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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2013, 11:15:14 PM »

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.

What??? What kind of a crazy name scheme is that? Sports are where constant aperture is more of a big deal ANYWHERE else.

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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2013, 11:15:14 PM »

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2013, 11:44:26 PM »
400 f2.8?  Mmmmm..  Just read about the Canon 400mm f2.8...  That's going to be a tough one to beat!  Would love on though!
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2013, 11:46:53 PM »
I'd be interested in the 400 if it happened because I bet it would be great and would be 5-6 thousand less than the Canon. Really Canon 11k for a 400?

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2013, 12:20:06 AM »
OOoooooh...  very interested in this! :)
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2013, 12:26:03 AM »

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.

What??? What kind of a crazy name scheme is that? Sports are where constant aperture is more of a big deal ANYWHERE else.

Good point. Perhaps the Art line is for apertures larger than 2.8. With the upcoming release of the 18-35mm f/1.8, we know that Sigma doesn't play by the rules. The new superteles might just be faster than 2.8. Wouldn't that be a kick. Don't know about the weight though.

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2013, 12:26:38 AM »

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.

What??? What kind of a crazy name scheme is that? Sports are where constant aperture is more of a big deal ANYWHERE else.

Quick, someone tell Sigma that they listed their 120-300mm f/2.8 lens improperly on their website.
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/120-300mm-f28-dg-os-hsm-s
Oh, and on their press release when they announced their Sports line.
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/sigma-corporation-announces-reorganization-of-lens-lineup-new-products-and-quality-control

(Their existing 300 f/2.8, etc. are also listed as sports lenses, though those predate their A/S/C designations)
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/120-300mm-f28-dg-os-hsm-s

My guess is that the 35 f/1.4 (which is an art lens) got a lot of good press, so they (the rumor submitter) are piggybacking (likely inadvertently) on that fame.

Anyways, enough semantics.  I am in the market for a 300 or 400 f/2.8, but good quality (Canon Mark 1 with IS) used versions are selling for $3k and up on eBay, which is a bit more than its worth to me.  (The existing Sigma 300mm f/2.8 without OS/IS is a bit over 3k new.)  I don't imagine the new and improved Sigmas will be any cheaper than that, so I am probably out as far as the new market it concerned.  But, I am sure there will be plenty of people on this thread excited about the possibility of Sigma announcing a bargain.  Still exciting though - I like to see competition.

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2013, 12:55:29 AM »
I would love a 500mm f 2.8 is that performs as well as or better than the Canon V2 f4L, is smaller, weighs a lot less, and costs <= say 4K.

I would also love a winning lotto ticket.

We will see what Sigma brings, it is for sure great news.  I may just start saving now.  I agree with another poster that a zoom of say 200 or 300 to about 500 or so with a f 2.8 (fixed aperture) would be awesome.

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2013, 12:55:29 AM »

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2013, 01:19:58 AM »
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).

+1 I like the 'new' quality (and will probably get the 35 mm this year), but I think the nomenclature is just plain silly, and amateuristic too. Just like a car manufacturer printing 'Off Road" on a 4x4, 'Street' on a passenger car, 'Town' on something small and compact, just so you wouldn't get the wrong model by mistake  ::)
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2013, 02:34:50 AM »
I agree with another poster that a zoom of say 200 or 300 to about 500 or so with a f 2.8 (fixed aperture) would be awesome.

You might be surprised to learn that Sigma already makes a 200-500 f/2.8 zoom (and has for a while).  Of course it costs 26k and weighs over 30 lbs...
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/200-500mm-f28-apo-ex-dg

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2013, 04:21:45 AM »
Very interesting as I'm currently saving for Canon's offering. If they can match the optical and build quality of Canon's 500 MK I at £5-6K then I'll seriously consider one. I like the way Sigma is going.

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2013, 04:51:02 AM »
It does not matter, which name they give those primes.
What "counts" for me are an good IQ ( low CA, high resolution,...) and an fast AF.

+1 on the lower prices. It is good, that there will be a bit of price war. I know, that some of the guys here think, that only high-priced lenses are good lenses. But I believe that Canon adds an very big plus on the prices to optimize their profits. Nikon does it too... Now Sigma has the chance to increase their market share in these class of lenses.

And if these Sigma lenses are just a little bit lower in IQ than their Canon counterparts, one of the 500mm lenses will be mine.....

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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2013, 04:56:21 AM »
IMHO zoom lenses (like the new Canon 200-400) have become so good that I prefer them over fixed focals! I prefer having the flexibility of a zoom over 2% of additional sharpness with a prime! How about a new high quality 200-600 f5.6 OS?

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2013, 05:02:17 AM »
As a previous sigma 400/5.6 APO owner (which is no longer compatable with Canon AF), I've been a little wary of buying new Sigma lenses.  But the recent announcement of the lens mount change service and updates via computer suggest that they are working hard to win me back.  A quality, reasonably priced 300/2.8 or 500/4 would certainly get my attention.
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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2013, 05:07:38 AM »
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Should be interesting to how these compare to Canon offerings

sharpness : might be a tie
build quality, weather sealed : Canon
weight : Canon
Price : Sigma

A 400 or 500 5.6 OS might be a great option for Sigma... Cheaper and lighter lenses.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2013, 08:58:42 AM by vlim »

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2013, 05:35:30 AM »
Good news!, if the 120-300 OS S sharpness and quality (TDP review) is any indication, I am sure that their primes will be winners if they can keep the price reasonable!

Adding a 500 or 600 to my 300 would be lovely, but canon's @ 10k and 11k is too much.
If sigma can pull it off do deliver sharp images and good build quality for 5-7k it might be an interesting alternative.

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Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2013, 05:35:30 AM »