Bought the Sigma 85 1.4 EX and...

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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.

f/1.8

f/8

Canon EOS 700D (EOS Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss X7i) Canon EOS 7D
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