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01-06-2011, 09:57 AM   #16
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surely does look good. but the delay for the Pentax mount got me pissed off and considered buying it for a different camera instead. the SD1 made me consider that thought.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
Out of curiosity, is that for AF speed or sound? I only ask because the FA* is a very quick focusing (IF) lens and I don't know that it's a given that the HSM Sigma will be faster in terms of focus. As for AF noise, although the FA* isn't silent, I wouldn't call it noisy either. Regardless, the Sigma 85 HSM looks like a fantastic lens and hopefully it will be out in a Pentax mount pretty soon.
Both for speed and sound, with probably a bit more weighting towards the latter. I've been impressed with the HSM from all 4 HSM lenses that I have.

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Does anyone know why Sigma lenses are all gigantic?
I believe that the 77mm front filter for the Sigma 50/1.4 was to help reduce vignetting.
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Does anyone know why Sigma lenses are all gigantic?
the 85 mm is more than twice the weight of the 77mm...but the 85mm does have HSM..so that would account for some of the extra poundage

the 85mm being a 77mm front element...dunno..but at least it will match my other 77mm filters.

I think for pentax its due out in February ..so B&H say
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
surely does look good. but the delay for the Pentax mount got me pissed off and considered buying it for a different camera instead. the SD1 made me consider that thought.
Mate... Just buy the FA* 85/1.4, enjoy the superb IQ and never look back. Imagine all those months you could have been shooting with it instead of waiting for the Sigma...

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Mate... Just buy the FA* 85/1.4, enjoy the superb IQ and never look back. Imagine all those months you could have been shooting with it instead of waiting for the Sigma...
true. I could had done that months ago. truly wasted a lot of time. anyhow, there is still some positive that came out of it. otherwise, I wouldn't had been able to consider the x100. I just hope that the March release is true. just in time for the tax reimbursement. the 50/1.2 though is getting pretty much used as of the moment for portraits, but wishy-washy it was an AF. it is really great even at smaller apertures. 1.4 to f4.
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QuoteQuote:
Pop4: I believe that the 77mm front filter for the Sigma 50/1.4 was to help reduce vignetting.
Yes, that is true--DPReview goes into this in their review of the lens.
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Size! Size! Size! The FA77 is seriously tiny. It's only marginally larger than a fast 50! You'll never be able to get that much IQ in such a package. Sure there is no HSM. But if I had to choose which to carry in my bag, it'd be an obvious choice. Oh and the 8 mm difference is not really very much at all at that medium telephoto range.

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thanks a lot for those links mate..very helpful..

heres one shot that I feel is bloody awesome..showing what the sigma can do ..





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Tommot1965:heres one shot that I feel is bloddy awesome..showing what the sigma can do ..

Yes, bloody awesome is accurate--it looks like it is a done deal now--I'll be picking up one of these for sure. I had been contemplating it--that is done now. Tx

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QuoteOriginally posted by vandamro Quote
Size! Size! Size! The FA77 is seriously tiny. It's only marginally larger than a fast 50! You'll never be able to get that much IQ in such a package. Sure there is no HSM. But if I had to choose which to carry in my bag, it'd be an obvious choice. Oh and the 8 mm difference is not really very much at all at that medium telephoto range.
I moved from a F50/1.7 to the Sigma 50/1.4, and boy was there a big size difference. I believe the Sigma 85/1.4 is similar in size to, but slightly larger than the Sigma 50/1.4. At the end of the day, it's all a matter of personal preference, and I'd personally carry the larger F1.4, HSM lens

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Just buy the FA77. It's an updated and far more compact A*85 with a special magic. I take mine everywhere, which is something I wouldn't be doing with the larger 85mm lenses.
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I moved from a F50/1.7 to the Sigma 50/1.4
What is your opinion regarding IQ diffferences? I really really love the F50 f1,7, I rely on it as much as my DA21.
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Is this lens confirmed for Pentax mounts?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikemike Quote
Does anyone know why Sigma lenses are all gigantic?

Fast full-frame lenses tend to be pretty big. Also, Sigma may be making some cost/size tradeoffs regarding vignetting and corner sharpness by choosing somewhat larger size vs. more exotic glasses or harder to grind elements. Personally, I like their approach.
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