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Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:50:50 PM »
Meet the new Sigma 24-105mm f/1.4 DG OS HSM Art lens.  An f/1.4 zoom lens.  Only from Sigma...
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 01:53:03 PM »
Looking at my keyboard, I see that the ':' key is diagonally adjacent to the '.' key.  Someone at Sigma's graphics department made an oopsy.   :P

They emailed a correction a few hours later. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 02:00:19 PM »
Let the QC jokes roll :D
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Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 02:13:22 PM »
Maybe it was a leak of newly developing  after this f4

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Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 02:20:27 PM »
Considering the source, I was speechless for a few seconds  ;D
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Re: Sigma announces f/1.4 zoom lens - Fastest zoom ever!
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 02:22:55 PM »
Been a long time and manufacturers still use non-standardized specifications that confuse the unwary buyer. :( One is opening diaphragm that writes F4 or then 1:4, which seems to F1.4 and confuses even experienced photographers. Another thing is the magnification as fraction (magnification 1/2) or decimal numbers (0.5 x magnification). We will reach an agreement that does not create confusion? ???
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 02:27:44 PM »
That would be an amazing lens to have a 24-105 f/1.4 for full frame.

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 02:27:44 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 02:47:21 PM »
C-mount Pentax 8-48mm f1.0

And this one is real.  Even if Sigma did announce an F1.4 zoom, it still wouldn't be the fastest.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 02:53:09 PM »
...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 03:09:33 PM »
...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D
I helped a friend who was looking for a Sigma 18-50mm lens used, and the search was arduous. Many vendors do not properly informed in the text, what exactly were model selling, or put photos of another different model. >:( Could be:

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM
Sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS

There is no patience and perseverance that is sufficient. :-[
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 04:02:04 PM »
...specifications that confuse the unwary buyer.

Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)

All I can say is, ROTFLMAO...  ;D
I helped a friend who was looking for a Sigma 18-50mm lens used, and the search was arduous. Many vendors do not properly informed in the text, what exactly were model selling, or put photos of another different model. >:( Could be:

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM
Sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS

There is no patience and perseverance that is sufficient. :-[

Confusing indeed! Hopefully the sarcasm in my last post wasn't lost in the barren landscape of text-only communication.  :)

With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 04:33:57 PM »
With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...
With all that sarcasm, I'm not sure if you realize that this is simply a feature list which gives you everything you need to know about a lens (bar the image quality, obviously). All manufacturers, including Canon, do this - the inspiration for this lens, for instance, is called the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. They could give it a name, but instead they list seven (!)  features.

Btw, I really don't know why Sigma puts DG on their lenses, when they have DC-lenses too. And THAT one you really want to be aware of. I'm still plenty pissed my 5D3 won't take that nifty new f/2 zoom they made...
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 05:07:15 PM »
With so many letters and numbers (even a pipe!) designating each model, Sigma would probably feel right at home with a government contract...

With all that sarcasm, I'm not sure if you realize that this is simply a feature list which gives you everything you need to know about a lens...

Understood. Just having a little fun...

I'm sure glad they don't do that with car models!  :o

Should I get the Honda 1.8L 16V SOHC 5SMT 38MPG VSA or the Honda 1.8L 16V SOHC 5SAT 38MPG VSA ACC? There's a $2,650 difference in there somewhere...  :P

If someone has to decipher all the abbreviations and designations in a name, we might as well go with Honda Civic LX and Honda Civic EX. Besides, it fits better on the back of the car.  ;D

(I know I'm exaggerating a bit, but why not have a little fun?)

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 05:52:21 PM »
I really was unsure whether you knew. Far be it from me to stop you having fun :D
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 06:02:01 PM »
Confusing? What's confusing about DG OS HSM | A;)
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Yes Sigma's lens names are truly hilarious.
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 06:02:01 PM »