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