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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras

You Pay: $899.00
Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-16
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Floating Internal Focus System
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8"
  • Anti-Flare Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Special & "F" Low Dispersion Elements
  • Front Filter Thread Diameter: 67mm
  • 9x Circular Aperture Blades
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras from Sigma is the first entry into Sigma's Art series of professional lenses, with an emphasis on artistic expression and the creative potential of the lens. With a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, floating inner focusing system, and Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) you'll have quick and accurate control over the artistic effects achieved by the lens' high quality elements.

For wide angle photography, this 35mm lens and its circular 9-bladed f/1.4 aperture ensure excellent brightness and blurred background (bokeh) effects. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.

The lens' Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) and floating inner focusing system ensure that you experience quick, quiet and precise autofocusing whenever you need it. Adjust focus using either autofocus (AF), or full-time manual focus, without having to switch camera modes or change settings - just flick the switch from AF to MF.

For greater build quality and strength, all metallic parts and the new Thermally Stable Composite compound material (TSC), are housed internally. Its brass made bayonet mount has both high accuracy and durability, and a special treatment is applied to its surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term daily use.

Aperture Range: f/1.4-16
With a bright maximum aperture of f/1.4 this lens allows you to capture images with beautiful defocused background bokeh effects in darker conditions - using faster shutter speeds and lower ISO sensitivities.
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
This lens' motor is driven by ultrasonic waves to provide quiet, high speed autofocus. This Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures high speed and quiet AF as well as full-time manual focus override by rotating the focus ring.
Floating Internal Focus System
For stable focusing, this lens moves its inner lens groups without changing the lens length. It also compensates for astigmatic aberration and provides extremely high optical performance for close-up photos.
Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8"
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 11.8" so you can capture wide-angle close-ups from nearly a foot away.
Anti-Flare Super Multi-Layer Coating
This lens' coatings reduce lens flare, internal reflections and light scattering that can occur between the surfaces of its glass elements.
USB Dock & SIGMA Optimization Pro Software
Because of its redesigned series of lenses, Sigma developed proprietary software (SIGMA Optimization Pro) and an optional USB docking system that allows you to update the lens' firmware and adjust its parameters such as focus. The 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 Lens is compatible with the USB Dock.
Special & "F" Low Dispersion Elements
This lens incorporates "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, which have performance equal to that of fluorite, and Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements. By optimizing the power alignment of the lens, chromatic aberration has been corrected, achieving high image quality through the entire focusing range.
DG Lens for Digital & 35mm Film SLRs
This is a large-aperture lens with wide angles and a short minimum focusing distance. Because of its great peripheral illumination, or lack of vignetting, it is an ideal lens for DSLR Cameras and traditional 35mm SLRs alike.
Sigma's Artistic A-Series Lens
Sigma has organized all of its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art and Sports. The Art line delivers high-level artistic quality with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power. The SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM is the first lens from the Art line. Developed with an emphasis on artistic touch, Sigma's Art line lenses are designed to meet the expectations of users who value a creative, dramatic outcome above compactness and multifunction.
Front Filter Thread Diameter: 67mm
The 67mm front filter thread is fixed, allowing rotating polarizing filters to be used with the lens.
9x Circular Aperture Blades
With nine circular blades, the lens' diaphragm delivers very pleasant, soft bokeh background effects.
Brass Bayonet Mount
This lens incorporates a brass made bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce it is applied to the surface, giving it greater strength and making it highly durable for long-term use.
Ease Of Use
For better usability, the designs of the lens cap and AF/MF switch have been improved, as well as the rubberized lens hood attachment. In order to ensure accuracy and precision, all metallic parts and the new Thermally Stable Composite material are housed internally.
Quality Control & Sigma's MTF "A1" Measuring System
Sigma used to measure lens performance with the standard MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system, using conventional sensors. However, they have since developed a proprietary MTF measuring system - dubbed "A1" - using 46MP resolution Foveon direct image sensors. Previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of their quality control inspections.
Performance
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 63.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30.00 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 13/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.03 x 3.70" (7.70 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 23.46 oz (665 g)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Carrying Case
  • 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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    Sigma35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
     
