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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
9.0 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

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. After emailing Sigma they said their ART series needs a firmware update so maybe that would of taken care of the problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

When in focus, it is great

JadMan, Amazon
3 July 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens to go with my Nikon D800. The problem is that it has extreme back-focusing so I have had to go to manual focus and will be sending it to the service center shortly. The problem is so severe that, at f/1.4, the eye you focus on will be very blurry but the ear behind it will be crystal clear. I attempted to use the AF fine tune on the D800 and even at -20 (the highest setting) the problem persists.
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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. The bokeh is also not nearly as pleasing as the Nikon (in my opinion).
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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. The bokeh is also not nearly as pleasing as the Nikon (in my opinion).
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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

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. Service from Amazon was nice and fast but, as with a few other reviewers here, my lens was faulty fresh from the box. The autofocus shuddered back and forth with a violent machine-gunning action.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Focus Speed

KT, Adorama
11 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Autofocus was great with my D3s. The problem i had with the lens was the images at times were soft and not as sharp as i wanted. I sent the lens back and purchased the nikon 85 G. It is definitely worth the extra money. The Sigma is by no means a bad lens, its just not as sharp as the Nikon.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

KT, Adorama
11 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Autofocus was great with my D3s. The problem i had with the lens was the images at times were soft and not as sharp as i wanted. I sent the lens back and purchased the nikon 85 G. It is definitely worth the extra money. The Sigma is by no means a bad lens, its just not as sharp as the Nikon.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ein Traum aber sehr schwer.

Zennie, Amazon
20 July 2014
  • Summary: Ich nutze die Linse sehr gern bei Veranstaltungen. Man kann sehr schöhne Portraits machen ohne zu stark auf die Pelle zu rücken. Die Schärfe ist selbst bei offener Blende überaschend gut. Mich stört aber das extrem hohe Gewicht und würde mich das nächste mal wohl eher für das 77mm von Pentax entscheiden. Ein Nachteil ist der fehlende rote Punkt am Bajonet. Bei Sigma ist es nur ein dezenter kleiner weißer Punkt, was den Objektiv Wechsel fummelig macht.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Гурьев Андрей, Yandex
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Объектив Sigma 85/1.4 прекрасно подходит для тех покупателей, которые выбирают объективы сравнивая характеристики, вглядываясь в кропы снимков, измеряя хроматические оберрации и т.д. С этой точки зрения специалистам Сигмы удалось сделать безупречный объектив, выдающийся!
  • Pros: Классическое портретное фокусное расстояние, автофокус, выдающиеся характеристики.
  • Cons: Конструктив, вес, боке, стоимость.
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