new Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 again? But now with weather sealing for sports?

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee
Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee Veteran Member • Posts: 6,239
Re: Sigma needs better planning

Wyville wrote:

I'm not too bothered about the weight of the body and would actually consider a 1DmkIV if the 7DmkII is not a solid improvement over the 7D. Being able to AF at f/8 still tops my wishlist and second hand 1DmkIV bodies go for reasonable prices.

I've a 1Div and it's very good, but it's not perfect. The AF is, it would appear, not as accurate as that of the latest cameras. Also, the body is heavy. Compared to Joger's 5Dii, though, it has the advantage that all the AF points appear to be equally accurate. Also, it's waterproof, so if you are using a lens which isn't, you need only put plastic around the lens.

I've had an Olympus E3 system (had E1) which I keep in my holiday house. This system, potentially, was very promising. It was a lot lighter and smaller than FF but was let down by sensors not as good as those in e.g. the NEX-7 (I have one) and also by completely useless continuous AF.

The obsession with FF (I include the 1Div in this, though I know it's 1.3x) is I think becoming outdated. Anyone who sees some of the fabulous shots you can get with a NEX-7 will ask himself the question, do I really need all that weight?).

A weatherproof professional faster version of the 7d with the option of using the big lenses, or smaller lighter lenses with less reach, would be a very attractive option for me.


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