Michael Topham is certainly impressed with the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art - find out why

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review – AP Gold Award winner

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: Verdict

After testing this lens extensively and putting it through its paces to shoot portraiture, a wedding and street scene images, I’m left utterly bowled over by its performance.

I previously thought the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM was a fine lens, but this new optic goes to a whole new level and then some. Yes, it’s bulkier and considerably heavier than its predecessor, but as Sigma’s CEO Mr Kazuto Yamaki has pointed out on more than one occasion, you can’t break the basic laws of physics when it comes to delivering the finest optical quality.

Sigma 85mm f:1.4 DG HSM Art

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art delivers in a sensational all-round performance

You could argue there are smaller, cheaper and lighter 85mm primes available and there are even some that feature optical stabilisation, but if it’s the finest image quality you’re ultimately after, short telephoto prime lenses simply don’t get much better than the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art. It thoroughly deserves our highest rating and Gold Award.

Details

Price:£1,199
Filter diameter:86mm
Lens elements:14
Groups:12
Aperture blades:9
Aperture:f/1.4-f/16
Minimum focus:0.85m
Dimensions:94.7x126.2mm
Weight:1,130g
Lens mount:Canon, Nikon, Sigma
Included accessories:Lens cap, lens pouch
  1. 1. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: Introduction
  2. 2. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: Features
  3. 3. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: Build and handling
  4. 4. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: Image quality
  5. 5. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: Resolution, dynamic range and distortion
  6. 6. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: Verdict
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