The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is one lens that many of you are patiently waiting for, and have been clamoring for, since the release of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 last year. Hype for new Sigma products is at an all time high, and Sigma is riding that wave while they show off their new 50mm lens at the various trade shows throughout the globe.
Recently at CP+, a Japanese photo industry trade show, Matt Granger (formerly known as That Nikon Guy) had the opportunity to get a hands on look at this new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and he shared his thoughts in the video below.
So there you have it. I think that this is the first hands on look at the lens that I have seen, and from the looks of it the new lens looks to be every bit as good as the latest crop of Sigma glass. Once the embargo on testing the lens’ image quality is lifted, it will be interesting to see if the new lens does manage to come close to that of the Zeiss Otus.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Rumor Update
Not much else is new on the rumor front for this lens, still no pricing. It appears that the rumored pricing from a few weeks back at the various Australian retailers was based completely on speculation.
One tidbit to keep your mouths wet – According to a rumor released this morning, it is possible that this new 50mm F/1.4 lens could be released in the Canon mount sometime in April, or at least that this is what Sigma is shooting for. Still a few months away, but something to look forward to nonetheless.
I am excited to get a chance to check the lens out at WPPI in Vegas here in a little over a week. It is one of many things on my short list of things that I have to see.
What are your thoughts on this new Sigma 50mm after watching the video? IQ aside, are you comfortable with the build quality?