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Has anyone taken a look at Sigma's lineup lately?

 
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Feb 03, 2009 12:05 |  #1

Is it just me, or is Sigma actually moving in a good direction? With their new line of HSM lenses, they seem to be shooting for a gap in the market somewhere in between affordable consumer lenses and the high-end "L's". Their flagship 24-70 HSM looks like it's going to be priced just below Canon's own 24-70. To me, this says that they're trying to separate themselves into not only an affordable alternative to Canon or Nikon lenses, but actually another high-quality alternative. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out. Each third-party lens company has made a gem or two, but for a poor college student who's passionate about making high-quality images, it's good to see that there might be a company out there who is working towards offering a line-up of lenses which are consistantly good. Now if they could only get a handle on the QC and make sure that the individual copies are actually good. Any thoughts?

(After reading this again, it sounds like I'm either a Sigma rep or fanboy...for the record I'm neither. I'm just a photographer who probably spends too much time studying the market of camera and lens sales and production rather than just shooting :oops: )




  
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Feb 03, 2009 12:11 |  #2

shooter mcgavin wrote in post #7245908 (external link)
(I'm just a photographer who probably spends too much time studying the market of camera and lens sales and production rather than just shooting :oops: )

Hey, think half the forum members fit that description. :)

Anyway, yeah, I agree. There are very few holes in Sigmas lineup. They've got great APS-C and FF coverage and a lot of newer great lenses. I just hate the disclaimer at the end of every Sigma review "... if you get a good copy"


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Feb 03, 2009 12:12 |  #3

My problem with Sigma lenses has been focus accuracy. It makes sense if you think about it. They do not have the Canon nor Nikon proprietary AF algorithms, so they need to reverse engineer it. It took 3 trips to Long Island for my old Sigma 30 to behave properly. I know people have the same issue with Canon lenses, it just doesn't seem to be the same high percentage.


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