Strictly spoken, I can't know how bad or good the lens will be, but 16/1.4 DG DN Contemporary is a useful lens in APS-C. Given the usual high quality Sigma can deliver, it should be a very nice wide-angle.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:00 AM
Looks pretty awesome, APS-C users are starting feeling abandoned in the absence of new pro lenses, almost all new lenses are cheapos, besides that's a lens without real competitors
Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:05 AM
You realised it's not a DSLR lens? Strictly mirrorless for Sony and µ4/3, not even Fuji is addressed. Pity.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:25 AM
Who really cares for APS-C DSLR shooters anyway?
Except for releasing higher end bodies like 7Dm2 and D500, nobody really cares anymore. Just release a few dedicated zoom lenses and force them to go buy into FF if they want nicer lenses.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:43 AM
Exactly. There are still good APS-C lenses around. Better ones won't be cheaper than the FF versions. If one needs some steps higher IQ, a bigger sensor is the way to go. Other than that, APS-C plays a role for birders and sports photogs.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:10 PM
Fuji users have an OEM lens with these stats, so they're the ones with the least reason for complaining. I do wonder however why this lens is branded as C, and not A, when the ridiculous (spec-wise) f/2.8 primes were all in the A line.
Not that these designations ever made much sense, anyway...
Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:41 PM
Careful with "ridiculous"!
What if that lens is "C" priced and delivers "A" performance? I also have no idea how Sigma decides to go C or A - the 30/1.4 is an A? No, also C*. And it's DC DN while the ridiculous ones are only DN (= only mirrorless, but not "only APS-C"? wtf? )
* and no, it's also Art, but these are two different lenses. One for APS-C DSLRs, the other © for only mirrorless.
So, that might make some sense. Not that I'd care about anyway...
And you have no idea about what Fujistas can complain. "bring 4K video to the X-T1, you can do it Fuji, it's only firmware" I think, next to the gods of Russian hackers are the demi-Gods of Fuji firmware, they can do everything you just need to tell them.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:10 PM
I just don't think they are doing a kind of real manual (instead of by-wire) focus on their DN DC comtemporary versions as it will be more expensive to put in a mechanical focus.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:46 PM
A real shame Sigma doesn't make any of their APS-C mirrorless lenses in Fuji mount.
I'm sure Fuji users would be very interested.
I'd definitely be interested in it. There is never too much choice anyway.
There haven't been that many to start with... and no FL/aperture combinations that haven't been covered (if roughly) by one native lens or the other. Of course, the price is another matter...
However, the Sony E mount users may not have all that luxury...
(and Joachim, note the word spec-wise in my comment - I'm not deriding the performance of those lenses, just pointing out to their very pedestrian stats).
Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:00 PM
I was joking, geeze, how man smileys do I need for that? Just tell me.... Spec-wise they are not spectacular, true. And price-wise they were pretty affordable. I just wonder how man were sold so far.
Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:21 AM
Well, the MTFs seem to be fairly decent
Albeit the green line is just at 30lp/mm (Oly provides 60lp/mm figures here).
Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:23 PM
It's quite a chunky piece of glass: https://www.dpreview...dn-contemporary
And I think it's aiming more for APS-C than for the µ4/3 market. As a contemporary lens, it's not weather sealed and the 17/1.2 might be the much better choice
Ugh... did they absolutely have to cut a corner somewhere? It's strange how some companies simply insist on shooting themselves in the foot somehow.
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