Sigma To Release New Lenses at PhotoKina


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Red Dawn

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Hi

From the rumour mill.....said to be "almost accurate", which in other words means not verifiable at the moment.....

New Lenses from Sigma Photo at PhotoKina

- 80-400 mm f/4,5-5,6 EX OS "Optical Stabilizer".
> Mode 1 : For statics subjects
> Mode 2 : For moving subjects (stabilization just horizontaly)

- 120-300mm F2,8 EX IF HSM

- 300-800mm F5,6 EX IF HSM

The price and availability is not known, for the moment !
 

Richard

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Originally posted by Larry
the 130-300 f/2.8 sounds interesting actually... quite a unique focal range...
Multiply it by 1.5... And it doesn't look so odd anymore.
 

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Finally Sickma introduced their IS version: Optical Stabilizer. I wish to see a 70-200/f2.8 OS priced at S$1.5k...
 

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btw, 130-300/f2.8 will be 192-480/f2.8 on D60, wah... a very very good range for my taste!!! Oh boy, waiting for the optical testing...
 

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Originally posted by Red Dawn
- 120-300mm F2,8 EX IF HSM
- 300-800mm F5,6 EX IF HSM
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These will be monster lenses, probably weigh 5-8 kgs each.
 

Kho King

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how good can a zoom lens be? 300-800mm F5,6 EX IF HSM and 80-400 mm f/4,5-5,6 EX OS "Optical Stabilizer" at 400mm? I am thinking of getting a third party but fixed 400mm f5.6 lens. Will the fixed lens gives better quality than the zoom?
 

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Very good, assuming they bother to do it well. I've been screaming for a 100-300/2.8 class zoom for ages, with the FLM. Now that they've finally got one out, the camera manufacturers go and lose the FLM. Lovely.
 

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Just wondering, if it is genuine, how long will it take to reach Singapore? :D
 

Jed

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Yes Adam, without OS.

I've said this numerous times before, OS is a complete waste of time on proper tele lens. A lens of that description would weigh in at least at about 5kgs. If you want to hand hold that, go ahead and be my guest, but 99% of the time the lens will be on a monopod following moving subjects, or on a tripod. Which makes OS, IS, VR and whatever other incarnations people decide to come up with, not as useful as might first be assumed.

Like I said, generally, AFAICS, OS type systems are generally only really routinely useful with 80-200 class zooms and 300/2.8s.
 

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Hmm. It's got to be worrying when the 120-300/2.8 weighs about the same or less than the Nikon 300/2.8 prime (less than the AF-S, about the same as the AF-S II).

Makes you wonder really...
 

tomshen

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:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My two thumbs up for Sigma!! Everyone has witnessed her remarkable progress over the recent years. Wish her latest three lenses could deliver the state-of-the-art optical technology.
 

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Originally posted by tomshen
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My two thumbs up for Sigma!! Everyone has witnessed her remarkable progress over the recent years. Wish her latest three lenses could deliver the state-of-the-art optical technology.
sell mi your 50-500 then you go get the 300-800/5.6!
hehehheee:devil:
 

tomshen

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Originally posted by Bluestrike

sell mi your 50-500 then you go get the 300-800/5.6!
hehehheee:devil:
haha, if u could carry the monster for me every time I go out shoot...
 

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