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For those hoping for a Canon version of Sigma 18-50 2.8 HSM...

 
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Sep 26, 2007 04:47 |  #1

I emailed Sigma UK to see if/when there was going to be a Canon version of the Sigma 18-50 2.8 EX HSM, as there is currently only a Nikon version. This is the response I got:

Unfortunately at present only the Nikon version of this lens has HSM. This is because the new Nikon cameras require this in the lens otherwise the lens will not function on the camera. At present we have heard no details from Japan regarding a Canon HSM.

I guess this doesn't mean there will never be a Canon version, but it's not looking liking it's going to be any time soon.

Out of interest, is that true regarding the new Nikon cameras requiring HSM type focussing? Sounds a bit like sales blabber to me (but I stand to be corrected on that one!)


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Sep 26, 2007 06:43 |  #2

The d40/d40x doesn't have a focus motor and require the lenses to have have these motors to AF, as far a I know.. someone correct me if I'm wrong...




  
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Sep 26, 2007 08:57 |  #3

I think that's true, but then again that doesn't mean that the lens's motor would have to be HSM, it could be done with an old-school micro-motor.

On the + side once they start building these with HSM for Nikon, it might be cheaper to consolidate all of the line to HSM, including Canon's.




  
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Sep 26, 2007 09:48 |  #4

no need for a sigma, when Tamron makes the 17-50 f2.8.




  
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Sep 26, 2007 10:10 |  #5

Isaac86hatch wrote in post #4010902 (external link)
no need for a sigma, when Tamron makes the 17-50 f2.8.

and sigma makes one that isn't HSM and works wonderfully.


shudders at the thought of a motor with a little bit of noise! hahha


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Sep 26, 2007 11:20 |  #6

slicendice wrote in post #4009798 (external link)
I emailed Sigma UK to see if/when there was going to be a Canon version of the Sigma 18-50 2.8 EX HSM, as there is currently only a Nikon version. This is the response I got:



I guess this doesn't mean there will never be a Canon version, but it's not looking liking it's going to be any time soon.

Out of interest, is that true regarding the new Nikon cameras requiring HSM type focussing? Sounds a bit like sales blabber to me (but I stand to be corrected on that one!)

translation: "Sorry, we're making too much money on the non-HSM version, and don't want the HSM version to cut into those sales. We know you're screwed with the only other USM/HSM option in this price point being the $900 Canon."

If they had offered it I would've gone for that instead of the Tamron, as focusing speed is important to me and the Tamron reportedly focused faster. Oh well, their loss. :)


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Sep 27, 2007 03:06 |  #7

Cathpah wrote in post #4011017 (external link)
and sigma makes one that isn't HSM and works wonderfully.

shudders at the thought of a motor with a little bit of noise! hahha

Agreed, great lens when it works OK...it wasn't the noise that bothered me about mine, it was the fact that it was inaccurate! :(


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