Which lens would you like Sigma to make next?
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BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
Total Posts: 8158
Country: United States

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)



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11365
Country: Canada

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.



U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 635
Country: Netherlands

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...



ken.vs.ryu
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3543
Country: N/A

e-mount 8-16mm



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9300
Country: Japan

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...



Snopchenko
Registered: May 19, 2010
Total Posts: 2250
Country: Russia

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



Makten
Registered: Jul 14, 2008
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Sweden

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.



slungu
Registered: Jan 25, 2005
Total Posts: 889
Country: Germany

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.



Bijltje
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 816
Country: Netherlands

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.



BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
Total Posts: 8158
Country: United States

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.



U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 635
Country: Netherlands

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.



Taylor Sherman
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
Total Posts: 1190
Country: United States

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.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10712
Country: United States

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?



rebelshooter
Registered: Apr 14, 2006
Total Posts: 888
Country: United States

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



Massimo Foti
Registered: Dec 20, 2010
Total Posts: 462
Country: Switzerland

24/1.4 sounds like the natural next step



rscheffler
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
Total Posts: 4980
Country: Canada

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.



harvey steeves
Registered: Nov 18, 2002
Total Posts: 203
Country: Canada

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



fsiagian
Registered: May 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1841
Country: United States

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



ZoneV
Registered: Nov 20, 2008
Total Posts: 931
Country: Germany

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.



AmbientMike
Registered: Feb 04, 2010
Total Posts: 1444
Country: United States

Reintroduce 400/5.6 77mm macro



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