dual12: How many Canon fanboys will fall for this...again?
I purchased an EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 lens for $300. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Given your aggressive posts in the EOS M forum, did you buy one and feel duped?
So if a corporation commissions a sculpture for in front of their corporate headquarters Then uses a picture of their corporate headquarter with prominent display of the sculpture in their ads. They owe royalties to the sculptor?
Or a museum of modern art that features a likeness of one of the works they own in an ad for the museum, do they owe a royalty to the artist?
I think the US Govt should be charging the sculptor for using Federal Lands the memorial is on to conduct a commercial business.
Frederik Paul: You can just hope that the 30/1.4 has the same quality than the 35/1.4. If so, it'll a clear winner and better suited for APS-C. The current version is quite mediocre at best, particularly wide open.
Even stopped down to f/3.5 the current Sigma 30mm f/1.4 was not sharper than my Canon 28-135 at 28mm f/3.5 (wide open). I was excited to get the lens, but, returned it.
When I comment on the IQ in discussions, I get shot down by fans of the lens. I find the release of the new lens as vindication of my view.
I am a fan of Sigma Zooms owning the 17-50 OS FLD, 70-200 f/2.8, 120-300 f/2.8 and the 150-500 OS.
I'll definitely try the 30mm f/1.4. Hopefully Sigma got it right this time.
Jogger: Ive been shooting the Nikkor 24-70 for almost 3 years, i dont think ive ever needed IS/VR once. If you are shooting under 1/60, youre going to get motion blur from your subject... so, nice sharp background and blurry subjects.
@Dan - it wasn't the need for VC that made your shots blurry, it was the awful slow hunting autofocus system that Tamron lens has. Hopefully, Tamron's SLD will perform as well as Canon's USM and Sigma's HSM.
Dan: Lens makers, I want something with more range! How come the Fuji X10 can have a 28-112mm F2-2.8 while larger sensor shooters are stuck with lenses like this 24-70 that only zooms less than 3X? Is it because it will be too big? I would LOVE to have a 24-120mm F2.8 with VR. A lot of people liked the 28-105mm F2.8, and with today's technology, I would think that more could be done. With more cameras supporting in-camera lens distortion correction, I'm excited about the future of lenses.
Remember the f/2 is a ratio of the true focal length. So with the tiny sensor of the Fuji X10 the true focal length of the lens is only a few mm. So the lens opening is half of that. Given the monster depth of fields tiny lenses have to start with, the Fuji X10 really not that impressive, nor does it's technology translate well to larger lenses.
Debankur Mukherjee: Nice camera but somehow I dont like its design and ergonomics.Come On Nikon its your turn now.....8-))
Or one could just be a Nikon Troll and come to that conclusion.
Leo LS: I think this camera will have a life cycle of at least 5 years and will mark the end of DSLR era like EOS 1V marked the end of SLR. EVF and mirrorless will certainly take over.
Professionals want a aim (point) and shoot camera, really?