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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Portrait lens

marsalla, Amazon
6 June 2014
  • Summary: I would recomend this lens to anyone. I am not a pro and therefore do not need the slight endge offered by the canon (for a great deal more money). Lens is not as heavy as people a letting on about. Beautiful background blur.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice portrait lens

tangogal, Adorama
22 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I have just purchased this but I had demoed it before deciding to buy it. It is a very nice portrait lens and very fast at f1.4. I took some shots at f1.4, f2, etc. and was amazed at how sharp they were. It was also much less costly than Canon's 85mm lens.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Like this lens

Adorama
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Works well on my full frame camera. Will make a great companian lens to the Sigma 35mm, 1.4.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good but the Nikon f1.8G is an alternative

Paul, Amazon
17 June 2013
  • Summary: >>>>>>>>>>>> The long >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I'm actually writing this review about 10 months after having sold this lens which I have used at probably a few dozen weddings and portrait sessions. Btw, the price you will potentially get on the used market sucks if you buy this new, so better watch out for a used copy if you don't care about the 30+ days warranty. The Sigma 85mm f1.4 for Nikon is actually a great lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens a bit soft

Chris, Amazon
5 May 2013
  • Summary: I've only had it about a month so still getting used to it. I will come back and write more as I use it. Still trying to find the lenses sweet spot as its very soft wide open.
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Overall 8
8.0

stellar offering from sigma

E. K. Arnold "amazon hunter", Amazon
18 November 2012
  • Summary: First off, let me say i already own Sigma's two previous 1.4 lenses, the 30mm and the 50mm. The 30 was a pretty intriguing lens for DX, but it had its issues, namely overexposure at open apertures and corners which never quite sharpened up. Still, it delivered excellent, creamy bokeh and was sharp enough at f/2-2.2, which is where you'd typically shoot a fast lens when capturing moving subjects. (For still subjects, you can shoot at even wider apertures).
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice

Racing Nut, Adorama
18 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Vast improvement over what I had for low light applications.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp lens...great in low ligh

Cobra79, Adorama
16 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this product for portraits. I have also used it at parties and receptions in low lit environments and it works well. I would recommend this lens without reservation.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Very shall dof at 14
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Overall 8
8.0

Epic sharpness!

Jolyroger7, Adorama
23 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I picked this lens up after buying the Sigma 50 1.4. I can't believe it, but the 85 is even sharper then the 50! After years of choosing zooms over primes, these two Sigmas have turned me into a primaholic. I use this lens to take candid shots of friends and portraits on my full frame 1DsMKII, the combination of vignetting and sharpness in this prime wide open is amazing. Stop it down to f/2 and get your mind hole blown.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful lens, but pricey

C. Lay, Amazon
4 March 2012
  • Summary: Out of the box: built well with a good accessory kit and the generous Sigma warranty. Hood extender is ugly and a bit klunky: even on APS-C, I'd be happy with the standard hood, which is large and petal-style, offering very good shading. No weather sealing though. On camera: Feels hefty and well-balanced, unlike, say, Sigma's 24-70 HSM (which is too rear heavy and dense for a lens of its size). Focus ring comes to hand and AF/MF switch is in its usual spot.
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