SushiEater: Hmmmmmm.....I love Sigma. Most of my lenses are Sigma but....1.Very few workers. Are they on vacation? Looks like factory is closed for maintenance. I used to work at the factory like this as a designer, toolmaker and CNC programmer in charge of several people and we looked a lot busier.2. Very few old workers. Young people with no experience.3. I don't see anything special shown.
It is an artistic video, not a 'how we make lenses' video.
photo perzon: The flash does not bounce. The LCD does not do selfies.
"The LCD does not do selfies."
And nothing of value was lost...
Marco Cinnirella: Tamron's 6 year warranty is sounding more appealing if you are going for a 70-200 f2.8 than chancing it with a Canon, Sony or Nikon lens and, at most, a 2 year warranty?
"Nikon gives 5 years on US lenses."
Unless they want to void the warranty by claiming impact damage...
Pritzl: Bloody hell! Now that's what I call a bombshell.
Exceptional build quality - check.Unique f1.8 zoom - check.Sub-$1000? You gotta be kidding me.
I was leaning towards their new 17-70 but am having serious second thoughts now.
Same here... the new 17-70 looks nice, but for just a bit more you get constant f/1.8!
Sigma is a very appealing company these days... 80% of my current lenses are Sigmas (95% if you count percentage by cost), and I think this will be the next lens I buy.
Stollen1234: he is a hero..but seriously what has this to do with this forum..
Dpreview are clueless
"In what way is our posting this short piece 'clueless?'"
<sarcasm>Because he didn't use a D800, duh!</sarcasm>
RIP. My pro Sigma lenses are my favourite part of my kit, and Sigma service is second to none.
Wow... Oly or not, I wouldn't want to put my camera through that!
MPA1: The biggest mistake with the SD1 was not making it available in Nikon F and Canon mounts!
+1 -- if Sigma made a Nikon F-mount SLR I would very likely look to it for my next camera. I have a number of F-mount lenses (the best of which are Sigma brand) already, though, and don't want to invest in yet another mount.