Posts Tagged ‘sigma’

Sigma Slaps a $950 Price Tag on the 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens, Shocks Us All

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The first reviews have been clear: the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens delivers quality on par with the exceptional $4,000 ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus. That’s no small feat, but just how impressive that fact was revolved entirely around what the company decided to price the lens. Well the answer is finally official, and it’s going to blow some minds.

You’ll be able to get Otus-quality PLUS autofocus for, get this, only $950! Read more…

Sigma 50mm Matches the Otus in Almost All Tests, Said to Cost One-Fourth as Much

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Just days after publishing their glowing review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens that ranked it leaps and bounds ahead of the Canon and Nikon competition, SLRgear finally got their hands on the ZEISS Otus for comparison.

And it seems ZEISS will have to work hard to justify the rumored price difference between those two lenses… Read more…

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the Same Level

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When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*.

Last month we shared a somewhat shady review of the lens, which came with plenty of skepticism, so today we’re sharing with you a review from a much more reputable source, SLR Gear. Read more…

Sigma’s Official Dealer in Belarus Says the 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Will Only Cost $790!

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Rumors regarding the much-anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens have been coming in hard and fast. Touted by Sigma itself as a ZEISS Otus competitor, people are not just interested in seeing if it can perform on that level, but in how much that kind of performance will cost. If it’s far enough below the Otus’ substantial $4K price tag it’s safe to say it will fly off shelves.

So far all we’ve had is estimates and speculation, but today, Sigma’s official dealer in Belarus, Sigma.by, has actually posted a price. We still recommend you take this with a grain of salt, but the price posted by Sigma Bielorussia is an insanely affordable $790! Read it for yourself on the Sigma Bielorrusia page here (translated here).

We have no more info than that, but keep checking back and we’ll be sure to update you just as soon as official pricing and availability are announced.

(via Sigma Rumors via sonyalpharumors)

Nikon Awarded $14.5M in VR Patent Suit Against Sigma

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After four years in court, the district court of Tokyo has ordered Sigma to pay up for their infringement of Nikon’s VR lens-stabilization technology to the tune of 1.5 billion yen — or about 14.5 million USD. Read more…

Sigma Staff Says 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Will ‘Probably’ Arrive in Two Months

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According to Photo Rumors, one of their readers spoke to a Sigma rep at the Photography Show in Birmingham and was told that the much-anticipated 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens will make landfall in about two months time. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Sigma 50mm DG HSM Art Lens Tested, See How it Stacks Up Against the Otus

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Sigma made quite a splash at CES this year when the company not only announced that a 50mm f/1.4 lens would be added to its superb Art series, but claimed that this lens would be so good that its competition wouldn’t be Nikon or Canon, but the indisputably exceptional $4,000 ZEISS Otus.

Well, thanks to the website Xitek and their recently posted lens test results, we finally get to see if the 50mm’s bite measures up to its bark. Read more…

Sigma Gives Us Yet Another Beautiful Look Inside Its Lens Factory in Aizu, Japan

At Photokina 2012, Sigma released a beautiful video that offered an artsy behind the scenes look inside the company’s lens factory in Aizu, Japan. Since then, Sigma’s popularity has only increased, and so they’ve created a sequel to further draw you in to the wonderful world of Sigma. Read more…

Sigma Rethinks DP Series with the New DP Quattro Line of Powerful APS-C Compacts

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As of yesterday, Sigma has shaken up its point-and-shoot line with a major refresh of the powerful-yet-strange DP Series of cameras. Dubbed DP ‘Quattro’ (the old ones were Merrill) the new line of Foveon compacts from Sigma represents a significant visual redesign and some minor (but important) changes on the inside. Read more…

It’s a Great Time to Buy Glass! Both Nikon and Fuji are Offering Steep Lens Rebates

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If you’re in the market for some new glass, now is the time to act. Not only is this the time of year that Nikon offers its annual “lens only” rebates — where you can get steep discounts on lenses WITHOUT having to buy a DSLR — but other companies are following suit. Most notably Fuji, who is apparently slaughtering Nikon in this discount battle. Read more…