So, rumor has it...

Started May 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chez Wimpy
Chez Wimpy Veteran Member • Posts: 8,916
Goldilocks lens

Great Bustard wrote:

...that Sigma's working on releasing a 135 / 1.8 OS and a 24 / 1.4, both "art" lenses, by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.  Like I said, just a rumor, but if I were Sigma, that's what I'd do.

I'm still wondering where a 100/1.4 is.  Nobody has one (ever?), so we have to choose 85 if we want f1.4+ speeds or 135mm / 200mm if we want to maintain 72mm+ aperture in a "portrait" lens.  I realize it is easier to segment these things and 85-100 is a smallish jump (though a much better choice if you went 50 for a standard lens), but why have these lenses always been saddled with f2.0 and slower optics?  For me the 85 is usually too short, and the 135 is usually a bit long, but the optical qualities have me bouncing back and forth between the two (and the Sigma 135/1.8 OIS would probably sink the longer L if it could come in at a similar price point).

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