New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and two Tamron lenses!
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17912
Country: United States

Pre-orders are now available for these Sigma and Tamron lenses:

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1
Price: $899.00
B&H Photo: Canon Mount | Nikon Mount

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Price: $1,499.00
B&H Photo: Canon Mount | Nikon Mount

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
Price: $849.00
B&H Photo: Canon Mount | Nikon Mount



Jeff_Stapleton
Registered: Aug 23, 2008
Total Posts: 1100
Country: United States

I can't believe this Sigma 35 is priced so close to the new Canon 35/2.0. I'm currently rocking the Sigma 50/1.4 as my main lens. Being redesigned, I expect it to be superior to that by far...

I'll be really REALLY interested in a comparison of the 35s (obviously the Canon won't be available for a while), but one of these just might be my next purchase.



n0b0
Registered: Sep 22, 2008
Total Posts: 5654
Country: Australia

This sounds more interesting than Canon's announcement. New Tamron 90 macro with internal focus and VC as well Sigma's new 35/1.4. If that Sigma AF works well and the IQ is great, this could be a kick in the gut for Canon.



M Vers
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
Total Posts: 10982
Country: United States

The sigma 35 and the tammy 90, especially with IF, look like real competitors. I hope they perform as good as they look.



3catsinky
Registered: Jul 25, 2004
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Country: United States

will the new Tammy 90 work on full frame?



goosemang
Registered: Oct 21, 2011
Total Posts: 1641
Country: United States

serious business on that 35mm

if sigma is stepping up their game as they claim to be, this'll be more appealing to me than the canon f2 w/ IS

expected availability on the sigma listed as November 15th on b&h...



Wahoowa
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 1528
Country: United States

The new Tamron lenses look really sleek.



alexdi
Registered: Jun 06, 2004
Total Posts: 341
Country: N/A

All very appealing lenses. I'm interested to see the effect of Sigma's new quality control system and whether the focus on that Tamron zoom can get in Canon's ballpark.



Snopchenko
Registered: May 19, 2010
Total Posts: 2185
Country: Russia

3catsinky wrote:
will the new Tammy 90 work on full frame?

Of course, just like the old one.
It's their 60mm macro that is only compatible to APS-H cameras at best.
All three lenses look badass and probably perform well.



3catsinky
Registered: Jul 25, 2004
Total Posts: 1390
Country: United States

that 35f1.4 looks like the cat's meow. my 24L II and 851.8 are in danger of being sold for the 35 and the 90 macro



sherijohnson
Registered: Jan 23, 2009
Total Posts: 3613
Country: United States

thanks for sharing this



dadgummit
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 142
Country: United States

The tamron Non-VC 70-200 is quite sharp just slow focusing. It will be nice to see what they do with this one.

For the sigma I hope they worked out the wierd front focus up close + back focus beyond 10 feet thing straightened out. And if so I hope they re-do the 50mm next.



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3877
Country: Germany

Did not see Freds thread, sorry.

I had the chance, to play with the Tamron 70-200 for one week. The sample I got was super fast (AF), accurate too (as far I could see) and it felt great in my hands. Imo the zoomring was a tic to tight and yes - for me it is in the wrong position. But nothing one could not learn to use. The 90 macro looked excellent, too.

I am really interested to see some test results with production samples (I was not allowed to safe images).

Ralph



dadgummit
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 142
Country: United States

Jeff_Stapleton wrote:
I can't believe this Sigma 35 is priced so close to the new Canon 35/2.0. I'm currently rocking the Sigma 50/1.4 as my main lens. Being redesigned, I expect it to be superior to that by far...

I'll be really REALLY interested in a comparison of the 35s (obviously the Canon won't be available for a while), but one of these just might be my next purchase.


The newer Sigma lenses seem to have really good CA control. I love the canon 35L but the purple fringing can get annoying and I am not always able to remove in post. I am really interested in the new canon 35 f2 IS as well, if it is sharp as their other new IS wide primes I think that will be a winner.



dadgummit
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 142
Country: United States

Ralph Conway wrote:
Did not see Freds thread, sorry.

I had the chance, to play with the Tamron 70-200 for one week. The sample I got was super fast (AF), accurate too (as far I could see) and it felt great in my hands. Imo the zoomring was a tic to tight and yes - for me it is in the wrong position. But nothing one could not learn to use. The 90 macro looked excellent, too.

I am really interested to see some test results with production samples (I was not allowed to safe images).

Ralph


I am in the minority but I like the zoom ring out front. In the world of such accurate AF my hand stays on the zoom ring not the focus ring when I am shooting. If my hand is further out the camera seems more stable.



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3877
Country: Germany

dadgummit wrote:
Ralph Conway wrote:
Did not see Freds thread, sorry.

I had the chance, to play with the Tamron 70-200 for one week. The sample I got was super fast (AF), accurate too (as far I could see) and it felt great in my hands. Imo the zoomring was a tic to tight and yes - for me it is in the wrong position. But nothing one could not learn to use. The 90 macro looked excellent, too.

I am really interested to see some test results with production samples (I was not allowed to safe images).

Ralph


I am in the minority but I like the zoom ring out front. In the world of such accurate AF my hand stays on the zoom ring not the focus ring when I am shooting. If my hand is further out the camera seems more stable.


I like to have my hand on the focus ring to be able to correct it where I want to have the focus. Changing zoom range is my first step, changing focus if I think its needed my last before pushing the shutter release.



geniousc
Registered: May 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1846
Country: United States

The 35 1.4 should be a killer if it includes the stated optimization software. There is a writeup in the Nikon forum about this. It's similar to Focal I guess but the lens has a programmable chip that can be user calibrated to cover all distances, firmware upgrades etc.. This should cover the focus issues.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1160493

gene



andyjaggy82
Registered: Jan 25, 2006
Total Posts: 1345
Country: United States

I like the new design and finish on that Sigma.



Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
Total Posts: 33649
Country: Thailand

Yes the Sigma look really nice



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3877
Country: Germany

andyjaggy82 wrote:
I like the new design and finish on that Sigma.


Remembers me to Zeiss.



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