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On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (190 comments in total)
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MFiftysomething: No E mount -lazy sigma

Buy an MC11 and some super glue if youre that desperate.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 07:26 UTC
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iae aa eia: The 35mm would be better (would make more sense [to me]) if it were a 31 or 32mm, and the 40 were a 43.

No.

No, it wouldnt.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 04:30 UTC
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Rod McD: Its a great pity Cosina don't offer them in other mirror-less mounts too. Why not Fuji, MFT and Canon M? Those of us who would like to use them will have to adapt the old Leica M mount lenses they already have out. For me personally the Apo Lanthar 65/2 is the most interesting of the three. I'm not sure if that will even be available in Leica M mount either.

^ rekt

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 01:09 UTC

This is nice, but Im still still waiting for a compact Sigma 35mm f/2 FE lens for $499.95.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 01:06 UTC as 8th comment
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (190 comments in total)

Holy ****, that 14/1.8 is gigantic!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Such great lenses with great prices. So bumped I can't use them on my 5DIV or anything other than the restrictive E mount.

They do state E-mount/short flange distance "enable the compact, lightweight design" so these lenses would be considerablly different if made for DSLRs, is the most likely case scenario.

Still. A bit sad. Fujinon Zooms for Still glass prices! and it's f/2.8 constant. Bummer.

>E-Mount
>Restrictive

Pick one.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 07:40 UTC
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G1Houston: As someone who loves to take good pictures for family and for fun, the last things I want are big, heavy, and expensive gears, such as these. The FF systems offer much better profit margins, but smaller sensor cameras are what the masses use. How about a light, inexpensive 16 (or 14) mm f2.8 prime lens for the APSC format that is good enough for 90% of the users?

Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and Fujifilm all make native wide angle lenses for their system. Honestly they would make hardly any money compared to how much they can make with classic staple DSLR lenses in Canikon mounts. I hope you dont run a business. It would be like wanting McDonalds to start selling bread like a bakery. Such a niche market, theyll lose money.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 07:07 UTC
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tkbslc: What happens when a computer decides that your face can be made from that grainy cluster of pixels from the security feed?

Youll still have your tinfoil hat on?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:50 UTC
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snapa: Hi Sigma Lens Corporation! A Sony APS-C E-Mount user looking for a few new zoom lenses this year. Your 30mm f2.8/1.4 and 60 f2.8 primes are great, but we need 1-2 high quality, reasonably priced zooms. It seems Sony has forsaken us, hopefully you will not let us down too :(

APS-C emount is such a tiny market. Sigma making lensrs specifically for it will ultimately end up with them losing money. They arent ever going to do it. Even Sony refuses to make another high end lens for APS-C emount. Your best bet is to adapt DSLR glass or just buy a Fuji crop body as they have a much more complete APS-C mirrorless lens lineup

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
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snapa: Hi Sigma Lens Corporation! A Sony APS-C E-Mount user looking for a few new zoom lenses this year. Your 30mm f2.8/1.4 and 60 f2.8 primes are great, but we need 1-2 high quality, reasonably priced zooms. It seems Sony has forsaken us, hopefully you will not let us down too :(

APS-C emount is such a tiny market. Sigma making lensrs specifically for it will ultimately end up with them losing money. They arent ever going to do it. Even Sony refuses to make another high end lens for APS-C emount. Your best bet is to adapt DSLR glass or just buy a Fuji crop body as they have a much more complete APS-C mirrorless lens lineup

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:31 UTC

Fantastic news. RIP overpriced first party lenses. Now only the mindless talentless fanboy drones will buy them.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:57 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
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Manzur Fahim: Nice! Time to sell my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC :D

The Tamron is a sharp lens. If you cant take a decent pic with that, what makes you think you can take a decent pic just by switching lenses?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:57 UTC

That UWA one would have filled a niche that nobody else has filled yet. Im guessing only a few enthusiasts would be really interested in it though. The general public is happy with the standard zoom range/iphones.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 03:57 UTC as 120th comment
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Rob: Professional sites need to stop mispronouncing bokeh. It has always been "bo-KAY." "Bo-KA" was a mispronunciation by those who were ignorant of the term's origin and somehow it caught on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqipY-wQaxc

Yeah, and its supposed to be knee-con, yet every American still incorrectly calls it Nigh-con.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 08:10 UTC
On article Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images (149 comments in total)
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Stejo: This is fiction. Potentially dangerous fiction.

Its just more pop sci news for geeks to get off on.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 07:36 UTC
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Mike99999: Sub-$999 A7 with FE 28/2 - 50/1.8 - 85/1.8.

Should be enough to obliterate crop-mirrorless competitors I would say.

^ LOL. Just stop already.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
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Zenza R: I could only be happier if 85 would be priced at 500 bucks. Great news!

Except $500 is actually reasonable. Look at the competitors options and prices. Geez.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:28 UTC
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Sutlore: I would be happier, if they announced FE35/1.8 or FE35/2.0 as well.
Just got FE90/2.8 last month, I do not think I need another one.

Sony will release a 35/2 next year. Still too soon as they have the current 35/2.8 and 35/1.4 and it will cannibalize those sales.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
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cyberpi1: Another marco lens, d'oh!
Hello, Sony! We need 135mm!!!

Who is Marco?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
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abudiman: 85/1.8 definitely a must buy for me. It will complement my 35/1.8 OSS very well. I wonder why they skimp on OSS on this new lens?

Sony having IBIS is not the reason at all. Sony IBIS works in conjunction with OSS. The 100 STF has OSS as well. The real reason is to keep the size down or the to be able to sell it cheaper and increase their profit margin. Most likelythr latter.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
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