The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2020. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (Stepper Motor), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1091 €;
13 users have given it an average vote of 10.0 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.
L-Mount: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C L-Mount.
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Opinion:Never had a good feeling with sigma I do not even know why, perhaps the colors, or perhaps the abnormal weight of the art that have always made me desist only at the thought of a possible purchase. I had tried something from the contemporary series but in my opinion it did not live up to my expectations. then this came out and finally the weights halved and I decided to try it last week in the store, well now yes, now we are... vote 10
Opinion:I would like to start by saying that they are novice, and before it is criticized, let me say that I prefer to spend a lot (if possible) on something of quality instead of less but having to put my hand over my wallet several times to buy similar items but of higher quality. Having said that, even with my rookie eyes I have to say that the quality and sharpness of the image is crazy, the distortions and vignetting are modified by car from the room or in any case easily modifiable in post production. The ring of the diaphragms, the quality of the materials the modifiable key, all the little things that make this lens great, ah I forgot the chromatic aberrations are practically absent. What I would have liked would have been the presence of a scale of distances, the one that would have been useful, but well we certainly do not die for it. But that cap, that damn cap, is definitely his weak spot. Of course it may seem like, but it is not above all for the price. Once inserted it does its duty, but the problem is to be able to insert it. It's not a quick thing to do... If you have the option I recommend the purchase.
Pros:Robust construction, small size, lightweight, 11 diaphragm slats, sharpness, contrast, aberrations absent, fast
Cons:front cap lens cover
Opinion:I've basically already said everything in the Pros, this lens beats on an equal footing with sony's equal Gmaster..... and with a thousand euros less. Smoky pasty and boke that look like footballs thanks to the 11 diaphragm slats, very functional and equipped with the programmable machine button. Null aberrations, crisp everywhere already at TA, excellent flare resistance, returns wonderful colors and contrast, lightning MAF. It's worth all its price. As someone has already said, Awkward Front Cap, comes off 8 times out of 10 before hooking well, an insult to such a lens
Opinion:Excellent construction. Tropicalization. Full barrel controls. Weight, size and cost well proportioned. Turning to the optical characteristics I would say that we enter the field where this optics impressed me the most. Very high sharpness from the whole opening and from edge to edge. This will certainly also be thanks to an excellently successful and centred specimen. No chromatic aberration at all openings. Excellent flare resistance, but I always use the lampshon and I almost never use filters. Consistent and uniform quality at all shooting distances. Where impressed me the most, however, was in the quality of the blurry. It really is a unique lens, at least for my experience. In the sense that it manages to offer that detachment of the planes and that softness that I seek without losing in saturation, in fullness of colors. It's a hard feeling for me to explain, but even with other optics I happened to get a very nice blurry. But always at the cost of a certain loss of color charge, fullness of tones. With this DN instead no, and I really like this feature. The only defect is a certain bearing distortion. Unusual for this focal length where it's easier to find it in a barrel, I think. However, it is not problematic in my opinion as it can be easily corrected automatically and visible only with certain mainly architectural subjects. Specific that I don't do video footage, so any features in that field are not able to evaluate them.
Cons:the lens profile in Adobe is still missing, images with little contrast in some light situations
Opinion:At just available on the Italian m-trading circuit. Comparing it to the samyang AF 85 f1.4 I can say that we are on another planet.... impeccable construction, solid lampshed, incredible optical performance. I don't know who's complaining about the cap... I've never lost it and I find it built better than some Sony. Returns faithful colors even if, in some cases, it returns images with little contrast (recoverable immediately in post). To achieve the compactness compromise they removed the elements to correct the distortion, it is not a problem --> in LR it is immediately remedied with a -9/-10 in manual lens correction. (waiting for the official lens profile in Camera Raw/Lr). Lightning-fast and precise autofocus, continuous AF performance comparable to the Sony FE 1.8. Embarrassing sharpness already from 1.4. Satisfied with my purchase, I really believe that this is the 85 best-buy for sony E system. I recommend it to everyone. IT'S GREAT!
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