Sigma has confirmed that the 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM will carry a UK price of £799.99.

Canon and Sigma-fit versions are due to go on sale within a fortnight, with Nikon, Sony and Pentax to follow soon after, according to Sigma UK.

The 13-elements-in-11-groups lens incorporates a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), and includes full-time manual focus override via the focusing ring.

The newcomer weighs 665g.