Canon’s Missing Fast Prime – The Sigma 28mm f/1.4 is Here

I have always been a fan of the 28mm focal length and long wondered why there was never an EF 28mm f/1.4 L lens in Canon’s otherwise exhaustive lens lineup.

Well, today Sigma solved that with the launch of the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 ART. Available now to pre-order from B&H for $1399. Shipping will start on January 25th.

Nikon F-mount is also available for pre-order, but it’s not yet clear when the Sony E-mont version will come to market. Later this year we should also see an L-mount version of this lens for Sigma’s upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera, as well as other L-mount cameras such as the Panasonic S1 and S1R.

The 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens has 17-elements, a minimum focusing distance of 28cm /11.02in, a nine-bladed aperture and a 77mm filter thread. If this lens produces results that are comparable to recent ART lenses, particularly the astonishingly sharp 40mm f/1.4 ART, this will be another winner. Have Sigma even had a loser recently? I can’t think of one. Their lens team is on a serious roll!

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Dan Carr

Founder of Shutter Muse, full time photographer and creative educator. Dan lives in the Canadian Yukon, but his wanderlust often sends him in search of images all around the world to meet the needs of clients and readers alike.

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