Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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Myari
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Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX
May 18, 2011

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/

Sigma filed a patent in Japan (2011-059293) for what appears to be a 18-48mm lens for NEX cameras (via Photorumors)

Kirill_est
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Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX
In reply to Myari, May 18, 2011

I do not understand Sigma, first they compete with Sony's 30 mm lens which will probably be OK, now they compete with the fine kit zoom. Why not make something different, fill a niche in this sparse E lens market?

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Because they try and rely on the people that are like ohh would really like that kit lens but it's too expensive oh look there's a sigma that costs less lets get that instead. Of course this all depends on the price they release these lenses at...

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Kirill_est
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Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX
In reply to npires, May 18, 2011

npires wrote:

Because they try and rely on the people that are like ohh would really like that kit lens but it's too expensive oh look there's a sigma that costs less lets get that instead. Of course this all depends on the price they release these lenses at...

In that case I would love to see their rendition of the 16mm pancake

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Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX
In reply to npires, May 18, 2011

as long as the most selling nex is with the 18-55 their move is not that smart.

a cheap 18-200 (they make inexpensive ones for all other cameras) or some prime like 28 f2.8, 50 f1.4, 85 f2.8 would be much more interesting and better sellers.

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Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX
In reply to jazzroy1972, May 18, 2011

Maybe it's a macro zoom?

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Collapsibe?
In reply to Myari, May 18, 2011

This lens has a range that reminds me of the Samsung NX100 20-50mm collapsible kit lens. I imagine it will be a collapsible lens.

On another note, this isn't the first rumor of a kit zoom from Sigma I've seen. It's assumed it's for the NEX, but what about Sigma's DP range? They have everything ready to make a mirrorless camera, and such a lens would probably its kit lens.

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Myari
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Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX
In reply to Kirill_est, May 18, 2011

Kirill_est wrote:

I do not understand Sigma, first they compete with Sony's 30 mm lens which will probably be OK, now they compete with the fine kit zoom. Why not make something different, fill a niche in this sparse E lens market?

maybe they will compete on size? This lens might be tiny

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