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5 New Sigma Lenses (incl 85mm f1.4)

 
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Apr 29, 2010 04:32 |  #466
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Have people never seen a 85mm lens before ? The Sigma 85mm isnt bigger then most other 85mm/1,4 lenses.


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Apr 29, 2010 04:43 |  #467

muusers wrote in post #10087380 (external link)
I dont get it.. why would you anounce something and get people all warmed up to buy your products... and then let them wait for 6 million centuries.... anounce your stuff when you're ready to start to ship the goods to the stores.

This happens all of the time in the computer industry. It's called vaporware: announce a product just to test the waters and/or discourage people from buying your competitors' products.


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Apr 29, 2010 05:34 |  #468
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muusers wrote in post #10087380 (external link)
I dont get it.. why would you anounce something and get people all warmed up to buy your products... and then let them wait for 6 million centuries.... anounce your stuff when you're ready to start to ship the goods to the stores.

Marketing 101, designed to stop you buying something else while you wait for the promised product.

It's not vapourware, we've seen one already.


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Apr 29, 2010 06:18 |  #469

That is exactly what is stopping me from trying to find a good deal on a Canon 17-55IS right now... the Sigma 17-50 OS.


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Apr 29, 2010 06:32 |  #470

muusers wrote in post #10087380 (external link)
I dont get it.. why would you anounce something and get people all warmed up to buy your products... and then let them wait for 6 million centuries.... anounce your stuff when you're ready to start to ship the goods to the stores.

So you have enough time to visit the plasma center to fund the necessary purchase.




  
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Apr 29, 2010 13:50 |  #471

muusers wrote in post #10087380 (external link)
I dont get it.. why would you anounce something and get people all warmed up to buy your products... and then let them wait for 6 million centuries.... anounce your stuff when you're ready to start to ship the goods to the stores.

to build anticipation, and maybe get you to wait for their product. Take the size of this thread as a good example, lol. The new product might not be any better than whats out there, but now you will wait and see. The same reason no one buys a new Macbook pro in Q1 or a new iPhone in May, something better is "coming soon". Don't forget most buyers are impulsive even when it comes to expensive camera equipment, nothing wrong with building a little excitement so more ppl will pull the trigger on day 1.......


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Apr 29, 2010 14:20 |  #472

mickeyjuice wrote in post #10087540 (external link)
Marketing 101, designed to stop you buying something else while you wait for the promised product.

It's working on me. Even though I am leaning toward the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 mkII right now, I am still waiting to see what how the Sigma performs before making my final decision. Had Sigma not announced, I may have already bought the Canon and the Sigma wouldn't even be a consideration when it finally comes out in May. I am also hoping the Canon prices come down a bit while I wait. :)


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Apr 29, 2010 14:32 |  #473

MR do little wrote in post #10087415 (external link)
Have people never seen a 85mm lens before ? The Sigma 85mm isnt bigger then most other 85mm/1,4 lenses.

Sigma 85 1.4

84.7mm x 87.6mm (3.3 in x 3.4 in)
Filter size of 77mm

Canon 85 1.2

91.5mm x 84mm (3.6 in. x 3.3 in)
Filter size of 72mm

So they are very similar in size. The Sigma is a bit fatter, the Canon is a bit longer.


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Apr 29, 2010 14:58 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #474

Waiting for the 8-16, likely own it aNd the Tokina. I love ultrawide and the combo of the two will be great. Although if the 8-16 is really good i may just sell the tokina eventually as the iso perf of my 7d is rather pleasing.


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Apr 29, 2010 23:33 |  #475
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themadman wrote in post #10090336 (external link)
Sigma 85 1.4

84.7mm x 87.6mm (3.3 in x 3.4 in)
Filter size of 77mm

Canon 85 1.2

91.5mm x 84mm (3.6 in. x 3.3 in)
Filter size of 72mm

So they are very similar in size. The Sigma is a bit fatter, the Canon is a bit longer.

People was referring to the huge front element, most 85/1,4 have 77mm filterthreads...


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Apr 30, 2010 07:33 |  #476

that's funny, for the longest time I was just used to 77mm elements, nothing out of the ordinary. Until I started getting into MF lenses, and my little Takumar 50mm is so freaking tiny in comparison.


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Apr 30, 2010 07:46 |  #477

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Until I started getting into MF lenses, and my little Takumar 50mm is so freaking tiny in comparison.

The first SLR I owned was a Pentex ME super (external link).. You can't tell by that picture, but that thing was tiny. When I was carrying around that Pentax, I remember seeing the Canon cameras (external link) with what seemed like great big lenses. As I learned more, I assumed that the Canons I remembered must have had much faster lenses.. not so, I think a 50mm f/1.8 was pretty typical back then. I still don't understand why Canon lenses are so much larger than Takumar.


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May 02, 2010 07:08 |  #478

Photozones review of the 8-16mm

http://www.photozone.d​e …eos/515-sigma816f4556apsc (external link)


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May 02, 2010 09:53 as a reply to  @ ana's post |  #479

Wow, not bad at all. I hope the other lenses will deliver similar quality.


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May 02, 2010 10:11 |  #480

especially considering it is not an EX lens.. high hopes for the 17-50!


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