    4.7

    (based on 101 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (83)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

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      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (3)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (63)
    • Nice bokeh (61)
    • Strong construction (55)
    • Consistent output (45)
    • Durable (38)

    Cons

    • Heavy (19)
    • Blurry focus (6)
    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (71)
    • Landscape/scenery (59)
    • Weddings (49)
    • Night photography (48)
    • Video (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (27), Pro photographer (27), Semi-pro photographer (27), Photography student (6), Casual photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simply the best 35mm Lens Sigma ROCKS!!

    I primarily shoot low light events and concerts including Nightclub and some sports.Got my Sigma 35mm/1.4 on my D700. It is spot on!!. No Fine Tune Focusing etc. No back or...Read complete review

    I primarily shoot low light events and concerts including Nightclub and some sports.Got my Sigma 35mm/1.4 on my D700. It is spot on!!. No Fine Tune Focusing etc. No back or front focusing. This thing is FAST. Instantaneous lock on. Used it at a boxing match over the weekend and shot it like as if I was using my trusted 50mm 1.4 (Nikon). This lens is SOLID. Impeccably built. At half the price of the Nikon 35mm/1.4 it really is a no brainer. I also got it with a Heliopan UV filter (the expensive one) You cannot tell the difference in sharpness between f1.4 and f4.0. It is that good! Chromatic aberration? What is that. It is a thing of the past. Fairly close focusing too. I preordered from Bnh early. I got No.012. I am very confident knowing that Sigma made sure that they got the first batch of lenses right for Nikon. It is obvious that the quality control issues maybe a thing of the past for Sigma. Viva La Sigma!!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Horrible experience with this lens

    This is the second copied yet it delivered the same result as focus shift, inconsistency in focus.

    The lens seems to "auto" focus on its own. I spent...Read complete review

    This is the second copied yet it delivered the same result as focus shift, inconsistency in focus.

    The lens seems to "auto" focus on its own. I spent more than 300 shots with this lens combined with several adjustments from Sigma USB Dock to get to +9/+9/+10/+10. With the above adjustment, the lens produced tack sharp image if it didn't shift focus on its own. Unfortunately, there was only 20% of the chance that it would focus on the focus point.

    My works can't accept this kind of inconsistency. It may work perfectly on other cameras but definitely not on Nikon D810.

    I love Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 (APS-C) while hate Sigma 35mm f1.4 at the same level.

    Attached is couple images with 100% crop to show the inconsistency. Both shot at f1.4, 1/80 and focus at the right eye of the girl. One image, it focused at the leather chair (front focus.) I shot one after that and it focused on the girl t-shirt (back focus)

    Sadly, I probably will not touch Sigma lenses until they prove to be better in QC.

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    5.0

    Super Duper Lens

    By Jduran133

    from West New York, NJ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Great price
    • Looks Expensive
    • TACK SHARP

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Product Photography

      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

      I've used this for wider lay down product photography as well as portraits and some scenery/landscape shots. Just as tack sharp as its brother, the 50mm ART lens. Just like the 50mm, the casing of the lens looks pretty spectacular and has a very expensive look. Its the right price for a lens that will perform just as well if not better than high-end lenses like Canon's L series.

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      5.0

      Stunning

      By Jimmy

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

        This lens is absolutely amazing...razor sharp is an understatement. Paired it with my D810 after researching the Nikon comparable lenses and decided on this one instead. Just buy it...nothing else to it. You wont regret it.

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        5.0

        It's really quite good

        By MeteoriteDNA

        from Southampton, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

        After seeing beautiful photographs online as well as on one friend's Facebook page I realized they all had something in common...this lens.Having just bought a Nikon D5300 with the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 and the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 I questioned whether I needed this lens. After much contemplation I went for it. I'm very money conscious and I told myself that if this lens didn't blow me away I would return it as I needed to justify the cost. Well after a week with this lens I could never live without it. It takes amazing photographs, is high quality and auto focuses consistently. Manual focus feels so good!I purchased the USB dock also as my Nikon D5300 does not have micro auto focus adjustment, however I haven't even taken it out of the box (which is a good thing) because the focus is accurate and precise.

