Lens Rumors from Sigma...LQQKS Good

Started Jul 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
HowardLive Regular Member • Posts: 143
Re: The 24 / 1.4A will be my next lens...

mailman88 wrote:

During the past few months, we either had straight rumors, or various facts/statements leading us to think something is coming. The result is the list below. -

Lenses 16-20mm f/2 DG Art

24-70mm f/2 DG Art

24mm f/1.4 DG Art

85mm f/1.4 DG Art

135mm f/1.8 DG (OS) Art

120-400mm DG OS f/4.5-5.6 Contemporary

300-600mm f/? DG OS Sports

50mm f/2.8 DG Art Macro

17-50mm f/2.8 DC OS Art

READ MORE: http://sigma-rumors.com/2014/07/next-sigma-lenses-cameras-big-rumor-post/

...to replace my 24 / 1.4L. To be honest, I don't think there will be a 24-70 / 2A -- I would bet on a 24-70 / 2.8A OS.

A 16-20 / 2A seems both interesting and bizarre. It's so short a range, that unless it's basically the same size and quality of primes that could have been made in that range, I'm not sure if it will appeal to many.

The 50 / 2.8A Macro will be a nice update, but I really wish that could be f/2 and with OS -- after all, I think speed on a 50mm lens will appeal to more than macro will, and there is Tamron's 60 / 2 macro for crop, so there is a precedent. If it were, I think I might use that more than my 50 / 1.4A. I'd also love to see a 70 / 2A OS macro update to their 70 / 2.8 Macro, which I really love.

If I stay with crop (undecided whether to get a second 7D at closeout, or a 6D), I too would have my eyes on a Sigma 24mm f/1.4. I'm leaning away from standard-length primes toward 35mm-equivalent; the Sigma 30mm 1.4 I've had for years seems a bit right to me now.

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Canon EOS 7D Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM +4 more
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