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nekrosoft13: The 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM will be available for the street price of $3,599. :(

Streetprice from Sigmas mouth rarely is the same as streetprice on the street :)
Usualy in real life Sigma lenses are cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 11:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

DPR - when could be the full review of this camera ready in your site?
I am really looking forward for your thoughts about it :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:47 UTC as 84th comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)

It would be 6D, but probably in next year's poll :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 07:58 UTC as 536th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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zkool5: Just got this camera yesterday. It exceeded all my expectations. Coming from the 7D, the 6D's AF accuracy is JAWDROPPING, unlike the former with its AF issues even with micro-AF adjustment (useless). I love the new picture review functionalities, extremely versatile and customizable.

Not to mention the low-light image quality and focussing ability (which is most important of all) - utterly blew my mind away. The low-light focussing ability alone is much better than my old 7D and 5D2.

mohdya, flip screen is my main concern to upgrade from 60D too.
But for me much of the flip screen job can do this new Canon phone app, which provides Live view on your Android or iOS phone via 6D's wireless.
Of course it won't help in all cases, but sometimes it will be quite usefull.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 19:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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Peter K Burian: The review suggests that most EOS owners have only the smaller EF-S lenses so the cost of switching to Nikon would not be excessively high. BUT ... in fact, the telephoto lenses and zooms owned by most photo enthusiasts are EF, not EF-S. e.g. EF 70-300mm, etc.

So, anyone who owns an EOS system, and is not primarily shooting ultra wide images, probably already owns a couple of EF lenses. For those folks, the cost of switching to Nikon would be high; they would need to sell not only their EF-S lenses but also the EF lenses that would work perfectly on the EOS 6D.

And then they would need to buy Nikon lenses at a much higher price than what they got for the used Canon lenses.

I agree. And not only telephoto, but all primes usualy are EF too, so don't forgt to sell al of them too ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 13:24 UTC

Half of all comments with unnecessary flame :(
There will always be people who need such lenses, becase they won't be changing them during theyr travels or events.
The quality such a lens + low to mid ragnge body provides, is totally ok for purposes, they will be using the pictures later, and there's no need to tell them something else.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 09:19 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview article (252 comments in total)

The High ISO pictures (6400; 12800) look just great compared even to one generation older Canon's.
This will be a great step-up to FF and nice step-up to camera Max. Auto ISO setting.

Still crossing my fingers for retail price in banana republic where i'm living ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 08:33 UTC as 32nd comment
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audijam: i want this lens...i want all Sigma lens could be calibrated by using the USB dock so we could do it at home.

All new ones will be. Sigma will remake or renew all it's lineup in some time, and new lenses will get this new looks, new categorization and USB port.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 15:10 UTC
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bricci_mn: Sorry, but what's the big issue in the conversion from US$ 899 to UK£ 799???
also by adding a big 25% of taxes it would not cost much more than UK£ 705 or EUR 885 in the worst case...
Why the hell are still there those differences??? :(

In real life there's never such a difference

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 15:07 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: I simply don't understand why, in this day and age, with a prime lens and all their technology and knowledge of implementation already there at hand, at the price they're charging, they couldn't have made that 35/2 more complete and made it weather-sealed. It's not even a zoom so I imagine it would be easier to achieve.

At the price, even after it falls a bit, I think it's pretty mean and tight-fisted of Canon.

Easy - weather sealed lens with such price would bring to Canon much less $$. So there is no WS :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 07:20 UTC
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The A-Team: I like the current Canon lens caps in contrast to the other brands...

Only to jump out of the crowd?
I personally don't like the sex with getting the cap out of (or on) the lens with lens hood attached, so this is really the best part of these news.

Different story is with this new 24-70/F4.
Price is... ehmm... wtf?
And din't Canon listen at all to people saying that zoom ring on 24-105 is a bit too close to lens mount and camera? This one has identical design :(
They better could make a 24-70/F2.8 IS then this one, which due to IS availability will compete with it's faster non-IS sister.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:41 UTC

I really doubt but in the same time hope, that they will add the same featuure to upcomming 6D, as it has by Canon words nice feature to autoficus in as low light levels as -3 EV.
I just wish to use my TC with autofocus and without spending several T$ on a 1DX ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 09:20 UTC as 11th comment
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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dark goob: Just think, if you had an external HDMI monitor you wouldn't have to bend to the ground. Or a camera with a rotating screen.

Why doesn't Canon put a damn rotating screen on the Mark III? I would buy one if it had it.

Totally agree!
I see the non-existent swivel screen as the biggest disadvantage for upgrade to 5DIII after using 60D for some time..

It helps a lot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 07:36 UTC
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Mach Schnell: Holy cow! Are they serious? $1,700. That is 3 times what I paid for the extremely good Sigma 150mm f/2.8. I can't fathom why it would cost so much more. I don't think they'll get many takers at that price.

Easy to understand the price tag, if you have the line - "First in the world" in advertisment ;)
It's happening so not only with lens manufacturing, but everywhere else too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2012 at 14:46 UTC
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Greg VdB: I really like my Sigma 17-70 for the high-quality materials used, and I never actually noticed any 'barrel expansion and contraction' in extreme temperatures in any of my lenses, so I'm kinda sceptic about this TSC. I just hope that all this isn't a cheap marketing tactic by Sigma to introduce lenses with a lower quality finish (lighter and smaller??). There's already enough wobbly plasticky Nikon and Canon lenses out there in the entry level segment!

Totaly agree about 17-70. Great bang for the buck.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 14:16 UTC
On Sigma USA announces pricing of 50-150mm F2.8 OS HSM article (105 comments in total)
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Jogger: if youve got an 18-50/2.8 it makes more sense to get the 70-200/2.8.. the 50-70mm difference is nothing and can be made up by walking. the extra 225-300 on the tele end is far for useful.

A ton of comments, but nobody is mentioning, that 70-200 is a FF lens. If you put it on Crop body, it becomes more like 110-320 if field of view is compared.
So there can't be a conversation about 20 or 30 mm but at least 60, which is a huge thing!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 08:41 UTC
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