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chez wrote:
I believe they put a focus limit switch on it.


Aye, you are right. Seems all the lenses coming henceforth in the "sports" category will have the focus speed/limiter.

I guess the "art" lenses will be their Super APO type with good manual focus and "contemporary" will be the usual ones with Sigma issues



Sep 18, 2012 at 01:18 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · New Sigma lenses


Focus limiter and sealing sounds good to me.

Looks like there may be an updated 50mmf1.4 too.



Sep 18, 2012 at 01:27 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · New Sigma lenses


Ugh, I hope it sells around $800 or so if true. I got a brilliant copy of the older one and don't want to consider the new one can be better.


Sep 18, 2012 at 01:30 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · New Sigma lenses


I am looking forward to the 35 1.4


Sep 18, 2012 at 02:21 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · New Sigma lenses


My wish for a Sigma 35 f/1.4 came true. It seemed only a matter of time and will nicely compliment my 50 and 85 f/1.4. Now all they need is a 24 f/1.4.

I hope the updated 120-300 has a distance limiter switch this time and has improved mfd. This might be the poor man version of the 200-400 f/4 if it takes a 1.4x TC very well.



Sep 18, 2012 at 02:31 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · New Sigma lenses


Looks to me like the new 120-300mm has a focus-limiter switch. Check out the banner image up top:

http://sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/sports/s_120_300_28.html




Sep 18, 2012 at 03:00 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · New Sigma lenses



I do have to say that whoever is responsible for Sigma's new design aesthetic deserves a raise. Those are some fine looking lenses.



Sep 18, 2012 at 03:09 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · New Sigma lenses


GC5 wrote:
I do have to say that whoever is responsible for Sigma's new design aesthetic deserves a raise. Those are some fine looking lenses.


+1 Very well done.



Sep 18, 2012 at 03:17 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · New Sigma lenses


Adding the focus limiter switch to the 120-300 will really make me think again about buying one. Not having it was the reason I opted for an older 300mm f2.8L IS...When I compared the new 120-300 OS in a shop back in May, the IQ for the Sigma stood right up there with the older Canon, but the lack of a focus limiter was the deal killer.


Sep 18, 2012 at 03:20 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · New Sigma lenses


just needs drop in filters now.


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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · New Sigma lenses


RobDickinson wrote:
the 'We cant fix it you have a go' option?


That's just a tad too cynical no?

Seems like a good idea considering the problem of having to send the old lenses to Sigma for a rechip.

The new Sigma Optimization Pro software and USB Dock are designed exclusively for these new product lines and will enable Sigma users to connect their lenses to their computers to update lens firmware and fine-tune focus parameters via easy-to-use, on-screen controls.

If these lenses work well, looks like 1st party manufacturers will have to step up their game yet again... Or lower their price.



Sep 18, 2012 at 03:46 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · New Sigma lenses


RobDickinson wrote:
the 'We cant fix it you have a go' option?


n0b0 wrote:
That's just a tad too cynical no?


Yeah a little, but experience has taught me to be very wary regards sigmas autofocus and the primary reason why I dont buy (more of) their lenses.




Sep 18, 2012 at 03:56 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · New Sigma lenses


CanonShooter88 wrote:
Looks to me like the new 120-300mm has a focus-limiter switch. Check out the banner image up top:

http://sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/sports/s_120_300_28.html



Looks like you are right and has 3 ranges just like Canon superteles. Great news.

Can I just say the new design of the 120-300 is very nice indeed.



Sep 18, 2012 at 04:05 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · New Sigma lenses


Yeah looks hawt.

I've been not buying this lens for a couple of years now and this is making it harder...



Sep 18, 2012 at 04:13 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · New Sigma lenses


RobDickinson wrote:
the 'We cant fix it you have a go' option?


+1. I don't want all that extra work. Sigma should just make the lens properly. My old 300/2.8 and 120-300/2.8 lenses were nightmarish and I doubt Sigma has changed.

EBH



Sep 18, 2012 at 04:36 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · New Sigma lenses


Pixel Perfect wrote:
Looks like you are right and has 3 ranges just like Canon superteles. Great news.

Can I just say the new design of the 120-300 is very nice indeed.



The strange thing is sigma used to have focus limiters on. I have a 300/4 HSM with a limiter on it. Yet the 300/2.8 HSM I've just picked up (non DG) does not .



Sep 18, 2012 at 06:06 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · New Sigma lenses


Sigma site dedicated to new lenses: http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/


Sep 18, 2012 at 06:11 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · New Sigma lenses


Ok Sigma how about delivering a new high end 500mm zoom, say 100/125-500 f/4-5.6 say, with this nice new styling and performance to match the looks.


Sep 18, 2012 at 07:20 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · New Sigma lenses


Pixie ,
How about a 200-500/5.6 ? A sort of baby bro to the 300-800



Sep 18, 2012 at 09:06 AM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · New Sigma lenses


Ian.Dobinson wrote:
Pixie ,
How about a 200-500/5.6 ? A sort of baby bro to the 300-800


Well I wouldn't say no, but I'd prefer a bit more flexibility, so at least a 4x zoom @ 125-500 f/5.6



Sep 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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