April 16, 2014, 10:13:02 AM

Author Topic: Sigma Announces Three New Lenses: 35 f/1.4, 17-70 f/2.8-4.0 OS & 120-300 f/2.8 OS  (Read 15203 times)

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35mm DG.  Hopefully the price wouldn't over than 800, and then I will jump in for it.

Competition is fierce in that segment. There's the Samyang and the Zeiss, not to mention the original Canon and Nikon lenses. Hope Sigma will take it into account.

If Sigma can put this out for less than the price of their 85/1.4, then there is no competition. Not everyone is willing to use manual focus. I for one require AF on my walkaround prime, and there's nothing in either system between the ancient 35/2 and expensive 35L/35G. If this comes out at $800 or so, then it'll be my next lens and will probably be glued to my D700 (yay AFMA!). I'm not willing to pay $1500-2000 per prime, but I would like image quality similar to Sigma's 30/1.4 crop lens, which I used to own when I shot with a Canon crop body.

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I was excited over the 17-70 until I read the website and it appears it is designed for a crop camera. I suppose it is an upgrade to the 17-50.

Nope, it's an update to the "old" 17-70mm :)

As I said, I love Sigma image signature. I hope this 35mm will rock and have an affordable price.

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Not exactly what was updated on the 120-300. Looks like MTF charts are the same. Perhaps it is lighter and focuses faster?

That is what I was thinking.  I thought the 120-300 2.8 OS was released pretty recently.  Like about a year ago?

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Not exactly what was updated on the 120-300. Looks like MTF charts are the same. Perhaps it is lighter and focuses faster?

That is what I was thinking.  I thought the 120-300 2.8 OS was released pretty recently.  Like about a year ago?

And if I read the description I would have answered my own question  :P

With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011.

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On POTN there have been a few 120-300OS failures dealing with the OS and AF systems so that's likely where the upgrades are plus the focus limiter switch.

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I like the new design of the lenses too. Very clean and simple looking.

+1

They look schmick.

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Not exactly what was updated on the 120-300. Looks like MTF charts are the same. Perhaps it is lighter and focuses faster?

That is what I was thinking.  I thought the 120-300 2.8 OS was released pretty recently.  Like about a year ago?

And if I read the description I would have answered my own question  :P

With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011.

Good God, yes.  Just a year between generations/upgrades.  Canon still goes 10 years or more even in the digital age.  Reproducing at that rate, they could evolve past Canon in quality in not too long.   ???
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ahhhhh i BOUGHT THE 120-300 A MONTH AGO! lets hope that  its just lighter .. i saw that a focus switch and a metal lens hood has been add..anyways mine works perfectly, this lens is reeeeeally good, i was not expecing a replacement anytime soon, but sigma is always improving and pleases us with nice products.
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Sweet! I'm looking to get the 85 1.4 after renting it for my last wedding. If they do as good on the 35 as they did on the 85 then this will be a lens I look into.
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Just found this and translated it with google chrome:
http://www.digifotopro.nl/content/preview-sigma-35mm-f-14-dg-hsm
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70-300L

120-300/2.8

70-300L

120-300/2.8

35/1.4 Samyang

35/1.4 Sigma

35/1.4 Samyang

35/1.4 Sigma


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArgh decisions.
I can probably console myself with the 70-300L being more "walkaround", which I do a lot when birdhunting. Although i would very much like a 300/2.8, and if that 300/2.8 comes in black with an extra 120-299mm as well, then maybe I might have to sell my first and only L to upgrade.

As for Sigma vs Samyang. hmmm. The Samyang is great, great IQ, but I bought mine 2nd hand after a fall, it still works but it's got its quirks. I was contemplating if I could palm it off to someone and get a new (or better-used) one for less than $100 out-of-pocket then I might consider doing that one day in the future. Now i've got this to consider too, if the IQ beats or very-nears the Samyang, and has AF (even dodgy Sigma AF is enough, mostly it'll hyperfocal on MF anyway), then this is worth contemplating too. So's the new Schneider Kreuznach 35/1.4, but that's going to probably be MF and in Zeiss-Preiss territory.
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I find it fascinating that an upgrade on the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM has happened so quickly. The previous model of the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM was almost there for me, just lacking very slightly in some key performance areas.

As people are saying "Sigma do listen", there's a big chance I'll pick up this lens. If the required performance is there, my EF 300 f/2.8is could be headed for retirement. Think about it, a 120-300 f/2.8 zoom makes a pretty compelling case, especially if the critical areas of IQ and AF speed and consistent build quality cross into premium territory.

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Ditto and if the 35 is anywhere near as good as the 85 then I'm gonna be all over that one too the siggy 50f1.4 new version blows the canon lenses into the weeds
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35mm f/1.4 specs and charts (67mm filter, 9 rounded blades, etc)

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a_35_14.html

I own the 85mm f/1.4 and love it (and also own the Canon 35L).

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35mm f/1.4 specs and charts (67mm filter, 9 rounded blades, etc)

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a_35_14.html

I own the 85mm f/1.4 and love it (and also own the Canon 35L).

I never see vignetting charts but is it just me or does that look like really bad vignetting?
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Just saw this:
http://thedigitalpicture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=3044
Pretty much the same but it also mentions a usb dock for changing lens parameters. Could be interesting.
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