The staple Sigma 50mm 1.4 DG HSM has been redesigned and reengineered to set a new standard for it's Art line. With a large 1.4 aperture, the Sigma 50mm 1.4 prime lens is a pro level performer for shooting everything including portrait photography, landscape photography, studio photography and street photography. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, smooth and accurate autofocusing and paired with Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass and Super Multi-Layer coating, the 50mm 1.4 is a high performance lens for the modern DSLR sensors. 13 elements in 8 groups allow for unsurpassed performance even at wide apertures and close-up photography is easily managed with a minimum focusing distance of 40cm. The Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art lens is the new exceptional standard prime lens.
The 50mm 1.4 Art lens has won numerous awards in 2014, including outstanding product commendations from Pop Photo & American Photo Magazines, PPA's Hot One Award and an Editor's Choice designation from PC Magazine. Click here for a link to Sigma's description of this lens & scroll to the bottom for some astonishing shots taken with this lens. If you shoot, portraits, weddings or events (travel, as well), this is one lens you should definitively consider. Sold in Nikon, Canon or Sony Alpha mounts for $949.00.