The lens on preorder at BHphoto (Click here)
Hot remindeR: The superb brand new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART A-mount lens is now available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). It costs a quarter of the Zeiss Otus and is 95% as good as the Zeiss! You can see some image samples on that BHphoto page (Click here), ThePhoBlographer (Click here) and Lcap (Click here). Again, this is a must have lens for A and E-mount camera owners. Preorders are taken from worldwide(!) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Extra note: Also the new Tamron 16-300mm can be preordered starting from today at Adorama (Click here).
This is the official Sigma press release:
Sigma Corporation is pleased to release the new SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, the large aperture, standard prime lens from our “Art” line.In 2008, Sigma released a large diameter standard lens designed for digital SLRs, “SIGMA 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM”. At that time, products for film cameras were prevalent, yet we spent enormous effort to set a new benchmark for the 50mm lens that optimizes the characteristics of digital cameras, such as compensating peripheral brightness, controlling the point images in the corners, and improving the image drawing, not only around the focusing point, but also other areas in the image.
In recent years, as the DSLR evolves, development of image sensors for higher pixel size has created the photographers’ desire for the lenses with superior performance. In 2012, Sigma has announced the “Art” line that achieves unsurpassed expressive performance to fulfill the higher requirement of photographers. The first lens from the “Art” line “SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM [A 012]” sought for uncompromising performance, and it resulted in great reviews as well as a lot of awards from all over the world. Based on the accumulated wisdom and know-how to establish the standard for our “Art” line series, we are proud to announce the development of the new high performance standard lens with a large diameter for this new era of superb image quality.
SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM F/CANON fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the end of this month.
Launching date of Sigma, Sony and Nikon mount is not determined yet.
Corresponding AF Mounts: SIGMA, Canon, Sony and Nikon
Accessory: Case, Petal-Type Hood (LH830-02) supplied.
Again: Preorders at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).