map1273

map1273

Lives in United States rochester, NY, United States
Joined on Feb 2, 2010

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Great Bustard: It's an interesting lens, to be sure. I just have to wonder how much larger, heavier, and more expensive an 18-35 / 2, 24-50 / 2, and/or 35-70 / 2 would have been, as I think they'd have a lot more appeal.

Still, if it's as good as the 24 / 1.4A and 35 / 1.4A stop for stop, then since it's the same size, weight, and price as the primes, the 1.5x zoom might be worth more to some than the extra stop.

I would rather have one lens than two, especially if the IQ is the same. I am a landscape photographer and have no reason to shoot at 1.4. I am sure f2-2.8 is good enough for milky way shots. I only wish it was 18 or 20 athe the wide end.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
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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.

Even taking a step back doesn't give you the same view as using an actual 20mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
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wassim al malak: how that sigma 24-35 f2 can be compared to the tamron 15-30 f2.8 vc ?!
if those two has the same price , don't you think that the tamron is best ?
more wider 15 vs 24 . and 30 is not so wider then 35 !
and f2.8 vc can somehow get light as the f2 due the VC .
the drop down of the tamron will be the more deep DOF , i think .
what is your opinion ?

Tamron doesn't allow filters, so that is what turns me off about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:10 UTC

I wish it was 20-35. I already own Sigma's 24-105 and can't justify getting another 24mm lens, even if IQ is somewhat better edge to edge. That is the 24-105's only weakness I see, the edges.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:06 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)
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SSantana75: DPR why no high ISO/low light samples?

You can change the ISO dropdown to see high ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 01:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)

I don't see a difference between the 5Ds and 5Ds R in sharpness. I would get the cheaper 5DS over the R.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 01:57 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)

What's the flash sync speed 1/200 or 1/250?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 20:15 UTC as 98th comment
On Service lets you order prints of any Facebook photo post (114 comments in total)

How can this be legal?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 11:59 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

For the money, I'd rather have the new Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 that's coming out in a few weeks and use a teleconverter if needed on that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:56 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)

Got mine a couple weeks ago, not a speck, and still not a speck. Either they fixed the problem or I was lucky and got a good model. I'm sure there are probably bad ones still floating around somewhere. Make sure you buy one from a reputable place and you'll probably be alright.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 12th comment
On Which way is up? in the Reflections challenge (10 comments in total)
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Mountainshots: Beautifully crafted fake reflection. Problem is, it defies the linear properties of reflection. But well done.

Hate to disappoint you but this is not a fake reflection, It is exactly as shot. I may have brightened it a little in photoshop but it is real. I couldn't fake this if I tried. Some people probably could but I'm not that good.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 04:44 UTC
On Which way is up? in the Reflections challenge (10 comments in total)

Thanks everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 01:04 UTC as 5th comment

Is there really much need for 1.8 in that focal length?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 18:16 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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AnHund: Sigma is never going to be a success.

Sigma has been around since 1961, I'd hardly say they are not a success.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 00:42 UTC

I think its great that they are doing that. Nikon and Canon wouldn't have done that, They would have just said too bad so sad. I could easily find $4800 dollars worth of Sigma products to use it on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 00:41 UTC as 21st comment
On DSC00647 in the Freedom challenge (3 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: I found this odd, as I can't understand how a country's national flag can be "a symbol of freedom".

What is your county's symbol of freedom?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 00:37 UTC
On Flight of freedom in the Freedom challenge (4 comments in total)
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map1273: It is because of our great armed forces that we can remain free. Maybe in your country they mean oppression, but in ours they fight for our freedom as well as many other countries.

Our flag is the very symbol of freedom and our armed forces defend it. Besides, these are no longer military planes, they are used for exhibition. It is because we are free that we can have airs hows like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 14:53 UTC
On Flight of freedom in the Freedom challenge (4 comments in total)

It is because of our great armed forces that we can remain free. Maybe in your country they mean oppression, but in ours they fight for our freedom as well as many other countries.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 14:34 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On CES 2012: Sigma stand report article (25 comments in total)

Why do they say enthusiasts will love the optics of the 180mm macro, are they saying the optics aren't good enough for professionals?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 13:33 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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