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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:12:27 AM »

*UPDATE #2*

We’re told by an authorized retailer that ONLY the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art will be available for preorder tonight.


*UPDATE*

Preorders will go live tonight, midnight EST.


According to Nokishita, the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art series lens will begin shipping on April 7, 2017. There is no word on whether or not the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art and Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3 OS C will also start shipping on that day.


MSRP pricing looks to be 175,000 yen for the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art, which converts directly to about $1500USD. We do not expect the USA price to be that high.


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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:12:27 AM »

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 09:17:08 AM »
Personally interested to know price of that 100-400mm lens. Also before spending on that lens I would seriously like to see some samples and reviews.
Edit: also doesnt Japan have sales tax or Vat which increases the price of electronics compared to US?

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 09:36:46 AM »
B&H now has a note that the 14mm will be available for purchase on March 17. I'm guessing this means pre-order. No price yet.

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 11:37:02 AM »
At ¥175,000 the 135mm f/1.4 would be roughly 10% more expensive than the 85mm f/1.4 (RRP ¥160,000).

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 12:26:25 PM »
At ¥175,000 the 135mm f/1.4 would be roughly 10% more expensive than the 85mm f/1.4 (RRP ¥160,000).

It probably translates to $1299 in the US ($1199 x 1.1).

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 01:32:03 PM »
Come on Sigma give us the 14 1.8  8)

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 01:32:23 PM »
B&H is showing the 135mm f1.4 Art available for pre-order on March 17 at 12 am, but no pricing available yet... with a listed close focus distance of 2.7' I bet this will be a knockout lens for flowers, and other items of a like nature. Especially if coupled with extension tubes... And with a 82mm filter thread. I'll be curious if the lens will suffer from vignetting at all. Probably not as the Canon big zooms (70-200mm) are a (at least the IS version 1) 77mm thread.
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 01:32:23 PM »

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 01:48:08 PM »
$1299  Is too much.  Good luck with that.  I'll stick to my 85A which I felt was decently priced and pick up a nice used 135L for $650 = half price :)

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 01:57:29 PM »
$1299  Is too much.  Good luck with that.  I'll stick to my 85A which I felt was decently priced and pick up a nice used 135L for $650 = half price :)

Good luck getting a 135L for that price, well a clean perfectly functioning one that is. $750-799 is more like it.

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 03:09:15 PM »
$1299  Is too much.  Good luck with that.  I'll stick to my 85A which I felt was decently priced and pick up a nice used 135L for $650 = half price :)

Good luck getting a 135L for that price, well a clean perfectly functioning one that is. $750-799 is more like it.

I must have gotten lucky. Back in November I scored a brand new (not grey market) 135L for £645 (approx $780 at time.) If you aren't in a hurry, there are deals on the 135L.

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 04:03:03 PM »
Hmmmm...the 135mm f/1.8 looks tempting....need a review!  😳
I decided to purchase a Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 instead of the Sigma 14mm. I figured that wide I could make do with MF with electrical communication...plus...the reviews I have read assures me that it is sharper and has better coma  than anything Sigma or Canon will be offering. I have never read reviews this positive about any lens other than an Otus. Got a great deal at $899 ($100 off for a newly released lens is great in my book), and it just arrived. The lens is REALLY beautiful and (I think) surprisingly very compact for what it is capable of delivering. Rokinon stepped their game up here.
As soon as the light gets good I will do some testing this evening. 8)
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 04:14:44 PM »
At ¥175,000 the 135mm f/1.4 would be roughly 10% more expensive than the 85mm f/1.4 (RRP ¥160,000).

It probably translates to $1299 in the US ($1199 x 1.1).

Except it's an F1.8 lens not F1.4..

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 05:39:03 PM »
I decided to purchase a Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 instead of the Sigma 14mm.
It's really sharp with great coma and build quality. The only downside is the massive vignetting. Expected for an ultra-wide, of course, but this is a lot even for that. I haven't measured it yet, but it certainly appears like > 4 stops... It will be very interesting to see how the Sigma 14/1.8 stacks up. Given their coma record I am not too optimistic, but we'll see.

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 05:39:03 PM »

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 05:58:54 PM »
At ¥175,000 the 135mm f/1.4 would be roughly 10% more expensive than the 85mm f/1.4 (RRP ¥160,000).

It probably translates to $1299 in the US ($1199 x 1.1).

Except it's an F1.8 lens not F1.4..

Except it's a 135mm lens, not 85 ;)  This is how the Mitakon 135 1.4 looks like: https://petapixel.com/2015/10/19/mitakon-speedmaster-135mm-f1-4-2999-gets-you-the-worlds-fastest-135mm/. Not much smaller than my 200/2.

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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2017, 07:36:11 PM »
I decided to purchase a Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 instead of the Sigma 14mm.
It's really sharp with great coma and build quality. The only downside is the massive vignetting. Expected for an ultra-wide, of course, but this is a lot even for that. I haven't measured it yet, but it certainly appears like > 4 stops... It will be very interesting to see how the Sigma 14/1.8 stacks up. Given their coma record I am not too optimistic, but we'll see.
My research found that at f/4 the vignetting is mostly mitigated...and as you say there is vignetting expected in a lens this wide.. I can pull the vignetting back somewhat with software when I shoot wide open.  I also own the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 which I truly love (in spite of the coma)...The lens is one of a kind. This lens is a great companion to that.
I shot some tests tonight with the Rokinon 14mm....they are very encouraging and the lens handles just beautifully with the damped focusing, infinity stop, audible focus feedback, it's small size (for what it is) and balance on the camera body, (5DIII).  So far...VERY good!
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Re: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art Series Lens Shipping on April 7?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2017, 07:36:11 PM »