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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
8.9 out of 10

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Overall 2
2.0

I would give it less than 1 star if I could.

MWyb, Amazon
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens with high hopes. Within 20 minutes I wanted to return it. Within 2 hours I had already gotten everything together to ship it back. The auto focus is absolute crap, I have a canon lens 50mm that cost $100 that focuses a million times better than this lens.
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Overall 2
2.0

Shipped w/ defective motor

Adorama
19 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Read many good things but lens was shipped w/ a defective focus motor. I will be returning it and asking for an exchange. I hope the next one works.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Adorama
19 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Read many good things but lens was shipped w/ a defective focus motor. I will be returning it and asking for an exchange. I hope the next one works.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Adorama
18 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Read many good things but lens was shipped w/ a defective focus motor. I will be returning it and asking for an exchange. I hope the next one works.
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Overall 2
2.0

Back focusing or defective AF

BWZ "BWZ", Amazon
13 December 2012
  • Summary: I ordered this lens because of the overall rating of the reviewers. I was aware of Sigma lens quality control issues, but wanted to try my luck. The first lens I received had pretty smooth auto-focusing. Given enough contrast and light, the lens seemed to focus well.
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Overall 2
2.0

Still do not have a good copy

Mac Mirabile, Adorama
16 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had to return this lens 4 times now to Adorama because they continue sending me copies that consistently back focus. This is a significant problems on a F1.4 lens where the depth of field is already paper thin.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Back focusing, Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Mac Mirabile, Adorama
16 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had to return this lens 4 times now to Adorama because they continue sending me copies that consistently back focus. This is a significant problems on a F1.4 lens where the depth of field is already paper thin.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Mac Mirabile, Adorama
15 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had to return this lens 4 times now to Adorama because they continue sending me copies that consistently back focus. This is a significant problems on a F1.4 lens where the depth of field is already paper thin.
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Overall 2
2.0

Still don't have a working copy

Mcdonald Mirabile "macmirabile", Amazon
8 March 2012
  • Summary: After 4 attempts now, I have given up on this lens. All of my copies with different serial number batches were plagued by back-focusing issues. The first copy was horrendous, focus was off by 2 feet shooting at a distance of just 15 feet.
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Overall 2
2.0

1-in-3 are defective (true story)

Sugarboogy Phalanx "Sugarboogy Phalanx", Amazon
30 January 2012
  • Summary: Short version: I wouldn't buy a Sigma 85mm... I believe they underestimated the huge demand for the lens, and as a result, I think their quality-control couldn't keep-up. If you buy this lens, you have (IMO) a better-than-even chance that it will be at-least partially defective.
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