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Nov 04, 2012 14:04 |  #9256

That appears to be the earlier version of the Sigma 500mm f/4.5 lens. The new version is $5k and appears to get decent reviews. Beyond that perhaps a little Google searching will help, I don't have any experience with their 500mm f/4.5 primes.


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Nov 04, 2012 14:18 |  #9257

I wanted to see if the one with the silver lining around the focal distance is older than the one without... there are 2 different lenses...


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Nov 04, 2012 14:19 |  #9258

Most owners of the DG version ( the newer) says its the same as the old one - basically a marketing scam.. no real life difference... Obviously its "Suped up" in the "new" design of Sigma


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Nov 04, 2012 14:23 |  #9259

What kind of price are they looking for? I'd be tempted at the right price but as I noted earlier after buying the 16-35 my gear budget is broke for a while.


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Nov 04, 2012 14:26 |  #9260

they are both 1900 euros. However I cant figure out which is newer....


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Nov 04, 2012 14:29 |  #9261

also seems one is silver logo and one is gold... I assume the gold is newer


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Nov 04, 2012 14:44 |  #9262

I wouldn't worry about which one is newer but try both of them and see which one has the best IQ if there is any difference.


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Nov 04, 2012 16:03 |  #9263

They both look good too me (iq)... however "wear and tear"


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Nov 04, 2012 16:04 |  #9264

Hardcore wrote in post #15205310 (external link)
Now that the Nikon 14-24mm has a polarizer option, I see little reason to buy the zeiss 21mm UNLESS....

1. You want to travel lighter and don't care to give up the zoom range.

2. You care about corner sharpness at F2.8. Nothing beats the zeiss here!

I've had both, and now own the 14-24mm.

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Nov 04, 2012 16:08 |  #9265

I dont really agree on teh above, I have worked with the zeiss on Canon for atleast a year and I dont get near the same results with my 14-24 NIkkor. Completely different rendering. Sharpness might be the same in center but not in mid level and details all around.


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Nov 04, 2012 16:13 |  #9266

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I dont really agree on teh above, I have worked with the zeiss on Canon for atleast a year and I dont get near the same results with my 14-24 NIkkor. Completely different rendering. Sharpness might be the same in center but not in mid level and details all around.

I love my 14-24 but, I got hooked to Zeiss with Canon. The rendering and microcontrast is undescribable. :)




  
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Nov 04, 2012 16:20 |  #9267

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I love my 14-24 but, I got hooked to Zeiss with Canon. The rendering and microcontrast is undescribable. :)

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Nov 04, 2012 16:29 |  #9268

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I love my 14-24 but, I got hooked to Zeiss with Canon. The rendering and microcontrast is undescribable. :)

It's called the Zeiss bug which later on "might" transition to "Leica" bug if you are not careful. Just a common symptom from those who dare thread that area. :D


I've always wanted to get the Zeiss 100mm f2 for portrait and macro work but I was able to managed not to. :)


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Nov 04, 2012 16:31 |  #9269

If only Leica had the cameras, I'm to old for stop down focusing... ( I did rent the s2 for a job and was not convinced)


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Nov 04, 2012 16:48 |  #9270

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:)

It's called the Zeiss bug which later on "might" transition to "Leica" bug if you are not careful. Just a common symptom from those who dare thread that area. :D


I've always wanted to get the Zeiss 100mm f2 for portrait and macro work but I was able to managed not to. :)

I already have. The Leica M9. ;) The 100 f2 is amazingly sharp! It will be one of the lenses I convert from ZE. :)




  
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