Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (by ePHOTOzine): Excellent Sharpness!

John Riley at ePHOTOzine published the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens review saying that the “Sharpness is almost universally excellent” (tested on Canon EOS 5D Mark IV).

Pros:

  • Excellent sharpness
  • Virtually no CA
  • Generally low flare
  • Great handling

Cons:

  • No Vibration Reduction
  • No Weather Sealing

From ePHOTOzine Verdict:

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is a high class, highly competent design that performs confidently and efficiently. It is of the modern breed of 85mm lenses, sharp from open aperture, as opposed to older designs that were intended to be softer wide open for the purposes of flattering portraits. This new lens is sharp throughout, although not cruelly over-sharp, so subjects should be pleased enough.

It is also delightful to use, the only omissions being vibration reduction and weather sealing, but the performance itself is not in question.

Read the full review at ePHOTOzine.

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens: $1,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body: $3,499 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

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