The Nikon Df is a very unique camera. With it's vintage look and highly praised sensor, it had a lot of photographers drooling over it before it even hit the shelves. It also had it's critics ripping it apart. Call it a hippy camera if you want, but while this camera may not be for everyone, it works for me. It can't be fairly compared to the D800, it's not meant to be a D800. It also can't be fairly compared to the D4, it's not meant to be a D4. The Df is a unique camera and one that we haven't seen up until now, but there is a lot more to it than just it's pretty retro exterior.
At Photokina 2012, Sigma announced three new lenses in a reorganization of its lens lineup, consisting of three new catagories...Contemporary, Sports, and Art. The first of these new lenses to be released is the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens, which falls in the new Art catagory. These new lenses are designed as high-quality alternatives to the camera manufacturers' equivalents at a substantially lower cost, almost half. In the past, Sigma had done a decent job at this, although with some noticeable flaws. Some of their lenses gave up sharpness, had focus issues, or had bad chromatic aberation. This first lens from Sigma's new line-up not only meets the bar...but raises it.