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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 6
6.0

Mixed Results

Fashion Min, B&H Photo
22 October 2015
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: CA
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Overall 6
6.0

Great if it only worked in live view

keano12, Amazon
5 October 2014
  • Summary: I spent a lot if time with this and felt it performed great in low light and had a very nice bokeh. My problem is that it didn't autofocus in live view. I also had the same problem with the 35mm. I am now thinking of going with the nikon 85mm 1.8G.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent for what it is...

Shawn D., B&H Photo
24 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I spent an extra #$ and got the L glass version of this. I just wasn't impressed and I wasn't impress with the images people have submitted with their reviews, but I took a chance. Most of everyone's image has a very noisy bokeh, as well as my own with this lens. Not good.
  • Pros: Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost perfect, but I need perfect

Mark TB Matook, B&H Photo
15 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I am a very active professional photog and cinematographer. I have used many portrait lenses in the past and much of my work, both photographically and cinematically, is stylized around the intimate close-up.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration, Inaccurate Focussing
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Overall 6
6.0

Can't compete with Nikon

E, Adorama
4 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace a very old Nikon 85mm f/1.4D, which I was planning to keep as a backup. The Sigma is just ok. There is nothing awful about it, but the focus seems a little slower and slightly less accurate than the Nikon. I had hoped for faster focus than my old lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

E, Adorama
4 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace a very old Nikon 85mm f/1.4D, which I was planning to keep as a backup. The Sigma is just ok. There is nothing awful about it, but the focus seems a little slower and slightly less accurate than the Nikon. I had hoped for faster focus than my old lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

E, Adorama
3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace a very old Nikon 85mm f/1.4D, which I was planning to keep as a backup. The Sigma is just ok. There is nothing awful about it, but the focus seems a little slower and slightly less accurate than the Nikon. I had hoped for faster focus than my old lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

If you get a good copy its a great lens!

P. Christopher, Amazon
15 February 2013
Overall 6
6.0

85 mm 1.4 sigma

Jeger, B&H Photo
21 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Heard good things about this sigma lens. I got one with bad AF ... it would hunt and hunt then suddenly snap off an exposure. Then I ordered a replacement asap as I had an event to cover with my new lens. The second lens has a dark shaded circle in the middle of the image.
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Overall 6
6.0

Potentially a great lens, but...

Norman Bates "I'd Hit It", Amazon
22 February 2012
  • Summary: Last year I reviewed this lens for a photography magazine and concluded it was excellent for the price and a worthy competitor to Canon's f/1.2 L equivalent. The test sample I had from Sigma was genuinely superb. As a result, I decided to buy one through Amazon.
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