Sigma needs to make a 8-18mm DC

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cube, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    If Sigma makes such a lens I can more or less forget about full frame and stay on Nikon, as there is already a digital fisheye (as long as they don't make another FF lens wider than 12mm).

    Of course, the issue still remains about all the IS, DO and long used teles available for Canon.
  2. javabear90 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Houston, TX
    That would certainly be very nice. The long primes for nikon with VR will come very soon I predict.
  3. cube thread starter macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Nikon should start making DX superteles if they are so commited to APS-C.
    How much lighter could they be? This could be a serious incentive to switch to Nikon.
    But they would also have to introduce DO if they really wanted to be competitive.
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    If there was an 8 mm lens, the distortion would probably be very very high. Why not just get a fisheye and use the Nikon software to straighten it out?
  5. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    They won't, because the lenses have to be a certain size in order to have that particular focal length and aperture combo- a size big enough to cover 35mm ANYWAYS.

    No super tele will have a significant size or weight advantage if made 'dx'.

    DX means telecentric more than anything else.
  6. cube thread starter macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Then they should just stop messing around and make a full frame DSLR.
    Let DxO take care of the falloff.
  7. cube thread starter macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Fuzzy edges.

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