Island Golfer

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Sep 23, 2004

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Brian P Smith: E-Mount to be "announced later"

Is it really going to take that long to slap a tube on the back like the rest of the Sigma "e-mount" lenses?....

B&H has to mean the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens and not the e-mount lens. The picture B&H posts of each lens both look identical. I think they have confused the expected price of the e-mount with that of the new DG HSM lens they show in their article entitled:
"Unveiled: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens"

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 19:42 UTC
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Brian P Smith: E-Mount to be "announced later"

Is it really going to take that long to slap a tube on the back like the rest of the Sigma "e-mount" lenses?....

Wow! I wonder how many they will sell at that price? That has to be the highest priced e-mount to date.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
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Brian P Smith: E-Mount to be "announced later"

Is it really going to take that long to slap a tube on the back like the rest of the Sigma "e-mount" lenses?....

What happened to the promised (well...maybe, promised) 50mm (well...maybe, 50mm) E -mount lens that was supposedly coming.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 18:22 UTC
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Island Golfer: $4900 for an e-mount?? $Even $2300!!. Thanks; but, I think I'll wait for Sigma's version.

I'm beginning to think we are selling lenses by the pound, with the size and weight of some of the DSLR lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 19:48 UTC

$4900 for an e-mount?? $Even $2300!!. Thanks; but, I think I'll wait for Sigma's version.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 14:58 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Based on their inability to supply the D850 camera body in a timely manner, I suspect we will be waiting until the D860 is announced before this "kit" will become available. Even if it were readily available, I would bet that most D810 users already own the lenses that come in this "kit".

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 15:51 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)

APS-C has seemingly taken a back seat to DFX in the past due to the lack of high quality optics available for the APS-C E mount platform. That began to change with the advent of the Sony/Zeiss marriage of E-mount, APS-C lenses. Now that Sigma has released the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens it is clear that perfection has come to the APS-C optics. I am hopeful that the new APS-C lens Mr Yamaki speaks of will be in the form of a 50mm to 55mm (equivalent 75mm to 82.5mm) optic.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 14:05 UTC as 129th comment | 5 replies

I don't necessarily see this trend as a bad thing. I think this will eventually mean that the camera market will level out at more pro and serious armature quality cameras and lenses, with fewer so-called up-graded models appearing every year. The pro and the serious armature have always bought the higher end cameras; and, picked up a high quality point & shoot (or, cell phone camera) as a take-along, just-in-case-I see- something-interesting-to-shoot, tool. And, I suppose that the prices will increase to compensate for the lack of volume sales. But, then, we most likely will not buy as quickly in the future. So, price may become palpable.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 17:48 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (621 comments in total)
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Boissez: The real question is this: What's the point of this camera and its soft lens over a Pansonic LX10 or the equivalent Sony RX100?

If Sony comes out with an RX100 VI, with a APS-C, or even a 4/3rds, sensor no one will even look at this Canon.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 16:42 UTC

Buying one of these is kind of like buying the $4.00 golf ball the pro's use; and thinking it will take strokes off your game.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 92nd comment

When I was a kid, some of us had fast cars and some of us didn't. Those who didn't usually put on shiny chrome wheels, shiny chrome valve covers, shiny chrome air cleaner, and the like. We had a saying back then, "If it won't go; chrome it". That's Leica today.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 16:38 UTC as 126th comment | 8 replies
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: I went ahead an preordered it. However, this appears to be quite a large lens for such a small camera. Sigma bills it as "compact". But, it sure looks far from compact. I' m not sure how others feel, but, I would have preferred it to be an f/2.8 lens that was an inch shorter and a half inch less in diameter. I see it as more of a landscape lens that really doesn't need to be f/1.4.

Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. There is no comparison between this cheap pancake lens and the new Sigma.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

I went ahead an preordered it. However, this appears to be quite a large lens for such a small camera. Sigma bills it as "compact". But, it sure looks far from compact. I' m not sure how others feel, but, I would have preferred it to be an f/2.8 lens that was an inch shorter and a half inch less in diameter. I see it as more of a landscape lens that really doesn't need to be f/1.4.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 77th comment | 7 replies
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BacktotheFuji: "In person, the new lens is a small, but beautifully well-made prime"

Um, granted I'm not there in person, but it doesn't look particularly small to me :D

This lens plus one Zeiss lens will probably require a case similar in size to a small DSLR case with two lenses. What's the point of the APS-C compact mirror-less camera when the lenses begin to approach this size? I would have preferred an aperture of 2.8, or even 4; and a much smaller lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (295 comments in total)

Looks like the same lens as the Sigma 24-105 ART. Wonder if Sigma makes it for Sony?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 13:19 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies

This focal length is really needed. But, please Sigma, make it as sharp edge to edge as the 60mm ART.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: The Sony is a "compact" camera that looks, feels, and functions like a "compact" camera. The Canon is not, does not and can't dodge this issue. Sony has superior image quality for such a small, pocket-able camera. It is easily thrown into a jacket, cargo pants, etc.; and becomes an item that you almost always grab as you go out the door. The Canon is none of these things; and is more likely to be left behind if not on a specific photo excursion. Sony left the Touch Screen off all five of its versions for a reason. I am one of them. I don't like touch screens, nor do I ever want one. I find them to be a nuisance. Having been a Canon compact user going back before the SD550 ELPH, on of the main reasons that I specifically changed to Sony was because I didn't want the touch screen feature. The slightly larger LCD feature is of no consequence to me because I almost always use the Sony view finder now.

Perhaps the only chance Canon has to lure me back would be if they somehow beat the sharpness and image quality of the smaller sensor Sony; which they don't at this point. And, I got to say what many, many others have said -the Canon is an ugly camera-for sure, it is not a "compact" camera. Had Canon gone with the original, rumored design that was being speculated upon at canonrumors, they would have been more likely to have this beast accepted. Go ahead, Canon. Sell a bazillion of them; and prove me wrong.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 13:37 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)

The Sony is a "compact" camera that looks, feels, and functions like a "compact" camera. The Canon is not, does not and can't dodge this issue. Sony has superior image quality for such a small, pocket-able camera. It is easily thrown into a jacket, cargo pants, etc.; and becomes an item that you almost always grab as you go out the door. The Canon is none of these things; and is more likely to be left behind if not on a specific photo excursion. Sony left the Touch Screen off all five of its versions for a reason. I am one of them. I don't like touch screens, nor do I ever want one. I find them to be a nuisance. Having been a Canon compact user going back before the SD550 ELPH, on of the main reasons that I specifically changed to Sony was because I didn't want the touch screen feature. The slightly larger LCD feature is of no consequence to me because I almost always use the Sony view finder now.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 13:36 UTC as 171st comment | 6 replies

And, of course, it will be available subsequent to the supposed 2018 $79 "upgrade" to PSE that was just announced. And, they wonder why users wait for two or three "upgrades" come out before they decide to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 14:13 UTC as 88th comment
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tkbslc: How much for the full set of 11?

Ask Quicken Loans.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
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