Images have been posted of the first tests with the soon to be released Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens. Photos Rumors recently posted the following info about a release they found from Xitek. The images look VERY nice and if the price is right, I might be ditching my Canon 50mm 1.4 for this.
The reviews show the new Sigma lens (labeled 311) against 3 other lens that include the Sony Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZA SSM, the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G, and the Otus Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus. Let’s take a look at the comparisons.
The quality from these sample images seem to be showing a nice glimpse into what could be a killer lens. We also can not forget that Sigma had already said that they want the performance of their new 50mm Art lens to be close to that of the Zeiss $4000 55mm F/1.4 Otus Distagon T*. “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 -- is squarely aimed at high-end professional shooting such as fashion, advertising and editorial work."
We still do not have any information on an exact release date or what type of price range we will be in. When that information is given to us we will definitely be sharing it with you all. Until then, what are you current thoughts on this lens?
[via Photo Rumors]