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

reviewer#11898 date: Jul-9-2014
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Sony 50/1.4
Tamron 90/2.8
Minolta 135/2.8
price paid:740€
positive:Very sharp, even wide open
Fast and accurate focus
negative:A bit heavy
MFD a bit long
Easily scratched hood
comment:I have been using it for 6 months, mostly for portraiture, on both A700 and A99
It is a really great lens (at least compared to the rest of my gear), sharpness is amazing, color rendition is nice, cooler than Minolta 135/2.8

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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