Depends on how you look at it. This lens is a bargain compared to the 35mm f/1.4 offered by either Nikon ($1649) or Canon ($1329) especially when you consider that it outperforms them optically. On a high resolving camera like the D800, it's probably the sharpest lens out there right now, especially if you can place any confidence to DxOMark's testing:
As for how it compares to the Fuji, they are two totally different lenses. The Sigma is a full-frame lens, while the Fuji is for an APS-C (Cropped Sensor) camera. The field of view on the Fuji would be roughly if you were using a 50mm lens on a Nikon D800 or Canon 5D MK III.
I had enough focusing issues with my nikkor 35 1.4g that I finally got rid of it. I will purchase this eventually.
Keep in mind, with the new USB dock sigma has, you can fix focus problems by yourself beyond just using microfocus adjust on your camera. With the sigma dock, you can actually correct front/back focus for different amounts depending on what part of the focal range vs MFA on your camera is a one trick pony.
If you shoot nikon, get this lens, the nikkor 35 1.4g is not worth the price and not as sharp as this lens.
I bought this lens for $900 on amazon and ended up returning it due to what I thought were focusing issues in different light (artificial vs natural). However I think that had more to do with me than the lens. Focusing an f/1.4 lens at 1.4 is tough.
I don't regret returning it but I will no longer blame the lens.
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