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Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 25, 2013, 08:52:20 PM »

Super Telephoto ART Calibre Lenses

We’re told Sigma is working on new 300 & 400 f/2.8 OS lenses as well as new 500 & 600 f/4 OS lenses. The lenses would incorporate Sigma’s new philosophy on quality, but at a much lesser price than the Canon or Nikon counterpart.


We could see an announcement on multiple large lenses sometime in 2014.


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Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 25, 2013, 08:52:20 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 08:58:30 PM »
I'm not sure about the weight of an Art supertele, but I'm confident about build and sharpness. Go Sigma!

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 09:06:20 PM »
Making the 120-300/2.8 have the same optical quality with TCs as the Canon 70-200/2.8L IS II would be top of my list.

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 09:12:10 PM »
At the risk of repeating myself, yet again, a 200-500 f/4 zoom lens would be a lot more useful to me than those primes!

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 09:12:25 PM »
This could be interesting...
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2013, 09:19:27 PM »
....a friend has their 150-500.  I'll take the 100-400L over it any day.  But, if they get the quality up...I can see myself buying my first Sigma lens....Either a 500 or 600 f/4 (or f/5.6) or a zoom that maxes out at 500 f/5.6....

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2013, 09:24:08 PM »
If these lenses good as 35mm ART, I will take one - 400mm f2.8 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

Couldn't afford Canon 400mm f2.8 IS II :'( or at least, not shooting enough to spend $10,000ish on single lens.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2013, 09:24:08 PM »

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2013, 09:25:16 PM »
I love their 35mm and I about to buy the canon 400mm 5.6. I wonder if the Sigma 400 will be in my price range?! Thoughts??
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2013, 09:27:10 PM »
Doesn't it seem to anyone else that these should be branded under their SPORT line? I'm personally not a huge fan of the new nomenclature, but it would still be interesting if these can rival the mark II great whites (especially when it comes to AF and image quality with TC's).
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 09:34:32 PM »
Should be interesting to how these compare to Canon offerings.
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »
Cool!...bring it on!!! I love my Sigma35mm, f/1.4!
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2013, 09:57:37 PM »
Doesn't it seem to anyone else that these should be branded under their SPORT line? I'm personally not a huge fan of the new nomenclature, but it would still be interesting if these can rival the mark II great whites (especially when it comes to AF and image quality with TC's).

Why Sport? I believe Art signifies 2.8 or larger aperture. It would be a Sport if it was a zoom with a variable aperture.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 10:18:03 PM »
Wow.  I think they have everyone's attention here......
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 10:18:03 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 10:27:01 PM »
Yes please! I can't justify dropping $12k on the Canon 400 f/2.8isII but if  Sigma can make their 400 f/2.8 suitably appealing then I'd be a buyer, so long as the optics are right and it's nowhere near the weight & bulk of the old Canon 400f/2.8 which I've found to be a good performer, but the weight makes it a body-buster...I'm not Mr Muscles!

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2013, 10:58:52 PM »
Ooo I might be interested in a 300mm from Sigma! If they can make it affordable that is.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2013, 10:58:52 PM »