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Sigma astonishes the world again: 18-35mm f/1.8

 
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Jul 24, 2013 15:58 |  #121

w0m wrote in post #16150600 (external link)
my 50L needed -1.. :)

We're getting off topic. I was merely responding to TheLensGuy who seemed to indicate that L lenses are perfect compared to Sigma. I was noting that my 50L was far from perfect out of the box (and easily the worst lens out of the box I have owned). I am quite happy with every lens I own even though a few required MFA. And I do pixel peep. :)


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Jul 24, 2013 16:18 |  #122

w0m wrote in post #16150600 (external link)
my 50L needed -1.. :)

A friend of mine went through 3 copies before she got one decent one. It happens. :p


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Jul 24, 2013 16:35 |  #123

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16150500 (external link)
In all my time on this forum, I have never run into a member that rubs me the wrong more than you.

Every one of your posts irritates.

...and now, in "all your years" (one) you are positioning yourself as an expert, even though in the last few months you have posted the vast majority of the forums most ridiculous thread questions ever.

You can not be both as pathetic as your own threads would imply and also pass yourself off as the forums new de facto expert on optics. It just does not compute.

Please, do go and play with your $5k snapshot lens, but stop trying to talk down to people while you do it.

Thank you sir. I agree completely. I'm glad it's not just me. And you've been around long enough to see a lot of "personalities" come and go on these forums.




  
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Jul 24, 2013 17:24 |  #124

Is this lens released yet anywhere ? Or does anyone have any hands on experience with it ?
Im still pretty new to all this, recently just got back into the hobby with a 7d and a 200mm f2.8 non is.
and Im looking for another lens with less reach to round out my bag and im very happy with my current selection. Will there be any drawbacks to a sigma lens ?

*** sorry if its been answered already, however i just read through 2 pages of irrelevant information.




  
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Jul 24, 2013 18:00 |  #125

kryptic4l wrote in post #16150870 (external link)
Is this lens released yet anywhere ? Or does anyone have any hands on experience with it ?
Im still pretty new to all this, recently just got back into the hobby with a 7d and a 200mm f2.8 non is.
and Im looking for another lens with less reach to round out my bag and im very happy with my current selection. Will there be any drawbacks to a sigma lens ?

*** sorry if its been answered already, however i just read through 2 pages of irrelevant information.

Yes.
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1315965


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Jul 24, 2013 18:01 |  #126

kryptic4l wrote in post #16150870 (external link)
Is this lens released yet anywhere ? Or does anyone have any hands on experience with it ?
Im still pretty new to all this, recently just got back into the hobby with a 7d and a 200mm f2.8 non is.
and Im looking for another lens with less reach to round out my bag and im very happy with my current selection. Will there be any drawbacks to a sigma lens ?

*** sorry if its been answered already, however i just read through 2 pages of irrelevant information.

A few members have the lens already, it's been shipping out slowly from preorders but I think stores are low on stock or keep on selling out.

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https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1315965

I ordered mine from buydig on 7/5 and it arrived 7/19. I think they keep selling out of the stock and can't keep up w/ the orders so it's just always on "preorder". Buydig has it with a value package that includes a Hoya NXT UV 72MM filter for the same price with a bunch of other freebies.

Mine is really sharp out of box but I did adjust it to MA +3 on my 7D. No complaints so far, it's amazing. Construction and IQ are stellar imo. Best lens in my bag. I need to take it out to do some more test shots.

If you really want it right now, you'll have to preorder and just wait for it to ship. They'll probably catch up with demand later on.


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Jul 24, 2013 18:45 |  #127

Aressem wrote in post #16149728 (external link)
Elaborate. I've shot some gorgeous landscape and long exposure photos with this combo.

FEChariot wrote in post #16149761 (external link)
Its one thing if you had the 17-40 before the more recent offerings became available, but for someone buying a lens now it doesn't make sence. For less than the 17-40, one can buy the 17-50/2.8 OS and get an extra stop, stabilization, an extra 10mm, and sharper images. For a little more, you can get the 18-35 and get over two stops faster aperture, much sharper images and only loose 1mm on the wide end and 5 on the long end. There is also the Tamron 17-50 non VC for much less. The 15-85 is sharper and is essentially the same aperature value over the 17-40 range and is stabilized.

FEChariot, pretty much nailed it...i'm sure you've gotten great photos with the 17-40L on a crop...the thing is, there are other options which will open up more opportunities, be it faster aperture, stabilization, wider, longer...and most over at least a couple of those choices, and are available for cheaper than the 17-40L...

basically any shot done with a 17-40L on a 1.6crop could've been done with a few different crop dedicated lenses...however those crop dedicated lenses can do shots that the 17-40L can't


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Jul 24, 2013 18:46 as a reply to  @ post 16150324 |  #128

What if impressing others is part of the job? Am I going to make a $15 million dollar investment based on the word of a guy who takes me golfing in a chipped Civic? No, I am not.


Well let me think Warren Buffett drives a ford. Would I advice from him or you driving a 911? MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM




  
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Jul 24, 2013 20:16 |  #129

MotorPro wrote in post #16150134 (external link)
Some people live a lifestyle where they take clients to play golf, and a chipped Civic is not appropriate. It depends on what you're measuring.

You just made my point. You buy things to impress others people instead of how well they get the job. If you took the time to learn to drive you would do better with the civic then 99% of people can do with a 911. If you took the time to learn photography you could do better with a t2i then most people do with a 5d3.


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Jul 24, 2013 20:24 |  #130
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Lets hope this lens is more consistent than s35... also what is the focus speed like? Is it as slow as s35?




  
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Jul 24, 2013 20:48 |  #131
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TopGear3 wrote in post #16151273 (external link)
Lets hope this lens is more consistent than s35... also what is the focus speed like? Is it as slow as s35?

Perchance, are you related to TheLensGuy...maybe the same under a different name? I see you joined a week ago and just bash Sigma...like our little friend.




  
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Jul 24, 2013 20:56 |  #132
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Hogloff wrote in post #16151347 (external link)
Perchance, are you related to TheLensGuy...maybe the same under a different name? I see you joined a week ago and just bash Sigma...like our little friend.

nah he's TLG on a different account :D


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Jul 24, 2013 22:25 |  #133

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When I read this It reminded me of an funny video clip on youtube about a ferrari driver

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Lol. WOW.


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Jul 24, 2013 22:52 |  #134

MotorPro wrote in post #16151034 (external link)
Well let me think Warren Buffett drives a ford. Would I advice from him or you driving a 911? MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

So, I don't give advice, nor own a 911. Then again. Warren isn't going to be giving you any rides, so wtf are we talking about here?

My point is that you can't cherry pick lens or car stats, compare price, and declare a winner. It's not that simple for everyone. Just because someone is choosing an L over a Sigma, don't assume they're doing so because it has a red ring, and don't assume someone who chooses a Sigma can't afford an L.

I doubt Warren has riced his Ford, btw.


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Jul 25, 2013 01:12 |  #135

kin2son wrote in post #16151373 (external link)
nah he's TLG on a different account :D

For F sake, the guy that is always making car references when bashing Sigma can't come up with a better name than top gear. Lol. Time for banishment.


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