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Jun 27, 2011 21:38 |  #1

B&H now has it in stock . Who's getting one ? I think I'm just keeping my non-OS . I might change my mind if this one blows the old version away . But I have my doubts ..........

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Jun 27, 2011 21:55 |  #2

Oh, that's one tempting looking lens. I loved my 100L, but felt it was too close in range to my 85. Loved the 135L, but didn't like the lack of image stabilization in a lens of that length. Definitely something to consider...


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Jun 27, 2011 22:03 |  #3

Did the price of the Sigma 85 1.4 fall after the initial release? I know prices for the 70-200 OS dropped pretty dramatically, so I'm wondering if the price for this 150 will drop, too.


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Jun 27, 2011 22:21 |  #4

shujert wrote in post #12668411 (external link)
Did the price of the Sigma 85 1.4 fall after the initial release? I know prices for the 70-200 OS dropped pretty dramatically, so I'm wondering if the price for this 150 will drop, too.

It's about the same price as the Canon 100mm IS macro , so I doubt it . But who knows for sure ..........


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Jun 27, 2011 22:32 |  #5

I'm waiting for Abe's discount.


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Jun 27, 2011 22:35 |  #6

I'm getting one!

At some point soon - just going to check the UK stock situation and then - put up my old for sale (anyone in the UK after a regular 150mm keep watching!)

Sadly I probably won't be able to afford it, even with the sale of the old, until July - but still! :)


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Jun 27, 2011 22:38 |  #7

Be nice to see someone with the old one and new version do a side by side .


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Jun 27, 2011 22:40 |  #8

CountryBoy wrote in post #12668625 (external link)
Be nice to see someone with the old one and new version do a side by side .

Yeh, someone do it :D




  
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Jun 27, 2011 23:03 |  #9

LightRules wrote in post #12668638 (external link)
Yeh, someone do it :D

If someone wanted to buy the new version , they could send it to me and I'll do it .

But I'm old and slow , so it might take a couple of months before I could get the lens back to them :D


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Jun 28, 2011 00:16 |  #10

tempting... if the price drops just a bit more like the 85, then Ide be considerably more tempted.


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Jun 28, 2011 01:59 |  #11

Oh man, just when I am considering a macro lens. But here in Europe it is nearly 1k€ and the Canon is only 770€ :o


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Jun 28, 2011 05:04 |  #12

Iv seen it advertised in the UK at £850, thats not too bad, id probably wait a little while though


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Jun 28, 2011 07:30 |  #13

LightRules wrote in post #12668638 (external link)
Yeh, someone do it :D

Darn ! I was waiting on you to do the test ! :lol:

I also have been waiting to see this OS versions performance and like CountryBoy mentioned if it excels like the non-OS it will be very tempting to use it on the 5D MKII for portraits besides just macro. Plus its lighter then hauling around the 70-200MKII with extension tubes ! :p

The old one is a sharp lens no doubt:

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Jun 28, 2011 09:22 |  #14

Silverfox1 wrote in post #12670088 (external link)
The old one is a sharp lens no doubt:

http://www.slrgear.com …ct.php/product/​180/cat/30 (external link)

Regards, ;)

:shock: ... I am surprised, I never heard it could be so sharp ! .. with a 3 or 4 stops OS and a macro like feature, it should be a real alternative to the "too basic" 135L2.0.

:rolleyes: Just, how can we trust sigma's "so often erratic"'s AF :confused: . Is there any lens made by sigma with a fast and accurate "Canon like" AF ?


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Jun 28, 2011 12:23 |  #15

newworld666 wrote in post #12670576 (external link)
:shock: ... I am surprised, I never heard it could be so sharp ! .. with a 3 or 4 stops OS and a macro like feature, it should be a real alternative to the "too basic" 135L2.0.

:rolleyes: Just, how can we trust sigma's "so often erratic"'s AF :confused: . Is there any lens made by sigma with a fast and accurate "Canon like" AF ?

Yes , both my Sigma 50-150mm and 100-300mm are fast and accurate.

My 150mm non-OS is very accurate also. I would not call it slow , but it's not as fast as my other 2 Sigma lens . It does have a limit switch which helps. But , yes it is very sharp.

Now my 50mm 2.8 is very sharp also , but rather slow in the Af department.

I see there is no date for the new 105 macro yet.


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