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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2013, 12:46:31 PM »
ok... WHAT?

135mm f/1.8 with stabilization. Hello :)

Here's hoping that 1) this list is not completely dreamed up and 2) that the 135mm will come true and that it will be optically as great as the latest Sigma offerings.
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2013, 12:53:38 PM »
Just *looking* at that list made my wallet hurt.
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2013, 12:58:37 PM »
A 24-70 2.0 would be big and heavy. Maybe they will make a 24-50 2.0 to keep price and weight down.

That's kind of what people were saying about the 18-35mm F/1.8, and it's neither too big or too heavy. But the limited range in zoom honestly doesn't makes it very useful. But keeping the range down definitely kept the weight and size down, so will Sigma make it a similar class lens, but shorter range, or actually 2.8, which is much needed in their own lineup with the disappointing 24-70 2.8 they offer. Just by having OS it'd stand along with Tamron. But so far Sigma doesn't offer weather sealing, and if they want to expand and get pros and enthusiasts to take more interest that's where they need to head

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2013, 01:35:00 PM »
Wow!  I want 24mm, 400mm, and 600mm. :'(
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2013, 01:48:04 PM »
A 24-70 2.0 would be big and heavy. Maybe they will make a 24-50 2.0 to keep price and weight down.

That's kind of what people were saying about the 18-35mm F/1.8, and it's neither too big or too heavy. But the limited range in zoom honestly doesn't makes it very useful. But keeping the range down definitely kept the weight and size down, so will Sigma make it a similar class lens, but shorter range, or actually 2.8, which is much needed in their own lineup with the disappointing 24-70 2.8 they offer. Just by having OS it'd stand along with Tamron. But so far Sigma doesn't offer weather sealing, and if they want to expand and get pros and enthusiasts to take more interest that's where they need to head

Is it difficult to have weather sealing on lenses? Non extending zoom lenses too? I hear of rubber gaskets etc.. It seems like its just something they charge a lot for on pro lenses. I could be really wrong on this. Anyone have knowledge on this? Thx
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2013, 02:09:00 PM »
Professionals, please enlighten me. Would not a 24 - 90 2.8 or 28 - 90 2.8 be an "ideal" walk around lens. While I don't shoot full frame, I would imagine a lens of such focal length would be ideal for a general purpose lens given it's 2.8 (as opposed to f4) and is long enough to reach the "ideal" portrait focal length of 85/90mm.
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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2013, 02:09:21 PM »
The 300/2.8 OS looks tasty!

Could be the same price or maybe cheaper than a used EOS 300/2.8 IS I but with OS equivalent to IS II.

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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2013, 02:26:57 PM »
Where is the 85/1.4 OS ART?  ;)

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2013, 03:02:15 PM »
Professionals, please enlighten me. Would not a 24 - 90 2.8 or 28 - 90 2.8 be an "ideal" walk around lens. While I don't shoot full frame, I would imagine a lens of such focal length would be ideal for a general purpose lens given it's 2.8 (as opposed to f4) and is long enough to reach the "ideal" portrait focal length of 85/90mm.

28mm wouldn't be wide enough in my opinion, but 24-90 would be amazing, particularly if it were a legit 90mm.  That would make it a much more viable portrait lens, too.  I love my Tamron 24-70 VC, but it is really a 23-65mm.  Great on the wide end, but the long end isn't really what you would call long.

I'm very interested in some of these lenses, too.  Right now I only use legacy glass in the 50mm range (couple of Helios lenses as well as a SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8), but I would interested in a great modern 50mm without the quirks.  I love my 135L, but having OS/IS on a lens like that would really be helpful in my event work.  I might even be interested in one of the teles if it weren't too outrageously priced.  Looks exciting.
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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2013, 03:11:46 PM »
RLPhoto is gonna be all over that 135mm f1.8. I hope that's what they announce at photokina, I've always wished for stabilization on my Canon 135L for when i went street shooting at night with it.
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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2013, 04:24:05 PM »
The last EF lens I bought was the 70-200vll last march. Unless Canon comes down in their pricing, that may be the last Canon lens I ever buy (M-mount pancakes excluded).

All I really covet are a 135, a 300 f/2.8 and the TS-E 24. I suspect Sigma will nicely cover the first two, and the third is really out of my price/need range anyway. These are interesting times indeed.

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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2013, 04:57:20 PM »
400mm f2.8 OS - keep it under $3k. ::)

Since their current 300mm f2.8 is already 3.4K  a 400mm f2.8 is likely to be closer to 6K.  It would still be half the price of a Canon.

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2013, 05:18:02 PM »
The 24-105mm looks interesting to me.  Canon's 'L' comparable model has never impressed me.  If the 400mm is in the $5k range and somewhat comparable to Canon's, that would be a great long-term goal.    ;)
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2013, 07:00:12 PM »
The 24-105mm looks interesting to me.  Canon's 'L' comparable model has never impressed me.  If the 400mm is in the $5k range and somewhat comparable to Canon's, that would be a great long-term goal.    ;)

Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS II is 11K.  I think the reasonable price for Sigma 400mm should be about 6K if the IQ of it is close or equal to Canon version.
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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2013, 08:25:53 PM »
RLPhoto is gonna be all over that 135mm f1.8. I hope that's what they announce at photokina, I've always wished for stabilization on my Canon 135L for when I went street shooting at night with it.
Some people reach for the beta-blockers, but I don't have the steadiest hands on the block and the lack of IS on my 135 f/2 is one of the main reasons it is for sale, pushed aside by the stabilized 70-200 f/2.8isII.

Given Sigma's recent form, A1 sharpness is a given. If the 135 f/1.8 OS ships without Sigma's annoying AF issues then this lens will be a killer;)

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