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

reviewer#11897 date: Jul-8-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 85/1.4 G
price paid:849€
positive:Sharpness wide open
Great controllable Depth of Field
negative:not relly anything...
comment:I was quite ofen thinking of this lens, trading the 85G with this one, and I have to say: I don't regret it! It is sharp from f/1.4 onward (center) and from f/2.0 also inthe corners. Build quality is really very well done, it is my favorite portraiture lens now; used for studio beauty shooting and I was not disappointed.
Compared to the Minolta it has slightly cooler colors but the total look is really great; relly happy!

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania