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Sigma85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
 
4.4

(based on 106 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice bokeh (74)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (57)
  • Strong construction (55)
  • Consistent output (43)
  • Durable (32)

Cons

  • Heavy (22)
  • Poor in low light (4)
  • Blurry focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (66)
  • Low light (61)
  • Night photography (27)
  • Portraits (27)
  • Sports/action (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (34), Pro photographer (28), Photo enthusiast (16)
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First Impressions

I'm writing this review after having the lens for only two days. While there is certainly value in reviews created after owning and using the lens over a longer period of time, those reviews...Read complete review

I'm writing this review after having the lens for only two days. While there is certainly value in reviews created after owning and using the lens over a longer period of time, those reviews are already out there. When I was researching this lens (and other Sigma lenses), my biggest fear was, "will I get a copy that focuses properly?" So, the primary point of this review is to answer that question. In short, that answer is, "Yes."

I took the lens into my studio to test it under the conditions I most often expect to use it. I short-lit my daughter with a gridded giant softbox, using a gridded strip softbox for fill, and a gridded spotlight on a sequin backdrop. My daughter wears glasses, so I tested the focus (7D, single-point micro focus) at two primary distances from the subject: 1) 3/4 portrait; 2) head-shot. After some preliminary testing, I decided I needed a +5 micro adjust to get it dialed in. Once that was completed, I took a series of images to test focus accuracy by focusing on the background, then on her eye, then shoot (five times). This was done at each distance from the subject, and with/without her glasses on at each distance. I then inspected her eye at 100% (LR4) in all images. Based on these tests, I estimate the focus accuracy to be in the neighborhood of 85%.

I've never used a Canon 85mm F1.2, but I HAVE used the Canon 85mm F1.8 (for indoor highschool basketball and an outdoor music festival, day & night). While it has admittedly been awhile since either of these outings, I believe the Sigma does not focus quite as quickly. That's not to say it's slow, just that it's not jaw-droppingly quick, like the Canon 85mm F1.8, or the Canon 300mm F2.8. I could be wrong on this, but that was my impression.

However, its ability to obtain a focus is very impressive, especially in very dark lighting. In my studio, with almost no ambient lighting and only the modeling lamp from one of my AB800s (gridded through the softbox), the Sigma had absolutely no problems whatsoever obtaining focus. I also tested this randomly in even darker situations (F1.4, 1/100 ss, ISO 3200), and it amazingly was still able to lock focus. Very impressive. It may be important to note that I have NOT tested it in AI Servo mode, although I've read some other reports that it struggles in that setting.

There is certainly a sound associated with the Sigma's focus, but I wouldn't say it's loud. I actually almost prefer it to the whisper silence of my Canon lenses; when making a slight move to re-focus from eye to eye, it's difficult to tell for certain that the Canons are actually doing anything at all. Being able to hear the Sigma working at least offers that assurance. Other than this, I don't see that the sound is loud enough to matter in most situations, unless utter silence is a must.

Most of my testing was done at F1.4; after getting the focus dialed in, I also took a series of shots at F2.8 (some from both distances from the subject). After this, I can say that it's clearly more difficult to nail critical focus of the eye at F1.4 than at F2.8 (obviously). The quality of bokeh at F1.4 is amazing (lit sequens turn to soft spheres of light); at F2.8 the same sequens have very soft, but still discernable, edges. Still pleasing, but not as creamy. While the sharpness at F1.4 is very impressive, the razor thin focal plane makes it less striking overall than the focus/sharpness observed at F2.8 (i.e. at F2.8, since both the iris AND the eyelashes are in sharp focus, the overall impression is more striking). Also of note is that the sharpness is MARKEDLY better at F2.8 than I've seen on my Canon 17-55 F2.8 or Canon 70-200 F4L (at any aperature or focal length for either lens). The image quality for the test shots described above is outstanding.

One of the last things I will comment on is chromatic aberration (purple and green fringing). All images I've shot through this lens thus far (around 100, all between F1.4 - F3.2) have shown fringing, at varying degrees. I was a little concerned about this before purchaing, largely based on my previous experience with the Canon 85mm F1.8 (had several shots absolutely ruined from purple fringing on that lens). However, after spending a few minutes playing with the CA sliders in LR4, I'm convinced this will NOT be a problem in most cases.

The very last thing I will mention is the lens hood. Awesome that it's included (along with a padded case), but it's a little cumbersome to use the 2-part hood for the 7D. The extender ring attaches to the lens first. The lens cap is then recessed into the extender, although it's technically still accessible (a little hard for me, as I have large hands). Then the petal hood attaches to the extender. The complete assembly is sturdy enough, if a little long. When storing, the petal hood reverses and reattaches to the extender. The biggest problem then comes when you try to take the petal hood off again, as the extender usually comes off the camera (with the petal hood still reverse-attached to it)... Not a deal-breaker by any stretch, but still a nuisance. Shooting in the studio, I decided not to use the extender. Shooting like that outside will of course make it more likely that you may encounter flare. None of this will be an issue for those of you shooting cameras with FF sensors.

Hope that helps at least a few people who are in the same boat I was...

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Round 1... no fun!

Lens was returned due to erratic focusing issues. I spent 3 days testing the lens using Lens Align and with real world subjects. The lens showed a +3 backwards adjustment. I made the...Read complete review

Lens was returned due to erratic focusing issues. I spent 3 days testing the lens using Lens Align and with real world subjects. The lens showed a +3 backwards adjustment. I made the MA and shot as if I were shooting a client. At 5-6 feet... no issues under studio lighting. I would move back and shoot... the lens would miss. Not at F/1.4.... at F/5.6 it would show front focusing. Make more adjustments... it could not produce repeatable results. I had to send it back from an exchange.

