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Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« on: May 30, 2013, 03:57:16 PM »

From B&H Photo

The new and very well regarded Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM is now in stock at B&H Photo


Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM $3599 at B&H Photo


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Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« on: May 30, 2013, 03:57:16 PM »

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Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 04:28:55 PM »
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Since I have no interest in such a lens, I'm sorta glad they have it priced so seemingly high.

Hope they make a ton of money with it. After my experience with their new 35mm, I'm a fan.
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Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 04:34:01 PM »
Even though it doesn't seem like any optical redesign took place, I see the new build quality and WEATHER SEALING (yes, weather sealing) to be worth the price over the old version. That said, I don't have the near $4000 being asked nor the justification to want such a lens.
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Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 04:47:10 PM »
The original listed for $4000 originally, and is now selling for $2,700. Give it a few months.

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 05:13:22 PM »
If this lens has no autofocus demons with Canon bodies (or at least none that can't be banished using the USB dock), they'll sell quite a few.  Sure, image quality of the previous version (optical formula is unchanged in the new version) wasn't perfection like the Canon IS II's, but it was good enough, and the price is a bit more down to earth than first party kit.

The weather-sealing is a nice add (about time, too).  On a related note, does anyone know if it require a filter to complete the sealing (because 105mm filters aren't cheap)?
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Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 05:42:39 PM »
 so where it's this in the packing order of the  Canon 70-200 is f2.8L mkii.  better,  worse,  our  just a different lens so the comparisons aren't really fair. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 06:08:13 PM »
so where it's this in the packing order of the  Canon 70-200 is f2.8L mkii.  better,  worse,  our  just a different lens so the comparisons aren't really fair.

Well, judging from TDP's IQ charts for the IS II and the previous version of the sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, the canon is way better (at any aperture) in the 70-119mm range, and sharper across the frame @ f/2.8 from 120-200mm, but it just doesn't compare at 201-300mm.  Throw a 1.4x III on the IS II and @280mm the canon is sharper from mid-frame into the corners @ f/4, but the sigma is sharper in the center.  And the sigma also does f/2.8 @ 300mm - so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if the v2 sigma has better IQ than the previous edition, if for no other reason than that it seems like sigma's finally taking quality control more seriously.
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Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 06:51:30 PM »

 
... Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if the v2 sigma has better IQ than the previous edition, if for no other reason than that it seems like sigma's finally taking quality control more seriously.


This is what I would expect. If I hadn't recently picked up the Canon 70-200 v2, I would be seriously considering this lens. The thing I wonder about is the Sigma v1 weighs 6 1/2 lbs. I haven't been able to find a weight for the new version. With the improved build quality, I seriously doubt it got lighter...

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 07:25:49 PM »
The thing I wonder about is the Sigma v1 weighs 6 1/2 lbs. I haven't been able to find a weight for the new version. With the improved build quality, I seriously doubt it got lighter...

Et voila...

It would have been good if the new material for the casing had reduced the weight but it's actually put on 450g. Here's a comparison to give some context to its weight:

EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II                        1,490g
EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II                              2,400g
EF 500mm f/4 IS II                                 3,190g
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS S            3,390g
EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II                              3,850g
EF 600mm f/4 IS II                                 3,920g

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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 08:19:58 PM »
Look forward to see reviews
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 09:23:33 PM »
so where it's this in the packing order of the  Canon 70-200 is f2.8L mkii.  better,  worse,  our  just a different lens so the comparisons aren't really fair.

Well, judging from TDP's IQ charts for the IS II and the previous version of the sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, the canon is way better (at any aperture) in the 70-119mm range, and sharper across the frame @ f/2.8 from 120-200mm, but it just doesn't compare at 201-300mm.  Throw a 1.4x III on the IS II and @280mm the canon is sharper from mid-frame into the corners @ f/4, but the sigma is sharper in the center.  And the sigma also does f/2.8 @ 300mm - so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if the v2 sigma has better IQ than the previous edition, if for no other reason than that it seems like sigma's finally taking quality control more seriously.

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Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 09:56:01 PM »
In future, I wonder if Sigma will copy the idea of providing a 1.4x TC as part of the lens?

i.e. instead of 120-300/2.8, a 120-420, 2.8-5.6

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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 09:59:22 PM »
Nice caddy shack  drop.  I have nothing in response but I appreciated it.

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Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 01:22:36 AM »
OMG, want. 8)  As a side note, my personal transformation into a raging Sigma fanboy appears now to be complete :-[
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 01:22:36 AM »