SIGMA: New 85mm/1.4, new 70-200 stabilized

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  1. Derrel

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    Today, Feb. 20, 2010, Sigma announced a new version of its 70-200mm f/2.8 lens--this one with their Optical Stabilizer system, and a new type of low-dispersion glass, as well as a new 85mm f/1.4 EX-DG prime lens. Both lenses will work on FX as well as DX-sized sensors, as well as 35mm film SLRs.

    I think the new 85mm will be attractive to many people who want a modern, fast-aperture 85mm lens, but cannot handle the very high cost of manufacturer's offerings in the high-speed 85mm category.

    With Nikon and Canon 70200mm f/2.8 stabilized lenses approach the mid-two thousand dollar range at MSRP, I think SIgma will sell a lot of its new 70-200 f/2.8 lens to those who want a stabilized lens, but do not have the $2,300 or so it costs to buy one from the various camera makers.
     
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    I am guessing they did not announce prices yet? I am very interested in the 70-200mm! Cant wait to find out how much its going to cost.
     
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    Yep, definitely interested. Thanks for posting this, I thought it was just a rumor.
     
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    Kinda curious about the 85. Wonder if it will have all the focus issues the 50 did. But if it performs any where near the 50mm, it should be a big hit!

    Kinda cool that it falls in between the two Canon lens in aperture. 1.2, 1.4, 1.8. Choice is good. hopefully Sigma gets some control over their quality as of late.
     
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    I like my Nikon 80-200, so i'll stick with that, i don't like how far out the zoom ring is on the new sigma is anyway, the 70-200VR IMO is still too far out.

    I'm more curious on the 85mm. I hope it doesn't feel too big. I'm still waiting for Nikon to hopefully make an AF-S 85mm f/1.8 with a rounded diaphragm, just because of cost and size. and the current 85 1.8 is sharper than the 1.4 when stopped down.

    That 8-16 sounds CRAZY. i'd love to use one of those!
     
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    If that's true I'm sending my new 70-200 back and waiting.

    Or maybe keep what I have and start saving for that 85mm, yummy.

    What to do, what to do...
     
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    Any idea when these are coming out?

    I just got the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 macro... the OS could be useful.
    Also just got the Nikon 80-200... maybe I will want the OS on that as well???
     
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    I think the OS is much more useful particularly in longer ranges (such as towards 150 or 200) when it lets you get down to say a 1/60 shutter speed handheld.

    So, the OS works with the Sony in camera shake... I wonder if that means it will be hand holdable even lower, say to 1/8 or 1/4 second at 200mm. That would be amazing.
     
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    I have seen no dates associated with the press releases for any of the new or updated Sigma lenses. However, May and June are big,big camera-buying months, with father's day, graduations, and family vacation times all running together,so if Sigma is smart, they'll try and have these new lenses ready for sale by May. Prices are also still not being mentioned.
     
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    I wonder what the difference in quality will be between the new Sigma 70-200 and the Nikon 80-200 (which I have).
    So curious... can't wait to see more info on these lenses.
     
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    Even more sigma goodness!

    An image stabilised 50-500mm f4.5-6.3
    Sigma stabilizes 50-500mm ultra-telezoom: Digital Photography Review

    An image stabilized 17-50mm f2.8
    Sigma releases 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM: Digital Photography Review

    And a super-wide 8-16mm f4.5-5.6
    Sigma goes ultrawide with 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC: Digital Photography Review

    And to top it off Lens Rentals have this to say
    LensRentals.com - Lens Repair Data 3.5

    and dpreview articles on the two already mentioned new sigma options
    Sigma launches stabilized 70-200mm F2.8 telezoom: Digital Photography Review
    Sigma releases 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM: Digital Photography Review
    Go Sigma go! :)
     
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    How does Sigma's image stabilization compare to Nikon's VR II?
     

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