I thought mirrorless was supposed to be smaller? Looks as big as a D750+24-85 VR!
Jonath: 20, 24, 35, 50...
interesting they chose the 20mm before 85 or even 135 as many have speculated over the past few months. Certainly pretty unique, especially with it being so bright, I wonder if that was the driver to do it rather than the more obvious 85mm? Sigma's 85mm is already a very good lens, so maybe that was part of the decision too?
Either way, likely to be an excellent lens if it follows the quality of the others so far released.
This is what makes the new USB dock compatible Sigma lenses more appealing. Since Sigma is able to sell the same lens across the board, they can pass that savings onto the consumer. That's why they're able to make these fast exotic lenses at affordable prices. I used to be adamantly first party lenses only, but Sigma has proven to be a very worth alternative by thinking outside the box and providing consumers competitive prices.
You forget that Sigma isn't an "authorized" lens provider for either Canon or Nikon, so the ability to update firmware to make sure your lens will work with the newest camera is more important in this regard. Personally I prefer using the in-camera AF fine tune because it's a pain in the butt to remove the lens from the dock each time to check focus. ;-)
I'm sure the 85mm EX is a good lens, but I think it's important that Sigma get their remaining lenses up-to-date as C/A/S designation glass. Mainly for the ability to update and adjust those lenses via the USB dock. Being able to update your firmware at home sure beats having to send your lens back to Nikon/Canon for a firmware update (ex: The Nikon 200-500 VR).
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I was all excited for this lens, but with no filter thread I'll stick with my Nikon 20mm 1.8 G instead. What took DPReview so long to post this announcement? Probably since it was Sigma and not Sony it didn't get priority coverage!
farhadvm: sony is taking over
Ha, why would a pro switch to Sony that has dismal support service, mirrorless cameras that aren't even weather sealed and an incomplete+overpriced lens lineup?
Jim Evidon: Once again, DPReview show that it prefers to give a big splash to Sony products.
Don't get me wrong. My wife has an a6000 replacing her Sony DSLR and I agree that Sony is on the cutting edge for everything but their infernal menus.The a6000 is a little wizard and a fine camera.
But certainly, DPReview can consider giving a little more space for some of Sony's competitors. I'm certain that if we were to review DPR's featured cameras over the last six months we would find they are heavily weighted for Sony. If DPReview is to provide a service to it's readers it should review more than a Big Box store's large camera company's sales leaders, even if it is owned by Amazon.
Take Leica for instance. They make excellent cameras; some within the price range of high end Sony's and yet DPR's last review of a Leica camera was back in '09. Sure they have given preview space for new Leica models since then, but no actual reviews. The same can be said of Sigma cameras last reviewed in 2012.
I own Sony mirrorless cameras too, and I'm even tired of the Sony coverage. I preferred this site when Phil Askey was running it. He stuck to reviews and actually shot decent enough sample photos that were at least compositionally interesting.
Nice jewelry piece. This will look good next to my ultimate player's edition Playstation 4.
Cjar: I refuse to look at or share any photos where the photographer was not given consent to be in the location. This arrogance that "fences are for others" is quite distasteful.
I guess some people always needs their Mommy's permission. Grow a pair.
These photos are a lot better than the hacks on here shooting with the latest and greatest equipment.
Sony and other camera makers take note, this is how to do firmware updates!
Awesome camera for all the cat photographers and people who adapt $50 manual focus lenses on a $3000 USD body!
These lenses look like they fit in with Samyang's plastic lenses. I much prefer the older design.
Setups like this is why Micro Four Thirds is the best mirrorless system hands down. Most exciting camera of the year.
Best camera release this year. Makes me think the other brands are lagging.
Honestly I don't see too many mirrorless shooters out in the real world. I'm guessing most of them spend their free time on the internet preaching how DSLRs are dinosaurs and dissing anything Canon/Nikon instead of actually taking photos! Lol
Jonathan F/2: A lot of haters on here. I don't see other manufacturers churning out the amount of new glass like Nikon. If Nikon does one thing right it's lenses. The fact that I can mount 100s if not thousands of lenses spanning several decades is a testament to the bedrock of the F mount.
What crap? Name another camera company that has a fully fleshed out 1.8 prime lens line-up or a 200-500 VR for $1300 or an ultra compact 300 f/4 PF VR or offers a 5 year lens warranty in the USA or still offers free pro repair and lending services to real professional photographers and not weekend warriors who think they're pro because they paid membership dues to the cheesy @$$ NPPA? Go keep drinking that internet kool-aid, kid.
MustyMarie: The real test: Just saw a F1 broadcast, many cams seen - zero A7RII's, all users using a VF, can a fast pan be done easily via EVF or LCD?
But the real test will be at the next Olympics and other Huge major sports events, will it/they still be Canon/Nikon events (massive #'s at the Olympics) or will there be oodles of A7RII's and Zony lens users ??
What will professionals resort to, cam or more complete lens systems or ?
PS: Prophecy- Sony had better start a massive Zony lens lending program for qualified pros at the huge events to succeed.
It will never happen. I love mirrorless cameras, but there's no way they can handle breakneck action at high fps rates and large volume shooting. They'd probably freeze in the middle of an important shot and you'd see a pro photog throwing their camera straight into the pavement out of frustration! lol
A lot of haters on here. I don't see other manufacturers churning out the amount of new glass like Nikon. If Nikon does one thing right it's lenses. The fact that I can mount 100s if not thousands of lenses spanning several decades is a testament to the bedrock of the F mount.