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May 04, 2010 15:36 as a reply to  @ post 10106606 |  #496

Isn't it a little odd there aren't ANY preview/reviews of the 17-50? I'm having a very hard time debating between the siggy 17-50 and the canon 17-55. I'd be pretty pissed to wait and have it be quite a disappointment!


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May 04, 2010 15:39 |  #497
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kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #10121027 (external link)
Isn't it a little odd there aren't ANY preview/reviews of the 17-50? I'm having a very hard time debating between the siggy 17-50 and the canon 17-55. I'd be pretty pissed to wait and have it be quite a disappointment!

Well, that's kinda how it works with new lenses...


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May 04, 2010 17:38 |  #498

kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #10121027 (external link)
Isn't it a little odd there aren't ANY preview/reviews of the 17-50? I'm having a very hard time debating between the siggy 17-50 and the canon 17-55. I'd be pretty pissed to wait and have it be quite a disappointment!

Yep, I'm waiting too! I'm hoping I'll be able to buy it locally for around the same price as B&H/Adorama (just like the Tamron 17-50VC) and hopefully no more then $670 or so. As long as it's returnable, or gets really good reviews then I'll buy it, otherwise I will search for a good used 17-55IS.


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May 04, 2010 17:53 |  #499

Does anyone think it (17-50 OS) will be EQUAL to or BETTER than canon's 17-55?


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kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #10121819 (external link)
Does anyone think it (17-50 OS) will be EQUAL to or BETTER than canon's 17-55?

Sure, I do. I've never seen a copy, but I think it will be 42 times better.


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May 04, 2010 18:02 |  #501

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Sure, I do. I've never seen a copy, but I think it will be 42 times better.

I'm asking because I know nothing about Sigma lenses in general. How the "similar lenses" tend to compare and how Sigma's quality is overall.

Thanks for the smart remark though.


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May 04, 2010 20:53 |  #502

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I'm asking because I know nothing about Sigma lenses in general. How the "similar lenses" tend to compare and how Sigma's quality is overall.

Thanks for the smart remark though.

I wouldn't expect the lens to perform better optically then the 17-55, but it will have a nicer build quality and HSM is very close to USM as far as effectiveness. The OS in the Sigma lens is a new 4 stop system, whereas the IS in the Canon is the older 3 stop model. The zoom ring will probably be much nicer on the Sigma as well, especially if you want to use the manual focus ring. Sigma also has a longer warranty, but they take longer to fix lenses than Canon does.

If it was me, I would wait for some tests to come out for the lens. A used 17-55 can be had for around $800 or so if you are patient, but the Sigma should be cheaper than that. If it is a good performer, I see no reason why to choose the Canon over the Sigma.

That being said, I doubt I will sell my 17-55 unless the Sigma is proven to be better optically. The 17-55 has been an excellent lens, sharp even at f/2.8 at all focal lengths. It also has lightning fast autofocus and a very smooth IS system. The only thing that I don't like about the lens is the zoom ring which is nothing to brag about. My Sigma 70-200 is much nicer.


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May 04, 2010 21:09 |  #503
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kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #10121858 (external link)
I'm asking because I know nothing about Sigma lenses in general. How the "similar lenses" tend to compare and how Sigma's quality is overall.

Thanks for the smart remark though.

The point is that every lens is different, so there's no answer besides guesses.


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May 13, 2010 19:17 |  #504

Can't wait for this lens... After just getting an excellent 30mm 1.4, this 85mm should be beastly. Especially with more modern designs as well.

Wonder what the price will be... I hope at/under $800.


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May 13, 2010 19:21 |  #505

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I wouldn't expect the lens to perform better optically then the 17-55, but it will have a nicer build quality and HSM is very close to USM as far as effectiveness. The OS in the Sigma lens is a new 4 stop system, whereas the IS in the Canon is the older 3 stop model. The zoom ring will probably be much nicer on the Sigma as well, especially if you want to use the manual focus ring. Sigma also has a longer warranty, but they take longer to fix lenses than Canon does.

If it was me, I would wait for some tests to come out for the lens. A used 17-55 can be had for around $800 or so if you are patient, but the Sigma should be cheaper than that. If it is a good performer, I see no reason why to choose the Canon over the Sigma.

That being said, I doubt I will sell my 17-55 unless the Sigma is proven to be better optically. The 17-55 has been an excellent lens, sharp even at f/2.8 at all focal lengths. It also has lightning fast autofocus and a very smooth IS system. The only thing that I don't like about the lens is the zoom ring which is nothing to brag about. My Sigma 70-200 is much nicer.

That and build quality. The 17-55 is a dust barrel. It's well built, but for a similar price the 24-105L is built like a tank when you compare the two.


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May 13, 2010 19:48 |  #506

How are these lenses not out yet? :(

I'm getting impatient!


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May 13, 2010 20:07 |  #507

Im guessing theres still no new information on the 85 f/1.4 yet... Driving me crazy wondering the price of it - and seeing half decent $250 85 f/1.4s floating about...


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May 13, 2010 20:14 |  #508

yah this is getting to be frustrating for sure corey.b...... Release the Sigma 85 price already!


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May 13, 2010 22:29 |  #509

Well I am getting impatient for the Sigma 85mm. I emailed them and they said

Thank you for choosing Sigma products.

It may be available for preorder in June but that is up to the dealers, they will typically decide when something is available for preorder.

As of right now there is still no price on the 85mm lens.

We apologize for the inconvenience.




  
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May 13, 2010 22:32 |  #510

I gave up and just bought a second hand 85mm f1.8. It is not like there aren't already some good 85's out there.


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