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Monday, March 24, 2014

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Pricing Coming

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens

I have just returned from my photo shoot in India. Trying to catch up on the last few weeks' photography news. Will be posting my photos and reflection on the trip soon on my Blog and website

* * * There is a preliminary review on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens here * * *

Sigma is planning to announce the list price of their highly anticipated 50mm f/1.4 Art lens some time in April, 2014. They boast the new glass will have image quality equaling the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens, currently the champion of the 50mm lens lineup, with a list price of $4,000.

The list price of the Sigma lens is expected to be about $1,000. Only time will tell how much is hype and how much is reality although I can tell you immediately a $4,000 lens does not take a photo 4 times better than a $1,000 lens. The new Sigma lens will be a very good value if it delivers an almost equal IQ than the Zeiss. Canon is expected to announce a new 50mm f/1.4 lens some time this year as well.

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