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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2013, 05:46:18 AM »
I must admit I don´t use the 135/2 very much. I tend to go for either the 85/1.2 II or the 70-200/2.8 IS II. The IQ is excellent though and I probably should use it more often.

To really tempt me, I think I would want f1.8 and IS. If I could get that at the same IQ and AF speed (always wants faster ..), I´d be first in line.
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2013, 06:06:44 AM »
Just one quick suggestion - whenever there's a new rumor for an upcoming Sigma lens, please PLEASE find some stock image other than the Jolly Green Giant to head it with, unless of course it is a replacement for that particular ultra fast telephoto...

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2013, 06:13:36 AM »
Hoping for weather sealed lenses.....  :-X please...

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2013, 06:15:45 AM »
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How do you improve on the 135L?

Well, I'd love to get any or all of the following improvements:

  • 100% more IS
  • 10% better IQ
  • 50% less price
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« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2013, 06:16:37 AM »
I would LOVE to see a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens in 2014. Should not be too difficult to best the Canon offerings...and being that the Otus is totally out of my reach...a guy can hope for something in between.
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2013, 06:44:34 AM »
Big DSLR announcement, hmmmm. Could they make a camera with an EF mount? Just think, all the sigma lenses sold to canon users would now work on it along with the canon lenses too, it would be a Trojan horse coup d'e'tat

Interesting, but they'd need to ditch the Foveon sensor and go regular. Too large a data file not to have any real improvement in resolution, at least not that ive read anywhere outside the Sigma website.  Or maybe  non-Bayer like Fuji's x-trans. That would be exciting indeed.

What if Sigma made a Canon EF mount camera with a Sony sensor. So-sigma?  Sig-ony?  Sig-can-nony?

I'd rather see them to with the non-Bayer design though.
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2013, 07:31:58 AM »
My 135L is a lens I'd like to update, but not even the Zeiss is quite there in performance/value ratio (I would go for an Otus level one if they ever do that!). My biggest beef with the L is the longitudinal colour is rather poorly corrected. Can we have a true APO or better design please?
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2013, 07:54:58 AM »
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2013, 07:55:47 AM »
My 135L is a lens I'd like to update, but not even the Zeiss is quite there in performance/value ratio (I would go for an Otus level one if they ever do that!). My biggest beef with the L is the longitudinal colour is rather poorly corrected. Can we have a true APO or better design please?

Wow, you are the first person I ever heard of complain about the longitudinal (axial) CA from a 135L, can you post some images of yours that demonstrate this?

Of course as far as CA goes axial is the one to have as it is far simpler to correct for in post than lateral.
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2013, 09:25:59 AM »
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How do you improve on the 135L?

+ 100

I'll go one further, how do you improve on the 135L and price it competitively? If you catch it at the right time, you can get one for <$1kUSD. They're going to have to work hard to build one to beat the price:performance ratio without cutting some corners.
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2013, 09:41:07 AM »
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How do you improve on the 135L?

F/1.8 and IS.

Lol. I feel like 98% of your posts are about a 135mm 1.8 OS :)

I hope canon is listening to me screaming in my tiniest sliver of the Internets. The 135L is darn near the perfect general tele lens for my uses. With a bump in specs, I'd be willing to pay 85LII prices for it.

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2013, 10:53:37 AM »
It's great if there are more choices. I'm happy with my 135L and don't want OS/IS. BUT if Sigma delivers something with similar optical qualities with better build quality/less plastic I'd be curious at least.

I've never been too thrilled with the cheap feel of the EF lenses (coming from Canon FD). So there is a market for things that feel more solid.
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2013, 11:56:46 AM »
Big DSLR announcement, hmmmm. Could they make a camera with an EF mount? Just think, all the sigma lenses sold to canon users would now work on it along with the canon lenses too, it would be a Trojan horse coup d'e'tat

Some have speculated they may introduce a m4/3 camera with their Foveon sensor. It would add interest to the format but they need to play a lot of catch up to meet the usability expectations of current M4/3 users.

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2013, 12:00:59 PM »
Big DSLR announcement, hmmmm. Could they make a camera with an EF mount? Just think, all the sigma lenses sold to canon users would now work on it along with the canon lenses too, it would be a Trojan horse coup d'e'tat
Yeah I never understood why Sigma has their own lens mount.  Who's going to invest in an arsenal of Sigma-mount lenses?  Not me, even if they put out a decent body at a decent price.  Much better to have bodies with Canon and Nikon mounts.  That way a Sigma camera can mount more lenses ( = more camera sales) and Sigma can simplify its lens lineup by having fewer lens mounts ( = more profit).

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2013, 12:12:19 PM »
I would welcome an APS-C Foveon SLR with good Live View, and I would go nuts over either a full frame Foveon SLR with Live View or any format Foveon SLR with Canon EF mount and Live View. Most of all, I would go bonkers over an upgrade of the current Sigma Photo Pro RAW converter to encompass some of the tools standard on Lightroom. The actual RAW conversion of the current SPP is fine, its monochrome is excellent, but can you believe - no cropping - no localized adjustments.

I love my Sigma DP Merrills 1, 2, 3 compact fixed-lens cameras - the files are really nice for landscape work, the subtlety of colors is wonderful. These cameras are definitely special-use cameras, due to the very poor performance at ISO greater than 400, and due to somewhat compromised dynamic range even compared to Canon sensors. My real dream is for the Foveon sensor to be brought to  a 6 x 7 or 6 x 9 camera back compatible with view cameras with extensive movements. That would be a large format killer for landscape. It would also cost nearly as much as the Green Bazooka, with a good camera (Arca-Swiss for preference) and 3 good lenses attached.

As my other interests include wildlife photography, Canon SLRs are still going to be in my camera bag. Consider me a fangirl of the 400mm f/5.6L.