PM »
Sigma is pumping out awesome lenses lately.

What is Canon doing? I mean except the cinematic crap?

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2013, 09:49:04 PM »
Exciting times indeed. Sigma has definitely shaken off it's previous perception. Remember Stigma...?

I doubt Canon & Nikon are shaking in their boots, but if Sigma keeps this up, we may see downward pressure on Canon & Nikon lens pricing.

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2013, 10:08:35 PM »
Wow F1.8 with OS ? Just imagine what you could do with this at a wedding at a low light reception.
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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
When are humans ever stationary enough to shoot at 1/30, especially at a wedding reception????

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2013, 11:51:14 PM »
I am unfamiliar with Sigma marketing terms so this is a 135mm with an aperture of f/1.8 with Optical Stabilization for a full frame camera?

Hi Dolina, No, I understand this particular 135 f/1.8 is designed for APSC.

I've tried to figure out how Sigma name their Gear to differentiate between APSC/FF, but haven't come up with the answer, seems a little confusing to me, perhaps someone else has worked it out & can Post.

I do have the new 35f/1.4 Art & I find it an excellent Lens, this particular Lens was designed for FF, I own only 2 Non Canon Lenses, both Sigma, the 70 Macro (For Underwater) & the 35f/1.4, the new Art Lenses by Sigma would seem to be putting the Fox in the Hen Hatch, great to see if they can continue to develop Lenses of the quality/Price of the 35f/1.4.
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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2013, 11:51:14 PM »

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2013, 11:53:38 PM »
Sigma is pumping out awesome lenses lately.

What is Canon doing? I mean except the cinematic crap?
Pumping? As far as I understand they've only launched one good lens that everybody is talking about, although that is great for all of us I think that you should modify your statement .

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2013, 12:22:53 AM »
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.  :-)

+1. Lol. It looks like Ramon will keep his kidney!

For me, stabilization is always welcome in a lens beyond 50mm. That said, this would need to be priced competitively with the 135mm L for me to switch over anytime soon. But WOW... f/1.8 would be like having an "affordable" 200mm f/2 L!

I rather like the idea of this 135mm AND keeping both kidneys. ;)

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Re: 135mm f/1.8 DG OS ART Next from Sigma? [CR1]
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2013, 12:22:53 AM »