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Deals on camera lenses

Stock

All Canon again, but Nikon and Sigma users should be served soon!

  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (Canon mount): Amazon
  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary (Canon mount): Amazon

Deals

Let’s start with a few deals for EU customers. Unless otherwise stated, the listed lenses are sold by and shipped from Amazon, with delivery within Europe.

Amazon Italy:

  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art — €603.13 for Canon and €616.37 for Nikon
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM — €883.50 for Canon
  • Sigma 50-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM — €999 for Canon

Amazon Germany:

  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM — €319 for Canon and Nikon
  • Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro — €1,243.62* for Nikon and €1,199 (third-party seller) for Canon

*As I write this. There is only one left in stock, and the price is slowly going down until someone purchases it. Ships to Germany only.

And the best deals from Sigma’s US rebate program:

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24-105mm lenses

A patent for a Sigma 24-105mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM has come to light.

  • Publication date: 2015.3.23
  • Filing date: 2013.9.13
  • Focal length: 24.85mm-101.49mm
  • Angle of view: 83.87°-23.38°
  • F-number: 2.83-4.13
  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Special glass: 1 FLD, 4 ELD
  • Features: Optical Stabilization, internal focus

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Lens internal parts

A few mechanical elements used in Sigma lenses (image courtesy of Sigma Japan).

Tawainese repair center NRC has documented the repair of a water-damaged a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, with pictures and comments on its internal design.

The lens had at least one glass element covered with droplets after a fall into water. Disassembly revealed that moisture had in fact taken its toll on many other inner parts.

So here are NRC’s findings:

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The Successor of the DP3 Merrill

Here are a couple of interesting reviews of the newest Sigma gear.

Sigma dp3 Quattro

Get the Sigma dp3 Quattro: B&H Photo | More options

Lab test at Focus Numérique:

  • Sharpness is exceptional in the center from the maximum aperture.
  • Edge resolution is lower, but relatively speaking, it is still very good.
  • The images have a “medium-format feel” to them.

Controlled lighting and ISO 100 enable to get the best out of the camera: check out the impressive studio portraits (X3F files available for download).

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Sigma's new super-fast wide-angle lens

A couple of reputable US retailers (47th Street Photo, Samy’s Camera…) have the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art in stock via Amazon.

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Canon mount – $849

This lens is expected to be as good as it gets in its class, and certainly the best choice for image quality on the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R.

The Nikon-fit version will start shipping in early April, says Sigma.

Sigma Rumors' Price Guide Price/Stock Info as of 03/30/2015 03:35:39 GMT
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