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Sigma Rumors readers lens ownership

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Check out the results of the recent lens ownership poll.

With not much surprise, Art lenses are kings of the hill.

  1. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (286)
  2. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (227)
  3. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art (153)
  4. Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art (65)
  5. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (63)
  6. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM (62)
  7. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (53)
  8. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports (pre-ordered or owned) (46)
  9. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (45)
  10. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM (44)
  11. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM (43)
  12. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (pre-ordered or owned) (39)
  13. Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM (37)
  14. Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM Contemporary (36)
  15. Sigma 120-300mm f/12.8 DG OS HSM Sports (33)
  16. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (32)
  17. Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (31)
  18. Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art (27)
  19. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM (non Art) (26)
  20. Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM (25)

 

  • Among the totality of Sigma lenses owned by the voters, 41.8 percent are from the Art series.
  • In spite of a popular combination of great zoom range and relatively wide aperture, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM IF is a rare item in your camera bags (only five units!). I’m sure that an Art version would end up ranking very high.
  • There are (supposedly) seven owners of Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8. :)

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Sigma deals

Check out the Sigma instant savings for July and August. Changes and new additions are in blue.

Model Regular Price Price w/ Rebate You Save
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM $649 $449 $200
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM $669 $469 $200
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM Contemporary $499 $399 $100
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM $549 $349 $200
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM $899 $799 $100
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM $1,399 $1,199 $200
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM $1,659 $1,509 $150
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye $609 $559 $50
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art $239 $209 $30
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro $969 $769 $200
Sigma DP1 Merrill $999 $799 $200
Sigma DP2 Merrill $999 $799 $200
Sigma DP3 Merrill $999 $799 $200
Sigma SD1 Merrill $2,299 $1,999 $300
Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash $165 $135 $30
Sigma EF-610 DG Super Flash $255 $225 $30
Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash $379 $349 $30

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Sigma service advisory

Update: The details are now available in English on Sigma’s website.

Sigma issued a service notice (for now in Japanese only) regarding a Live View issue occurring on the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R with some Sigma zoom lenses.

Phenomenon

When the Live View Mode button on the camera body is pressed, the operation stops without displaying images on the rear LCD monitor.

Good to know

  • If your lens was updated to be compatible with the EOS 760D / 750D, then it will also work with the 5DS / 5DS R. Otherwise you will have to send it to Sigma for a free firmware update.
  • Lenses shipped after May 11, 2015, already have the new firmware and will work in Live View with any current Canon DSLR.
  • Users of the 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports – the only Global Vision lens to be affected by this issue, see list below – can do this at home using the USB Dock and Sigma Optimization Pro.

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Sigma's fast normal lens

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is discounted by $100 until June 30.

See all Sigma instant rebates (some of them won’t be renewed in July).


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Zoom and fast aperture in a single lens

Unlike its sibling for smaller sensors, the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art got a lukewarm reception.

This is mainly because it comes in an incomplete lens lineup (before anything exotic, we expected a new 24-70mm f/2.8, a 135mm f/2…) and because that lineup already contains a 24mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/1.4.

On the plus side, the 24-35mm f/2 offers a couple of key focal lengths in a single lens, with little compromise on brightness. On the minus side, the range is short, the lens is 50 percent heavier than f/1.4 primes in this range, and of course it can’t open up as wide as said primes do.

Still, not everyone wants to shoot several fixed-focal-length lenses, and not everyone wants a rather slow zoom, so here is a lens that comes close to get the best of both worlds.

Market reaction should be positive. Image quality remains to be seen, but the likely sweet price tag, as well as the uniqueness and fun factor (wide f/2 zoom lens with good close-up capabilities) are incentives.

Where does Sigma go from here?

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