Sigma 35mm F1.4 not as sharp as competition?

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 not as sharp as competition?
Apr 17, 2013

In a contrast with other reviews, Popular Photography magazine have published a review that concludes it's sharpness is bellow other 35mm primes.

"On our optical bench, sharpness and contrast of the Sigma slipped slightly below other recently tested, high-speed 35mm primes from Nikon, Rokinon, and Zeiss. In DxO Anaylzer 4.1 tests of distortion control, however, the Sigma proved clearly superior to those lenses."

My take, judging from what I've read it's plausible that Zeiss might hold a bar or beat the sigma, can't say the same for the two other brand though..

http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2013/03/lens-test-sigma-35mm-f14-dg-hsm-af

what do you think?

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