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Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
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Large aperture, medium telephoto lens for Four Thirds cameras.

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new large aperture 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens for the Four Thirds system.

This large aperture lens becomes a medium telephoto lens offering 100mm equivalent angle of view on Four Thirds cameras. It has superior peripheral brightness even at the maximum aperture and corrects possible sagittal coma flare.

This lens is perfectly suited for a wide range of subjects enabling outstanding, sharply defined images against a nicely blurred background. The optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. Superior optical performance is also ensured throughout the focusing range.

It has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm and has maximum magnification of 1:7.4. It creates a very attractive blur, even when a small aperture is used.

The lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.

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Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds

Four Thirds User editorial team Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new large aperture 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens for the... (more)

fluffy Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
Very interesting. Since many of us adore the ZD 50 macro, I have to wonder what this lens will mean ... (more)

Bear Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
It is always nice to see Sigma release more of their lenses in 4/3rds mount but this one is a bit of... (more)

gnarayan Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
From the dpreview tests is fairly soft wide open on APS-C and will only get worse on a 4/3rds body -... (more)

hschnee Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
I'm still confused by which lenses Sigma choose to release in 4/3. Why so many that compete quite di... (more)

Ian Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
Well, take the 10-20, which is similar in spec to the ZD 11-22; the Sigma is a lot more affordabl... (more)

Kuifje Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
The 50 macro vs the siggy 50 f1.4 HSM is going to be interesting. The siggy can be very sharp accord... (more)

hschnee Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
In terms of image quality, we may be at an advantage using full-frame lenses. The sharpness and dist... (more)

Bob Ross Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
I'm not sure that I follow your observations gathered from the DPR review. What is clear is that ... (more)

Paul Re: Photokina 2008: Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for Four Thirds
Looks very interesting depending on the price.... (more)