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02-22-2010, 01:43 PM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by gnd Quote
I know you said zoom, but I think this is quite amazing never the less.
Yep and that one is still OK IMO (although only a prototype):
K 8.4/2.8 Bird's-Eye

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QuoteOriginally posted by gnd Quote
I know you said zoom, but I think this is quite amazing never the less.
It produces circular image , I prefer my 6.5mm fish-eye for APS-C and 16mm F2.8 Sigma FF fisheye.

Nikon 220° Fish-Eye:


6.5mm fish-eye on K-7:
[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsB5dtJTWz0[/yt]

15mm F2.8 Sigma FF fish-eye on K-7:
[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMMCewXHdGs[/yt]
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
It's not optically stabilised. My guess would be $650-800. Any higher than that and it will be a tough sell for Pentaxians (and Canikonians for that matter). Priced around $700 I can see many Pentaxians reaching out for one, as well as Canon shooters willing to spend a bit more than their 85mm f/1.8 costs in order to gain 2/3 stop.

This is all assuming the IQ is as good as the Sigma 105mm f/2.8.

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From dpreview:

"FLD elements are also used in the company's completely redesigned 70-200mm F2.8 OS, new 17-50mm F2.8 OS and 85mm F1.4, which has been attracting a lot of attention at the show. 'It's similar in concept to the 50mm F1.4 - it's bigger, heavier and more expensive than OEM lenses but achieves higher performance,' says Yamaki.

'We've made this for professional and advance amateur photographers,' he explained: 'we've tried to achieve better performance [than the OEM equivalents], particularly when using fully open apertures on the latest DSLRs.'"

Sigma planning interchangeable lens compact: Digital Photography Review

Well it isn't going to bigger and more expensive than the 85L, but I don't think he's talking about the 85/1.8s either. I was expecting $1000 but that sounds like >$1300
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12mm

Widest rectangular wide angle.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cosmo Quote
12mm

Widest rectangular wide angle.
The new SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM has the same 121.2° angle of view (APS-C crop).



[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9613704&server=vimeo.com&amp[/vimeo]

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new FLD glass the company has co-developed with glass maker Hoya
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10022210sigmainterview.asp

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test shots test shots, pricing, pricing...lol
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The amount of interest in the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 (I want one too!!) sure goes to show what an opportunity Pentax has left lying on the table for so long. If only they had released an updated 77mm with SDM, or a 90mm Limited f/2.0, or any kind of fast new prime between 70mm and 200mm. So, now everyone buys from Sigma instead. Oh well. Pentax's loss...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jms698 Quote
So, now everyone buys from Sigma instead. Oh well. Pentax's loss...
I for sure will not buy it... and I am sure many others, when the price will be disclosed...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P® Quote
That wont happen because they will just stop production of the older non OS versions to make the newer lenses. (unless you are talking about the used market).
Let's hope not; I'm not remotely interested in the new 70-200, for example, since they've reversed the direction the zoom ring turns (making it opposite everything else in their lens line-up I'm interested in) AND changed the position of the zoom and focusing rings (making THAT the opposite of everything else in their lens line-up I'm interested in). It annoys the crap out of me that they can't pick a f%$^ing standard for the location and function of the controls on their lenses, since I don't want every lens I pick up to be an adventure in "which ring is this?" and "which way does it turn?". They ruined the 24-70 HSM update in similar fashion (reversed the direction of the zoom ring), so they can keep THAT too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by HawaiianOnline Quote
Where's the damn 300-800 f5.6?
Damn straight! And where's the FF Pentax dSLR to go with it!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
QuoteOriginally posted by Cosmo Quote
12mm

Widest rectangular wide angle.
QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
The new SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM has the same 121.2° angle of view (APS-C crop).



[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9613704&server=vimeo.com&amp[/vimeo]


Sigma planning interchangeable lens compact: Digital Photography Review
Actually, the Sigma 12-24 EX DG HSM f 4.5-5.6 is the widest rectilinear @ 12mm, with a 122 degree angle of view. The 8-16 isn't quite as wide, but is probably the best they could manage. I imagine, however, that it will have quite a bit of distortion (based on what I've seen from posted images using APS-C 10mm rectilinear lenses) as compared with the amazing and almost distortion-free 12-24 EX DG HSM f 4.5-5.6, due to the compromises of the APS-C design (i.e., the FF register distance).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Noisychip Quote
85 mm 1.4 HSM (WOW!)
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I don't know how long I've been waiting for an affordable AF 84/1.4 lens! This would be too cool!


Well, I hope it is affordable, because I would really like to get that lens, too.

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Wow the 85 mm 1.4 HSM is especially tempting. I hope it's under $600. But I doubt it will be.
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I was starting to consider a 70-200, but I'm definately going to hold off if an OS version is coming.

As far as zoom ring turn direction - I don't care, it takes me about 5 seconds to adjust.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Entropy Quote
I was starting to consider a 70-200, but I'm definately going to hold off if an OS version is coming.

As far as zoom ring turn direction - I don't care, it takes me about 5 seconds to adjust.

I'm impressed. You're either young and agile, or, um, just agile. One of the things I hate about some of my otherwise quite nice lenses—like the Pentax 16-45 and the Sigma 17-70—is that they zoom the "wrong way," that is, I have to turn them counterclockwise (from the perspective of my eyeball against the finder) to zoom out. I think zooms should all work the way ordinary wood screws work: clockwise turn means in, counterclockwise means out. Why can't the lens makers can't be consistent about this?

Anyway, it's a small problem for me. When I switch zooms, of course I get it right, but I find myself frequently starting in the wrong direction, then correcting myself. May be my old brain. One of the nice things about shooting primes is that I don't have to remember which way to turn the lens!

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