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        5.0

        Good lens

        By mgs

        from SF

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

          Sharp, focuses down to about a foot.

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          5.0

          Great Lens for the Price

          By PhotoMan

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

              Sigma makes an awesome lens for this focal range. It's a bit heavy but it's not a problem because the images are sharp.

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              5.0

              Stellar

              By Egill Bjarki

              from Hong Kong SAR

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                There really is not much to say about this lens, other than it really performers well. Get the dock with it, I needed to adjust the focusing to get peak performance from my Nikon D810 and D750 bodies.

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                5.0

                Beats Canon & Nikon 35mm's

                By Massimo

                from Laguna Niguel

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Weak Casing

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                Fast, inexpensive (in comparison), SHARP, incredible 35mm lens!The only downside is the build quality, but let's be honest.. as a serious photographer I could not care less about build quality. I care about what a Lens can provide me with, and this lens is absolutely pure quality.I love how close you can get to a subject as well. The auto-focus is pretty quick and accurate as well on a D810Again, compare the price with some Zeiss, Nikon, or Canon lenses, and you will soon find out that this is the better option!

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                5.0

                Excelent service, very sharp lens

                By Voleyva

                from Mexico

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                  This lens is used for weddings, where I use to have a Nikon 35mm f2.0D.

                  There is a huge diference betwen this and the Nikon, this is incredible sharp, excelent focus speed.

                  You will not be disapointed with this sigma.

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                  5.0

                  Butta!

                  By KPhillipsPhoto

                  from Dover, DE

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                    this thing is ridiculously creamy and sharp! shot a wedding with it around 1.4 & 2.8. superb!

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                    5.0

                    Great lens!!

                    By David Krukovets

                    from Philadelphia,Pa

                    Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                    Create all around lens for almost have the price of nikons version! Lens is always on my camera for weddings! Stellar quality!

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                    5.0

                    Amazing!

                    By Slove77777

                    from Iowa City, Iowa

                    Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                    By far my most favorite lens yet. I'm so happy with Sigma's ART series!!

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                    5.0

                    Just about perfect

                    By Orogeny

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                    I absolutely love this lens. Shooting with it I have the confidence that my images can be 'Art' as the name implies. As others have mentioned, it is the sharpest 35mm lens on the market, even straight from f/1.4. Build quality is very solid, and it's not a lightweight lens. I've not had any problems with the AF, which has always been fast, accurate, and silent. I wanted to mention a few things I've noticed since using it for awhile now that don't get mentioned in every review. First, it has a very flat plane of focus. Meaning if you plan to use it for landscapes, you really need to stop way down, and find the proper hyperlocal distance to make sure everything is sharp from front to back of the image. When you do, the results are magic, corner to corner.Second, others have sometimes said the bokeh (out of focus blur) on this lens isn't that great. 35mm (and other wide-angle lenses) aren't particularly known for great bokeh anyway, but what I've found with the Sigma is that if you have a lot of busy stuff going on in the foreground or background, the bokeh will be a little nervous. If you keep the out of focus details to a minimum, you'll get a very nice creamy blur. I can't really knock the lens for this, as it's pretty common, and can be worked around.I haven't shot with Nikon's 35mm f/1.4, but I have with the newer 35mm f1.8G, and it too is a nice lens; very good at landscapes and lighter weight, but not quite as sharp as this Sigma. I wish it were weather-sealed but for the price I can't really complain. It's an excellent complement to the Nikon 85mm f1.8. I just wish Sigma would hurry up and make an equally sharp 24mm f/1.4!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Art Lens.

