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Dec 19, 2013 02:11 |  #1

www.canonwatch.com/sig​ma-rumor-16-20mm-f2-dg-lens-set-come-soon/ (external link)

Is this the UWA-zoom we've been waiting for? The zoom range is not very flexible, but who cares as long as it is tack sharp.

Could be quite awesome for landscapes and stars.


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Dec 19, 2013 02:18 |  #2

Sigma really need to update their tele lenses and are messing about with a 1.25x zoom? A very short zoom range if you ask me.


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Dec 19, 2013 02:24 |  #3

Ginga wrote in post #16538988 (external link)
www.canonwatch.com/sig​ma-rumor-16-20mm-f2-dg-lens-set-come-soon/ (external link)

Is this the UWA-zoom we've been waiting for? The zoom range is not very flexible, but who cares as long as it is tack sharp.

Could be quite awesome for landscapes and stars.

... and night shots! Thanks Sigma to innovate with "non conservative" products... Wait and see.

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Dec 19, 2013 02:28 |  #4

yeah - as exciting as their upcoming lenses souned (and I am interested in some of them)
this one seems a bit limiting


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Dec 19, 2013 02:28 |  #5

perfect


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Dec 19, 2013 02:33 |  #6

Yes!! Bring it :)

Neilyb wrote in post #16538993 (external link)
Sigma really need to update their tele lenses and are messing about with a 1.25x zoom? A very short zoom range if you ask me.

Tele lenses.. Really? As if there aren't already a gazillion of tele lenses available for Canon.

There is a wide angle void in Canon's lineup that needs to be filled.

The 17-40L and 16-35L are bad jokes in terms of sharpness.




  
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Dec 19, 2013 02:40 |  #7

I hope they at least make it 16-30, if it tops out at 20 you really need to have at least 2 lenses with you at all times...


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Dec 19, 2013 02:58 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #8

The limited range might be a tradeoff worth accepting, for that extra stop.


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Dec 19, 2013 03:18 |  #9

1Tanker wrote in post #16539050 (external link)
The limited range might be a tradeoff worth accepting, for that extra stop.

Exactly what I was thinking.

Couple that with prime sharpness and we have a winner.


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Dec 19, 2013 03:24 |  #10

I think it's a good one. Zooming from 50 to 60mm is nothing.

But from 16 to 20 the difference is huge. If you couple it with a standard zoom, the kit becomes really flexible.


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Dec 19, 2013 03:44 |  #11

Sirrith wrote in post #16539032 (external link)
I hope they at least make it 16-30, if it tops out at 20 you really need to have at least 2 lenses with you at all times...

If the aperture is well f/2.0, a 16-30mm would weight something like 2-3kg...
Look at the 16-28mm f/2.8 from Tokina only a "f/2.8" zoom which is a brick. For me, 16-20mm range is great!

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Dec 19, 2013 04:06 |  #12

Neilyb wrote in post #16538993 (external link)
Sigma really need to update their tele lenses and are messing about with a 1.25x zoom? A very short zoom range if you ask me.

Your probably just not interested in uwa


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Dec 19, 2013 04:19 |  #13

elitejp wrote in post #16539103 (external link)
Your probably just not interested in uwa

Actually I am and I know that the Canon 16-35 is way behind but 16-20mm sounds like a compromise from the start. Would love to replace the 17-40 but not for 4mm of range.

Yes there are loads of teles for Canon, but the good ones are all from Canon and cost a small fortune. Sigmas teles are out of date and really cannot match the Canons. Would be a welcome relief if they are anything like the 120-300 OS S.


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Dec 19, 2013 09:03 |  #14

titi_67207 wrote in post #16539088 (external link)
If the aperture is well f/2.0, a 16-30mm would weight something like 2-3kg...
Look at the 16-28mm f/2.8 from Tokina only a "f/2.8" zoom which is a brick. For me, 16-20mm range is great!

Titi

It's f2, but for 30mm you don't need much glass. So it wouldn't weigh that much. It's when we're looking at the longer focal lengths that big apertures becomes prohibitive in terms of weight.


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Dec 19, 2013 09:19 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #15

WOW this lens could be just perfect for my needs!


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