Reviews and Problems with Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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Wow, what a beautiful piece of glass!
Uly, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: This baby is sharp as a tac. I didn't know what I was missing. I tried it both on my 7D and my old Rebel, and it just makes even my little old Rebel sing with joy! Beautiful Bokeh, sharpness, etc. I use it to shoot portraits both animal and people, but I have also tried it in landscaping pictures. It just produces beautiful shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: High-quality optimized for work with digital cameras a lens, ideal for portrait shooting and any genres. The lens of a professional series, very successful, at the expense of the price and given-out quality is the worthy competitor of firm analogs. Top-level color rendition, colors bright and juicy, even in the dark room.
Excerpt: I was deciding between this and the 1.2 version of Canon. Glad I did it. Very sharp, warm, faster in the AF and a very good price. Very good construction, feels solid like a tank, much safer to work with specially at the time of switching lenses, better performance at low light which for me is a MUST, a bit lighter than the Canon's 1.2. Comparing the bokeh in 1.2 and this 1.4 beast, you can even tell the difference. This is a very good choice at a very good price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Very good price
Excerpt: Great lens for portrait photography. This lens will get a lot of use from me. Almost purchased the Canon 85 1.2, but read so many reviews about how fabulous this lens is that I had to give it a try. SO GLAD I did. It is tack sharp & super quick -- and SO much cheaper than the Canon.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I had been searching for my next lens, and figured it was time to invest in an 85mm. I have always been interested in the 85mm L, however, I have heard many complaints about the slow focusing, and vowed not to invest in that level of expense until they came out with a new version that adjusted that issue.<br /><br />THEN I found the Simga 85mm f/1.4, much less expensive, and getting incredible reviews and comparisons to Canon's 85mm L. I have been suitably impressed.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am using this lens mainly for portraits while shooting weddings. <br /><br />80% of the time I set it at F 1.4 & sure the focus is very critical at such a wide opening, however in return the results are gorgeous pictures. <br /><br />It is not a fast lens, and you certainly need to slow down while working with it especially at F 1.4 <br /><br />The combination of of usning my Nikon D800E body and this lens is incredible.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: Beautiful lens. I had read a lot of positives reviews about this lens, but I still needed to get a better idea on this lens performance by asking some of my fellow professional photographers that shoot fashion, fine arts and commercial like I do. All the replies are good. The Sony Zeiss 85mm was on my list, but I didn't want to cough up the money that they asked for it unless I had no choice. Well, Sigma was my choice.