So, rumor has it...

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Wyville
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Re: So, rumor has it...
In reply to Great Bustard, 11 months ago

Great Bustard wrote:

...that Sigma's working on releasing a 135 / 1.8 OS and a 24 / 1.4, both "art" lenses, by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.  Like I said, just a rumor, but if I were Sigma, that's what I'd do.

That leaves 50mm open for Canon.  I'd be pleased to see a 50 / 2 IS ala the 35 / 2 IS and/or a 50 / 1.2L II.

But what we're missing is a fast 17mm prime.  I think that's gotta come from Sigma, since Canon has the 14 / 2.8L II and 17 TSE.  Then again, maybe Sigma might think to redo their 20 / 1.8, although that's a bit too close to 24mm, I would think.

Let's not forget zooms, though.  I think the 24-200mm range is pretty well covered at the moment.  So, I'm wondering if someone isn't working on a killer UWA zoom.

How say you all?

Personally I'm far more interested in what Sigma will do with primes in the 300-600mm range. Right now they don't really have anything serious as both the 300 and 500 have to do without IS/OS and the performance of the 300 isn't better than that of the 120-300/2.8. With Canon's current focus on the professional market, there is room for Sigma to make a move. I would even say especially with lenses like a 300/4 or 400/5.6. If they make the last one with OS and as a "sport" lens, it would instantly gulp up Canon's market share. Not to mention drawing in Nikon users. (If I understand correctly the D7100 does AF at f/8, so a 1.4x TC would work for them.)

That said, I would still like to see more UWA primes. If Sigma can do a 14/2.8 "art" I would be interested.

I do think Canon has been working on a killer UWA zoom for some time, something similar to the Nikkor 14-24/2.8. But considering the problems Canon has been having with their new lens releases, that one might still be a long way out.

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