DigitalWalnut: I really wish this was a 20-35mm (or even a 20-30mm) for those situations where the wide end of a 24-70mm isn't quite wide enough or has too much distortion. Still, it's nice to see Sigma pull of an f/2 full frame zoom. I hope there are more to come.
Just take one step back- now you have 20mm FL
Sigma is making the Canon & Nikon lens dept. look like they're stuck in mud. I mean... Just making them look BAD. Hopefully Sigma is lighting a fire under them & they'll get up off their laurels and start building exciting lenses.
Kudos to DPR for giving the type 246 it's day in the sun, as well as seeing so many posters express interest. (I thought for sure it'd be just a bunch of "too expensive, rich man's jewelry" comments".
I say this in hopes of other camera Manufacturers seeing this and taking note.
samhain: nice to see a 90 finally.
But- 7 blades, on a portrait lens? Hmm.Looking forward to seeing the bokeh. Hopefully it isn't lacking. That'd be a damn shame...
Just watched the Bert Stephani YouTube review.
Lens is sharp. Bokeh is decent. Not the most circular oof highlights, but not terrible. Not seeing onioning.
Looks pretty good so far.
Paul Verhoeven: Why Canon can sell FULL FRAME 85/1.8 USM for $350 and Fuji has to ask $950 for APS-C 90/2? No OIS in either (although even that adds maybe $20 to cost, just like WR).Honestly, such overpricing is ridiculous.
The Canon 85/1.8 is also plastic.Fuji is not. I'm not saying that justifies such a price difference, but build quilts should definitely be taken into account.
nice to see a 90 finally.
Wallace Ross: As a happy current K-3 owner I will not likely be upgrading but the pixel shifting is intriguing I think that it has the possibility to make the K-3 II the best camera available for copying art work. Even higher megapixel cameras don't reproduce colour accurately around edges.
@jpini79 does stitching & panorama improve accurate color reproduction? Me thinks his comment about copying artwork went over your head. He's talking about pixel shift.
Etzenfoto: Well, and now compare this interview to the Fujifilm interview and you know the reason why I'd never switch to Canon ...
It is quite the contrast between the Canon representative & the Fuji rep, isn't it?
bronxbombers4: I could be wrong, but I have a feeling it would be really nice if whoever it is who is heading up Canon's lens development program just took over the entire camera division and they dumped off the body/sensor development/chief head/MBA market planning executives. Promoted some techie engineer types to management and brought in some serious photographers/videographers into management as well so it's not just all 100% disconnected MBA types, just mix in a few of the other sort.
It feels like it's just run by MBA types with out much connection to actually doing photography/video or deep technical connection.
Really?The lenses have been more stagnant than the bodies.
samhain: If Ricoh would re-hire Jun Hirakawa to design new Pentax FF lenses... I could honestly see Pentax being a serious competitor to Canon/Nikon.
Imo- Dslr bodies come & go. But the lenses- that's what makes all the difference. Innovation will move a brand up the food chain. Fast, unique, well made glass will keep em there.
The 31mm may be the most 'legendary', but having owned perfect copies of all the FA LTD's, the 31mm was the least impressive of the 3. The 43 & 77 had much more magic to them.
I didn't know he worked at Tamron now. That's a smart hire.
If Ricoh would re-hire Jun Hirakawa to design new Pentax FF lenses... I could honestly see Pentax being a serious competitor to Canon/Nikon.
GoneMirrorless: Holy cow!I bet these were designed byEmerson Biggens!
(Wait a minute, you will eventually get it :D )
Good job Sony, nice to see a f1.4. I didn't think they had it in em. That's the kind of lens that grabs other brand shooters attention. Hopefully more fast 1.4's to come.
But- putting out a 90mm macro before an 85mm or 90mm portrait lens? Seriously? That just doesn't make sense to me. Just like when Fuji's intial lens launch included a 60mm macro and no portrait lens. Widely considered a 'wtf' move. Even Fuji later admitted that was a mistake.
LeitzKameraAktion: I'm intrigued Mr Iida doesn't rule out Fuji making a Monochrome X camera. I'd DEFINITELY buy one - click the 'Like' button if you would too!
A Fuji monochrome camera would be cute an all, but- It's time for the full frame X100.
name here: Fuji needs to work with Adobe to improve Lightroom's raw conversions.
Until Lightroom starts producing a fair output with X-trans sensors, no X-trans camera for me (that's why I purchased X-A1, which has no X-trans).
Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist but... I wouldn't be surprised if Sony, or Canon/ Nikon, etc....How do I say it....if they 'encouraged' Adobe to maybe not be in such a big rush to improve the raw processing of X-trans.
I mean, we all know- if it was Canon or Nikon who came out with the x-trans sensor, Adobe would have it fine tuned and optimal within a month.
Kirk Bruner: I'm beginning to wonder if, at Sony, the letter "a" stands for "abandonment". May be time to jump to Nikon.
Perhaps they didn't bother making an A-mount version because there's already a 135mm 1.8 in A mount? And that 135 happens to be the best 135mm ever made & can be had at a reasonable cost.
I just can't take any full frame system that doesn't have a 50/1.4 seriously. That should've been the FIRST lens they released. 85/2 or 90/2 should've been 2nd.
7 new lenses later and still no dedicated portrait lens, with the only 'fast' lens being a wide angle?
The only lens in that entire lineup that's even halfway appealing is the 35/1.4, and that's a focal length that I've never felt the need to have a lens faster than f2.
I just don't get Sony cameras. Every new product, I'm left feeling the same way: Close, but no cigar. One of these days they'll nail it.
Stabilized shooting with Leica 90/f2. That doesn't suck
I'm sure this has to be embarrassing for Sony. I know If it was my company, i would be embarrassed. This problem should've never exsisted in the first place. Can't say i'm suprised though- it is Sony after all. Not really known for their durability these days...
1545 comments, all negative. Bet Canon didn't see that coming...