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Official Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Price to Be Announced Around April 11th

By Anthony Thurston on March 21st 2014

A few days ago, a new shockwave was sent through rumor land as an international dealer for Sigma listed the new 50mm F/1.4 at $790. In the aftermath of that news being distributed across the web, the company has since updated their page, removing the reference to $790 and replaced it with a date.

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[REWIND: New Price On Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Rumored To Be $790]

According to the site, the official price for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 will be announced around April 11th. I can also confirm that this is what I am hearing from my sources with knowledge of the announcement. So, we have a date, hopefully in addition to the price, the availability of the new 50mm F/1.4 will also be announced at that time.

I am not sure what to think about pricing on this lens. I thought the originally rumored price of $1300 was way too high, but now this price of $790 – while awesome – I think is probably too low. As much as $790 would rock, I think it will probably fall closer to $900 or $1000. I mean the 24-105mm F/4 and the 35mm F/1.4 are both in the $900 range, I see no reason why the new 50mm would buck that trend.

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  1. Jaap Verbeek

    Numerical specs aren’t what this is about. Smooth bokeh, corner sharpness and – especially – character are. For instance, Zeiss is NOT just snob appeal.

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  2. Victor Trias de Bes

    I do agree with Carol. Let’s wait and see which are the specs and see the price.

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  3. Dan

    The canon and Nikon 50mm 1.4 aren’t very good the sigma out now is better than both of them. I’m not saying they’re complete trash but the sigma 50mm 1.4 is better. If this lens lives up to the hype it will blow both canikon and the old sigma away.

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  4. Carol DeAnda

    But I can get a nikon or canon 50mm 1.4 for under 500…. I’m confused why I would want to pay more for a sigma?

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