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Sigma 50mm 1.4 coming soon

June 9th, 2008 Posted in Equipment

According to Adorama and other sites, the new Sigma 50mm 1.4 is due out this month at a price tag of $499. That’s a bit steep as you can get the Nikon for less than $300…even if it doesn’t have AF-S.

My prediction: a bit faster focusing, but some issues with sample variation. Some good, some bad. The 30mm 1.4 is looked at in the same way. Nobody hates it but there are a few that love it. I just can’t see people flocking to buy the 50mm 1.4 at that price. Sure there are D40 and D60 owners that would love another prime that will auto-focus on their non-screwdrive cameras, but is someone that only paid $500-$600 for a camera the same for one lens? Probably not.

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