Sony 85SAM 2.8 versus Sigma 85 1.4

Started Nov 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anderton Contributing Member • Posts: 663
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4

Marco Cinnirella wrote:

Have an opportunity to acquire a good condition used copy of the Sigma.

Already have the cheap plastic fantastic Sony.

Am wondering how much of an upgrade the Sigma will be? I know it's faster, so better in low light. I know the HSM motor should mean the Sigma focuses a lot faster than the Sony.

Can I expect better control of CA and PF with the Sigma? What about sharpness/resolution and contrast? The cheap Sony really is pretty darn sharp.

Any views welcome as i am not able to test drive the used lens before purchase. Thanks ! - don't suggest I get the Sony CZ - can't afford it !

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"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." Ansell Adams.

... is better than the Sony 85mm f/2.8 in every way that you have mentioned, especially magenta/green fringing and sharpness.

The only negative is the weight/size, however that is the price for all the improvements and glass elements included.

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