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|Weight||1.60 lb (725 g)|
|Dimensions (dxl)||Approx. 3.4 x 3.4" (8.64 x 8.64 cm)|
|Filter thread||77 mm|
|Camera mount type||Sigma SA|
|Format compatibility||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
|Focal length||85 mm|
|Minimum focus distance||2.79' (85 cm)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1:8.6|
|Angle of view||28.6°|
Overall this is a very nice lens that offers a bright viewfinder and excellent image quality, with a clever added extra in the form of its dual-format lens hood.
Two-part lens hood
The Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is a short telephoto lens with a bright f1.4 focal ratio. Announced February 2010, it's the only 85mm large aperture alternative to Nikon or Canon's own primes that offers auto-focus. The short telephoto lenses from Samyang and Zeiss are manual focus only.
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens (average price: $969 on various Internet sites) is designed for full-frame cameras; with an APS-C multiply by your usual factor. At about 25 oz, I’d describe the lens as substantial, but not hefty.
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Excellent optical performance, Great build quality, Responsive autofocus, Supplied hood with extender for APS-C cameras
Hyperfocal markings are too close together to be useful, Sigma want the review sample of this lens back!
Sigma has finally delivered an important lens which has been missing from the Pentax lineup for almost a decade: the new 85mm F1.4 EX HSM. Before its release, Pentax owners had to rely on the legacy FA* 85mm F1.4 , or its slightly slower and shorter cousin, the FA 77mm F1.8 Limited .
I truly wanted to like this lens, but in the end the CA on it was what led me to return it.As a background, I love my Sigma 50mm 1.4 (non-Art) lens. That lens performs even better than the Canon 50mm 1.2 in terms of focus speed and CA control.
Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
This lens did exceeded my expectations when it comes to sharpness and build. A gripe that I have with it is that there is a lot of CA wide open but seems to clear up at 2.5. Produces beautiful photos on a d600.
This lens is great for portraits, low light, and street photography. Balances well on my D7000. Very solid construction, very similar to the nikon. Takes great photos and from all the reviews I have read and watched this is a must buy when comparing to the nikon 85mm 1.4 when comparing not only the...
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
I bought this lens for indoor use mainly on my Nikon D700. Before this lens, I had a Nikkor 85/1.4D which I loved to use on my previous camera (Nikon D300). But when changing to full frame camera (D700) the Nikkor 85/1.4D was not often used because I needed to step down to F2.8 to get it sharp and...
Compared to Nikkor 85/1.4D, the Sigma 85/1.4 is much sharper on all areas outside center on F1.4-F5.6. For F>5.6 I have not bothered to test but expect both are equal., Filterhood is superior to Nikkor 85/1.4D since it can be detached more easily and protects front lens better.
Build quality is not in class with Nikkor professional lenses. Compared to Nikkor 85/1.4D, the difference is obvious even for people with no photo interest. I would say that build quaity is basically on par with Nikkor mid-class lenses.