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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2014, 08:01:03 PM »
I think I might swap out my 100 2.0 for this and a new 100-400.

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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2014, 08:01:03 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2014, 08:04:26 PM »
Patiently waiting for Canon 85 1.2iii  :)

If you needed an 85 1.2, you wouldn't be waiting.

Well, since I don't shoot for living, I'm perfectly fine with 24-70ii, 70-200ii and 200 2.0. Every time I try to convince myself to get 85 1.2ii, I recall that green and purple fringing and I don't want that. So, for now whatever I have is enough. But for those who need f1.2 now, of course you're right, they should get the current version.

"Recall" as in you used it and encountered the fringing?  Oh, brother.  Guess I have the one copy of the 85mm 1.2 II L that exhibits nearly zero wide open.  And if you think I'm a fanboy, you didn't read how I trashed the 35mm 1.4 L earlier in this thread, instead praising the Sigma version.

Ok, this is the rumors site, so, sure, some participants are going to make decisions on, well, rumors.  Fair enough.   ;)

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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2014, 09:14:02 PM »
My price prediction: $999.99.  It's like a staircase of $50 increments from the 35mm to the 50 mm to the 85 mm.

n=2 data points are hardly enough to suggest further data points.

it needs only 2 points to draw a straigth line...
so it is entirely possible.. the question is how accurate predictions based on this will be.

I understand, and I reiterate for the record (not that I have any great reputation at stake here) the price will be........ $999.99!

 I just think their marketing folks have dialed in the most they can charge whilst still maintaining the whole "great IQ at a good price" vibe which gives them free word of mouth buzz and enthusiastic reviews, and that price, for a mid-length prime, that zone is just shy of $1,000.00. 

If I am wrong I lose absolutely nothing, but I BET I am right.
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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2014, 12:34:27 AM »
I wonder why they would jump in the 85mm fray ... pretty crowded already with first-rate OEM and independent offerings. My first loves are fast wide angles, so I personally would jump all over a 28/1.4 ... not that common.

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« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2014, 01:22:12 AM »
I wonder why they would jump in the 85mm fray ... pretty crowded already with first-rate OEM and independent offerings. My first loves are fast wide angles, so I personally would jump all over a 28/1.4 ... not that common.

Probably to round out the 35-50-85 fast prime trifecta for the Art series?  Although, it does seem weird to update the 85 1.4 if only because Sigma's current version is really really good.  I mean, I'm not gonna complain if the update ends up pushing down used prices for the older one and I can snap one up cheap.

I'm curious about that 300-600 rumor, though.  I wonder what they are going for there, a cheap-reach Tammy-killer or a high end, fixed aperture (f5.6?) birding/sports lens?  And if the latter, why not a prime?  Although it would be kind of hilarious if it was a fixed f4 300-600 with built in TC. 

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« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2014, 02:00:58 AM »
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<p>We’re told that Sigma will announce the 85mm f/1.4 DG Art series lens in late August, in time for Photokina in Germany. Availability may not be until early 2015. Perhaps this is to steal some of the thunder from the expected Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 OTUS lens that will be announced at Photokina.</p>
<p>It’s also possible that Sigma will announce something like a 300mm-600mm supertelephoto zoom lens. Although that may not come until 2015. There was no mention of whether or not the lens would have a constant aperture, or even what the aperture would be.</p>
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I had the current version and sold it to fund other lens but, I was very please with how responsive was the lens, although it presented some minor AF issues. This lens rivals in many aspects to the Canon 85mm 1.2L so, if the improve it in line with 'Art' trend it will be a fantastic lens.
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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2014, 05:29:54 AM »
I highly suspect, as with what was done with the 120-300 2.8 lens, the same optical formula just repacked in a new body. I have the 85 and it's great, wide open is a little soft and can exhibit purple fringing but it's still better overall compared to say Canon's 50mm 1.4, and stopped down it's just as bloody sharp. I like the colors too, and the AF is quick, and curiously responds more accurately in low light than their 35mm on the 5DIII which to me doesn't make much sense (shouldn't AF technology improve over time even for a different lens?). But I couldn't be happier doing portrait work and travel with the combo of their 35 and 85, but I would be interested in something wider as others have mentioned, a fast 28 or 24 would be awesome if at the usual price range!

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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
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« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2014, 07:54:22 AM »
Oh my god I think I'm going to soil myself where can I preorder it
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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2014, 08:20:16 AM »
It's interesting to note that recently Sigma seem to be concentrating much of their efforts on prime lenses, and also interestingly, I haven't seen any of the AF issues for Tamron lenses. Seems odd that Tamron AF seems to be fine even on zoom lenses... As for the Sigma 85mm itself, I suspect it will round out the prime lenses, and the next after that will be a 135mm prime...

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« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2014, 12:59:57 PM »
the next after that will be a 135mm prime...

That would be a FL I would be interested in.
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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2014, 01:37:50 PM »
Hopefully a 24 1.4 is next, canon's isn't good enough for astrophotography and I've heard to many horror stories about the samyang.
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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2014, 01:56:29 PM »
The current Sigma 85 f1.4 continually amazes me, it is tack sharp wide open, and jaw dropping stopped down to 2.8. I don't see that they could improve much on the sharpness, I guess it does have minor CA (less than Canon's seemingly) so I am surprised they are redoing it. Perhaps it is just to bring it into USB configuration?

I don't feel the need to sell mine to upgrade, I guess those without an 85 will be interested though.

I totally agree. The current 85mm is very sharp wide open so I wonder what a tweaked and more expensive version will do. I don't see the need for current owners to upgrade.

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« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2014, 02:14:55 PM »
Hopefully a 24 1.4 is next, canon's isn't good enough for astrophotography and I've heard to many horror stories about the samyang.

It seems like the 35 - 50 - 85 triumvirate of primes have a host of standard FL wide aperture uses (portraiture, photojournalism, street, etc.), and thus, a sizeable market.

But a wide aperture 24 is for astro and... Environmental portraiture?  Maybe street?   Surely that's a smaller market, right?

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« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2014, 03:32:42 PM »
Hopefully a 24 1.4 is next, canon's isn't good enough for astrophotography and I've heard to many horror stories about the samyang.

That's a bit odd, as I've heard the opposite, mostly due to there being far less coma on the Samyang than on Canon or Zeiss lenses...

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Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art in August? [CR2]
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2014, 08:02:43 PM »
Hopefully a 24 1.4 is next, canon's isn't good enough for astrophotography and I've heard to many horror stories about the samyang.

That's a bit odd, as I've heard the opposite, mostly due to there being far less coma on the Samyang than on Canon or Zeiss lenses...

The Samyang has less coma but some copies have bad decentering because they don't have the best quality control.  At about $500 it's to expensive to have to send copies back and forth.
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« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2014, 08:02:43 PM »