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Thread started 22 Apr 2010 (Thursday) 21:20
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POLL: "Are you excited about the Sigma 85 1.4?"
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Just want to see some reviews, not that excited, Canon has good 85's already...
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Apr 23, 2010 08:01 |  #16

bohdank wrote in post #10049918 (external link)
If it's better than the 85/1.8 and less than $700 I will consider it.

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Apr 23, 2010 08:39 |  #17

If:
It's better than the 85 1.8 at 1.8
Doesn't suffer from purple fringing
Is less than $700
Is similar in build to the 50 1.4

It will end up in my bag


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Apr 23, 2010 09:18 |  #18

I've been hording my change for the 85L, but now I've been keeping my eye open for this one... I won't make the move on the 85L until I've seen and tested and read the Sigma 85, and regardless of what happens, I suspect I'll own the 85L in the end...


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Apr 23, 2010 10:01 |  #19

If it compares as favorably to the 85L as the sigma 50 compares to the 50L, then I am definitely interested as long as the price is <$800 or so. Any more than that and I will be going for a 135L first. I am not expecting miracles - I know it won't be as good as the amazing 85L, especially considering it can't do f/1.2.


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Apr 23, 2010 10:04 |  #20

When i had the canon 85/1,8, I would be interested in such a lens. But since I have 85L, no matter :)

Hope that Sigma made the good price tag - between the canon lenses to be really atractive.


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Apr 23, 2010 10:08 |  #21

I'll buy it if it's around $700 and promise a better luck than 50 1.4.


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Apr 23, 2010 10:40 |  #22

illusions wrote in post #10049077 (external link)
^^ same here. If it's a little more than 1k; then I'd rather buy a used 85L. But I am excited... I already saved up for this one.:)


What is more important is the auto focus speed imo. if it's as slow as the L :confused:


besides why pay 400-500 more when you can get a fine canon 85 1.8? in the assumption the sigma will cost 700-800, for the 1/2 stop? ;)




  
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Apr 23, 2010 10:42 |  #23

cherrymoon wrote in post #10050895 (external link)
When i had the canon 85/1,8, I would be interested in such a lens. But since I have 85L, no matter :)

Hope that Sigma made the good price tag - between the canon lenses to be really atractive.

why would you, if you still had the 85 1.8?




  
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Apr 23, 2010 13:03 |  #24
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DStanic wrote in post #10049991 (external link)
I'm quite happy with my 85 1.8 I feel no need to upgrade especially based on the limited use I get out of that lens. But like bohdank said if it's better then the 85 f1.8 and under $700, I may keep an eye on it.

I am waiting on the 17-50 though. Even though I want to go FF I need a better lens to tie me over until I have more money. So either this if it's really good or I will bite the bullet and get the Canon 17-55.

Yep, I hear you. I used to have a 24-60 sigma f/2.8 just like you, and sold it as soon as I got a chance. :D


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Apr 23, 2010 13:05 |  #25
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I'm new to this 85mm market, and was waiting for Sigma to release the f/1.4 version. But now, considering it will be at least $500 - as much as the 50mm, I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on the Canon f/1.8 version.
Can't wait to see the MSRP online and find out some reviews.


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Apr 23, 2010 14:13 |  #26

If its 800 or less I will most likely give it a try. If its over 800 id probably upgrade my 70-200 or pick up a 100L or 135L.


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Apr 23, 2010 14:17 |  #27

To upgrade to f1.4 !

germinal wrote in post #10051110 (external link)
why would you, if you still had the 85 1.8?


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Apr 23, 2010 16:34 |  #28

n1as wrote in post #10049774 (external link)
There is sooo much unknown about the lens. How's the build quality? Does it focus accurately? Is the IQ good wide open? Stopped down? How are the colors, micro contrast, bokeh? Is it a good deal at $xxx?

I'm interested but until we get to see the actual lens, I can't jump to any conclusions about it being great or not.

I'm interested as well and based on my previous Sigma lenses I expect good (but not "L") build quality (except the lame Sigma finish which wears quickly), questionable focus, possible good IQ wide open, warmer than Canon colors, generally poor micro-contrast, and harsh bokeh (but that could change based on what I see of their 50 1.4 bokeh).

But their 50 1.4 seems to be a departure from their normal IQ (in a good way) and I think the 85 1.4 will follow to a large extent. But pricing will be a key factor in my decision.


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Apr 23, 2010 17:21 |  #29

its all about PRICE! if it prices about right and performs like the Sigma 50 does then at some point or another it will be in my camera bag.


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Sep 30, 2010 09:39 |  #30

Sigma website says available fall 2010 and MSRP $1400, how realistic are the date and price?


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