                    By ZZ

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      I use it on my Nikon D800E and it's awesome. The weight of the focus control is fantastic. Wonderful for quick pulls on the occasional video or even precise manual focus usage. Quick focusing and quiet.

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                      5.0

                      Every single day on my d600

                      By Rafael Cruz

                      from São Paulo, Brazil

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      for every day, job, situation! Street photography, stage, portraits, ...

                      super solid, bokeh is f..ing creamy, sharpness unbelievable for the price!!

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                      5.0

                      Great Lense

                      By Chad

                      from LA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                      • Tough To Attach

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography
                      • Video

                      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      Movie Makeing

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                      5.0

                      Great lense, great value.

                      By Bitpimps

                      from USA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Flat Contrast
                      • Poor AF in low light

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Journalism
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      Wonderful lense, the value is great. The focal length lends it a flexible walking around lense aspect to it. In studio I sometimes forgot that I was not using a longer focal length since that was my usual scenario and forgot to move closer.
                      The Bokeh is not very strong and does not produce those pearly oval shaped Bokeh artifacts that some people seem to "Oooh!" and "Aaahh!" over but it produces very sharp images in all kinds of light. I've been shooting in various conditions including studio, and ambient light with it so far since it arrived from BH about 2 weeks ago. It's proven to be a very good lense overall, it does have a few AF problems at some aperture settings in poor light but I don't consider that to be a serious problem. I haven't needed to calibrate it yet, at 200 percent crop the details seem crisp enough for my own uses. It hit the mark more consistently than my non-premium 50mm 1.4 Nikkor (with the fake gold banding on it).
                      I've had the aperture up to f14 with no signs of diffraction so far.

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                      5.0

                      Larry from Ossining

                      By Larry the Yankee

                      from Ossining NY

                      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      One of the great lenses.. So sharp and beautiful. Immediately ordered the 50 1.4 art. Sigma has hit a home run with their art series. Load up and enjoy

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                      5.0

                      Great Lens so far

                      By Vince

                      from Wappingers Falls, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Very Sharp

                      Cons

                      • No Gasket At Lens Mount

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      I have only used the lens a few times so far, but I am quite impressed with it. I shoot mainly landscapes and do some wildlife photography. So far, I find the lens to be very sharp, fast autofocus, and built extremely well. My only wish is that the lens had a rubber gasket on the mount to seal it better, but I don't think that will be too big of a deal, since I don't shoot in wet, damp conditions very often, or in windy dusty conditions either. Bokeh is not quite as good as the Nikon 35 1.4G lens, but is okay.

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                      5.0

                      Like a Razor!!!!

                      By Chuck Navarro

                      from Harlingen, Tx

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Jealous Photog Friends
                      • Jelous Photog Friends
                      • None really

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      I'm a full time wedding photographer and I've wanted this lens since it was released. I finally bit the bullet and was not disappointed. It is super sharp! Amazing. I've never used a lens this sharp. Even wide open it is great. If you're on the fence about it like I was, go ahead and jump off. It's worth it.

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                      1.0

                      Horrible experience with this lens

                      By Dan

                      from Frisco, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                            This is the second copied yet it delivered the same result as focus shift, inconsistency in focus.

                            The lens seems to "auto" focus on its own. I spent more than 300 shots with this lens combined with several adjustments from Sigma USB Dock to get to +9/+9/+10/+10. With the above adjustment, the lens produced tack sharp image if it didn't shift focus on its own. Unfortunately, there was only 20% of the chance that it would focus on the focus point.

                            My works can't accept this kind of inconsistency. It may work perfectly on other cameras but definitely not on Nikon D810.

                            I love Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 (APS-C) while hate Sigma 35mm f1.4 at the same level.

                            Attached is couple images with 100% crop to show the inconsistency. Both shot at f1.4, 1/80 and focus at the right eye of the girl. One image, it focused at the leather chair (front focus.) I shot one after that and it focused on the girl t-shirt (back focus)

                            Sadly, I probably will not touch Sigma lenses until they prove to be better in QC.

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