drzenitram wrote in post #16945044
Yet the reason I don't own the 135L anymore is because it's effectively 2 1/3+ stops slower than my Sigma 85. I can handhold the s85 @ 1/60 and get handshake-free shots all day long, but I could never trust the 135L under 1/160 or 1/200. If sigma were to release a 135 1.8 with OS it would absolutely, positively be infinitely more attractive to me than the 135L.
Also... no AF issues with my 2 copies of the s85
This, this, this! I loved my 135L and shot a whole lot with it (nearly exclusively at times) for the couple years I had it. This being said, my best shots were at SS's of >1/500th. When trying to use flash for fill blended with ambient at max sync speed (1/200th) it was tough. I loved the lens, but it was ultimately was sold. If sigma put out even a 135 2.0 with OS, I would be all over it. The OS would really broaden the utility of this FL.
With regard to the 85mm, I would love an "art". If I had to live with only one FL, it would be 85mm. I love my 85 1.8 and will never be able to afford the 'L'. I tried a sigma for a weekend, wasn't blown away, sold it after only two days. Looking back on the files, I think it had focus issues with my body. Given the mixed feelings about this lens in the photog community, I will just hold out for and be thrilled when the art version arrives.