Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
Prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha | 340
bionicsluggz
 

THIS IS THE BEST LENS THAT IS SUPER FAST AND SHARP.... EFFORTLESS.

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Sigma 35mm Art is best portrait lens I ever use until now, I used it with my Nikon D600 and D750, I sold it when I move to Canon 6D but soon I will buy it back. The sigma 35mm is sharp, wonderful bokeh, good contrast, good against bright light and only downside is heavy without stabilization. AF accuracy need improvement, but not bad as everybody said. You should try this ART, its quality like pro but with the reasonable price <3

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barrym1966
 

So I purchased this lens to replace my Tamron 35mm which wasnt producing colours I was happy with also in bright sunshine I was getting way more purple fringing than I would like. I got to use the Sigma for the first time yesterday at a wedding. Overall I was very happy with the results. The colours it produces are very accurate and pleasing compared to the Tamron and it really is as sharp as everyone says it is. At 0.3m mine needed a +8 adjustment which was really easy to do with the Sigma ...

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NonoPirvu
 

In past I was reserved about 3th party of lenses producers like Sigma and Tamrom. Few weeks ago I had opportunity to take some shoots with a Sigma Art 35mm on my Sony A7ii with EA3 Sony adaptor. The result was stunning on my laptop and for this reason I try it hardly again for few days. Now I'm just speechless and because I'm just a photographer and don't manage with words so well I'll show you why: Outdoor photography with Sony A7ii with Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 (ISO 50, f/1.4 1/3200sec, natural ...

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diness
 

I wasn't in love with this lens at first... until I learned how to use it better.  At first I thought it was kinda bulky, I couldn't always get things in focus and there was significant vignetting at 1.4. Once I realized how thin the DOF was at 1.4 on my 6d, I switched to using 1.6 more often... I use AI servo focusing a lot because my subjects often move, and I make sure to select the focus point I want (no focus and recompose at 1.6 on this one) the lens is incredible. Images have ...

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jadmaister2
 

I have to dig back to 1986, and a ContaxRTS11 with Zeiss 50mm1.7 for a comparison to this lens. In brief, it's SHARP. A little more detail? Very well made (tho not waterproof...why Sigma?) Ultra fast focus, precise and accurate on the D610. Sturdy, attractive but mostly just sharp. Very very sharp. It also has (in combo with Nikon's 24mp sensor anyway) a beautiful 3D quality to the images...'in focus' areas just seem to pop into being. Colour is excellent. Detail amazing. For the best ...

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Everything said about this lens is true. It's great. (incidentally the below confirmed on zero'd d810 and df) The focusing lookup tables (?) don't seem to be very accurate - despite the proof the PDAF is an open system... Consistently front focuses to +18 AF fine tune at closest focusing distance (0.3m). Requires +17 at 0.4m, and +16 at 0.6m. Needs +13 at 1m - 10m, and +10 at 10m - 30m. It is zero at infinity. The USB dock can provide correction for some of these focusing distances - however ...

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LMCasey
 

I'd give this lens 5 stars for sure if it AF'd perfectly. Unfortunately, I get occasional AF misses. I've done the best I can to tune the lens (have the Sigma dock), but it still misses sometimes.

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I ordered to test this lens with skepticism on my D810, and instead of testing it I decided to keep it! The following 35mm lenses I didn't want to waste my time on, because they were both way more expensive and less performing based on DXOMark test results... Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon The following two lenses disappointed me very much after I tested them throughout my last weekend, because of their price point & ...

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Having shot this lens extensively for a week, this lens is great! It is surprisingly sharp at f1.4 with good bokeh and well-controlled CA. I shoot it extensively on my D800, almost always at f1.4 and it never fails to impress. Build quality is exceptional. The machined polished metal mount extends into the body making a very impressive first impression. The main barrel (and filter threads) are plastic, but the whole package feels high quality. Adding an extension tube and shooting at f11 ...

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