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JimmyDude911

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Re: Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2011, 01:29:19 PM »
could not care less about sigma.

but i would like to see some affordable supertele from tokina or tamron.

you couldn’t care less about sigma but you want a super zoom?  ::)

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Re: Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2011, 05:04:24 AM »
Yeah! New Lenses. Anybody else feeling like Canon hasn't been providing much to the consumer market lately? Competition is good.

I have. My impression was that there's more money in cheaper lenses, inclusive of non-L primes, yet Canon seems to upgrade only L primes.

As example, I wouldn't buy the 24mm f/2.8 - it's one stop faster than the 24-105mm f/4 L, and it's optical quality isn't exactly stellar. Bring out a 24mm f/2 USM with good IQ, and I might very well buy it.

E.g. there are several 50mm lenses in Amazon top sellers in lenses, the 85mm f/1.8 is the 36thm the 100mm f/2.8 non-L the 41st, the 50mm f/2.5 compact macro the 50th, the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro is 70th, the EF 28mm f/1.8 is 90th, etc.

A USM version of Canon's 35mm f/2 lens has been due for a while. It will be interesting to see if Sigma fills that void.

I'd love a 35mm f/2 USM with improved bokeh.

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Re: Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2011, 06:25:25 PM »
some of sigma's latest offerings are really tempting and look like excellent value for money and i know a few people that love their sigma lenses, its just the lucky dip quality control that scares me off

as for the tamron 18-270 i bought it at the same time as the canon 28-300 (great lens, just so massive) and compared them side by side (yeah i know thats not fair at all as far as comparisons go) but the tamron was such utter rubbish build quality and the IQ was really shocking. I bought it off ebay from a gray market seller and they were great gave me a credit and i ordered a canon lens to replace it, and sent the crappy tamron back

I also previously used an 18-200 VR on a Nikon D90 alot and man that is such a great lens, its a shame canon dont have anything that competes.

But I dont have any super zooms anymore as i've just accepted carrying more gear for the ability to have faster best IQ lenses on hand
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Re: Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2011, 09:43:34 AM »
waiting for the 500 f4...  love long lens!

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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2011, 10:02:31 PM »
A 28mm or 35mm F1.8 with HSM and the build quality of Sigma's 50/85mm offerings would have me buying I think. I'd like a good fast prime in this range, it isn't essential as I use my 24-70 f2.8L a lot for this range so I don't feel tempted to splash out lots on an L prime as it wouldn't get used so much, so say something 1/3 of the price of an L lens with good build quality and nice IQ and I'll try one out for sure.

I think once you have enough top notch L series kit it could nice to try some cheaper third party options when it's not an essential purchase. Never know, could actually get better quality than expected as well.

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Re: Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2012, 04:04:40 PM »
From Sigma

I received word that a few lenses are on schedule to be announced in 2012.


Jan 10, 2012 is the date.  Must be a PMA release.


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Re: Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 04:11:36 PM »
could not care less about sigma.

but i would like to see some affordable supertele from tokina or tamron.

you couldn’t care less about sigma but you want a super zoom?  ::)

He said superTELE not superZOOM.

I've been burned by Tamron once I don't think I'll tread there again. I might give a Sigma lens a shot at some point. Esp if they can offer a low cost fast 35mm alternate to Canon's.
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Re: Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 04:11:36 PM »