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New Sigma Lenses Announced!

Finally!  Some lenses to actually get excited about!  With the recent Nikon lens announcements, many pros were more satisfied.  But what about those of us who don’t have thousands of dollars to shell out on lenses?  This is when brands like Sigma really shine.

In fact, they just released two new lenses that really caught my eye.  First off was the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM prime.  Those who know me know I love prime lenses!  Most of the photos I post here are shot with my Nikon 50mm f/1.4D lens.  While an 85mm prime on a DX sensor is a bit of long, it still could be a lot of fun!

Also, since Nikon seems loathe to update their version, this just may become a must have for many pros.

The other lens that fascinates me is the updated Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM.  It’s quite a mouthful, but the idea of a really fast zoom in this range with Optical Stabilization (OS) could be the perfect walk-around lens for most people.

I’m not exactly sure when Sigma will actually start selling these as they were just announced today, but they both look really interesting!