Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art A-mount lens review by seeky
|seeky#27585 date: May-22-2016|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony FE 28-70|
Sony FE 35 f2.8
Sony 35mm F1.8 SAM
|price paid:||€ 700|
|positive:||Vey good sharpness from wide open|
Excellent value for money
Slightly warmer color compared to Sony/Zeiss
No weather sealing
Bokeh depends on taste
|comment:||There's not a lot to add about this lens to what has already been said.|
It is very sharp, and the focus ring is nice and wide; The AF speed is on the slower side, but accurate. The colors are different but not bad.
If you don't need f1.4, there are better (smaller and lighter) options such as the FE 35mm f2.8. For FF A-mount it is an affordable and good option especially for the wide aperture. I wouldn't recommend to adapt this lens on the A7 series if you want fast AF, but it is very accurate. In addition, I can't understand why this lens (and other ART primes) are not weather sealed; these are the easiest lenses to seal because there is only one focus ring and switch but no other external moving parts.
All in all, it is a very sharp and affordable option for the Sony system but it comes with a couple of compromises.