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07-03-2013, 04:24 AM - 1 Like   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by SyncGuy Quote
S'cuse me?

Do you know how important that extra 20mm is?......And THAT's the main reason why it's $400 more...
Yeah, and if you break it up, it only comes out to $20 per mm. Doesn't sound so bad when you look at it that way.


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07-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #47
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Im intrigued, Im seeing a whole lot of love for the 35mm 1.4 art series lens on other forums, the canikon users are posting some very impressive pics and everyone seems to be getting quite excited over it.
Seeing as it is available for Pentax, I was expecting to see and hear a lot more on here over it. is it because we have the FA31 ltd? I know it is slightly wider, but are we just so spoilt with that one that the sigma sort of becomes redundant?
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I'm now thinking it might be better to put my money towards the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 zoom, instead of getting the Sigma 30 Art (assuming it's even offered for K-mount in the future). Sure it's a lot bigger/heavier and pricier, but it's getting outstanding reviews and it sure would be handy to zoom from 18 to 35mm on APS-C and maintain f/1.8 constant.
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New ART 30mm version

I hesitated to buy the old version of the sigma 30mm 1.4 because of the AF problems related by many users.
I just hope the ART version will be better and available soon for Pentax mount!
About the new incredible and unique 18-35mm 1.8, i admit it's great but as traveller, i will prefer the size of the 30mm .

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QuoteOriginally posted by KX5 Quote
i admit it's great but as traveller, i will prefer the size of the 30mm .
Yes, I think you've identified the one major reason (beyond LBA) that I may well end up with both the 18-35 zoom AND a 30mm f/1.4 ART. These two lenses are considerably different in size/weight. It would be handy to have both for different applications. So I guess I'd better start saving up even more $$ to get the prime in addition to the zoom!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
Yes, I think you've identified the one major reason (beyond LBA) that I may well end up with both the 18-35 zoom AND a 30mm f/1.4 ART. These two lenses are considerably different in size/weight. It would be handy to have both for different applications. So I guess I'd better start saving up even more $$ to get the prime in addition to the zoom!!
Same here. I've thought about selling my 30mm (even though I love it) to help finance the 18-35mm, but the small size/weight of the 30mm means that it will probably stay.
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Available soon

Looks like it will be out soon. One Japan ebay seller has a preorder for end of Feb. ship out. I can't wait.

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QuoteOriginally posted by KX5 Quote
I hesitated to buy the old version of the sigma 30mm 1.4 because of the AF problems related by many users.
Somehow I felt that the AF problems with Sigma 30/1.4 are a bit exaggerated. Sometime people start feeling they have AF problem when they repetitively hear such stories and starts believing that the lens at the fault and not the technique.

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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
Somehow I felt that the AF problems with Sigma 30/1.4 are a bit exaggerated. Sometime people start feeling they have AF problem when they repetitively hear such stories and starts believing that the lens at the fault and not the technique.
My Sigma 30mm 1.4 is a very reliable focuser. Really, all of my Sigma's are reliable and accurate. It may help that I have sent my camera with all my Sigma lenses to SIgma US headquarters in New York to have the lenses all calibrated to my specific camera body.
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