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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 11:44:22 AM »
Smart.

There are much bigger weaknesses in the wide angles of various vendor lens lineups than there are at 85mm and beyond. Canon's 85/1.2L is already quite good, as is the 100 and 135. Although Sigma may want to play there later, there's less opportunity in that space of the lens market than at the wide end...

If Sigma do deliver a 14-24 and Canon's 11-24 is just a rumor for some time longer then Sigma will have that part of the Canon market all to themselves. Then there's all of Sony's market too.

Smart thinking by Sigma. Aim for where Canon is weak.

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 12:00:57 PM »
Smart.

There are much bigger weaknesses in the wide angles of various vendor lens lineups than there are at 85mm and beyond. Canon's 85/1.2L is already quite good, as is the 100 and 135. Although Sigma may want to play there later, there's less opportunity in that space of the lens market than at the wide end...

If Sigma do deliver a 14-24 and Canon's 11-24 is just a rumor for some time longer then Sigma will have that part of the Canon market all to themselves. Then there's all of Sony's market too.

Smart thinking by Sigma. Aim for where Canon is weak.

If that 14-24 is front filterable and comparably sharp as the Nikon 14-24, it's a land grab for Nikon landscape business as well.  That Nikon lens has a sterling reputation but has gone without any serious competition. 

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 01:10:56 PM »
OS?  Isn't that the widest optically stabilized lens anywhere?

Bring on the 24-70/2!

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2014, 01:11:58 PM »
While very cool, I'm satisfied with the 16-35 f/4L already. Too late sigma. :P

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2014, 01:27:22 PM »
24mm f/1.4 A $1100?

Please anyone, what was the introduction price of the 35mm?
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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 02:33:52 PM »
24mm f/1.4 A $1100?

Please anyone, what was the introduction price of the 35mm?

If memory serves...

$899 for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
$949 for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2014, 04:05:48 PM »
24mm f/1.4 A $1100?

Please anyone, what was the introduction price of the 35mm?

If memory serves...

$899 for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
$949 for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art

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Thank you, let's hope it's a bit more in line with the previous releases and that the price goes down a little too in the first few months.
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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2014, 04:05:48 PM »

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2014, 04:25:18 PM »

Do I but the Sigma 14-24mm OS which takes 82mm filters, although all my other lenses take 77mm filters, and also lose 13° of angle of view compared to the Canon 16-35mm f/4? I think not.

I'm sure these lenses will be good for others, but I will skip them for now.

Well, yes, but it's easy to get excellent lenses in the 24mm-35mm range.  It isn't at the ultra-wide end, and the difference between 14 and 16 isn't as trivial as it looks if you're into that sort of thing (you may not be of course; it's rather a niche interest).  Of course, if Sigma had been able to conjure up a significant improvement to it's 12-24mm that would have been even better.  Perhaps 14mm is the practical limit for such things.

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2014, 05:31:26 PM »
I notice that the 14-24 f/4 is not rumored to be an "Art" lens. 

I'm waiting to see the quality level of the lens when and if it's announced. 

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2014, 06:49:28 PM »
Hell ya Sigma! They're taking my money faster than I can earn it.
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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2014, 08:10:50 PM »
Yup. I'm more than satisfied with my 16-35 f/4. I also await the 85 as well as the 135 Art. I wonder if they're also working on a 200?

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2014, 08:20:54 PM »

Do I but the Sigma 14-24mm OS which takes 82mm filters, although all my other lenses take 77mm filters, and also lose 13° of angle of view compared to the Canon 16-35mm f/4? I think not.

I'm sure these lenses will be good for others, but I will skip them for now.

Well, yes, but it's easy to get excellent lenses in the 24mm-35mm range. 

35mm yes, 24mm not so much.
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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2014, 10:49:33 AM »
I notice that the 14-24 f/4 is not rumored to be an "Art" lens. 

I'm waiting to see the quality level of the lens when and if it's announced.

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2014, 10:49:33 AM »

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2014, 04:30:53 PM »
I notice that the 14-24 f/4 is not rumored to be an "Art" lens. 

I'm waiting to see the quality level of the lens when and if it's announced.

'C' for contemporary?

Nope.  'R' for rumor.   :P

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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2014, 09:13:09 PM »
24 1.4?

Dangit.  I was looking forward to an 85 1.4 Art this Fall.

The 24-70 f2 possibility is very cool, however.  Might drown my sorrows then look forward to that beast!

I wouldn't give up on an 85 f/1.4 Art.  That's been rumored for some time on other sites.  Most rumor mongers say Sigma needs both the 24 and 85 to complete the standard Art prime line. 

Further, Dustin Abbott (fellow CR forum member but also does his own reviews) said that he's already been approached to review a early Zeiss Otus 85mm.  Any 'Otus' developments are absolute gold for Sigma, who have demonstrated that they can make an autofocusing lens 95% as good for 1/4 the price.  So if Zeiss is making one, Sigma will gladly swoop in, outperform an aging Canon L in that FL, and gobble up a good chunk of the high end dollars there.  Be patient.

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Not sure if I'd call the Canon 85 1.2 L an aging lens. It's definitely a pretty sweet lens. My main thing is price to performance. I bought the Sigma 35 since it's better than the Canon 35 1.4 and it's cheaper. I'm hoping the same for the 85. But that's not to say that the 35 1.4 or 85 1.2 are bad lenses.
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Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 OS & 24 f/1.4
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2014, 09:13:09 PM »