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Apr 21, 2013 12:15 |  #16

I feel like with the addition of OS, and the 1/3 of a stop it'll be more than the canon


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Apr 21, 2013 13:05 |  #17

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15851602 (external link)
I'm not sure I would pay more for the SIGMA if it's only "as good" as the Canon.

Well, it would still be faster and had OS.
"As good as" was referred to the focus (which will be hard), bokeh, CA and stuff like that and sharpness.


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Apr 21, 2013 14:29 |  #18

Wow, Sigma is really stepping up their game. I'm all for it! The 135L is my favorite lens and was my first L. And it's the only lens I think I have any kind of emotional bond with. Not enough of one to not switch if there was reason enough to though.

I also just read on Sigma's site they have a 16-35 F1.8 coming out soon. I'll definitely be interested to see this one once it comes out.




  
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Apr 21, 2013 14:37 |  #19

They have to make this lens APO, or else it will have an extremely narrow niche. Faster aperture + OS means it will be substantially heavier and larger than 135L, also probably more expensive. Then it will make more sense to get 70-200 f2.8 II instead. The main reason many people stick to 135L is because it is fairly light and inconspicuous.


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Apr 21, 2013 14:38 |  #20

SIGMA has been an innovator for years, but I am very interested to see this new direction.

SIGMA was first 3rd party with fast silent AF (HSM)
SIGMA was 1st 3rd party with Image Stabilization (OS)
SIGMA has pioneered many ZOOM focal ranges in the telephoto and super telephoto class;
-50-500mm (many generations now including the latest with OS)
-100-300mm f/4
-120-300mm f/2.8 (now with OS as well)
-and the amazing 300-800mm f/5.6

they've also been great at the wide end. With the exception of the new Canon L fisheye Zoom, the SIGMA 12-24mm has been the widest FF lens for years, and remains the widest rectilinear.

Interestingly, I find many of these past efforts more niche, now I feel they are tackling some of the most sought after optics head on, in direct competition with the big boys.


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Apr 21, 2013 15:07 |  #21

They've really stepped up their game. I wonder if Sigma keeps making better lenses, maybe Canon will respond?


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Apr 21, 2013 18:43 as a reply to  @ BIllionfps's post |  #22

I think that Sigma has figured out that their potential lens market is much bigger then Canon or Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon have one problem I dont think they can over come. They only sell lens'es for their cameras, Sigma does not have that problem.

In the past when someone wanted a cheap lens they might try a Sigma. Now we have people that would never of thought about sigma for a GOOD lens are now starting to think about it.

That should scare the crap out of Canon and Nikon :)

The next few years are going to be VERY interesting to say the least :)

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Apr 21, 2013 19:01 |  #23

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15851602 (external link)
I'm not sure I would pay more for the SIGMA if it's only "as good" as the Canon.
The canon is one of my favorite lenses.

I love that SIGMA is pushing the envelope though.
The last rumor became a press release the next day, so fingers crossed.

I would. I've borrowed the 135L for a shoot and needed to raise my iso to compensate for my shutter being around 1/150 in a dark environment. If the Sigma is as sharp as the canon, which I expect it to be, and has OS, then that's a couple stops of handholdability. Makes a world of difference for certain types of shooters.

Heck, I wish my 85mm 1.8 had IS.




  
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Apr 21, 2013 19:02 |  #24

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Heck, I wish my 85mm 1.8 had IS.

why not i mean come on they put it on the 35mm and 28mm right


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Apr 21, 2013 19:40 |  #25
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I am pretty confident that the Sigma will be optically better than the Canon with the benefits of OS.

Together with the slightly faster aperture, I can see this lens flying off the shelf.


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Apr 22, 2013 01:06 as a reply to  @ post 15851602 |  #26

I absolutely LOOOOOOVE my 135L. It's quite possibly my favourite lens ever.

However, if Sigma matches IQ/bokeh AND adds OS, I'm ditching the L and going Sigma.

And yes...Sigma's been up to some incredible things lately. I've been telling a buddy of mine who has been a pro shooter for 30 years how awesome Sigma has been. He's always brushed them off as a worthless third-party...well...lately, he's becoming very, very interested in what Sigma has to offer. ;)

EDIT: Also...the 135L is one of the reasons I've stayed with Canon as Nikon had nothing between 85 and 200, and the 135L is so superb...while this isn't enough to make me jump ship to a D800, this is certainly going to make it a more interesting proposition the next time I'm due for a body update...I wonder if I'm alone in thinking this...


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Apr 22, 2013 01:11 as a reply to  @ kin2son's post |  #27

Should i hold off in buying the Canon 135L?
Australian pricing of this lens is quite high @ $1599rrp.

Wonder if CR Kennedy (Aust. Distributor for Sigma) will honour a 2 year warranty for this lens.


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Apr 22, 2013 01:15 |  #28

Roshan wrote in post #15852707 (external link)
I would. I've borrowed the 135L for a shoot and needed to raise my iso to compensate for my shutter being around 1/150 in a dark environment. If the Sigma is as sharp as the canon, which I expect it to be, and has OS, then that's a couple stops of handholdability. Makes a world of difference for certain types of shooters.

Heck, I wish my 85mm 1.8 had IS.

Bingo! The 135L is sharp and has very accurate focus, BUT I found that I really had to be careful with the shutter speed due to vibrations from handholding.

If the Sigma is *AS GOOD* and no better than the 135L, I'm still selling the 135L and getting the Sigma just for the OS!


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Apr 22, 2013 01:15 |  #29

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Should i hold off in buying the Canon 135L?
Australian pricing of this lens is quite high @ $1599rrp.

Wonder if CR Kennedy (Aust. Distributor for Sigma) will honour a 2 year warranty for this lens.

Where did you find pricing for the Sigma? Or are you saying the Aussie pricing for the 135L is 1,600? In which case you guys are getting hosed!


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wisdom2thewise wrote in post #15853655 (external link)
Should i hold off in buying the Canon 135L?
Australian pricing of this lens is quite high @ $1599rrp.

Wonder if CR Kennedy (Aust. Distributor for Sigma) will honour a 2 year warranty for this lens.

Definitely.

I've been wanting to re-purchase the 135L after I sold it to fund the 70-200mkII.

If this Sigma lens is real, I am 110% it will be optically better than the 135L, no doubt about that.


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