Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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Myari Regular Member • Posts: 441
Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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 Regular Member • Posts: 358
Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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?

npires
npires Senior Member • Posts: 1,542
Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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 Regular Member • Posts: 358
Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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

jazzroy1972 Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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.

stillrds Regular Member • Posts: 333
Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

Maybe it's a macro zoom?

WyldRage Forum Member • Posts: 70
Collapsibe?

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 OP Regular Member • Posts: 441
Re: Sigma 18-48mm lens for NEX

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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