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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM

Camera Labs
1 July 2012
  • Excerpt: 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. It is available for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, and Pentax mounts.
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Expert Review

pentaxforums.com
16 August 2011
  • Summary: We like this lens for its bokeh and fast and accurate autofocus. We also like that the lens is full frame so that the investment in this lens is protected should Pentax release a full frame camera body. Full frame coverage is also a nice bonus for photographers who shoot 35mm film in between digital. The only major draw back we can find is the heavy color fringing in backlit situations.
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REVIEW: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

photodo
22 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Can this wide aperture short telephoto still produce the goods, despite being almost half the price of similar camera manufacturer's lenses? Gary Wolstenholme investigates.
  • Pros: Excellent optical performance, Great build quality, Responsive autofocus, Supplied hood with extender for APS-C cameras
  • Cons: Hyperfocal markings are too close together to be useful, Sigma want the review sample of this lens back!
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Overall 9
9.4
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

What Digital Camera
11 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Half the price of the Nikon equivalent, but this optic proves that it can still hold its own
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Overall 9
9.0

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

The Digital Picture
24 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens hit the streets with great anticipation and generated many requests for a full review. Reasons for the interest? First, the 85mm focal length is very useful - especially for portraits. Second, the f/1.4 aperture is very wide - allowing 16x as much light into the camera as many consumer zooms at their f/5.6 max 85mm apertures (2x as much light for each stop times 4 stops) with the ability to create a strongly-blurred background.
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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM: A Fast, Full-Frame Prime

Shutterbug
1 August 2009
  • Excerpt: 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. One of the reasons for the weight is the build—11 elements in eight groups, including the use of SLD glass, Sigma speak for Special Low Dispersion. The big chunk of glass on the end requires a 77mm filter.
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Overall 9
8.7

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens – Review

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
7 May 2011
Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX HSM DG (EOS) - APS-C format Review / Lab Test

photozone.de
8 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX HSM DG delivers a convincing performance on APS-C DSLRs although it stays somewhat short of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L II here. The lens is impressively sharp in the image center - even at f/1.4 - but it's comparatively softer towards the borders/corners here. However, the Sigma is nothing short of excellent in the range between f/2.8 and f/8. Lateral CAs are minimal and not field-relevant. Same goes for image distortions.
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (EOS) - Review / Lab Test

photozone.de
7 February 2011
  • Conclusion: It took Sigma quite a while but the Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is finally here - their first ultra-large aperture tele prime lens. It was about time to get some serious competition (with AF) for the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L II. The Sigma lens is capable of matching the performance of its Canon counterpart although it doesn't beat it. Unsurprisingly it follows the same optical characteristics.
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (FX) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
3 February 2011
  • Conclusion: It took Sigma quite a while but the Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 HSM EX DG is finally here - their first ultra-large aperture tele prime lens. It shows a performance characteristic that is typical for many lenses in this class, but it does so on a very high level. The image center shows excellent resolution and high contrast at any tested aperture, whereas the borders/corners are fairly soft at large apertures due to coma effects.
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