Dan_168

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Nov 30, 2004

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Irakly Shanidze: The things are going now, there is no need for faster lenses anymore, although I understand the desire. 2.8/135 is plenty fast when ISO3200 looks better than Fuji Provia 400F back in a day :)

Really? I for one try to avoid ISO 3200 but rather stick to ISO 100 whenever I can, and I go for F1.2 lens not got light gathering purpose either. with that being said, I will stick with the Zeiss 135 F2 aPO and Samyang 135 F2 instead.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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schack: Damn! I would so wish that Sigma would produce these art lenses with an x-mount. I love fuji's glass, but they deserve some competition and Sigma really delivers these days.

And in Sony FF also.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 04:28 UTC
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Sugasmune: I don't want that lens. The 135mm is too tight view for me and 2'nt the 1.8 is too thin DOF. Waiting the wide angle.

Ok, 135 is too tight for you, got it. but it's not too tight for a lot of other people, I actually use 200mm also, 135 is actually my favorite FL, and I have two 135mm lens. F1.8 is also great too, I am using my Zeiss 135 F2 APO and Samyang 135 F2 wide open all the time, F1.8 will be cool.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 04:27 UTC
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loock: 135mm DOF is already killer thin at f2.8, more then enough, overkill even, but my Pentax smc-F 135 f2.8 look like a 50 MACRO and even show telescopic metalic lens hood.
There is no reasonably need for this 135 f 1.8 beast.
135 f2.8 @ f2.8 focused at 1.5m show 1.9 cm DOF ( 0.75" ), already too thin.
What I want is a Pentax 90 f 1.7 with decent bokeh for normal portret, and Pentax 14 f 2.8 sharp wide open for environmental portret, all focused at 1.5m, (5 spatial/volumetric diagonal of the human head.

I shoot with 135 at F2 all the time, it's hardly "killer thin at F2.8", I wouldn't even buy a 135 F2.8 lens for that exact reason.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 04:21 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: It's a shame that Sigma does not make any Fuji X-Mount lenses.

yeah, it will be great if they make it for Sony mount and Fuji as well, I am using adapter now so a native mount will be great.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 04:19 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Depends on the situation, but mostly prefer a good Ovf to evf moat of the times. Only time I will evf is when shooting video else its ovf ftw.

Same here, after using my mirrorless A7R II, NEX7, Fuji Xt10 for few years, I have to say I simply don't like EVF, period, it makes me appreciate the big bright OVF in in my 1D/D3 series bodies even more after had the experience of the EVF.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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racin06: Another DSLR-killer brought to you by Fujifilm.

Is this Fuji commercial?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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Elliot H: not impressed with kit lens whatsoever

Especially considered that it's a $700 USD MSRP lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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dirkluchtman: ISO performance not better than its APC peers and not in the same league as what my 6D can do. Nice color rendition though and good sharpness for kitlens.

What people forgot about Fuji 18-55 " kit lens" is its price, just because Fuji bundles this lens with the camera and people just compare it to the Canon/Nikon/Sony counterpart and say wow, Fuji has the best "kit lens", and most of them forgot the price Fuji charges for this " kit lens", a $700 MSRP lens better be better than the $200-$250 MSRP Canon/Nikon 18-55 kit lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (116 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Nice to see them making more practical lenses than some silly f/0.95 mirrorless lenses that have too shallow DOF, too limited IQ at or near the max apertures and that are also just too heavy and unbalanced, for 99.9% of mirrorless users. I think they learnt their lesson after that f/0.95 10.5mm, also known as the "failure".

Those lens maybe 'useless' for you, not for the others, it's amazing some people make such silly comments thinking he/her can representing the whole photographer community.
I don't shoot with with a 800mm everyday, must be useless and Canon and Nikon is stupid to waste resource on such thing? LOL.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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Boeing skipper: Very impressive.
Would love to see a night sky shot at f1.8 to check the coma.

