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Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« on: December 19, 2013, 09:12:16 AM »
Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art for full frame
A rumor has surfaced talking about the possibility of a  Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art series lens for full frame cameras. We had previously heard about Sigma working on a 24-70 f/2 DG Art lens for full frame cameras, but nothing else has been mentioned about it in a while.

CR’s Take Possibility of this? I’m not sure, that’s a very short zoom range. I think something like 16-24 would be better and put real pressure on both Canon and Nikon (the Nikon 14-24 is terrific and expensive).

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Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« on: December 19, 2013, 09:12:16 AM »

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 09:20:43 AM »
16-20 f/*2*??

Want.
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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 09:25:38 AM »
Awesome if it is sharp across the frame!

Canon still doesn't have any tack sharp UWA-zoom lenses.  :P
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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 09:33:43 AM »
It is almost a prime lens, but F2 looks great. ::) I would love a lente10-16mm (rectilinear) for APS-C. 8) C'mon Sigma. ;)

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 09:36:27 AM »
That's a narrow range.  f/2?  Really?  On an UWA?  Why?  I'd be happy with a 16-24/2.8.   Just my $.02

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 09:46:50 AM »
4mm of zoom? Why bother? I guess there is quite a difference between 16mm and 20mm on FF but why not just pick one focal length and make it awesome. Like 16mm or 17mm f/2.8 would be perfect.

Would this lens be the worlds shortest zoom if it was made??
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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 09:47:27 AM »
f/2 would be good for star photogs. You can get some bokeh out of an UWA. This is 14mm at 2.8


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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 09:47:27 AM »

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 10:01:42 AM »
I love ideas like that.
4mm difference seems not to be very much, but makes a difference in wide angle.
At f2.
Worth a look.

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 10:14:08 AM »
would be awesome!!

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 10:14:38 AM »
Interesting, but I'd rather have a small light 16-24 2.8.
But I'd take a 24 f/2.0

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2013, 10:24:09 AM »
4mm of zoom?!

Then again, it's at least a stop faster than Canon's prime at those focal lengths.

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2013, 10:48:41 AM »
Make it prime 16mmF2 or 20mm F2, I would rather have more compact size than this small zoom range.

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 11:01:07 AM »
Oh please make it 14-20 /2.8 instead!


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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 11:01:07 AM »

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013, 11:05:18 AM »
Really?

I put this one down as either misinterpreted info, or wishful thinking. All previous fast zooms have not outdone primes in terms of max aperture in their equivalent range. Take 24-70/2.8's or 70-200/2.8's - plenty of faster primes covering those ranges.

The 18-35/1.8 from Sigma is a crop camera lens, covering an equivalent of 29-56/2.9 on full frame - direct equivalents are the FF 24/1.4 and 35/1.4 lenses, which outdo it. Nothing fast exists around the 18mm mark, so it is very impressive for crop. But when compared to a FF system, just like a 24-70/2.8, its nothing special compared to FF/fast primes.

How is it possible to make a lens a whole stop faster than any prime in its range, and also make it a zoom? I know its a limited range zoom, but really?
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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 11:31:31 AM »
Want. For one reason only: 16mm f/2 would make a fantastic night sky/landscape lens (provided, of course, that it's sharp wide open.)

The zoom range is pretty silly, as this would be just as awesome as a 16mm prime.

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Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 11:31:31 AM »