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Sigma redesigned 19mm and 30mm pricing and release

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by madogvelkor, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
  2. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2012
    Wow. I think everybody expected the updated versions to have a higher retail price. Nice that that didn't happen.

    Sure wish they had some news for us about the new 60mm f2.8, though. Guess we'll have to wait a while longer.
     
  3. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    Yeah, I thought they'd go at least $250. Maybe it will push prices of used older versions down on Ebay, given that Amazon will probably sell these for $150 in a few months.

    I'm eager to see what the 60mm is going to be priced at, and when it will be released.

     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Did they actually make any changes on the m43/NEX lenses, other than cosmetics? The MFT charts look identical.

    I am not interested as much for m4/3, but would love to have a 19mm with a bit better CA and border resolution performance on my NEX-7. :smile:
     
  5. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    I believe it is a cosmetic make-over, they've revamped much of their lens line in the new ART series format.

    I too am looking forward to the 60mm pricing - if it comes in at $199 as well I think it will be a solid seller.
     
  6. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    B&H is accepting requests for notification on the 60mm on availability and pricing. I could have used a 60mm 2.8 earlier this month...I put in a request at B&H for notification today.

    Regards,

    Jim

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mu-43 App
     
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  7. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I'm strangely curious about the 60/2.8, and pricing.
     
  8. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2012
    I'm guessing the 60mm is going to be $299 MSRP or more. Less than that and I'll be very interested; more, not so much.

    That's just my guess, though, and not a suggestion for use in planning your future purchases. Obviously, could be wildly wrong.
     
  9. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Not thinking it's strange at all. Could be a real alternative to the Oly 75.

    But since they have 50 and 70 f2.8 macros selling at 369 and 499 respectively I thinking 199 or even 299 might be optimistic. But still compared to the 899 Olympus?
     
  10. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2012
    Yep. Probably optimistic. :) I want to believe!
     
  11. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    I'm hoping that their pricing director is developing a theme...all Sigma f2.8 :43: lenses will price out at $199 U.S.

    :biggrin:

    The Oly 75 is a wonderful lens, but the Princess of the Exchequer isn't convinced there isn't a better place to spend $900, and at the ranges I normally shoot she's probably right. But if the Sigma 60 comes in at the right price...

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  12. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2012
    Oh my goodness, yes. Can you imagine?!? You have to think they'd sell a million at $199.
     
  13. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    It's strange because I already own the Olympus 75mm. OMG G.A.S.? :eek:
     
  14. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    OK, then yes, yes it is.
     
  15. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
  16. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 13, 2013
    Alabama
    One reason I was hesitant on getting the older versions was because they just looked horrible. I'm eager to see what the new ones look/feel like on a body and how they handle without any real grip. Hopefully the metal body looks as good as I hope it will, it will be worth the small premium over the old version to me.
     
  17. cprevost

    cprevost Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 31, 2012
    It's more than a small premium. The new lenses go for double the price. The old versions are selling for 99 each right now.
     
  18. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    That was the list price of the old ones, and at a lot of places they were selling new for around $150 even before the clearance sales. The price on these will probably drop in a few months.