Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a completely new lens added to the Art series and announced at CES 2014 show in Las Vegas this year. Imaging Resource has posted a hands-on review for the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.
They had a talk with Sigma and it is confirmed that the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens will also coming for Sony Alpha mount cameras. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens Will Come for A-mount
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is a fast normal prime for full frame DSLRs and it also works on APS-C / DX format cameras with a 75mm equivalent short telephoto effect. The lens employs an ultrasonic-type focusing motor, and according to Sigma uses improved autofocus algorithms.
Imaging Resource also reported that the new Sigma lens will compete against the new Zeiss OTUS 5mm f/1.4 lens.
“But the most impressive information we gleaned? When discussing their goals of image quality and sharpness for the lens, Sigma mentioned they’re confident they’ll surpass competitive products from Canon and Nikon and are instead gunning for Zeiss’s new 55mm Otus lens. It’s a serious claim. The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus lens — with its $4000 price tag.”