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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2013, 04:42:35 AM »
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.

The 24-105 range on f4.0 is actually close to perfect for walk around. Don't know that I've ever really care for the extra reach of the Nikon (24-120) and I suspect that going wider (20-105 or something) would be too hard.

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« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2013, 04:45:18 AM »
... this rumor is missing any mention of a wide or ultra-wide zoom lens :-(

A lens from Sigma to compete with the 17-40L would be fantastic.

I wonder if the problem is that Canon's design is old enough and cheap enough that Sigma don't believe that they can compete with it (despite its failings) until Canon replace it with a newer, better and more expensive model?

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2013, 04:48:37 AM »
Although not on the list, maybe a 400mm f5.6 before canon updates  its version to V2.0? :)

 Dream on!!

Unfortunately there seems to be a gentleman's agreement (cartel??) between Can Nik Son Sig etc not to produce a quality image stabilised 400/5.6 (or even a 400/4 non DO) so as not to impact on their consumer 400mm zoom sales.

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2013, 09:19:02 AM »
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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.

+1 but i think that for these big lenses the huge difference (beside the price) will be the weight (and hopfully not weather sealing). the Sigma lenses will be really heavier for sure...

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2013, 12:47:49 PM »
24-85/2.8 OS with 77mm filter threads would be top of my list.  Canon's is too expensive and lacks IS, Tamron has 82mm filter threads (not a show stopper, but a little issue).  I'd really love the extra length on the long end compared to either of the others.

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2013, 04:13:27 PM »
I wonder why these lenses aren't commonly produced:

400/f4
500/5.6
600/5.6

while these are:
200/f2
300/f2.8

It seems like they'd be about the same size, which just happens to be about the max one could reasonably handhold.  (disclaimer: i have Canon 300 2.8 IS with both mkII extenders and a FF and crop body)

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2013, 08:21:08 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.

The 24-105 range on f4.0 is actually close to perfect for walk around. Don't know that I've ever really care for the extra reach of the Nikon (24-120) and I suspect that going wider (20-105 or something) would be too hard.

While I agree that 24-105 is an ideal walk around zoom length, I would rather loose a bit on the long end (down to 85) in order to gain a stop of light both for low light abuility and bokeh.
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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2013, 05:06:11 AM »
I am looking forward to seeing a new 50mm. I have never been truly happy with my current sigma 50mm f/1.4 unfortunately.

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2013, 06:48:18 AM »
And if the 24-70 actually is an f2, that would probably be on my camera most of the time.

I agree. I would buy a 24-70 OS HSM in a heartbeat. Image stabilisation and f/2? That would be an interesting comparison to Canon's 24-70 f/2.8 II L.
I think what Sigma are doing is very exciting - and will also be very good for us consumers.
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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2013, 09:07:16 AM »
And if the 24-70 actually is an f2, that would probably be on my camera most of the time.

I agree. I would buy a 24-70 OS HSM in a heartbeat. Image stabilisation and f/2? That would be an interesting comparison to Canon's 24-70 f/2.8 II L.
I think what Sigma are doing is very exciting - and will also be very good for us consumers.

I think I would need to see it in the flesh, take some photos with it and try it out. If it weighs a ton, isn't sharp or has IF issues then I'd want to pass on it. But if it ticks all those boxes then yes it could be a very interesting lens.

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Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2013, 09:10:34 AM »
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.
Technically it is possible to make a 24-90mm F2.8 lens, and it is also possible make a 35-70mm F1.8. ::) The question is whether the size, weight and price are competitive to sell well, given the other options in the market. A lens 24-90mm F1.8 is the dream of many people, but if costs $ 4000, weighs 3 lbs and is the size of a juice jug, in fact, would be a nightmare to use it. :'( Not everything that can be done must be done. ;)
In the 90's Canon developed a trial copy of a 24-105mm f2.8 which was apparently very good optically. But it was the size and weight of a 70-200 f2.8 and was viewed a too big and bulky for what it offered by those who tried it. Lets face it for f2.8 gear there is little reason to overlap focal ranges, 24-70 / 70-200/ 300 is the usual split.