Rumored prices of the new Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 and 14mm f/1.8 Art lenses



Here are the rumored prices of the latest Sigma lenses (the official release will be on June 22nd):

Some sample photos from the 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens can be found here.

Via CanonRumors

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  • cBBp

    Gosh that 14mm is massive.
    1300 for the 24-70? ill wait till i see resolution charts.

    • Zos Xavius

      They had to build a whole new machine to make an element large enough for the 85mm. That also allowed them to build the 14mm. 1.8 is pretty fast for an ultra wide angle prime so there is definitely a tradeoff there.

      • cBBp

        it was for the 85mm? thought the new machine was for the 12-24 f/4?

        • Wilson

          I think the 12-24 shares a front element with the 14mm so that would make sense

          • Zos Xavius

            it does. i checked with my sigma guy. i don’t know why i was thinking the 85. probably because they were all announced around the same time.

        • Zos Xavius

          It was. I was wrong! 😉

          This does happen. I’ll edit my post.

    • Spy Black

      It’s a 14mm f/1.8, what were you expecting? Price of the 24-70 seems about normal today, hopefully it will be a great lens.

      • cBBp

        Yes agreed on the 24-70mm Pricing. I just want to see how it compares to the Tamron.

        14mm f/1.8 is interesting for astro. I expected it to be large. Not as large as the nikon 13mm f/5.6. but it is still almost twice as wide as most lenses (basing off the mount size). Interesting that the f/4 price is much less. But it is a one of a kind so monopoly while you can. You have to redeem R&D costs.

      • Just Me

        I don’t think so. Given their prices for art lenses, compared to comparable lenses from the camera manufacturers, at that price they assume it to be mediocre. It’s not that much more than their 24-105 which isn’t any better, and maybe worse (depending on what you’re looking for), than its competition. Now the 14mm, on the other hand,…

        • Adam Brown

          But the OEM competition is much higher than $1300. So if it matches the competition at a much lower price point, still a win.

          • Just Me

            My point is I don’t think it will because the price indicates Sigma doesn’t think it will. The final price usually has little to do with manufacturing or development but primarily on what the market will bear. If Sigma thinks they can only get $1300 for it, they don’t think many people will be willing to pay any more for it. The existing Tamron is $1300 and is nothing special.

          • Adam Brown

            The existing Tamron is nothing special?? By most reviews, it is BETTER than the Nikon OEM 24-70 and almost as good as the Canon, at half the price.

          • Just Me

            Not all reviewers are equal and there’s more variance between this lens and the Nikon or Canon counterparts. According to the reviews I’ve read by people I trust, it’s nothing special and lacking in some areas. That’s not to say it’s a bad lens, quite the contrary. Just…nothing special.

          • Adam Brown

            As someone who actually owns the lens, I can say it is already pretty exceptional. I chose it over the Nikon 24-70, because of it’s amazing IQ.

            [url=https://flic.kr/p/CQwuRp][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1473/24177985873_787e7d01cf_b.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/CQwuRp]Ladies on the pier[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/havoc315/]Adam Brown[/url], on Flickr

          • Just Me

            I would probably choose it over the 24-70G, which I thought was nothing special, but not the E. It depends what you’re looking for. For portraiture, I can understand why you would prefer it but I wouldn’t typically use any 24-70 for portraiture, preferring a prime lens. For architecture, industrial, and landscape photography it’s nothing special. Sorry. I know that’s getting on your nerves.

          • Adam Brown

            Of course primes are better. And I mostly use primes for portraiture.
            But we aren’t comparing it to primes — we are comparing it to the Nikon OEM lenses. It may be “nothing special” — but it’s still better than the OEM lenses at half the price! I haven’t tried the E, but remember the Tamron is older than the E. (and a new G2 is coming).

          • Just Me

            I wasn’t comparing it to a prime. I was commenting on your use of it for portraiture. And, no, it’s not better than the Nikon E, which is much sharper on the edges and, therefore, better for my purposes. If there were only one best lens for everything, and cheaper, everyone would buy it and nobody would make anything else. That’s clearly not the case. I’m finished.

          • Adam Brown

            There are LOTS of factors that go into pricing supply and demand. The Tamron doesn’t have the build quality of the OEM lenses. And OEM lenses can always charge a premium because of the perception that OEM lenses are better. 3rd party lenses almost always have to offer a discount. Look at the Sigma ART primes — the best primes outside of maybe Zeiss, but offered much cheaper than OEM primes, even when superior to the OEM primes.

    • Mr Majestyk

      The MTF charts are pretty average, especially off centre. This will be in the ball park of the Tamron at best and not touch the Canon 24-70L II for IQ. It’ll be better suited to 24MP sensors. Given the MTF I assumed this was a Contemporary series lens not Art series. Looks like IQ was sacrificed for OS to keep cost down.

    • fanboy fagz

      ill wait for the tamron 24-70 g2 towards the 2nd half of 2017

      • sickheadache

        Yep…that will be interesting to see that result. But I am hoping that Sigma Art 24-70 OC DG, VR, IS, or even BR 549 will be truly sharp. at all levels. Over at DXO…The Tamron is the leader on the 24-70..as far as scores. and cost 1/2 as much as that Nikon Monster.

        • fanboy fagz

          but numbers the tamroon vc is better then the nikon 24-70G but in real life, it isnt. its close but nikon is better by just a bit.

    • paige4o4

      1300 is still about 800 less than the first party Canikon versions. That’s in line with how they price their prime Art lenses as well.

  • raziel28

    it is still much cheaper than canon 14L
    i would like to see which one is better performer…
    regards

  • Aditya Gupta

    Naiice

  • when you thought third party companies will be always under 1k. its not.

  • paige4o4

    That 14mm is going to become a staple of any astrophotographers bag. Sigma might want to seriously consider making a Pentax mount version, since a K1 with this lens would have to be the ultimate combo.

    • Astrophotographers start saving.

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