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

reviewer#34773 date: Feb-4-2017
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:Minolta AF20. Sigma super wide 2. Minolta AF28f2. Zeiss FE2,8/35. Minolta AF50. Sigma 50mm f1:4. Zeiss FE1,8/55. Sony 2.8/85 SAM. Minolta AF135. Zeiss 85mm f1.4
price paid:£477.00
positive:Finish is up to Zeiss standards!!! Feel is up to Zeiss standards!!! They could have launched this lens with the Zeiss logo on it and no one would have batted an eyelid.
negative:Very big and very heavy compared to Minolta af35 f2 but most things are.
comment:The new 35mm champ, bar none. Truly excellent finish feel and performance, everywhere and in every way.
The best 35mm lens yet. It is sharper than the ZEISS ZA 85mm F1.4 and brighter and sharper than the ZEISS FE 35mm f2.8 especialy in the corners of the frame.

I will still be holding onto the Minolta 35mm f2 as it remains as the best walk around lens due to it's size and artistic nature. For commercial work though I will be using the Sigma every time.

rating summary

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  • 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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