Bought the Sigma 85 1.4 EX and...
Bought this 3-year-old Sigma 85 1.4 EX lens from a wedding photographer and he guaranteed it was extremely sharp. Tested it at f/1.4 and the lens absolutely would not focus on anything. Messed with it for quite a while micro adjusting it. Still would not focus on anything.
Changed the setting to f/1.8 and it is very sharp, at least for me. At it is repeatable.
Interesting how one stop changes everything.
Very happy with this purchase. Giving my 19-year-old daughter this lens and my old 7D for Christmas.
She previously used her t5i and 18-135 STM lens when she took portrait-style images of her friends. She's going to love this new kit.
For sharpness geeks like me, below are test images 100% cropped at f/1.8 and f/8.
|EveningOut by catastrophe|
from Your City - A Night Out
|The Colorado River and Henry Mountains, Utah by wam7|
from Through the port hole (aircraft)
|The Queen by TheGlennPalacio|