$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!? Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery. I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....
Hilarious! You do realize that this lens is the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses right? That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which run $1700 if you forgot.
Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:
This isn't a lens isn't even remotely a question of value. You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for less the the price of the nearest competitors from any brand.
Not sure where you get this all from. About the only description of performance we have so far is from Sigma. No exactly an unbiased view. If it's very good I'll probably buy it, but proof's in the pudding.
Actually Sigma hasn't said too much about the performance of the lens directly, the reason we know this lens is so good is because Sigma provided MTF charts of the lens's performance, block diagrams of their optical formula, and sample copies of the lens at shows.
This lens is a winner at any price point that has been rumored.
Now all that Sigma needs to do is keep up the momentum.
I'll grant you the charts are a good indicator, but diagrams of optical formula and sample copies at shows? Think I'll wait and see if it is a winner at that price point as you say.