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04-01-2014, 02:27 PM   #151
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote

Seriously though, the new Sigma has the exact same price point as the DA*55. Let's see how they compare.
Yep, as long as we remember the DA55 has never been made as a normal lens, it simply slightly bias the comparison:
* less sharp wide open and long focus throw.

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Hm, I wasn't really interested in buying this lens, but the price tag makes it interesting
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FYI, the Sigma's in the past sell for much less than MSRP. With the art series... I don't know, but it could end up ~$200 cheaper than the Pentax.

I wasn't interested in it at all, but now I'm thinking I might get one in F mount...
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But if I buy this lens, I will need a bigger camera bag

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
FYI, the Sigma's in the past sell for much less than MSRP. With the art series... I don't know, but it could end up ~$200 cheaper than the Pentax.

I wasn't interested in it at all, but now I'm thinking I might get one in F mount...
A lens like this makes a lot more sense for full frame, so I'm in total agreement with your line of thought here...

Also,to your first point - it could possibly drive the DA*55 price down a bit, to be able to compete. But maybe not too much - it's always expected that the camera brand lens costs a bit more.
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Nice price tag, if it performs well, I think it'll be just as big of a hit as their 35mm. Good job Sigma taking it to the next level.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffshaddix Quote
Nice price tag, if it performs well, I think it'll be just as big of a hit as their 35mm. Good job Sigma taking it to the next level.
It may also push down the current Sigma 50 which AFAIK is very good too (although they might decide to discontinue it).
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SLR Gear just published the review of the Sigma Art 50 mm f/1,4 EX DG HSM made by Imaging Resource:

Sigma Lens: Primes - Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A" (Tested) - SLRgear.com!

They are totally convinced by the lens: :

"The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we're likely to review this year. All competing lenses from Canon and Nikon fell short when compared to the resolving power of the 50mm Art. We haven't (yet) tested the very best from Zeiss, but we are confident Sigma will trounce it in one key area: price. This difference is likely to be a yawning chasm. Our expectation for pricing on this lens is for something at least a bit less than Canon's 50mm f/1.2 L, which goes for $1,700; despite a variety of rumors and no official price for the Sigma yet, we're expecting it'll be less than that.. Even if the price is 'merely' even with the best of Canon and Nikon, this lens is easy to recommend. Put simply: it trounces any similar model available for less than $4,000. If it comes in significantly cheaper than the best of Canon and Nikon, Sigma will have made a friend of every full-frame shooter in the land."

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
SLR Gear just published the review of the Sigma Art 50 mm f/1,4 EX DG HSM made by Imaging Resource:
Sharpness appears to peak at f/2.8 already!

That's amazing.
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I think this is actually good for Pentax. It will force Canon, Nikon and Sony to make bigger lenses to compete with the IQ, while Pentax can scoop up the "compact" niche (while retaining 95% of the IQ and maybe having more rendering "character"). And if you want the big Sigma, you can still get it in K-mount. It complements the Pentax lineup without competing against it directly (since the Pentax 50mm lenses are so different). Nikon and Canon are in a bit of trouble, though, since this Sigma is directly competing against their large top-tier 50mm lenses (and arguably, beating them).
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Looks like a great lens, but not for me:

- heavy (810g)
- big (77mm filters)
- expensive (US$1500+)

Still, you have to admire Sigma for building a great fast prime lineup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Looks like a great lens, but not for me:

- heavy (810g)
- big (77mm filters)
- expensive (US$1500+)

Still, you have to admire Sigma for building a great fast prime lineup.
Where are you getting those numbers?

Spec on the web is 470g and MSRP of $800... the Pentax DA* honestly should be shaking in it's k-mount. The sigma is a little larger and a little heavier, but the major difference is 'only' WR...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Where are you getting those numbers?

Spec on the web is 470g and MSRP of $800... the Pentax DA* honestly should be shaking in it's k-mount. The sigma is a little larger and a little heavier, but the major difference is 'only' WR...
There is no official weight spec yet:

50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A | Sigma Corporation of America

The older version is 505g:

50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM - Standard Prime Lenses - SigmaPhoto.com

The Art version has more glass (13 in 8 vs 8 in 6) and 30% longer. There was an earlier posting on another forum that it would weigh 810g. A Sigma Art glass will definitely be much heavier than its less robust version.

The thing is HUGE for a 50mm. I expect it to be $799.

Sigma's tech strategy is simply to throw more glass in and darn the weight.

Didn't we have this before in camera history? We went from f/1.4 to f/1.7 to f/2 with a few big glass f/1.2 versions thrown in, and always the bigger glass simply stopped selling because it was......big. History repeats.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Where are you getting those numbers?

Spec on the web is 470g and MSRP of $800... the Pentax DA* honestly should be shaking in it's k-mount. The sigma is a little larger and a little heavier, but the major difference is 'only' WR...
The 470g weight you mention was a mistake made by DPReview. Look at the review @Mistral75 linked to above. They say 810g. Sigma's own official number is 815g, listed on their global website:

Art | 50mm F1.4 DG HSM

The $800 price you mention was also a mistake, made by Sigma's Belarus dealer. They have since removed the price, and said it was incorrect. Since then, an Australian dealer has listed it at $999 AUD, and they're accepting pre-orders. That could be a mistake, too, but the $790 originally shown in Belarus is officially a mistake.

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Fair enough. The weight definitely seemed too good to be true.
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