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The wait is over: Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 portrait lens is now shipping

Two months ago, Sigma announced the launch of three new lenses to its Global Vision Line: an 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, a 12–24mm f/4 DG HSM Art, and a 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sport. Since the unveiling, the 12–24mm lens has become available for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts, but the 500mm has only become available for Canon mounts, and the 85mm hasn’t been available at all.

The wait is over, though, for both the 85mm f/1.4 Art lens, as well as the 500mm f/4 lens in Sigma and Nikon mounts.

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Sigma has confirmed its 85mm f/1.4 Art lens is now shipping in Canon, Nikon,u and Sigma mounts through authorized Sigma retailers.

Deemed “the ultimate portrait lens” by Sigma, the 85mm f/1.4 is said to “exceed expectations” by photographer Ihor Balaban, who managed to get his hands on one. Balaban went so far as to say “it’s almost crazy to not give it a shot” considering it retails for $400 less than its Canon and Nikon counterparts, both of which are more than six years old.

More: Canon issues an incompatibility warning relating to Sigma Art lenses

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Sigma also confirmed its 500mm f/4 Sport super-telephoto lens will be available for Nikon and Sigma mounts starting November 17. Until now, the Sigma’s longest prime super-telephoto in its Global Vision Line of lenses has only been available in Canon mounts, leaving plenty of photographers behind. In less than a week, the lens will be available for all three mounts that it was originally intended to support.

Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 Art and 500mm f/4 lenses are available now through authorized Sigma retailers for $1,200 and $6,000, respectively.