Sigma art 105mm vs Nikon 105mm

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dtray187 Contributing Member • Posts: 615
Sigma art 105mm vs Nikon 105mm
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Hey Guys , I had the chance to test the Sigma art 105mm a few days ago. Did a quick shootout video between it and my Nikon 105 1.4

https://youtu.be/AYeJs5MZ2XY

Raw files in the link

My verdict was that, the sigma is sharper, as most art lenses are. It was just too heavy and a bit clinical in it’s rendering for me. Maybe I wouldn’t mind it if I didn’t love the way my Nikon draws so much.

The copy I borrowed from my friend did suffer from the typical sigma art focusing issues though. Out of 20 shots , only 6 or so in focus with 3d tracking and face detection on the D850. I calibrated it before shooting. My art 35 does the same thing.

The 105 nikon hit 17 out of 20, pretty much what I’m used to with it. If I was a Nikon shooter I would buy a used Nikon 105 way befor the sigma. Too many obstacles to overcome for me to justify the price and weight.

 dtray187's gear list:dtray187's gear list
Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED-IF VR Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED
Nikon D850
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