Lensrentals' Roger Cicala hasn't always been a fan of Sigma's lenses but the company's latest 35mm F1.4 DG HSM seems to have got him pretty excited. He's written a very positive first impressions blog post, considering the build and test data from the first sample he's received. As usual, he's very careful to stress the limitations of what he's reporting - specifically that these are early impressions, based on a single lens that he's had little chance to actually take photos with. However, he's also someone with immense experience with lenses, and is in the unusual position of having had the opportunity to strip the lens down, so we found his insight interesting.

We're expecting a Sigma 35mm F1.4 in the very near future and will be publishing sample images and a review as soon as we can.

*'Cock-a-hoop' is a British saying that the Oxford English Dictionary defines as: 'extremely and obviously pleased, especially about an achievement.'