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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.
- 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.