Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is a completely new lens from Sigma added to the Art series and announced at CES 2014 show early this year.
SLRgear has posted the first review for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens for full frame cameras. See their conclusion below. Even the price is speculated a lot, it is expected that the Sigma will officially announce the price of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens on April 11, 2014.
SLRgear speculates that the price tag of the new 50mm Art lens will be under $1,700. This is the price range for the currently best offerings from Canon and Nikon. (EF 50mm f/1.2L is $1,619.00) and (Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G is $1,696.95)
First Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review
From SLRgear review :
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.
Put simply: it trounces any similar model available for less than $4,000. If it comes in significantly cheaper than the best of Canon and Nikon, Sigma will have made a friend of every full-frame shooter in the land.
See the lens comparison and test results with Sony Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens, Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lenses.