Sigma announces release date and price for their new fast 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art portrait prime
posted Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:30 AM EDT
After announcing the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens earlier this year, Sigma has announced when you'll be able to purchase the lens and for how much.
To recap, the new lens, dubbed by Sigma as the "Bokeh Master" is their longest focal length lens with a f/1.4 maximum aperture. In total, it's the ninth f/1.4 Sigma "Art" lens designed for full-frame cameras. It includes 17 optical elements across a dozen groups and includes a trio of FLD glass elements, two SLD elements and one aspherical lens element. The lens has been designed for extreme sharpness in the in-focus area and beautiful, blurry bokeh, making it an ideal portrait lens. For those hoping to shoot the night sky with the fast f/1.4 lens, it has also been designed with reduced sagittal coma flare in mind too.
The lens features the same dust and splash-proof design as Sigma's "Sports" line and promises fast and accurate autofocus. The lens has a carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood as well. It is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with a Sony E mount version coming at a later date. The Canon version is compatible with Canon's Lens Aberration Correction function as well. The lens will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts starting in late June for $1,599 USD. For Nikon shooters, it's worth noting that the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 lens is around $600 less than the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens. It'll be interesting to compare the two as soon as we can get our hands on the new Sigma "Bokeh Master."