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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
     
    4.6

    (based on 87 reviews)

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (53)
    • Nice bokeh (53)
    • Strong construction (51)
    • Consistent output (37)
    • Durable (33)

    Cons

    • Heavy (15)
    • Blurry focus (6)
    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (63)
    • Landscape/scenery (48)
    • Night photography (41)
    • Weddings (40)
    • Video (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (22), 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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    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

    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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          2.0

          Not consitently sharp

          By Maryrose

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Blurry Focus

            Best Uses

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

              I really wanted to love this lens and keep it forever. I have rented it numerous times and it was amazing, so I decided to buy it from B&H. Used the first copy I got for a couple of sessions, which I should I have tested out before then, but oh well! Maybe 1 out of 6 shots was sharp, if that!! contacted B&H and they were awesome about exchaging it for another copy. Received my other copy, and same thing. Most shots would be out of focus, but the one that was sharp was SUPER sharp. I had to send it back, couldn't have that inconsitency with my focus...especially for weddings. Thanks for being awesome about my exchange and my return, B&H!! I'll definitely be back for more! :)

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              5.0

              Simply the Best

              By David-eye

              from Texas Hill Country

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Weddings/Events

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

              This lens is beautifully crafted, and the image quality and AF performance is stellar. For me, this is an excellent focal length for FX or DX and you can shoot at any f-stop that suits your needs and the image will be nicely rendered and sharp. If this lens is just too large and heavy for your needs, and you don't mind a cheaper build quality, the Nikon 35mm f1.8 FX lens is very close in image quality and does a fine job. This Sigma is just a little better in all of the technical aspects and it is just a joy to shoot with.

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              5.0

              A must have lens for anyone

              By SpringPatch

              from Springfield, IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

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

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

              After a lot of agonizing and reading a zillion reviews for different 35mm 1.4 lenses I finally decided that id take the gamble and get the sigma art 35mm 1.4. I was blown away by the performance... did I say I was blown away by the performance of this lens!!... This is one truly spectacular piece of glass and any website who have posted reviews of this lens and has raved about the glory that is .. in short .. is right.
              The lens is heavy and I did find myself getting tired of holding my d800e with the sigma and found myself relaxing my wrists. I also tried to find focus issues (like some had insisted that it was present) .. sad part- I didn't find any. The lens was better with focusing than some Nikon lenses I have. If you want a 35mm and think f/1.8 is enough, this lens takes it to a whole another level. The bokeh is superb and sharpness is crisp..
              I think this is going to be one very used lens... and it sure lives to all the hype its created.

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              5.0

              Sharp!

              By Heather

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

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

              This lens is sharp! The bokeh is creamy & to die for. It's a heavy lens but you will not regret purchasing.

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              5.0

              Sorprendentemente bien

              By danielyafacb

              from Lima, Peru

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                Realmente me sorprendió la calidad de construcción, nitidez y velocidad de este lente. Tiene un buen precio para la calidad. Creo que está mucho mejor que las otras marcas. Lo usaré para fotos de moda.

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                5.0

                Great lens!

                By AtomicPunk

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  This is a great lens. I am going to use it as an alternative to my Nikon 24-70 2.8. I plan on using this as a walk around lens for use inside and around the city. I selected this lens not only because of the price, but for the quality of pictures it can produce. I am very happy. So happy, I decided to purchase another Sigma lens. This is something I never thought I would do years ago.

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                  5.0

                  TACT SHARP!

                  By Albert

                  from Santa Barbara, CA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    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:

                    i bought this lens without ever using it. i just read all the reviews and took the plug and boy did it pay off. Paired with my Nikon D7000 it is tact share out of the box, focus is quick i assume fast one better bodes. i have used Nikons version of their 35mm F/1.4 and it comes now where close. Did i mention it is a beauty lens? BUY IT

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic

                    By CP

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light

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

                      I'm just thrilled. I LOVE the focal length on my D800 for capturing real, everyday moments both indoors and out. Our home is older, with smaller rooms and so frequently I just missed photos because I couldn't get back enough with the 50mm. The 35 is perfect. The Sigma is so beautiful - I love the color and clarity I get with it. I couldn't be more pleased. I'm even so pleased with the bokeh I'm getting, which I didn't think there would be much of at such a wide focal length!

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                      5.0

                      Doope!

                      By ImanArts

                      from Sugar Land, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      I have Nikon D800 and I was thinking to buy a Nikkor 35mm 1.4 but that really kind of expensive, so after research on internet I decided to buy this Sigma and I'm not regret.Simply I love this lens.

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                      4.0

                      Sharp. After AF fine tuning

                      By yolaholga

                      from Nowhere zen nj

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        When I received this lens It was soft until about 2.8 but after AF fine tuning (it needed +11) It's sharp wide open. Yes, 1.4 is sharp. The lens is built like a tank and feels a bit out of balance on the d610 but i'm sure i'll get used to it in time.

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                        5.0

                        Sigma 35mm f/1.4

                        By Jwakaratt

                        from Virginia

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

                        Great lens and great service. Thank you B@H!

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                        5.0

                        IT WILL CUT YOUR EYES AND MAKE 'EM BLEED

                        By NM-Shotter

                        from Santa Fe, NM

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Autofocus
                        • Build quality
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Quiet
                        • Sharp
                        • Value

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • No Moisture Seal

                        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:

                        ...it's that sharp!

                        I took this lens out and about New Mexico to try it out and I am amazed at the quality of the photographs. This is simply an astonishly sharp lens that produces excellent photographs with great color, to boot. Focus is very quick and quiet. It's a substantial lens, and not a light-weight, plasticy feeling lens.

                        I use this on my D800E and it's a great match for the quality photos that camera is capable of producing. To get past the fact that it doesn't have 'VR', which I miss on almost all Nikon primes, I shoot my D800E on a short burst of four or five images, and I get at least a couple with no motion blurr.

                        I'm looking forward to the purchase of other Sigma lenses in this series.

                        My other primes are:
                        Nikon 28mm 1.8G
                        Nikon 105mm micro with 'VR'
                        Nikon 50mm 1.8G
                        Nikon 85mm 1.8G

                        All wonderfully SHARP!

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                        1.0

                        Disappointment

                        By Nora

                        from Vienna, Austria

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I read a lot of reviews before buying this lense. Tested some photos in the backyard, but not really in depth to discover the focusing problems. I bought this lense, because it is a tiny bit lighter than my permanently attached 24-70 f2.8. I thought it would be perfect for the upcoming Venice trip. I was confident that most of the photos will be good. I do not travel with a laptop, the focusing disasters were not discovered until we got home. I gasped, totally shocked, every other photo was ruined. Most of them out of focus in the wrong places. I always frame my shots carefully. I know where I focus especially with people. This lens just focuses somewhere else. The depth of field is so shallow, it is disturbing at 1.4. For example, there is a shot of my daughter sitting by the Bauer Hotel, instead of her beautiful face some random gondola and lamp post is in focus behind her. The image was f2 at 320 seconds, it should have been sharp. After cycling through the photos a very large number of them have this problem that the focus is not where it should be. Very disappointed, if it wasn't so expensive I would smash it.

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                              5.0

                              fantastic lens,fast, super sharp

                              By dpatoulg

                              from Houston TX

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Nice Bokeh

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I would absolutely recommend this lens
                                  very sharp, fast and accurate AF, and much more reasonably priced than the Nikon
                                  SUperb bokeh

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