peevee1: Some comparison to its competitors would be interesting. Does it have any real advantages compared to Panasonic G6, GX7, Olympus E-M10, Sony a6000? What are the disadvantages?Why does it cost more, even with the old big and and boring 18-55?
Seems to be very close to G6, just bigger.http://camerasize.com/compact/#455.374,497.105,ha,t
I don't see better image quality than any of them, all about the same (except Samsung JPEGs are awful, especially at high ISOs).Better video than E-M10? E-M10 has pretty good video, better than say Nikon D610 (see DPR comparison), and don't forget 3-axes IBIS which makes handheld video usable even with primes and legacy lenses (unlike all other mirrorless brands).
Some comparison to its competitors would be interesting. Does it have any real advantages compared to Panasonic G6, GX7, Olympus E-M10, Sony a6000? What are the disadvantages?Why does it cost more, even with the old big and and boring 18-55?
ovatab: too much rubbish on dpreview
Where is review of K-3?! Oh, wait, never mind. :)
Stollen1234: "Made in Russia" so it will be boycotted. These people do not respect human lives freedom and prosperity
Putin Crimea war soshi enough said
No living American ever annexed other country's land.
marleni: the release of this universal lens shows that APS-C still IS an important market.
would like to see samples soon
Still? Almost all DSLRs sold are APS-C. FF is a noise in the statistical picture. :0)
"splashproof construction", 540g and everything else at this price? Looks like a winner!Nikon with 18-300 and Canon 18-200 just got owned. :)
peevee1: 20/5.6? For $650? Really? All mirrorless systems (except FE which does not have anything) have 20 or so mm, much faster and with autofocus. Pana 20/1.7, Fuji 18/2 and 23/1.4, Samsung 20/2.8, even Canon has 22/2, and Sigma has 19/2.8 for everybody.So the market for this is... drumrolls... Sony A7s. A moronic lens for underdeveloped camera.
"You forget that it covers full frame image circle. So fov is not equivalent on your examples."
I am talking about the market for this lens. If you mount it on m43, undoubtedly afwull corners will be cut off, but it is still going to be 20mm (looking like 40mm on FF but it is not the point). m43 has better 20mm, so it is not the market for this lens. Etc etc etc.Am I typing slowly enough?
Dimas1md: Best 50mm at the moment !! Price/qualiti = 200% :)
I don't know about $7000 Leica 50/2, but $4000 Leica 50/1.4 tested pretty poor on SLRGear.
Coliban: I wonder how people manage to compare two different devices without the same technical measurement methods. From the sigma we have some mtf charts which are very good (as i think), but it is not yet confirmed from independent sources. The Zeiss Otus 55mm/1,4 was tested by several sites and the mtf-chart at 40mm is just overwhelming. I would see the first "street tests", e.g. independent test at 40mm mtf from sigma, then it would be a serious comparison, when i compare apples and peaches the acceptance depends on personal taste, not on technical facts. (And, beside we all take photos in the wildnes, technical data is still a clue to real world performance).
No doubt, this is a very fine lens, and i think, it is worth every penny, but we can´t compare seriously otus and sigma, like many users do, without adequate test charts.
"But wait, is it right that slrgear.com made the tests on a Canon 7D (APS-C) and a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III which has 21MP? "
Otus was also tested on that camera. So comparison here stands. Nikon 58mm had advantage of being tested on D800E (same lenses perform better on higher-res cameras) and still failed miserably).
peevee1: Nikon 58/1.4 just lost all its market.
"if nikon will do <anti-sigma> firmware they will lost all :))"
Dimas1md, they already did that, and more than once.
Coliban, Nikon 58mm f/1.4 was extensively tested, including by SLRGear, and it is junk.
Kabalyero: So long nifty fifty...
At 10 times price difference, their markets are not even in the same neighborhood.
JT986: Anyone know if it is weather sealed?
There should be a law demanding all lenses above $300 be sealed to IP57, over $1000 to IP69k. :)
20/5.6? For $650? Really? All mirrorless systems (except FE which does not have anything) have 20 or so mm, much faster and with autofocus. Pana 20/1.7, Fuji 18/2 and 23/1.4, Samsung 20/2.8, even Canon has 22/2, and Sigma has 19/2.8 for everybody.So the market for this is... drumrolls... Sony A7s. A moronic lens for underdeveloped camera.
Nikon started a secret project to create a new firmware making their cameras incompatible with Sigmas...
Nikon 58/1.4 just lost all its market.
The Sigma was already tested (and compared to the Otus) by SLRGear.
Very interesting Performance page, thanks DPR! But you gotta develop a proper, repeatable and comparable method of C-AF evaluation. If not you, then who?
It would be hard to sell it in the USA for $700 (or whatever they want in other countries?) when Oly E-PM2 goes for $249 with kit lens.
Jozef M: color space sRGB ... no Adobe RGB?
I wonder... does ANYBODY shoot OOC JPEGs in Adobe RGB, ever, other than by mistake?