Wow, Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art lens

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Andrew Ellis
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Wow, Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art lens
7 months ago

Took a gamble yesterday with my only non Nikon brand lens - -the Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art lens. All I can say in my initial testing is wow....

I also have the Nikon 50mm F1.4D, and whilst that is sharp from f2.8 onwards, wide open, my copy is pretty soft, and also shows quite horrible CA up to about F4.

TBH, I was only expected something slightly better than the 50mm, but oh no. Even wide open at f1.4 it's tack sharp with only the slightest hint of CA, but this disappears completely by F2.

On the D800 body it feels superbly balanced (even without the grip), and makes an idea walk about lens. I didn't buy the Sigma dock, and now I'm happy I didn't as my copy is razor sharp and need no adjusting - not even AF fine tune.

Just need to get out now and start using it.

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Lets make pictures, not war........

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