Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art A-mount lens review by dfwatt
|dfwatt#36793 date: Mar-23-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony G 35mm 1.4|
Sigma Art 50mm 1.4
|positive:||1) Like virtually every Sigma Art, sharpness, detail and micro-contrast are there to beat the band. Sharp even wide open, and very sharp stopped down just to f2.0. Excellent performance in the corners. |
2) Excellent build quality
3) Superb value for the money, offering better performance than Sony G 35mm 1.4 for less money.
4) Good control over CA, pretty minimal distortion, moderate vignetting wide open, disappearing on stopping down.
5) Pretty good bokeh, particularly at anything under 2.0.
6) Very easy to MFA given USB dock.
|negative:||1) Weight– Relatively heavy for a 35mm lens, not unexpected given Sigma Art design priorities.|
2) May not be available much longer for Alpha mount. Some indications that Sigma may stop manufacturing all lenses for A mount.
|comment:||This is another value homerun from Sigma. It's really the only first-rate 35mm prime currently available for Alpha mount at this point. Sony G 35 1.4 is a much older design (going back to the late 80's), really never gets terribly sharp in the corners, and has to be stopped down a full stop or more to be competitive with the Sigma Art 35. The Sony G does have some nice virtues including very smooth bokeh and great color and central sharpness. But for most street shooting, this is the better lens, and for less money.|