Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art A-mount lens review by ecsh

reviewer#11257 date: Jul-18-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 34 1.4
Sony 34 1.8
price paid:899.00
positive:Nicely built. Smooth manual focus. Very nice finish unlike the old finish they used to use.
negative:Does not have lightning fast focus.
comment:I had alot of hope for this lens, and it has not let me down. I was disappointed with the two different copies Sony version,
and hoped this lens would be great. It is everything they say about it as far as sharpness goes. The only knock i can give this lens is it is a little slow to focus, but does not hunt. Just takes a little longer to get where it should. It has not cost me any shots, so i have been fine with it. Colors are great as well. Very happy with this purchase.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 18
  • sharpness: 4.81
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.78
  • distortion: 4.94
  • flare control: 4.94
  • overall: 4.86 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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