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Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« on: December 19, 2013, 08:47:37 AM »
This appears to be an interesting lens, hope the rumor is true!

http://www.canonwatch.com/sigma-rumor-16-20mm-f2-dg-lens-set-come-soon/

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Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« on: December 19, 2013, 08:47:37 AM »

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 08:54:28 AM »
If corner sharpness is better than the 16-35Lll than I will scoop one up. Once again, just vapor at the moment but thanks for sharing! Also that being said, I am having a bit more confidence in Sigma rumors than Canon as of late so.......
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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 09:19:19 AM »
Interesting, but with such a narrow zoom range, why not just make it a 16 f/2?

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 09:22:22 AM »
Also that being said, I am having a bit more confidence in Sigma rumors than Canon as of late so.......

Lol, you are so right! :-)

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 09:32:00 AM »
Is corner sharpness is better than the 16-35Lll than I will scoop one up.

Is the 16-35L II therefor disappointing?
I'm looking at the moment for an UWA for my 5DmkII and I'm doubting between 17-40 and this 16-35

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 10:08:45 AM »
If corner sharpness is better than the 16-35Lll than I will scoop one up.

Is the 16-35L II therefor disappointing?
I'm looking at the moment for an UWA for my 5DmkII and I'm doubting between 17-40 and this 16-35

Oh boy that's a whole other debate....have fun. Both are very good lenses, the differences are minor but to some those minor things make or break it for their needs and styles. (Low light for one) We are all waiting for the UWA holy grail for zooms from Canon (or anyone for that matter) Nikon can't take screw on filters on the 14-24 and that's a huge minus for most landscape shooters who don't care to use a Lee type system. Corner sharpness and distortion are the two other culprits. Still, I have owned both of those lenses in the past and they both deliver...to a point. Maybe rent first? Or wait.

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 10:34:19 AM »
Even if it is just vapor, and a small range, and its like sigmas other recent releases, I'd seriously consider it.

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 10:34:19 AM »

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 10:40:16 AM »
That is a narrow zoom range  :o

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 10:41:45 AM »
This is again a rumor, and no way to verify anything, so perhaps it is indeed a 16-24mm lens.
But Tokina made an 11-16mm F/2.8 while many scoffed at their decision for creating a lens with such a short zoom range, quite a few users ended up really liking it and finding it useful. Though that lens translates to a 17-24 anyways... which is again what we're wanting

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 10:51:58 AM »
Field of view changes a lot on the wide end of the spectrum so i don't have a problem with the zoom range. The f2 I'm not sure I get.

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2013, 11:16:33 AM »
Something like 14-24 will be great. Probably don't need to zoom more then 30, as most people have or will get a Sigma 35. It looks like a great lens and I can say a must-have (even with 35L i own.).

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2013, 11:42:08 AM »
Very interesting specs!

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 01:00:24 PM »
not missing the 24mm reach since there are soooo many options that cover that

but how hot would a 15-20 or at 14-20 constant f2 rumor have been? :D
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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 01:00:24 PM »

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013, 01:09:00 PM »
If the construction and optical performance is near that of the Sigma 35mm 1.4 - sign me up on the waiting list! 

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 01:47:40 PM »
Hmm. I think I might prefer the Tokina 16-28 f2.8.

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Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 01:47:40 PM »