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Author Topic: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Series Lens to be Priced at €1,999?  (Read 4424 times)

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Series Lens to be Priced at €1,999?
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2018, 10:54:43 AM »

From the videos of CP+ it does seem like this lens has one of the better focus by wire implementations(fine tuning of focus seems to be the best of bunch) out there. As far as pricing is concerned I suspect its just one of those placeholder prices(same for that 105mm lens) and actual official price will be lower. At 999€/$ it does cost a lot more than Canon's excellent 100mm L and and is hardly 100$ lower than Sigma's own 150mm OS macro.

But it's two stops faster.
I was talking about 100mm IS L macro not the non Macro L lens. There are two excellent choices 100$ either side of 1000$ mark either Canon's 100mm IS L macro or Sigma's 150mm OS HSM macro.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Series Lens to be Priced at €1,999?
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2018, 10:54:43 AM »

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Series Lens to be Priced at €1,999?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2018, 06:06:00 PM »

From the videos of CP+ it does seem like this lens has one of the better focus by wire implementations(fine tuning of focus seems to be the best of bunch) out there. As far as pricing is concerned I suspect its just one of those placeholder prices(same for that 105mm lens) and actual official price will be lower. At 999€/$ it does cost a lot more than Canon's excellent 100mm L and and is hardly 100$ lower than Sigma's own 150mm OS macro.

But it's two stops faster.
I was talking about 100mm IS L macro not the non Macro L lens. There are two excellent choices 100$ either side of 1000$ mark either Canon's 100mm IS L macro or Sigma's 150mm OS HSM macro.

So was I, especially since Canon does not make a 100mm non-macro L lens(or did you mean the non-L 100mm macro, which is excellent, as well?).  Anyway, the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 will still be 2 stops faster than a f/2.8 lens.  Big fast glass costs money.  Canon's 200mm f/2.8 L is $750 US vs. Canon's 200mm f/2 L IS @ $5700 US.  Granted it's not apples-to-apples since the f/2.8 doesn't have IS, but there's almost a $5K US difference just for one stop.

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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Series Lens to be Priced at €1,999?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2018, 11:14:50 PM »
Can't wait to get my hands on this one...

Can't wait to see the photos, Woody.
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Re: Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Series Lens to be Priced at €1,999?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2018, 11:14:50 PM »