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

reviewer#46939 date: May-7-2023
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 35/1.4G
price paid:$850 new
positive:Great combination of sharpness and bokeh.
negative:On an a99ii, AF is slow and inconsistent. Worse in low light.
comment:I used this lens a lot on my a99ii, despite the AF issues. It works very well outdoors in the day, but indoors I prefer my Minolta. However, using on my a7Rv with a LA-EA adapter has breathed new life into this lens. Eye detect AF with tracking works very well, even in low light. The AF is still a little slow so some action shots can be hit or miss. And the results are magnificent at 61Mp.

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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