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Feb 19, 2017 10:34 |  #1

http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …gma-lenses/#disqus_thread (external link)


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Feb 19, 2017 10:58 |  #2

Is there any news from Sigma. Being posted in a "Rumors" forum isn't really news.


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Feb 19, 2017 11:23 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #3

They were also on sigma's website under news for a bit...so they're coming


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Feb 19, 2017 12:20 |  #4

Ok, that helps. Any word on pricing? None of these trips my trigger, but competition is always helpful.


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Feb 19, 2017 20:56 |  #5

I'm REALLY interested in that 14mm f/1.8. :lol:


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Feb 19, 2017 21:18 |  #6

I hope the new kids on the block are weather sealed or at least have the ass end gasket my 150-600mm C has.


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Feb 19, 2017 21:31 |  #7

more headaches.

Thanks Sigma!

I may have a headache considering Canon 100-400mm vs Sigma 100-400mm


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Feb 19, 2017 21:32 |  #8

Ah-keong wrote in post #18278887 (external link)
more headaches.

Thanks Sigma!

I may have a headache considering Canon 100-400mm vs Sigma 100-400mm

Buy both :)


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Feb 19, 2017 21:38 |  #9

DarthVader wrote in post #18278891 (external link)
Buy both :)

Haha! I am just a poor amateur. Shall consider after all the expert reviews.

Considering the performance Sigma 85mm, I have high expectations for the Sigma 135mm.
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Feb 19, 2017 22:13 as a reply to  @ Ah-keong's post |  #10

The 100-400 is the only one I don't understand...especiall​y at f6.3...I imagine it'll be cheap...like $500 tops


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Feb 19, 2017 23:34 |  #11

Ah-keong wrote in post #18278887 (external link)
more headaches.

Thanks Sigma!

I may have a headache considering Canon 100-400mm vs Sigma 100-400mm


They be pretty different lenses given the SIGMA is f/5-f/6.3 at the long end. Much lighter weight.


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Feb 19, 2017 23:35 |  #12

DreDaze wrote in post #18278922 (external link)
The 100-400 is the only one I don't understand...especiall​y at f6.3...I imagine it'll be cheap...like $500 tops


Maybe it's designed for mirrorless?


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Feb 20, 2017 00:21 |  #13

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Maybe it's designed for mirrorless?

I could see it being like their old 70-300mm...and looking to compete with the new 70-300 from canon...that FF budget telephoto


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Feb 20, 2017 11:18 |  #14

IMO it's a totally new market segment, though mostly intended to compete in the 70-300 range. We've never had a budget telephoto that went all the way to 400, at least not with modern optics. There's the old Tokina 80-400, but that thing was kind of a dog above 200 and Sigma's own 120-400 retailed for like $800. I could easily see this as a $500 MSRP, $350 street price lightweight telephoto with top notch optics.

Honestly, as a mid-weight travel lens, it's possible that it could replace my 70-300L letting me push some of those savings into a different piece of gear. Definitely the most curious about that one, even though I admit it's by far the least interesting lens

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I could see it being like their old 70-300mm...and looking to compete with the new 70-300 from canon...that FF budget telephoto


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Feb 20, 2017 11:28 |  #15

Given their new lens prices, I'd expect that it's going to still fall in that 800-1100 range; the new lens lines from them are being made as premium lenses, with better build quality, optics, etc. They're trying to get above the "bargain" lens level, and as such, are charging higher prices than in the past. That said, the new A/C/S lenses are quite nice, so far; just don't expect budget pricing on them.


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