Sigma's new 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma cameras is now available for pre-order. The new Art lens is a standard-length prime for pro-level portrait, landscape, studio and still-life photography. It features three Special Low Dispersion glass elements and one molded glass aspherical element, which promises to provide high image sharpness and clarity.
The Art lens is equipped with a Hyper Sonic AF motor for a quieter and quicker autofocus , and it has received a new optimized autofocus algorithm which provides a "smoother focusing" system, according to Sigma.
“Our Art lenses, such as the 35mm F1.4, 24-105mm F4 and 18-35mm F1.8 have been incredibly well received to date, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the excitement around the news of this upgraded 50mm F1.4,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Clearly, the industry is hungry for reasonably priced, powerful, high-quality, multi-purpose lenses – and they’ve seen the image quality that’s being produced by our new Global Vision lenses. There are no sacrifices with these products, and the new 50mm F1.4 is sure to be another star in our lineup.”