A 50mm f1.4 lens for Four Thirds from Sigma

Sigma announced a 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens for Four Thirds system DSLRs.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma has announced a 50mm f1.4 lens for Four Thirds system DSLRs, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM. The 50mm lens, long considered the standard in 35mm SLR photography, will have a 35mm equivalent of 100mm on a Four Thirds camera, making it a 100mm f1.4 lens effectively. That is a very fast medium telephoto lens, great for lowlight shooting, or portraits with a very shallow depth of field. The lens features Sigma's Hyper Sonic Motor(HSM) for faster and quieter autofocusing; it also has full-time manual focus override. Pricing and availability information were not available yet.

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    Matthew Fitzgerald, a CNET associate editor, has been involved with digital camera technology and the photo industry for more than 15 years. His background includes work as a professional photographer, a technical representative, and a repair technician.


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