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08-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #361
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
Why not use both? Different lenses for different purposes.
Far be it from me to disagree with the voice of reason, but If I had to guess, I would say that for many people on this site for whom photography is just a hobby, there would often be financial reasons, or (as in my case) marital reasons, to not own both lenses.

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I can definitely understand the financial reasons!. I have not decided if I will sell my Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 when I get one of these or not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
For some reason no one test lenses for flare although I have found it be among the most important aspect of lens quality.
+1 to that. Just bought the DA15 one week ago, and I am just amazed by its flare resistance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
For some reason no one test lenses for flare although I have found it be among the most important aspect of lens quality.
probably because it is a weakness for this particular lens - ALL the sigma lenses I own have issues with flare, I don't expect this one to be any different.

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Flare is generally a weakness of zoom, fast lenses. The more large optical elements, the more flare prone lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
For some reason no one test lenses for flare although I have found it be among the most important aspect of lens quality.
???
Lenstip.com reviews always test for flare, and their Sigma 18-35 tests are here:
Sigma A 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM review - Ghosting and flares - Lenstip.com
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This may be of interest to those in this thread:

My Hands-on with the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 (10 images)

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Saw this thing in the newly opened Digidirect Store in Brisbane. And yes I pre-ordered last month with a 10% off. Still waiting for shipping confirmation. When when when???

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QuoteOriginally posted by tzrenz0 Quote
Still waiting for shipping confirmation. When when when???
Ditto.
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I went to the Children's Museum here in Indianapolis a few weeks ago, and I couldn't stop thinking about what a perfect lens the 18-35mm would have been. And today I'm going to the Indiana State Fair, and if I had the 18-35mm I would probably just go with that. I don't think I'm going to be able to hold out very long once this lens is released.
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QuoteOriginally posted by scole Quote
As someone who's been getting more and more into night sky photography, this is fantastic. Awesome news.
"If" It has a good manual focus............

Edit* Which I see now in another post that it does...

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No news yet
Sadly.
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Considering that it doesn't even seem to be out for Nikon yet, and the fact that it took over 6 months after the Canon release for the 35mm f/1.4 to come out for Pentax, I wouldn't be holding my breath for the 18-35mm anytime soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
I wouldn't be holding my breath for the 18-35mm anytime soon.
Good--because I'm broker than I was when I pre-ordered. I got the standard "Backorder Status" email from B&H a couple of days ago.
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