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Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens Launch

Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens Launch - Sigma has announced more details of its first Art range lens that was unveiled at Photokina 2012.

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35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

Sigma have announced more details of their first Art line lens, the 35mm F/1.4 DG HSM that was announced at Photokina 2012.

Many avid photographers will definitely prefer this 35mm lens to the more conventional 50mm. Using a cutting-edge design and state-of-the-art production technology, Sigma have honed its performance to the point where it can do full justice to the expressive power of the very latest digital cameras. This wide angle lens with a large aperture F1.4 can achieve the highest level of brightness with an attractive blur for wide angle images. The fast F1.4 aperture enables one to capture unique pictures in a variety of scenes, such as evening views and indoor handheld portraits.

Sigma is organising all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line delivers high-level artistic expression. Developed with the maximum emphasis on artistic touch, our Art line lenses are designed to meet the expectations of users who value a creative, dramatic outcome above compactness and multi-function.

When it comes to aberration, there are chromatic aberration of magnification and axial chromatic aberration. It is possible to correct the chromatic aberration of magnification in photo-editing software whereas axial chromatic aberration cannot be corrected afterwards. This lens incorporates FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite, and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, and by optimis ing the power alignment of the lens, both types of aberration have been corrected. The lens achieves ultra-high image quality through the entire focusing range. Also, by appropriate alignment of aspheric lenses, astigmatism and field curvature are corrected. The result is superior optimum resolution even in peripheral areas.

This lens, SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, is our fourth lens that achieves extraordinary expressive power at the aperture value at F1.4. For wide angle photography, it ensures excellent brightness with the large F1.4 aperture and a beautiful bokeh effect.

Key features:
  • Attractive blur effect
  • Floating inner focussign system
  • Flare and ghosting conscious design
  • Hyper Sonic Motor
  • Brass made bayonet mount
  • Newly developed 'USB Dock' feature that updates the lens firmware and adjust parameters like focus.

The lens should be available in all fits by the end of November 2012. It will be priced at £799.99 RRP.

For more information,visit the Sigma website.

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7 Nov 2012 10:39AM
very nice and already listed at 599 in uk from microglobe. now to wait on real life samples to filter onto the net.

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JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:54AM
Interesting that Canon also just announced their f2 version of the 35mm.
Really looking forward to a few comparative reviews.
On the APS-c i have 35mm is quite appealing as a upgrade from my 50mm f1.8.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
7 Nov 2012 4:39PM

Quote:Sigma is organising all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line delivers high-level artistic expression.
I can't help wondering how you can design lenses to perform specifically except in regard to speed. I just don't understand the concept.
lemmy 7 2.0k United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 4:49PM

Quote:I can't help wondering how you can design lenses to perform specifically except in regard to speed. I just don't understand the concept


Nothing to understand. It's verbal candy-floss. Marketing b******t meaning nothing.

Do they mean that before this they designed lenses not to have sophisticated optical performance? I wonder what happens if I point one of their sports lenses at a still life? Will it make it run for the edge of the table and para-glide off the edge?

If I point an art lens at Usain Bolt, does he suddenly stop sprinting after 50 metres and leap onto a chaise longue for a Francis Bacon style pose?

Maybe I could use the contemporary lens to photograph my 30s house so that it gets wall to wall smoked glass windows, a flat carbon fibre roof and concrete walkways.

Or maybe they are just lenses like any other, shove it on the front of the camera, push the shutter and it takes makes an image of whatever is in front of it Tongue

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