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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art in Stock at B&H Photo

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art in Stock at B&H Photo

B&H Photo has limited stock of the Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art for Canon mount. These probably won’t last long.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art at B&H Photo

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October

Sigma is planning to announce a 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens at Photokina with availability coming in October of 2014.

There has been no word on the possible 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art or 135mm f/1.8DG HSM Art lenses. I think both the 85 and 135 would be more highly desired than a 24mm prime, though if it’s as good as the 35mm or 50mm, we’ll take it anyway.

Preorder the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Source: [PR]

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Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens. As you’re probably used to reading, this lens is a stellar performer and nearly as good optically as the Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus, which costs 4 times as much.

Says Bryan
“While I will dock a few points from this lens for occasional AF inconsistency, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is now the overwhelming favorite in the 50mm field. This lens delivers excellent image quality, has a beautiful design and for what you get, a very attractive price. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is the easy 50mm choice for those with a moderate budget.”

Read the full review

Preorder the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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More Preorder Options for Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

More Preorder Options for Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Amazon is now accepting preorders for the highly anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens. In the past week, we’ve seen a lot of great reviews for the lens.

Preorder the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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DXOMark Compares the Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art to Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus

DXOMark Compares the Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art to Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus

DXOMark has completed their review of the Sigma 50 f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens and put it in direct competition with the Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus lens. The Sigma holds up very well. However, as expected, the Zeiss does look to be a better lens optically, as it should be at 4 times the price.

When compared to the Otus
“At f2 the Sigma is almost on a par with the Zeiss, only it can’t quite match the Zeiss in the corners – though the difference in real world terms is trivial. The new Sigma can boast of slightly better control of vignetting and, arguably, chromatic aberration at maximum aperture, though there’s some fringing evident in the extreme corners. The Zeiss has remarkable transmission but, at close to $4,000, nothing short of exceptional performance is expected.”

DXOMark Conclusion
“As part of the company’s new Global Vision Sigma’s reimagining of their premium lenses is reaping dividends. The 50mm f1.4 DG HSM A is every bit as good as the earlier 35mm f1.4 model, in fact it’s slightly better in outright sharpness and uniformity. If there’s a downside it’s that lenses built with few compromises are generally large and heavy, but at least Sigma isn’t making you pay through your wallet. At $949, the new lens isn’t much more expensive than the firm’s high-speed 35mm, and is similarly competitive when compared to rival offerings from the big-brands.”

Read the full review | Preorder the Sigma 50 f/1.4 DG Art

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Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

A review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens has appeared on ThePhoblographer.

The lens receives pretty good marks in the review, though a few things such as the lack of weather sealing, size and microcontrast. Though the lens is remarkably sharp and the autofocus works well.

Says ThePhoblographer
Sigma’s 50mm f1.4 Art DG HSM is an exceptional lens. Starting with the design, it very much is in line with the company’s 35mm f1.4 Art optic. The outside feels and looks like something that Hasselblad might make. It feels just so great in your hands that you’d never want to let it go. In fact, if you’re a big fan of the 50mm field of view you might never want to give it up.”

Preorder the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM: B&H Photo | Adorama

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder

Preorder links for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens are now live on B&H Photo. The price will be a pretty good $949.

Preorder the Sigma 50 f/1.4 DG HSM at B&H Photo

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed

SLRGear has completed their review of the highly anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens. We’re very happy to read that the lens just may live up to the hype created by Sigma themselves.

Says SLRGear
“The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we’re likely to review this year. All competing lenses from Canon and Nikon fell short when compared to the resolving power of the 50mm Art. We haven’t (yet) tested the very best from Zeiss, but we are confident Sigma will trounce it in one key area: price. This difference is likely to be a yawning chasm. Our expectation for pricing on this lens is for something at least a bit less than Canon’s 50mm f/1.2 L, which goes for $1,700; despite a variety of rumors and no official price for the Sigma yet, we’re expecting it’ll be less than that.”

Pricing for the lens is expected to be announced on or around April 11, 2014.

Read the full review at SLRGear

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Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Price To Be Announced Around April 11, 2014

Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Price To Be Announced Around April 11, 2014

The speculation about the price of the upcoming Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens will end around April 11, 2014 according to a report at SLRLounge.

I haven’t posted the rumors about speculative price, as I have some contacts at the Canadian distributor that have assured me that the final price has not yet been decided. I can’t even begin to speculate what it might be, especially since Sigma is claiming it will be competing against the $4000 Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4. If it performs anywhere near the Zeiss and comes in at around $1000 and has autofocus, Sigma will definitely have another winner.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art Gets Tested for the First Time

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art Gets Tested for the First Time

The first image tests of the upcoming and highly anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens have surfaced on Xitek.

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Sigma is boasting that their new 50mm lens will rival the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 for a fraction of the cost optically, and it’ll have autofocus to boot! Here’s hoping the claim is  true. Judging by this very small sampling of image quality, it’s quite possible it will be.

Source: [XT] via [PR]

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