Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art E-mount lens review by Stuart1701

reviewer#44277 date: May-3-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:1499gbp
positive:Sharp. Very sharp.
negative:No stabilisation
comment:Longest f1.4 lens available for e-mount. Very sharp and produces lovely portrait pictures. Yes, it's expensive, but the results are great.

Sigma have excluded any form of stabilisation from all of their Art series FE lenses. Given the focal the length and cost of this lens, It should have been included.

Also, why oh why does it need to be so heavy? Nikon have a similar lens that is much lighter and smaller. The only conclusion is they made it this size because they could. It certainly grabs attention, but the weight does make it less useful than it could have been.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 3.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.60 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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