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06-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #16
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That is a remarkable difference. It's easy to see why the entry level DSLR market may be non-existant in a few years once the EVIL market matures. Once someone builds a MILC with the form factor and controls of a X100, with sorted firmware, and a range of interchangable lenses for it then that will really shake the market up.

06-14-2011, 08:29 PM   #17
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Well I guess I need to sell my DSLR then JHD???

Everyone know size matters, but for lenses the smaller the better IMHO. When I'm reaching for a wide lens 90% of the time I reach for the DA15 simply because I love shooting with it so much, probably because of the size but the feel is better and the DOF scale is nice. The other 10% of the time I use my DA12-24. Nice lens, great IQ, but hoo-hum to use.
I had the Sigma, and it's a very nice lens. As I said, very compact for a zoom. It was a pleasure to shoot with it--unfortunately, my copy had some (admittedly, minor) decentering, so I returned it. If the DA 12-24 is anything like the DA 16-45, then IMO there is no comparison between the way the Sigma 10-20 feels in one's hand and the way the DA 12-24 does. I though the DA 16-45 was ugly, long, heavy. (And although the Sigma is heavier than the DA 16-45, the latter feels heavier because it is a long zoom.) The Sigma doesn't feel plasticky, either. It's like a very large prime (and some Sigma primes are huge).

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06-14-2011, 08:47 PM   #18
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Maybe I'm not being fair to the DA12-24, it certainly feels a lot better built than the DA 55-300 which really does feel average. Both produce excellent results though even if the "experience" is not like shooting with metal limiteds.
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
That is a remarkable difference.
And it weighs next to nothing. It has an APS-C sized image sensor and there are adaptors that pretty much allow you to mount any lens you desire. Here's an extreme case... Sony NEX Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

I basically use mine for the street and my DSLRs for everything else.

When it comes to long lenses, part of the reason I chose the Sigma 50-150 over the Tamron 70-200 is the size and weight. I can't show the two lenses side by side, but the Sigma is significantly smaller and almost a pound lighter. OTOH with short lenses, size and weight hardly matters to me. I can pack the Sigma 10-20 around just as easily as the DA15.


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