Has anyone here had any personal experience with sigma lenses?
I played around with a couple about three months ago at a camera shop in Portland. Impressively built. They get good reviews, as well. I have yet to own one, but wouldn't think twice about buying one if I decide it suits my needs.
I was just checking out dpreview.com and all of a sudden it's like Christmas. Nikon and Canon finally releasing a slew of new cameras! I was saving money for a lens but I might have to think about a new body now. Canon with a full frame sensor at 21 megapixels! And the Nikon D3 going full frame with light sensitivity to iso 25600 and shooting 11fps. Then the D300 going cmos at 12.3mp with live LCD viewing while shooting. And that's with a 3" 922,000 pixel LCD. Nice stuff.
Canon 1Ds MarkIII http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07...1dsmarkiii.asp
Canon 40D http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07...anoneos40d.asp
Nikon D3 http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07082312nikond3.asp
Nikon D300 http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07082313nikond300.asp
Damn! Also some new lens, like EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM.
Looks like a revolution instead of evolution to me. I want 1Ds MarkIII !!
I must have it! I will get it. Just not right now.
I shoot sports with the D200 also and love it. I was saving for the 70-200mm 2.8 VR. I have the 80-200 2.8 now but it's the older push-pull zoom so I was hoping to upgrade. Now I dunno. I shoot a lot of hockey and so I have been begging for more light sensitivity. The D300 is also supposed to have noise reduction on the sensor, plus it's CMOS so it should have much less noise at iso 1600 than the D200. The D3 would be awsome for low light but I am getting used to the lens reach I have in the DX format so I'm not sure I want to go back to full frame.
Now I also have a Hasselblad system and I might be tempted to sell it all for that new 1Ds. At 21mp it should give medium format a run for it's money. On the other hand I will have to spend a fortune in glass because the high resolution wil show all the flaws in the cheaper lenses. It's nice to dream though.
I would say hold off on your pre-orders for the 1Ds MKIII as it has the exact same AF system as the 1D MKIII, which is having a few problems right now (about a 80% hit rate for stuff coming directly at the camera) Canon has tried to solve it with new firmware, but it might take them a while to get it worked out. They actually pulled pre-orders for the 1Ds MKIII this morning, so they may be working on it, or they may have seen the prices for the D3 and thought that they need to reduce the price, a lot, but the test frames for it look absolutely stunning. As for the D3 and the D300, I would hold off until you see some test frames to see if Nikon did finally get their noise under control, but as these are two brand new sensors, offered at a great price, it is looking like it is a great time to be a Nikon shooter.