Thanks for the gallery. Though would love to see more pics showing the foregroumd and background bokeh. If creamy enough, should be aps-c owners' wet dream come true ;)
Another great lens for Sony camera owners ;)
ybizzle: Both Tamron and Sigma have raised their game and lens quality which rival or beat the same offerings from Canon or Nikon. Bravo!
My Nikon 85/1.4G came with a decentering defect. Fixed under warranty. But overall not a sharp lens. Will sell when Sigma releases the 85/1.4 Art.
Valentinian: the GX8 is splash and dustproofit has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).
Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....
It's mind boggling that the GX8 is not listed as a direct competitor. The PEN-F's high price tag, lack of weather sealing, and the hideous art filter knob are enough for me to pick the GX8 instead.
PVCdroid: What a prominent on/off beep switch. Strange.....
Would make more sense as a switch for the autofocus assist light.
Ken Aisin: Hey Sigma, please consider making a radio controllable flash system. Since Nikon is not interested in making one....
I agree. The new Nikon speedlight is too pricey for what it is. I would rather go with Pocket Wizard or the Phottix Odin system.
ekaton: GX8 has weather sealing, tiltable EVF & grip included and a few more tech specs up its sleeve at a lower price. The lack of weather sealing is a bummer.
I think any camera that costs more than $1000 should be weather-sealed, and the same thing should apply to lenses too.
Ken Aisin: DL18-50 is the one I would get if it came with an EVF.
I would like to see it built-in. Not as an optional accessory. Besides, the optional EVF is too big in size.
rubank: Seems very nice, BUTI don´t understand the design. The very short handgrip make for a very unbalanced feeling with a bigger lens, there is no support for the lower part of the palm. Strange.
A vertical grip is availablehttp://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/744/825/15.jpg
DL18-50 is the one I would get if it came with an EVF.
Thanks. Been away in the Caribbeans :)
Hey Sigma, please consider making a radio controllable flash system. Since Nikon is not interested in making one....
Steve Balcombe: Congratulations to Sigma for producing another unique lens. I do think, though, that if you think you need this lens you should seriously consider switching to full frame instead.
Current full frame Nikon cameras all have their AF points jammed in the center. I personally would prefer an imaginary 50-135/1.8 lens on DX over my 70-200/2.8 on FX because the AF points are spread evenly on DX.
Though I was hoping for a 50-135mm/1.8, still wanna say "thank you" to Sigma for doing things that Nikon wouldn't dare doing. And unlike Nikon, thank you for not charging an arm and a leg for your Art lenses. This is from a happy owner of the 18-35/1.8 Art, 24/1.4 Art, 35/1.4 Art, 50/1.4 Art, and future owner of the 85/1.4 Art ;)
36MP, 5-axis IBIS, weather-sealed, 100% viewfinder, and for just $1800!! What's not to like? Absolutely a photographer's camera. Makes me so wanna switch mount.
sierranvin: I so hope a viable, competent, serious competitor to Adobe will one day emerge and send them away, similar to what Google has done to Yahoo in search...
I hate Adobe with a passion ever since they introduced CC. Unless Adobe brings back the non-subscription version, I hope another company will emerge and send Adobe away.
Yohan Pamudji: Wireless communication type: Optical pulse communication (in multiple flash-unit photography operation)
Shame--would have been pretty much perfect if this were radio instead of optical.
If you say it loud enough, and the market is big enough, Phottix might make one for Fujifilm. I tried the Phottix Odin for Nikon, and I am really impressed.
I think it's a great tool for real estate agents.
I wish Tamron made a 85mm instead of the 45mm. Hope they will release a 85mm version in the future.
Beware that the VC on/off switch and the AF/MF switch are not weather sealed.
See below image:http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/719/286/029.jpg