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stan23
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Just picked up a new copy from my local dealer, and now im reading that there are 2 different finish versions?

Care to explain?

Thanks!




May 19, 2013 at 02:04 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sigma 85 1.4 - new finish?


There is only one version of the sigma 85.


May 19, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sigma 85 1.4 - new finish?


I know optically, there has been one version, but ive read they changed from the rubbery finish to a matte one?


May 19, 2013 at 03:04 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sigma 85 1.4 - new finish?


Nope one finish only. The 50 changed finishes after the 85 was released. The 85 always had the newer finish.


May 19, 2013 at 05:32 AM
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Bruce Sawle wrote:
Nope one finish only. The 50 changed finishes after the 85 was released. The 85 always had the newer finish.


Yeah, that's my understanding too. Alas my 50 has the original finish.



May 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sigma 85 1.4 - new finish?


Thanks All. I saw this and confused myself

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/pma/2010/images/D3R_9914-1200.jpg



May 19, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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stan23 wrote:
Thanks All. I saw this and confused myself

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/pma/2010/images/D3R_9914-1200.jpg


Ok, I'm confused as my 85 does NOT have that crinkle finish, but is nice and smooth. That's the finish on my 50 f/1.4. Maybe you are right the very first batches were the old finish and they quickly changed. I got mine about 6 months after they came out I think.



May 20, 2013 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sigma 85 1.4 - new finish?


Yeah when I first saw this thread I thought I remember reading the 85 first came in the old 'crinkle' finish but soon go the newer finish . But as general wisdom said not i thought I must have been thinking something else . But that image does show the crinkle .


May 20, 2013 at 03:23 PM
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The above images seem to have come from the 2010 PMA show and the original press release photos also have the crinkle/matte finish- but remember these are pre-production versions. I'd bet by the time the 85/1.4 was actually released, they all came with the new finish. If I recall correctly 2010 was right around that time that the new finish started appearing with all their newly made lenses.


May 20, 2013 at 04:54 PM
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dfresh wrote:
The above images seem to have come from the 2010 PMA show and the original press release photos also have the crinkle/matte finish- but remember these are pre-production versions. I'd bet by the time the 85/1.4 was actually released, they all came with the new finish. If I recall correctly 2010 was right around that time that the new finish started appearing with all their newly made lenses.


Ah good point, and now I think of it, I remember all the ads in magazines only ever showing the smooth finish right from the outset.



May 20, 2013 at 11:39 PM





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