@dansclic: For milky way and stuffs like that F5.6 and F8 is useless, even F2.8 is slow and I always searching for a faster lens. Like Tappani Tarvainen above said, the only point of this lens is the F1.8, if it's not good at F1.8, there is no point buying this, I already have the Samyang 14 F2.8 which has almost no coma and I shoot it wide open every time, as well as the 14-24 2.8, pretty well control in COMA.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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Boeing skipper: Very impressive.
Would love to see a night sky shot at f1.8 to check the coma.

Any info on price yet?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
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Boeing skipper: Very impressive.
Would love to see a night sky shot at f1.8 to check the coma.

Exactly, I never worry about sharpness of any Art lens, but Sigma up until these day don't have a good track record on COMA performance and this will be mainly a candidate for my new Astro lens so COMA performance will be one main deciding factor if I want to buy one or not. Don't care for filter, size, wight, AF performance at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (198 comments in total)
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WordsOfFarewell: Damn, that Sigma 14mm 1.8 looks gigantuan, but still if it should bring the IQ I will certainly get my hands on one and toss my Nikon 14-24 for the new Nikon 16-35 f/2.8 - if it sees the light of day. These are happy days for landscape photographers like myself.

That's exactly what I am trying to do, if that Sigma 14 1.8 is sharp wide open like the other Art lesn and has reasonable COMA under controlled, and that will be my next Astro lens and the 14-24 will need to go find a new home.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (198 comments in total)
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Sacher Khoudari: When is Sigma going to bring out lenses for Fuji's X-Mount? I'd be glad to have the 18-35/1.8 for my Fuji!

And please don't forget the Sony E mount as well,

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (198 comments in total)
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Nikonsyncro: One of the reasons I don't own any Sigma lenses.
The Zoom turns in the opposite direction.
When working under pressure and things must happen there is no time to think of the lens mounted and the direction you must turn the zoom ring. It must just happen.
Nikon user. But I am deffnately going to try the 135mm

it's a " half full or half empty" thing, it's actually the "right " direction for some of us, LOL, and actually I don't have to 'think" but after shooting with both system for over 25 years my hand " just know" what direction to turn, and there is only two to choose from anyway even my memory failed, LOL

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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rjjr: No prices?

Is it one of those "If you have to ask..." situations?

Sigma lens is normally pretty cheap when compare to the Canon/Nikon equivalent, well, except for the 50 1.4, but the Sigma 50 1.4 is so much better than the Canon and Nikon 50 1.4 so still cheaper in my opinion for you are getting from that Sigma lens, so I don't expect any difference with these newrelease, for example I can't imagine this Sigma 14 1.8 will cost any more expensive than the much slower and not even half decent Canon 14 F2.8L which is $2100. And the 135 1.8 probably no more than $1500-1600 USD.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 05:06 UTC
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Daniel L: Well, may be it's time to let go of my samyang 14mm 2.8... all comes down to price now.

I am a owner of Samyang 14 and Nikon 14-24 F2.8, like them both, I will most likely buy this Sigma 14 1.8, F1.8 is really big deal for Astro, as for price, I will pay up to $2K USD for it, well, that's how much the Canon 14mm F2.8 costs and it's not even a half decent lens. believe or not, I am much happier with the the Samyang than the 14L. and I don't care for the AF part, I shoot manual focus only when it comes to landscape and astro.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 05:02 UTC
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Stejo: An unstabilized 135mm. Just what the doctor ordered.

I have that IBIS on my A7R II, but I have been shooting 135L and Zeiss 135 AP on my Canon body without any issue. won't hurt to have it but I wouldn't concern about it at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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jl_smith: It boggles my mind to see FF shooters constantly asking about weight on these large-aperture lenses. It's FF and large aperture and (hopefully) high quality...so just do the math. Believe it or not, other sensor sizes exist to specifically address your concerns.

So true.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 04:40 UTC
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