Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras USA

B&H # SI8514P Mfr # 320109
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Product Highlights
  • For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras
  • Fast f/1.4 Lens
  • HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
  • Quiet, Fast and Accurate Autofocusing
  • Super Multi Layer Coating (SML)
  • SLD & Glass Mould Elements
  • Pleasant Out-of-Focus Highlights
  • Accepts 77mm Size Filters
  • Includes Lens Hood & Adapter for APS-C
  • Only 3.4" (87.6mm) Long

When you need a medium-telephoto standard lens for everything from portraiture to sports, the fast Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Pentax Digital SLRs is a great solution. This large aperture beauty is designed with an SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and a glass mold element which yield first-class, sharp image captures with high contrast.

The 85mm f/1.4 has Sigma's HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) which provides fast, accurate and quiet autofocusing. The exterior of this lens is EX-finished which translates to a superior build and optical quality, enhanced handling and appearance. It comes with a petal-type hood to block out extraneous light. A dedicated hood adapter for cameras with an APS-C size image sensor is also included to expand the length of the hood for blocking out extraneous light more effectively.

This fast f/1.4 lens is great for capturing fast moving images, allowing you to use faster shutter speeds, and is what you want when shooting under low lighting conditions. This highly efficient lens has a nine blade circular diaphragm for creating pleasant out-of-focus highlights (bokeh) which is a major asset to portrait and wedding photographers.

Note: This lens is designed for use with full frame digital cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 127.5mm with most cameras.

Note: Pentax mount lenses cannot be used with SF series AF cameras.

Note: Pentax mount lenses do not have an aperture ring.

Note! If the camera body does not support HSM, autofocus will not be available.

Sigma's 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is a large aperture medium telephoto lens optimized for use with digital SLR cameras and is especially ideal for portrait and low light photography.
Designed with SLD glass and a glass mold element excellent color correction is achieved for all types of aberrations and superior optical performance is ensured.
It is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuations of aberrations caused by focusing and the Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces flare and ghosting even in backlight photography.
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus capability. and
The round 9 blade diaphragm creates pleasant out-of-focus highlights.
Made in Japan.
Performance
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 28.6°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.79' (85 cm)
Magnification 0.11x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 3.4" (8.64 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 1.60 lb (725 g)
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Petal-type Lens Hood
  • Lens Hood Adapter
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice bokeh (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (3)
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      5.0

      Very Sharp

      By mehlmann

      from O' Fallon, MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras:

      I use this lens mainly for my daughter's indoor v-ball games. Poorly lit gyms. Really does the job. Had the Sigma 70-200 first, to compare the two. Didn't know which one I was going to keep. Unfortunately, could only get one at this time. These pics were sharper imo. A bit lighter, and smaller. When taking pics in outdoor, especially in high contrast settings, noticed a lot of purple fringing. This lens is very sharp, and the bokeh is beautiful.

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      4.0

      Nice, but received lens with abrasion

      By Barron

      from Arlington, TN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor quality control
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Portrait
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras:

      What an outstanding lens for sure. Without a doubt it is the sharpest lens at it's largest aperture that I have ever used. The first shot I took was of my wife at f/1.4 and I couldn't believe how sharp it was. I cropped the eye in which I focused on and was blown away by the sharpness. Yes- sharpness isn't everything, but in my opinion it is better to be very sharp and be able to soften with software than vice versa and have top add sharpness.
      The focus wasn't tremendously fast and I can see that it is not for catching shots of the kids running around. But I bought this for doing portraits mostly and the focus was indeed very accurate with no back or front focus adjustment needed.
      It's a heavy lens, but I am a bigger guy so it doesn't bother me.
      Build quality is solid and I love the feel of the EX lenses.
      Unfortunately I am have to say that Sigma is lacking in quality control on the first copy I received. As soon as I unpacked the lens I noticed a large crescent shaped abrasion on what I think was the rear element and it was on the inside of the lens. I noticed it immediately which makes me think perhaps someone at the Sigma assembly line didn't want to get in trouble, and or was overlooked during the QC check.
      Anyhow, I sent it back and hope to get a new one that performed as well and without any defect.

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      4.0

      Beautiful images

      By Bob

      from Columbus, Indiana

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras:

      True colors are the best result this lens offers... Pet photos
      are amazing because I don't have to be as close to them to
      get a full frame result. The detail on cropped images is fantastic.
      Other than the weight of this 85mm hefty glass it's my favorite
      Lens for my Pentax K5.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Lens for K-mount

      By Winder

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Pentax Digital SLR Cameras:

        Sigma's HSM is really fast compared to anything made by Pentax. Lens is very sharp and AF has been very accurate.

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