Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  

FM Forums | Alternative Gear & Lenses | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       3       end
  

Archive 2012 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?
  
 
BenV
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Sigma over the past 4 years has amazed me. First with the 50 1.4, then the 85 1.4, and now the 35 1.4. So this got me thinking, maybe they are listening to their customers. Maybe (I doubt it) but maybe they even frequent forums and see what people are asking for. So i thought it might be a good idea to do a poll to see what people would want next.

I'm dying for a 135 or 200.


(first option is ultra wide prime < 24)



Nov 09, 2012 at 05:38 PM
cogitech
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


I'm betting they will do a 24/1.4 next.

Which one would I "like"? I don't really care, as I won't be buying it regardless.



Nov 09, 2012 at 05:57 PM
U.C.
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #3 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


A new 400/5.6. The old one was great and on par with the Canon. Unfortunately only a few are chipped to work on my 5D2. If they could make a new one with OS for under €1500...


Nov 09, 2012 at 06:01 PM
ken.vs.ryu
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #4 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


e-mount 8-16mm


Nov 09, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Bifurcator
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #5 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


There's already 135/2 and 200/2...

How about a 135/1.4 or 1.8 or you wide guys... how about a 24/1.1?

Are we really just going to want the same lenses over and over and over?

There's not as many 135/2 as there are 135/3.5 but I kinda feel it's almost like asking for another 3.5 again. No one wants something a little more unusual? Doesn't a 400/3.5 sound better than yet another 400/5.6 for example?

Maybe I'm just spoiled or something...



Nov 09, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Snopchenko
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


a fast 24 - or even wider, preferably f/1.4


Nov 09, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Makten
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #7 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Some reasonably fast lenses for MFT and/or APS-C mirrorless would be nice, like a 15/1.4 with an as small outer barrel as possible.


Nov 09, 2012 at 07:19 PM
slungu
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #8 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


I would like some fast E-mount lenses, esp. a 85mm would be great. Did not tried the 19/2.8 yet. OTOH, if I would be using a FF DSLR I would love a good 28mm.


Nov 09, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Bijltje
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #9 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


E-mount for me to.

I have the 19 and 30 EX DN sigma's and would love a 50mm EX DN macro, and a 14mm EX DN. Same price, same build, same picture quality.



Nov 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
BenV
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #10 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Bifurcator wrote:
There's already 135/2 and 200/2...

How about a 135/1.4 or 1.8 or you wide guys... how about a 24/1.1?

Are we really just going to want the same lenses over and over and over?

There's not as many 135/2 as there are 135/3.5 but I kinda feel it's almost like asking for another 3.5 again. No one wants something a little more unusual? Doesn't a 400/3.5 sound better than yet another 400/5.6 for example?

Maybe I'm just spoiled or something...


well from what I've seen, Sigma is just taking the most popular primes and recreating them for a cheaper price (minus the Sigma 50). I shoot Nikon, so the 135 is a great lens, however its pretty dated. A 400/3.5 would be nice.



Nov 09, 2012 at 09:01 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



U.C.
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #11 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Bifurcator wrote:
Doesn't a 400/3.5 sound better than yet another 400/5.6 for example?

Good point, but I wish for what I need and can pay for. Although a 400/4 OS could also be very nice, but maybe a bit above my budget for a longer telephoto lens.



Nov 09, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Taylor Sherman
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #12 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


How about an e-mount 18-50 that beats the pants off of the Sony offering? I'd be fine if it had no OS if the IQ was good enough.




Nov 10, 2012 at 02:29 AM
sebboh
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #13 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


of what you listed i'd vote 28/1.4. it fills a gap no one else has filled and i like the focal length better than 24mm.

a 400/5.6 or even better 400/4 with OS would be sweet too.

for e-mount i really want a compact f/2 lens. 28mm would be perfect but kinda redundant with the 30/2.8. how about 24/2 or 60/2?



Nov 10, 2012 at 04:49 AM
rebelshooter
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #14 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Upgraded 300 2.8 OS
Or beat Canon to the 400 5.6 OS



Nov 10, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Massimo Foti
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #15 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


24/1.4 sounds like the natural next step


Nov 10, 2012 at 06:54 AM
rscheffler
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #16 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


A 200-400 f/4 with built-in 1.4x TC, since it looks like Canon will never release a production version of the lens they announced eons ago.


Nov 10, 2012 at 08:44 AM
harvey steeves
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #17 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


a 17-35 TS of some sort. be creative.


Nov 11, 2012 at 03:23 PM
fsiagian
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #18 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Fast non-macro 105mm F1.8 and 135mm F2


Nov 11, 2012 at 03:26 PM
ZoneV
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #19 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Bifurcator wrote:
...Maybe I'm just spoiled or something...


I think your thoughts are right.
There are a lot of "standard" lenses available - and many interessting lenses missing!

I think for an alternative lens manufacturer it could be helpful to make lenses others donīt care about:
- Lens with apodization element or spherical correction for the Art series?
Ok, there are at the moment not many people that understand the function of such bokeh modification.
This would be a lens with much better bokeh than all normal lenses!
Think about how many people are fascinated when they see Meyer Trioplan images!

- Slow very small prime set - Contemporay series

- Lens with variable object "plane" curvature like the old Minolta VFC 24mm - Art series.

- Wideangle macro lens, for example 21mm focal length - Art series

- Super fast lenses - probably not for pixel peepers. Like the mentioned 135/1.4 for the Sports series.



Nov 12, 2012 at 08:24 AM
AmbientMike
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #20 · Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?


Reintroduce 400/5.6 77mm macro


Nov 15, 2012 at 03:16 AM
1
       2       3       end




FM Forums | Alternative Gear & Lenses | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       3       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password