So who's got their eye on the new Sigma...?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by NoSeconds, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  2. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    No love for the Siggy goodness...?
  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    I'm definitely curious about it, but the SA mount is a huge bummer for me. If it was E-mount or something else with a short flange, I'd be all over it.

    Having to get a whole new set of lenses with no real compatibility options with other gear is not very appealing to me.
  4. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I'm hoping they're testing the concept and release it in other mounts down the track...
  5. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    I suspect the other mounts are proprietary. Maybe they could do K-mount, since I think the SA mount is a K-mount with EOS electrical contacts... But I think they'd need a real open standard mount to make it work really well. Like M4/3!
  6. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    And EOS flange distance.
  7. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
    I'm interested, largely because the price is actually reasonable ($999 with 30mm 1.4!). Want to read some reviews of actual use before taking the plunge on it, however...
  8. raschmidt

    raschmidt Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 28, 2014
    The reviews I have seen here in China are mostly positive so far. The autofocus has a funky deal where it focuses, then about a half second later you hear the beep. It makes the autofocus seem much much slower than it is (although it doesnt seem like it's particularly fast).

    I plan to get one soon, it looks like its available on Adorama's website so maybe I can get one when I am back in the states this month.
  9. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I wish Sigma would get in on M4/3. They've said before how they can do whatever they want, are a family company and don't have to answer to anyone. We know they like pushing the envelope. Would be really nice to have another manufacturer competing on bodies.

    oh and um...
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  10. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

  11. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    To be honest, I'm not really interested in this camera, but the price made me pause. $800 for the body and $1000 for the kit including 30mm f/1.4 lens is a very low price for Sigma.
  12. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Totally agree. I think there'd be a decent market for u43 owners to have a different body for different uses. Imagine an E-M1ii for action and a Sigma Fovean for landscape and sharing the same lenses. That would be a great option.
  13. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    Sigma's bread and butter is still SLR lenses for Canon and Nikon. Making lenses in their own mount is nearly free, since R+D has been done. They even use Canon EF pin outs and logic for SA mount.
  14. TheMenWhoDrawSheeps

    TheMenWhoDrawSheeps Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 15, 2016
    @stratocaster, as i understand 30mm f1.4 is in sa-mount, so they trying to force you into the System.
    On other hand sigma offers mount change for 150$, so it looks like a really good deal if you know someone to buy of body only%)

    Sent from my D5503 using Mu-43 app
  15. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    I understand it's an SA-mount lens, but it's a really low price for a full-featured mirrorless camera with a fast high-quality lens. Especially considering that just 5 years ago Sigma tried to sell SD1 for $9700...
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  16. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    SA lenses have really poor resale. Buy them used and build a kit for peanuts!

    Looking closer at the camera, it looks like the first Sigma cam that is hard to make fun of.
  17. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Hahah, well, it's still really easy to make fun of if you want to. Long-flange DSLR lenses that need a microadjustment dock on a CDAF mirrorless camera? The EVF on the right hand side, which is better for neither left-eyed nor right-eyed people, but worse for everyone with hands?

    But yes, if the lenses hold up to Foveon's scrutiny, a 17-70/2.8-4 and a 30/1.4 would make a neat little kit, and pretty affordable.

    Shame they can't use the native mirrorless Sigma lenses that Sigma basically designed for the DP series, like the 14/f4, 19/2.8, 30/2.8, and 60/2.8 (not exact analogues to the DP0, 1, 2, 3 but much closer than incidental).
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  18. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    Points taken! I guess I was trying to say that it is the first one that isn't an instant deal breaker for 99.9% of photographers. :)

    That EVF would be murder for a left-eyed person though.
  19. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    The Sigma looks cool, but I have too many cameras who need my attention!
  20. battleaxe

    battleaxe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    What is the crop factor on this 1.5/6x like aps-c cameras or is 1.8x like their DP line of cameras?
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