Sigma 18-50/3,5-5,6 DC HSM for Nikon, yes - HSM!

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    per, Jun 1, 2007
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  2. the_niner_nation, Jun 1, 2007
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    HyperSonicMotor (motor driven by ultrasonic waves) That's nice in itself,
    but the real news is that it's an internal AF-motor making it compatible
    with the Nikon D40 (and future Nikon entry level SLR's) a feature no other
    third party lens manufacturer can offer so far.
    /per
     
    per, Jun 1, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Hyper Sonic Motor, means the motor is built into the lens, as the
    smaller/cheaper Nikons not longer have inbody focus motors people that buy
    these cameras will not be able to use the cheaper non HSM lenses but will be
    limited to only Nikon in lens motored lenses unless the aftermarket
    manufacturers bring out a cheap HSM alternative.
     
    Pete D, Jun 1, 2007
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  5. Not just Nikon lenses, there are currently 17 Sigma lenses that will AF on
    the D40 and D40x http://www.sigmaphoto.com/news/news.asp?nID=3324
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Jun 1, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Thank you, I stand corrected. How does the cost compare to the non HSM
    lenses?

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Jun 1, 2007
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Canon invented a way of driving autofocus using soundwaves and have since
    licensed the technology to several other manufacturers, including Nikon
    (lenses designated with an S) and Sigma (HSM).
     
    Matt Clara, Jun 2, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    Can you provide any evidence that Canon "licensed their technology" to
    Nikon and Sigma?
     
    frederick, Jun 2, 2007
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  9. All of the lenses on the list are "EX" lenses and they are the highest cost
    and best quality Sigma has. According to the list, none of the cheaper
    lenses they make have HSM so, as far as Sigma lenses go, these HSM lenses
    are top dollar but they're still less expensive than the Nikon lenses.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Jun 2, 2007
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Yes.
     
    Matt Clara, Jun 2, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    Good - then Wikipedia needs you. "They" seem to think that USM wasn't
    invented by Canon, and that first use of USM by Canon for camera lenses
    was over 20 years ago, and as such the patents will have expired.
     
    frederick, Jun 2, 2007
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    per Guest

    That list thus seems dated.
    The new 18-50/3,5-5,6 DC HSM is one of their lowest priced lenses and is not
    branded "EX"!
    It's about 40 dollars up from the non-HSM version.
    Strange that Sigma decided to put HSM in their simplest standard zoom first,
    the Nikkor 18-55 is about the same price and bundled with every D40. Anyway,
    the better EX standard zooms hopefully should follow with HSM soon enough.
    /per
     
    per, Jun 2, 2007
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  13. Fitting a lower priced lens with HSM is one way to get retailers to include
    their lenses as part of the kit.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Jun 2, 2007
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    Matt Clara Guest

    So, Wikipedia is a primary reference for you, eh?
     
    Matt Clara, Jun 2, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    It's a lot better than no reference but an over-active imagination.
     
    frederick, Jun 3, 2007
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    Matt Clara Guest

    I will admit I'm just repeating what I've heard many times frequenting these
    groups over the years--it could be wrong. However, there is nothing on
    wikipedia that says that it isn't true or necessarily negates it. It does
    say Canon created the USM motor first and holds many patents for it. Thus,
    what I've said is still possible. Until you can come up with evidence
    contrary to that, we're stuck in a bit of a gray area. So please, go find
    the primary references that negate what I've said before you talk down to
    me, Fredprick.
     
    Matt Clara, Jun 3, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    If you don't like being talked down to, exactly what did you think
    that talking down to frederick by saying "So, Wikipedia is a primary
    reference for you, eh?" would accomplish? A compliment, a grin, a
    response in kind, or perhaps you just didn't think? And this was
    preceded by a condescendingly snarky :
    Your own language (and not just from this last message) negates
    much of what you've said here, have said in the past, and will say
    in the future, unless you turn a new leaf and grow up.

    A couple of your previous messages show that this is not an
    aberration :
    If your motto is "Do unto others before they do unto you", it's
    not working, and it is counterproductive.
     
    ASAAR, Jun 3, 2007
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    per Guest

    Now they have also anounced Sigma 55-200/4-5,6 DC HSM for Nikon
    This means Sigma now have a dual set of low cost kit lenses with HSM for
    Nikon.
    http://www.cyberphoto.se/?http://www.cyberphoto.se/info.php?article=300733

    For some reason this info is not up on Sigma's UK or US sites. Strange that
    Sweden seems first to get these, that's hardly common practice?
    /per
     
    per, Jun 5, 2007
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  19. It's a strange thing. Anything official comes from Sigma Japan, not any of
    the other locations. Sigma Japan is tight-lipped with their other
    locations. You would think that info is shared openly between Japan and the
    others but it is not the case.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Jun 6, 2007
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