Is an ultrawide DPM possible?

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: personal preference versus facts
In reply to Harold66, Mar 31, 2013

Harold66 wrote:

Vieri

You cannot disagree with FACTS. you are expressing your personal preference and that is fine . That being said , the 24mm FOV is today the most sold wide angle in semi professional and professional lenses.

as for the so-called gap, the difference in the field between a 24 and a 28mm is a big one , enough so that the 28mm has fallen out of favors.

and the cherry on the cake is that a t24mm is a little bit easier to design than a 21mm

but again this is pure speculation as there is NO logical reason to think that a new dpm with a fourth FL would come to the market

Harold

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Harold,

well, you are wrong here. I can disagree with your FACTS as much as i want, no matter how many caps you use, actually...

OK. Let's talk facts. So, are you quoting statistics? Post a link please so I can check them out. Plus, define wide angle. Prime? Zoom? Define semi professional / professional lenses. Which professionals? Etc.

Back to my opinions. I can state without doubt, for instance, that a wider lens than 24mm has a prominent place in the bag of nearly all Landscape photographers I know. All architectural photographers would be dead in the water if they had to limit themselves to 24mm. For instance, Nikon-based architectural photographers have been envying Canon's 17mm T-S forever; some even buys a Canon body just to use that lens.

You also contradict yourself when you say "as for the so-called gap, the difference in the field between a 24 and a 28mm is a big one , enough so that the 28mm has fallen out of favors". If the gap were so big as you say, the 28mm wouldn't have fallen out of favour: there is always a place for very different focal length lenses in a serious photographers bag. So, either the gap is small, or the 28mm didn't fall out of favour. By the way, interestingly enough Sigma choose to produce the DP1M in 28mm, not in 24mm which as you state would have appealed to a much larger audience, being 24 mm "the most sold wide angle in semi professional and professional lenses"; Sigma instead choose to make a focal length lens that "has fallen out of favors". Well, you must know something they don't, evidently

So please, let's keep this as it is: your opinion against mine.

Again, since Sigma has already a 28mm FOV equivalent Merrill, and seeing the target a wide(r) Merrill would target, it would make much more sense for Sigma to make it 21mm or even better 18mm FOV equivalent. This is my opinion of course, I never said otherwise. You have the right to disagree, but I'd rather not talk about FACTS...

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Vieri

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