Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM A-mount lens review by JasperD

reviewer#10086 date: Apr-4-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Sigma 70/2.8 Macro
price paid:$1180 (new, VAT inc)
negative:Large filters again, however, shared with Sigma 50/1.4 and 70-400G
A bit heavy, but not an issue for me.
comment:Slightly longer than the Macro, not the same kind of fly sharpness. Sharpness suits me fine as a perfect portrait lens at this FL. Also a perfect companion for the Sigma 50/1.4 sibling, I really like it.

The 70-400G delivers the same IQ IMO, but has a quite different application of course.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.82
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.36
  • distortion: 4.93
  • flare control: 4.64
  • overall: 4.75 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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