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Apr 22, 2013 02:16 |  #31

Oh and yes, hold off on a 135L purchase...while I'm not "110%" sure it'll be better than the Canon, there's certainly a chance it may be...if it is (or it's the same) then it'll be the one to get, thanks to the OS.

Though I expect this lens to be slightly more expensive than the Canon for two reasons: Nikonians will be all over this since it fills a massive gap in their prime line-up (nothing between 85 and 200), so I'm expecting them to flock to this lens, even if it's a bit pricey, and Sigma must know this. Also, it has OS and the 135L doesn't, so Sigma can gamble on potential buyers willing to shell out a bit extra for this over the 135L just for the OS.


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Apr 22, 2013 02:26 |  #32

Several people so far have said that Nikonians have nothing between 85 and 200. That's not true. They have the 135 f/2 DC, which is just as good as the 135L. The only problem is that it's forever backordered. I'm sure if Sigma releases a 135 that Nikon will discontinue the 135 DC...


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Apr 22, 2013 02:29 |  #33

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15853664 (external link)
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!

Pricing is for the Canon.
Hosed alright and Canon Australia don't have any rebates at this present moment.


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Apr 22, 2013 03:08 |  #34

I doubt Ill give up my 135L for the sigma, but more than happy to give up my Sigma 50mm for a new better focusing Sigma 50mm any day of the week.


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Apr 22, 2013 03:31 |  #35

LostArk wrote in post #15853780 (external link)
Several people so far have said that Nikonians have nothing between 85 and 200. That's not true. They have the 135 f/2 DC, which is just as good as the 135L. The only problem is that it's forever backordered. I'm sure if Sigma releases a 135 that Nikon will discontinue the 135 DC...

Huh...interesting...th​anks. I never knew about that lens...any day I learn something new about photography is a good day haha. Interesting lens with the defocus control and stuff...

Also, according to B&H, they have "Imported" versions in stock!


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Apr 22, 2013 08:57 |  #36

Would love it even if $1500 or so.


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Apr 22, 2013 09:01 |  #37

i'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening




  
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Apr 22, 2013 09:18 |  #38

charro callado wrote in post #15854426 (external link)
i'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening

I will pm you my paypal address.:)


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Apr 22, 2013 09:23 |  #39

sounded cool, till I saw the cr1 rating.... has any cr1 item ever materialized?


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Apr 22, 2013 09:42 |  #40

The Canon 135 f2 will take some beating, could be the sharpest lens I ever used and only costs 700€ new.


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Apr 22, 2013 10:19 |  #41

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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.

Not to mention....

IMAGE: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sites/default/files/styles/product_details/public/images/products/597_200-500mm_f28.png
300-500mm f2-frickin'-8! $32,000 US MSRP!! Insane!!!

Why? BECAUSE WE CAN!

I like the attitude, even if they kinda get carried away with size and weight sometimes.

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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.

Actually it's going to be an 18-35/1.8 and for crop only (DC).... Still, any zoom that's f1.8 is pretty amazing. Press release here (external link).

Anxiously awaiting the press release and specs on the 135/1.8... The Canon 135/2L has lovely bokeh, but an aperture with 9 curved blades (vs 8 that aren't curved) might challenge it!


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Apr 22, 2013 10:27 |  #42

Wow, I was really planning to exchange my 135L for the new Zeiss, until I read this thread today. Sigma 135mm f/1.8 with OS would be so sweeeeeeeeet. Definately going to put things on hold until we get confirmation on this new Sigma. It's great that we have many options for one of my favourite focal lenghts (135mm) from Canon, Sigma & Zeiss.

Until today, the new Apo Zeiss might be the best 135mm ever made. But I do expect this Sigma to come very close. And it will have OS, a definite advantage. I'm just wondering how much f/1.8 and the OS will add size and weight, say compared to 135L...

And the Canon's excelent 135L, along with 85L, 200L f/2 & 300 f/2.8L, is one of those rare unique Canon L's which I consider to be equal to some legendary Carl Zeiss lenses in terms of saturation, contrasts and colors. Hopefully the Sigma could match the colors of 135L. I also wish my 135L was slightly sharper after seeing some samples from the new Zeiss, it just blows it away. Perhaps this will push Canon to release the 135L II faster than originally planned (never planned? :lol:)

P.S. like LostArk said, the Nikkor 135 f/2 DC is d@mn awesome lens. No way it's worse than than 135L in anyway. In fact I think it has perhaps the best bokeh I ever seen for a portrait lens, surpassing even the 135L thanks to its 9 bladed rounded aperture blades defocus control, compared to Canon's regular 8-bladed diaphragm...


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Apr 23, 2013 09:16 |  #43

If the Sigma 135/1.8 OS is good as Sigma 35/1.4, I will sell my 70-200 to fund it.


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Apr 23, 2013 13:02 |  #44

i don't think i will be getting rid of my 135L for it, i doubt it will have any better IQ which is probably why Sigma is making it f/1.8 and adding OS if this is true. Also will be hard to beat Canons price as the 135L is already pretty cheap as far as L lenses go that is.

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Apr 23, 2013 13:32 |  #45

This would be the fastest lens with IS, right? According to this, no lens with IS is faster than f2.0, and all the f2.0 ones are longer (200mm):

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