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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2018, 04:12:11 AM »

Ok, I read it to quick... Well, the Sigma does not have a release date yet... it just the annoucement, so we will have to wait. Anyway, the ART zooms of Sigma weren't so stellar as their primes. 24-70 art is not better than the Canon equivalent. But we will have to wait for reviews.

Well, the Canon 24-70 is incredibly sharp. It's not an easy lens to beat.

But the Sigma 24-35 is pretty incredible. And, looking at Lensrentals, the 24-105 is up there too, particularly when stopped down to f/5.6. It might just be the 24-70 that isn't up to scratch.
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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #81 on: February 09, 2018, 05:14:50 AM »

Now the 14-24mm f2.8 ART zoom has arrived...
https://www.dpreview.com/news/9856051689/sigma-announces-full-frame-14-24mm-f2-8-dg-hsm-art-lens

Let us see what Sigma can do about 11 years after the Nikkor made the 14-24mm.
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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2018, 05:59:06 AM »

11 years already... it is hard to overstress the extend of the lead they had taken with that lens.

I can hardly remember the person I was 11 years ago.  ;D

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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #83 on: February 09, 2018, 06:31:49 AM »

And they sat on it and didn't update it, while Canon surpassed their design and Sony went from not even having an interchangeable-lens camera to becoming a full-fledged competitor to Canon and Nikon.

Now, the Canon 11-24 and Sony 12-24 are king of the UWAs and the Nikon 14-24, which was so sharp on the 12MP sensors of the day, is now a sorry-looking lens with blurry corners (but still basically no coma) on the current 42-50MP sensors.

Stagnation never helped anyone. Just look at Canon - Canon's sensor weakness is largely responsible for Sony's existence as a camera (as opposed to a sensor) company. Nikon should have updated this lens five years ago.
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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #84 on: February 09, 2018, 06:56:05 AM »

And they sat on it and didn't update it, while Canon surpassed their design and Sony went from not even having an interchangeable-lens camera to becoming a full-fledged competitor to Canon and Nikon.

Now, the Canon 11-24 and Sony 12-24 are king of the UWAs and the Nikon 14-24, which was so sharp on the 12MP sensors of the day, is now a sorry-looking lens with blurry corners (but still basically no coma) on the current 42-50MP sensors.

Stagnation never helped anyone. Just look at Canon - Canon's sensor weakness is largely responsible for Sony's existence as a camera (as opposed to a sensor) company. Nikon should have updated this lens five years ago.

5 years ago Nikon was trying to recover from one of the largest earthquakes ever and major floods in their main foreign manufacturing site in Thailand... It is a miracle they managed to remain this good in these circumstances.

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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2018, 08:38:52 AM »

5 years ago Nikon was trying to recover from one of the largest earthquakes ever and major floods in their main foreign manufacturing site in Thailand... It is a miracle they managed to remain this good in these circumstances.

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Wasn’t Sony also hit very hard and has moved on at incredible rates.
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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #86 on: February 09, 2018, 03:34:51 PM »

Wasn’t Sony also hit very hard and has moved on at incredible rates.

I should have anticipated that...  ;D

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Re: What is Sigma up to?
« Reply #87 on: February 10, 2018, 01:06:22 AM »

I should have anticipated that...  ;D

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Just putting things into perspective...many companies were hit hard.
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