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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras pricing now available!

The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras is already available from Amazon for $499 (you can only pre-order now - shipment on July 10, 2008. I am disappointed from the actual pricing. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras sells for $399 and I was expecting the 50mm version to be cheaper than the 30mm. Why am I even talking about that? I am trying to guess the price of a potential Nikon AF-S equivalent of those two lenses. Let's assume a price ration of 2:1 between the Nikon and Sigma lenses - this will make a potential Nikon AF-S 30 mm (or 28mm) cost $800 and new Nikon AF-S 50 mm will be $1000. This is assuming f/1.4 for both AF-S lenses. This price predictions makes sense also if you look at the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras that currently sells for $500.

The expectation is that Nikon will announce those new lenses (or similar) before the Olympics.
See my other post on this topic.
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  • Art

    The difference is FX vs DX lens I think.

  • pz

    Art, you are correct – Sigma calls them DC & DG lenses. Here is the description from the Sigma website:

    DG (DG Lens)
    These are large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras whilst retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.

    DC (DC Lens)
    These are special lenses designed so that the image circle matches the smaller size of the image sensor of most digital SLR cameras. Their specialized design gives these lenses the ideal properties for digital cameras, the compact and lightweight construction is an added bonus ! including compact and lightweight construction.
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    Cool!.. Nice work…d

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