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Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art Lens

Sigma has announced pricing for its new 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens at $949. The lens is available for Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony mounts. It is listed with an expected availability date of April 29.

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

B&H has the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens back in stock for Nikon DX mount cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Sigma 70-300mm

B&H has the Sigma 70-300mm DG OS lens in Nikon mount for $199 (compare at $359). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Sigma 24-105mm f4-2

We are finally seeing results from a lawsuit that Nikon filed against Sigma in May 2011. A judgment was issued against Sigma last month in Tokyo District court, which awarded 1.5 billion Yen to Nikon (close to $15M USD).

The dispute centers a number of Sigma lenses using vibration reduction technology. Nikon originally sought the equivalent of close to $150M USD; however, the judgment stated that the damages was equivalent to 15% of the profits of the violating products earned by Sigma, cutting damages down from the max profits of 10.1 billion Yen.

This has to be quite the blow to Sigma. The company has been a roll lately with awesome lenses like the 24-105mm f/4 OS and 18-35mm f/1.8 lenses. Hopefully, Sigma’s operations won’t be negatively affected in a manner that would delay future lens releases and Sigma’s momentum will continue to gain traction as a solid third-party lens maker.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Sigma 150-500mm

Sigma is currently offering a $170 instant rebate on its 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens, which is available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma mounts. This brings the price down from $1069 to $899. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Lens-2

B&H has the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens back in stock for Canon mount. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Note that the Nikon version of this lens is still listed as back-ordered.

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