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Sigma launches new 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens

Sigma launches the 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM large aperture lens. The fast F1.4 aperture makes this lens desirable for use with digital SLR cameras, where the lens effectively becomes an 80mm medium telephoto lens on cameras with APS-C size sensors. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm and has maximum magnification of 1:7.4. The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur, and the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override...

PRESS SUMMARY

Check-out all Sigma interchangeable SLR lensesLarge aperture, standard prime lens for the latest digital cameras
 
The Sigma Corporation (COO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the new large aperture 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM standard lens.

This is a large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm, ideal for digital cameras. This lens is perfectly suited for a wide range of subjects enabling outstanding, sharply defined images against a nicely blurred background. The fast, F1.4 aperture makes this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR cameras. This lens effectively becomes an 80mm medium telephoto lens on digital cameras with APS-C size image sensors. The optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations.

This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum aperture. Superior optical performance is also ensured throughout the focusing range. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7") and has maximum magnification of 1:7.4. The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.  
 
FEATURES

It creates sharp images with high contrast and ensures superior peripheral brightness.
Incorporates molded glass aspherical lens, perfectly correcting coma aberration and creating superior image quality.
Super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting.
The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensuring silent, high-speed AF with full time manual focusing

THE SPECIFICATIONS

*Lens Construction : 6 groups 8 elements *Angle of View :46.8° *Number of blades : 9pcs *Minimum Aperture : F16 *Minimum Focusing Distance : 45cm/17.7in. *Maximum Magnification : 1:7.4 *Filter Size : Ø77mm *Lens Hood : Petal-type hood *Dimensions : Ø84.5mm x 68.2mm / 3.3in. x 2.7in. *Weight : 505g/17.8oz.
*The appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Barcode No. SIGMA:00-85126-31056-1 SONY:00-85126-31062-2 NIKON:00-85126-31055-4 PENTAX:00-85126-31061-5 CANON:00-85126-31054-7

Additional information: Check-out all Sigma interchangeable SLR lenses
May 30, 2008
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