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Old 9th January 2012   #1
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"New" Sigma NEX lenses

According to Sonyalpharumors Sigma is about to release 2 "new" NEX mount lenses:
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN

Are Sigma and Tamron braindead? With ALL the lenses out there that they could come up with they chose to release EXACTLY the ones that Sony already has?!

I honestly hope that Sonyalpharumors is wrong about this and this 30mm is at least an f1.8 and the 19mm is smaller than Sony´s nex 16mm pancake.
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

hmm same lenses are posted as m4/3 lenses on 43rumors site. Either Sigma is releasing same lenses to all mirror-less mounts or the rumor guy (same owner of both sites) is goofing up something
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

If instead of a 19mm they would have opted for a 23mm (more or less 35mm equivalent) they could have potential winner on their hands.
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

A 19mm is effectively a 28mm equivalent,..so this would be a useful addition to some people (although not me as I want the 23mm).......I supose we will have everyone making the exact same focal lengths....sigh!
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

We need a mid-range "EX" zoom from Sigma. Not a consumer zoom like the 18-200 offerings from Sony and Tamron, but a premium quality shorter zoom, say 18-100mm. These new lesnes from Sigma look like re-heats from 4/3 cameras. Dull, boring, not innovative, not interested.
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

PDN has the press release:
http://pdnpulse.com/2012/01/cespma-2...ra-lenses.html
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

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A 19mm is effectively a 28mm equivalent,..so this would be a useful addition to some people (although not me as I want the 23mm).......I supose we will have everyone making the exact same focal lengths....sigh!
I agree!

I can see myself buying the 19mm (if it's priced correctly) as it will be a useful focal length and it has to be said that it looks a whole lot nicer than the silvery Sony finish (not a winner for Sony!).

I would like to see a 24/2, a 60/2 and a 135/2.8. It seems odd that Sigma and Sony have opted for such similar focal lengths. One suggestion that keeps presenting itself is that the DP3 will have interchangeable lenses ...
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

Links up on Sigma's sit, but no pricing:
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/19mm-f28-ex-dn--e-mount
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/30mm-f28-ex-dn--e-mount
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One suggestion that keeps presenting itself is that the DP3 will have interchangeable lenses ...
That is the dream
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

Rafa, I don't know why you titled it as "New"...

They are new. These 2 lenses carry the DN designation.

D = Digital

N = Neo

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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

New lenses, old news
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

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We need a mid-range "EX" zoom from Sigma. Not a consumer zoom like the 18-200 offerings from Sony and Tamron
I don't think the Sony 18-200 is a 'consumer zoom'. In reality it's a video zoom, clearly designed primarily for their e mount video cameras.

In actual use, the quality is really good - even if it's silver and ugly and rather slow! I'm continually impressed with it.
Dunno about the Tamron, apart from the fact that it's cheaper and black!

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If instead of a 19mm they would have opted for a 23mm (more or less 35mm equivalent) they could have potential winner on their hands.
I agree. A cheaper, smaller alternative to the Zeiss would have been attractive to me. I could be interested in the 19 though, although my first reaction to the Sigma announcements was .
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Dunno about the Tamron, apart from the fact that it's cheaper and black!
Not much cheaper around these parts - B&H pricing is $740 for the Tamron, $800 for the Sony. Will be interesting to see how these compare.
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Re: "New" Sigma NEX lenses

The Sigma 30/2.8 MSRP is 199 Euros.

30mm F2.8 EX DN: SIGMA Deutschland GmbH

The price for the 19/2.8 is yet to be announced.
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Not much cheaper around these parts - B&H pricing is $740 for the Tamron, $800 for the Sony. Will be interesting to see how these compare.
Agreed. The Tamron is close enough in price to the Sony, that price alone would never be a consideration to go with the Tamron.

The Tamron's advantages are that it comes in all-black color, is noticeably smaller and slightly lighter, which in turn makes it a better fit with the petite e-mount cameras. I just picked up the Tamron yesterday, along with the NEX7 and hemmed and hawed a bit before finally going with the Tamron.....price was never a consideration in picking it over the equivalent Sony.

To be quite honest, if the Sony came in black, I would have gone with it over the Tamron, just because it is a first-party lens, than a 3rd party product.
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