Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon In Stock (USB connectivity)

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon In Stock

B&H has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon mount in stock and ready to ship for $899 (click here). This lens can connect to a computer via USB to adjust AF and upload firmware updates. Limited stock available.

Specs:

  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-16
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Floating Internal Focus System
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8″
  • Anti-Flare Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • USB Dock: Adjust AF & Update Firmware
  • Special & “F” Low Dispersion Elements
  • Front Filter Thread Diameter: 67mm
  • SIGMA Optimization Pro Software
  • 9x Circular Aperture Blades

 

Sigma Announced Price Of 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens ($899, pre-order option)

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Sigma announced the price of the new 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, part of the company’s “Global Vision” line-up (category “Art”). The price will be around $899. The specifications:

  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Floating Internal Focus System
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8″
  • Anti-Flare Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • USB Dock: Adjust AF & Update Firmware
  • Special & “F” Low Dispersion Elements
  • Front Filter Thread Diameter: 67mm
  • SIGMA Optimization Pro Software
  • 9x Circular Aperture Blades

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM pre-order options: B&H

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Sigma’s press release:

Ronkonkoma, NY, November 7, 2012 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that the first lens of its new Global Vision lineup, the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, is now available for the street price of $899.

The 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, is designed for photographers who want to achieve creative, dramatic effects in their photographs. As the first lens released under Sigma’s new Art line, it will feature a new matte finish and overall new design concept, which includes a clearly defined category label on every new lens. This 35mm wide-angle lens with a maximum aperture of 1.4 ensures outstanding performance in low light, and a stunning bokeh background effect to emphasize the subject.

“We’re thrilled to break into this category of lenses with a product from our new Global Vision,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “We’re confident that our A1 quality control system, coupled with the industry’s first USB dock, will differentiate our lens in the category. Since it’s so versatile – ideal for scenes including landscapes, portraits, close-ups and studio photography – we think that it will be a hit.”

Other features of the new 35mm F1.4 DG HSM include:

One “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass lens and four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass lenses to ensure exceptional correction of lateral and axial chromatic aberration, the latter of which cannot be corrected in post production

A floating inner focus system to provide extremely high optical performance for close-up photos

Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting and provide sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions

A HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) that ensures high speed, accurate and quiet AF

Rubber incorporated into the attachment part of the lens hood, and an improved redesign of the lens cap and AF / MF changeover switch have been improved

Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), which has high affinity to metal parts, that are housed internally, increases overall functionality, lifespan, and quality of the lens

A rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image

A newly developed USB dock, which will be sold separately and exclusively for new product lines, can be paired with new Sigma Optimization Pro software to update the lens firmware and adjust parameters, such as micro focus adjustment

All of Sigma’s manufacturing – right down to molds and parts – is carried out under an integrated production system, based entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely made in Japan. Every 35mm F1.4 DG HSM will be checked using Sigma’s own MTF measuring system, “A1,” as will all new lenses under the Global vision categories. This system uses 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors to pick up previously undetectable high-frequency details for quality control inspections.

The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM will be available in Sigma, Sony (D), Nikon (D), Pentax and Canon mounts.

[via DPreview]

 

[Photokina] Contemporary, Art and Sports: Three New Sigma Lenses For Your Photographic Needs

Sigma announced three new lenses at Photokina, the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM. These lenses aim at three different “photographic categories”: Contemporary, Art and Sport.

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM (contemporary)


Mainly used for general-purpose photography, this everyday lens covers a range equivalent to 25.5-105mm on a 35mm camera. A large-aperture lens that opens up to F2.8, it’s surprisingly compact in size. Great for treasured snapshots of travel or family occasions, it also handles shots that are a little bit more creative. Designed to be the kind of lens you carry around with you all the time, it delivers simplicity and is so user-friendly it’s sure to satisfy even the most demanding of users.

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (art)


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Many avid photographers will definitely prefer this 35mm lens to the more conventional 50mm. Using a leading-edge design and state-of-the-art production technology, we’ve honed its performance to the point where it can do full justice to the expressive power of the very latest digital cameras. At low apertures, for example, it can perform like a wide-angle lens, while if it’s opened up to F1.4, it will give the background a pleasing bokeh effect and make the subject pop like a mid-range telephoto lens. What makes this lens so desirable is the wide scope it provides for artistic expression.

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM (sport)

Although high-function digital cameras now deliver improved picture quality at high-ISO settings, adjusting your lens to a large aperture is still the most effective strategy for action shots. And even if you have to take the shots from a less-than-ideal position, as is so often the case when shooting sports or on-stage action, this zoom lens, with its maximum focal length of 300mm, lets you open up the aperture all the way to F2.8. In other words, when conditions are difficult, this high-performance lens gives you more scope to express yourself in the shots you take.

 

A Quick Yet Comprehensive Guide To Rokinon Lenses

Our friends over at The Phoblographer published something really useful: a survey covering all Rokinon lenses for DSLR cameras. Among lenses for other mount types, the following lenses with Canon mount are covered: 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens, 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens, 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens, 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Wide-Angle Lens, 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle US UMC Aspherical Lens, 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens. Don’t miss the survey!

To see all Rokinon lenses for EF mount on B&H click here, to see all Rokinon lenses on Amazon click here.

Shot using the Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens – Image Credit: Chris Gampat/The Phoblographer

[Rumor] New 35mm f/1.4L II Soon To Be Announced?

The rumor comes from CR. Not a new rumor, and a plausible one. It’s said that three prototypes of the next iteration of the 35mm f/1.4L are already out in the wild, given to selected photographers for testing purposes. The new 35mm should then be announced after Canon has started mass production and shipping of the 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM. Finally, the 35mm f/1.4L II USM should be announced in 2012 and be available for the masses in 2013. Last month I reported about a patent that most probably refers to the new 35mm, check it to know more about the optical properties of this lens.

The actual 35mm f/1.4L USM has a price tag around $1,344 (click on the shop name to learn more): B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Three New Samyang VDSLR Lenses To Be Released Soon (14mm, 24mm and 35mm)

Video making with a DSLR is having a big momentum. No surprise that Samyang just announced three new VDSRL lenses (with Canon mount). The lenses are  35mm T1.5 AS UMC , 24mm  T1.5 ED AS IF UMC and 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC. The lenses will be released “in sequence”: the 35mm starting next week, the 24mm at the end of August and the 14mm in September. No prices have been communicated so far.

PRESS RELEASE 9th AUGUST 2012

Soon on sales!

SAMYANG T1.5 35mm AS UMC SAMYANG T1.5 24mm ED AS IF UMC SAMYANG T3.1 14mm ED AS IF UMC

Cracow, 9th August 2012 – Samyang Optics gladly informs, that Samyang Family has been enlarged by three new lenses dedicated for digital cinema purpose.

Lenses with focal 35mm, 24 mm and 14mm will be available on sales in sequence next week, at the end of August and in September.

The construction of the new lenses has been based on previous types dedicated for photography. Their main feature are racks co-operating with follow – focus system, and a ring rotated continously. Thanks to these alterations it is possible to precisely and silently operate focus and depth of field. Another facility is putting aperture and focus scale parallel to the axis of the lens and aperture marked with number of transmission T. Lenses are compatible with Nikon and Canon cameras.

Prices will be announced soon.

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