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I'm quite excited for these - the 24 and 65 should make a nice small-and-light set with my existing 45 (even if I wish the 65 was a bit longer).

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9 hours ago, BlueIn2Red said:

I'm quite excited for these - the 24 and 65 should make a nice small-and-light set with my existing 45 (even if I wish the 65 was a bit longer).

If you want a longer 65, there’s the recently released 70, 85 and 105 primes...

 

and in case anyone is wondering what the lenses are...

Images of Sigma 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2.0 and 65mm F2.0 DG DN Lenses Leaked

 

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12 hours ago, Capnord said:

What can be used a 2/65mm (instead of 50mm) ? I can't see the target well...

When you are not sure if you want to carry a 50 or a 75, you can pick the 65 😁

Jokes apart, I think it makes sense if paired with the 35 or 45mm. 
moreover, we already have the 50 Summicron & Summilux, the Panasonic 1.4 and there’s also another Panasonic 50mm 1.8 coming, plus the old Sigma art. This 65mm offers something different. 

if you have a look at Voigtlander’s glass, you’ll see that their 65mm macro Apo-Lanthar is one of the most well received lenses available for Sony

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65mm is a great focal length. A bit longer than standard, without being much of a telephoto effect. It works well for general use, at least for me. One equivalent that is encountered pretty regularly is the 210mm Lens on a 4x5 camera, which is around 60mm equivalent (width wise). Likewise, the Leica S 70mm lens is closer to a 56mm on 35mm, so if you crop to 4x5 or 4 to 3, you wind up around the 60mm range. 

I am interested to see how these lenses perform. I was not a big fan of the 45mm (just too soft for my taste until stopped down), but hopefully these can improve on its performance.

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Great set of lenses. Im quite keen on the 35mm f2 to replace my 45mm f2.8, but honestly ive had no problems with the output of the 45, and the images are excellent imho. However, im just wondering their choice of the 24 f3.5...why not just make it f2 to keep consistent like they have been doing with their ART line up? Or rather have their DG DN series all f2.8 to focus on being compact and differentiate them from their ART series. F3.5 is a little odd...why not just f4??

Still waiting for the sigma pancake and bodycap lenses

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14 hours ago, cboy said:

Great set of lenses. Im quite keen on the 35mm f2 to replace my 45mm f2.8, but honestly ive had no problems with the output of the 45, and the images are excellent imho. However, im just wondering their choice of the 24 f3.5...why not just make it f2 to keep consistent like they have been doing with their ART line up? Or rather have their DG DN series all f2.8 to focus on being compact and differentiate them from their ART series. F3.5 is a little odd...why not just f4??

Still waiting for the sigma pancake and bodycap lenses

Maybe they couldn't fit a 2.8 lens into a smaller form factor without sacrificing quality, and they don't want to increase the size because this lens line is designed to be compact (see Sigma CEO's interview from a few months ago).

PS: Leica Elmar M 24mm is F3.4 and it's a great lens

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So all lenses will be available in January 2021 with the 24mm shipping last.

the weights and US$ price (before taxes) are as follows;

24mm F3.5  225g  US$549

35mm F2.0  325g  US$639

65mm F2.0  405g  US$699

 

They join the 45mm F2.8 to form a new lineup called the 'I' series.

I can't wait!

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6 hours ago, cboy said:

What does the I stand for?

I thought it was the Contemporary series

Confusing, isn't it? 'I' series sits within the Contemporary series. They'd have been better off creatiing a separate series rather than a sub-series. The 'I' stands for

Incredible optical quality

Impressive build quality

Innovative user interface

 

Early images and reviews of the 35mm and 65mm suggest that Sigma has played it safe with the detail/rendering tradeoff on these new lenses and lost some of the magic which made the 45mm so special (and controversial). I'm holding out hope that the 24mm has a character closer to the 45mm. The MTF charts suggest that this could be so.

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1 hour ago, Chris W said:

The review I saw seemed to suggest there were no trade offs, and the sharpness and detail of the 35mm seemed better than the 45mm.

And this is the problem. The extra sharpness and detail of the 35mm and 65mm has led to a more busy OOF render and less graduated focus transition zone.

There's a growing view that there might even be a subset of 'I' lenses within the range; the 35 & 65 being the fast and sharp pair whilst the 24 & 45 are the slow and smooth pair.

The 45mm is only soft wide open at close focus. It's as sharp as the 35mm when stopped down at close focus or wide open when the focus point is >3 metres. This is caused by uncorrected spherical abberation.

Too many reviews these days focus on sharpness and detail because these parameters can be quantified. There is rarely any mention of rendering quality because we have yet to measure it objectively. The 45mm 2.8 is a classic example of a lens which measures poorly but renders beautifully.

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On 12/3/2020 at 6:30 PM, jplomley said:

And we still wait and wait for the 21-24-28 Trio of APO Summicrons to arrive from Leica. My feeling is these will never see the light of day. Extremely disappointed with Leica's roll out of product.

 

Yeah, quite outrageous that they did not plan for a pandemic in 2020/21

 

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