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A Premium Sigma Around the Corner?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by NWright, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
  2. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 12, 2012
    Sweden
    gus
    7cm long... naaee... If the pl25 is beeing called big then this one will get in trouble :) But I really liked my sig 30 1.4 for canon.. so, lets see how it renders!
     
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The 30mm length and the size makes me think it is for Sony, too.

    Still, not far off of the classic 55/58mm primes of the past. And should give 50% more subject isolation than my 25mm f1.8
     
  4. kingduct

    kingduct Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2013
    I used to own the 30/2.8 and really liked it as a sort of wide portrait lens. With the wider aperture, this could be better, albeit sounding like it'll be comparable in size to the largest primes in the system.

    I look forward to the reviews of it -- I don't anticipate getting it, but it should be an interesting alternative to the PanaLeicas and the new Olympus 1.2 primes.
     
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Looks like it is roughly the size of a 75mm f1.8, but 15% lighter.
     
  6. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
    My thoughts exactly! I'd imagine this will ring in a bit cheaper than the upcoming Oly 1.2's and just might be similarly sized! If it performs as well as I expect it will I could see this prime replacing both my PL25/1.4 and my Oly 45/1.8. For some reason I find time and time again those two primes end up filling similar niches in my bag.
     
  7. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I feel the same. I like the 25mm and 45mm lenses, but I end up taking the same kinds of shots with both. I've got a 15/25/45/75 and it always seems like there is one too many lenses in the mix. A nice fast 30mm could fit in there nicely and make 15/30/75 instead.
     
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  8. johnvanatta

    johnvanatta Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 5, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    I really hope this is true. I like 30-35mm enough that I am considering adapting the canon mount sigma 30/1.4. Native instead would make my day :)

    Weather sealing? Pretty please? Or am I pushing my luck now...
     
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  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    As far as I know, only their Sports line advertises sealing, so I wouldn't get your hopes up.
     
  10. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Maybe Sigma is doing their 19/30/60 f/2.8 series in f/1.4 now. I could certainly get behind a 60mm f/1.4 on m43...
     
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  11. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    For E-M1 users, there is always the old 4/3rds mount Sigma 30/1.4. Would probably work on other Oly and Panny micro bodies as well, just a lot slower to AF.
     
  12. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Very interesting! I owned the 30mm f2.8 for a little while, didn't much care for it as it was really a short telephoto yet it was impossible to get any real subject isolation... but f1.4, that's got the smackings of a sexy lens!
     
  13. Generationfourth

    Generationfourth Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 11, 2015
    man, it's raining lenses! This is very interesting.

    And I just got comfortable with the PL25, and 42.5 1.7!
     
  14. tradesmith45

    tradesmith45 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2012
    Oregon
    The Sig Art 35mm f1.4 has 13/11 elements/groups, aspheric & 3 types of glass. It has excellent IQ even wide open. This 30mm is 9/7 elements/groups double aspheric & 3 types of glass. So Sig is putting more glass tricks into the 30 than Pana/Oly have put into their various 25s. But they must not think the crop sensor market will stand the price of the Art series in FF DSLR world.

    Competition is good for us. Hope Sigs effort yields better IQ than the current crop of 25s.
     
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  15. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
    I couldn't agree more! If Oly's 1.2 primes come to fruition and we see the release of an OMD EM 1 mkII 2016 could very well be one of the most exciting years in m4/3!! - Bring on the GAS!!!
     
  16. aidanw

    aidanw Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 19, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    Looking forward to this. Similar to other's comments, the Sigma 30mm f1.4 was my favourite lens on Canon APS-C, despite the focusing issues I had with mine. Although this is probably a different optical formula I'm hoping it can deliver similar rendering.
     
  17. Generationfourth

    Generationfourth Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 11, 2015
    I wonder if this means a 19, and 60 1.4 are around the corner?

    I wonder if I will be able to lay my 20 1.7 to rest.
     
  18. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Not really if compactness matters anything for you.
    If rumor is right, then Sigma 30mm/1.4 will be about same size and weight as Olympus 75mm/1.8 (ouch!)
     
  19. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Big fan of the 58mm focal length on 35mm. This will be really tempting.
     
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  20. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    So basically palm-sized.