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New Sigma 30mm 1.4 coming for E-mount

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by fractal, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Would be great to get some new, dedicated APS-C glass. :)
     
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  3. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Næstved, Denmark
    Soeren
    Just a tad wider than the usual 50mm equivalent , Im game. So now we just need the 60-70mm macro and portrait lenses and maybe a compact 90 but its a good start. Just don't keep us waiting for years again.
     
  4. HabsFan

    HabsFan TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 10, 2013
    Ontario, CAN
    I wonder how similar it is optically to the Sigma 30mm 1.4 ART DSLR lens. That lens does not get very good reviews. The rumored lens has 9 elements in 7 groups while the SLR version is 9 elements in 8 groups so hopefully it does a little better. At about 73mm in length, I'm not crazy about the size. That being said, its nice to have more choice and having a very fast native prime is great. It also shows that Sigma still committed to APS-C E mount.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Every news for new lens is good news IMO.... Unless it costs more than a camera body (see recent FF G-master lenses) :p
     
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  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    And SAR also had two other interesting Sigma lens rumors, both supposedly to be announced next week (is there a big camera show next week;) ):

    Surprise! Sigma announces the MC-11 Canon EF and Sigma SA to Sony E-mount electronic adapter! | sonyalpharumors

    Leaked! First picture of the crazy Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 lens! | sonyalpharumors

    These seem to focus on rumored new MC-11 Canon EF and Sigma SA -to-E-mount adapters that presumably would enable Sigma's other non-E-mount lenses to autofocus on E-mount bodies. Oh, and a 50-100mm f/1.8 (really, 1.8?) zoom.
     
  7. Alex_Apo

    Alex_Apo TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 18, 2015
    Cyprus
    Good news!! But if the rumored price is correct ~420€, no thanks. I hope to support full pdaf (not only at center like the other emount sigma 19-30-60)
    I wonder why someone to buy the sigma @420€ and not the sony 35 f1.8 at 350€.
     
  8. ggibson

    ggibson TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Nice lens!

    I think f1.4 is enough of a reason to pick this over the 35/1.8. At least for some. Also, some people like the wider FOV, even if it is only a marginal difference.
     
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  9. Alex_Apo

    Alex_Apo TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 18, 2015
    Cyprus
    Half stop from sony 35 yes (for me personally not big difference) and without support hybrid af and oss. For the wider FOV i agree but as you said only a marginal difference :)
     
  10. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    List price doesn't matter. Sigma always streets under list, and competition will drive prices down at least through sales if not list price adjustments.

    But for those already with the 35/1.8 or the 28/2 it will come down to performance.


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  11. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Love my trusty older Sigma 30mm but that f/2.8 is rather workmanlike to me on APS-C.
    Funny how APS-C e-mount actually has a pretty good selection of normal range primes, now.
     
  12. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Good news! More lenses for E-mount is always a welcomed change. Agree that 30mm is an odd choice, given there is a 30 f/2.8 already. 28mm would be more mainstream. But the hole in their line up is a 24mm for APS-C. Now I would've pre-ordered for a uber fast 24 if it will be as sharp as their other Arts. I guess 30 is a compromise between 28 and 35mm. If the reviews are very good, I may hold off shopping for vintage 28 f/2 and 35 f/2 lenses. f/1.4 is intriguing.
     
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  13. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Or the 28/2.

    Neither am I. Heck, that's the 3rd 30mm lens for the NEX/Axk line and while that's not a bad FL/FOV per se it's too close to what's already there. Regarding the f1.4 it's nice to have even though I already have the fast Fujinons and don't actually use f1.4 that often, neither on the 35 nor the 23. I would have been much, much happier with a compact 24mm/f2 pancake, something like Fuji has on their X100xyz series.
     
  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    If it were a full frame 24mm I'd be throwing my money at Sigma right now.
     
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  15. nidza

    nidza TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    Serbia
    Old 30/1.4 for APS-C was fantastic lens, I had it on Canon years ago.

    New 35/1.4 Art is also great lens, I've seen amazing photos made with it. It is fulframe lens. Sony 35/1.8 OSS is not optically impressive, but it is rather small and has OSS, acceptable price too. I used it before I got 50/1.8 OSS, but now don't use it much. Reason is stupid actually, in small bag I carry A5100, it cannot fit. On camera I keep 20 pancake, and in a separate bag 50/1.8, so 20/50 are daily combo.
     
  16. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    If I hadn't gone full frame, I'd be all over this lens. I do still use APS-C and could picture some scenario where I acquire a newer crop body and this lens. (Been curious to try the Touit 32mm for a long time but this thing being cheaper, faster and slightly wider - almost a dream prime for me if it performs decently.)
     
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  17. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    If I still used my NEX-6 I'd go for the Sigma 30/1.4 for sure, their 30/2.8 was my standard lens on the NEX-6. Now I'm hoping they will do something like an FE 45mm (f/2 or so).
     
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  18. nidza

    nidza TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    Serbia
    I wish all line f2 lenses like 28mm.

    45 or 50, 85, 100, 135...

    Tapatalk
     
  19. Alex_Apo

    Alex_Apo TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 18, 2015
    Cyprus
    I would love instead of 30 the 24 f2.8 that was rumored almost 1 year ago.
     
  20. nidza

    nidza TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    Serbia
    What's wrong with 28/2? I would always trade 4mm for one EV stop in compact lens.
     
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