The lens when it hits.. is super sharp and the bokeh is fantastic.

The build is very nice as well... not heavy but solid feeling.

AF was decent... not as fast as some other 85mm's and not as slow... about in the middle.

So... Round 2 is coming up... and I will change my review accordingly... that is... if the new lens can produce.

Using the Canon 5D2...

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5.0

Great Lens at a Great Price

By Andy

from Dayton Ohio

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction
  • Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I love this news lens. It is a much better value than the Canon f/1.2 and it's a fraction of the price. The build is really solid and the focus is accurate, at least for my copy. I have read that the focus on some lenses is not good. It comes with a nice lens hood and extender for APS-C cameras. The bokeh is nice and soft and the pop of this lens is really nice.

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    5.0

    Wow, what a beautiful piece of glass!

    By Uly

    from Wisconsin

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

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

    This baby is sharp as a tac. I didn't know what I was missing. I tried it both on my 7D and my old Rebel, and it just makes even my little old Rebel sing with joy! Beautiful Bokeh, sharpness, etc. I use it to shoot portraits both animal and people, but I have also tried it in landscaping pictures. It just produces beautiful shots.

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    5.0

    Nice Bargain

    By FotografiaMoreno

    from San Juan, PR

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction
    • Very good price

    Cons

    • Nothing so far

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Portraits
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I was deciding between this and the 1.2 version of Canon. Glad I did it. Very sharp, warm, faster in the AF and a very good price. Very good construction, feels solid like a tank, much safer to work with specially at the time of switching lenses, better performance at low light which for me is a MUST, a bit lighter than the Canon's 1.2. Comparing the bokeh in 1.2 and this 1.4 beast, you can even tell the difference. This is a very good choice at a very good price.

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    5.0

    Love!

    By Jessica

    from Arcata, CA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

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

    Great lens for portrait photography. This lens will get a lot of use from me. Almost purchased the Canon 85 1.2, but read so many reviews about how fabulous this lens is that I had to give it a try. SO GLAD I did. It is tack sharp & super quick -- and SO much cheaper than the Canon.

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    5.0

    WOW, what a lens!

    By Amy

    from Charlottesville, VA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Long focusing distance

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I had been searching for my next lens, and figured it was time to invest in an 85mm. I have always been interested in the 85mm L, however, I have heard many complaints about the slow focusing, and vowed not to invest in that level of expense until they came out with a new version that adjusted that issue.

    THEN I found the Simga 85mm f/1.4, much less expensive, and getting incredible reviews and comparisons to Canon's 85mm L. I have been suitably impressed. While it is prone to chromatic aberration wide open (which is typical for 50mm and 85mm lenses, even my 35mm L has some CA at times), it is easily adjusted in processing. It has focused fast for action shots, and with low-contrast. The compression of 85mm is lovely. It is one of my heaviest lenses, so I do have to take some care in upping my shutter speed to compensate, and giving my wrist a rest! But nicely built on brief inspection.

    I can't recommend this lens enough. Given, I have owned it for a couple weeks now, so only time will tell for its hardiness (I have heard many horror stories of Sigma's customer service, but hoping that will be a non-issue!).

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    4.0

    My go-to lens for people

    By David Ressler Photography

    from Griffith, IN

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Portraits
    • Weddings/Events

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

    Bought this for portraits and it's exceeded my expectations. Focus is great in available light but does struggle in low light situations where timing could be an issue. I mainly use this as a studio lens so AF speed isn't a major concern. It's sharp in the center at 1.4 and tack sharp by 2.8 in the center. For studio portraits I have no regrets buying this over the Canon.

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    3.0

    Decent for what it is...

    By Shawn D.

    from Michigan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus

    Best Uses

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

      I spent an extra #$ and got the L glass version of this. I just wasn't impressed and I wasn't impress with the images people have submitted with their reviews, but I took a chance. Most of everyone's image has a very noisy bokeh, as well as my own with this lens. Not good. Though if you're on a budget, this lens is good. Not great, but good enough.

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      5.0

      Amazing portrait lens

      By Leonato August

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Weddings/Events

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

      I am using this lens mainly for portraits while shooting weddings.

      80% of the time I set it at F 1.4 & sure the focus is very critical at such a wide opening, however in return the results are gorgeous pictures.

      It is not a fast lens, and you certainly need to slow down while working with it especially at F 1.4

      The combination of of usning my Nikon D800E body and this lens is incredible. I added some samples from a recent event I worked on, have fun !

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      5.0

      Beautiful lens!!

      By Sadie S

      from Nashville, TN

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      Pros

      • Crisp photos
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

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

      This lens is so spectacular!! I actually returned this one because I failed to educate myself on the focus length I needed. I got a 35mm instead. I took some shots with this one and it is PERFECT for situations where you can't get up close to your subjects. This is not what I personally needed, but if you need a telephoto, you will not be disappointed! The photos I did take with it made me squeal with delight! Just beautiful!

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      5.0

      Nice & Sharp!!

      By Johnny T.

      from Michigan

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I bought this lens for my Canon bodies because I couldn't bring myself to spending $[$] on the Canon 1.2!! This lens didn't let me down. It is sharp as hell and saved me a ton of money. If you are questioning buying it rather than the Canon 1.2, don't even think about it. Just buy it, you'll LOVE it.

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          5.0

          Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Cano

          By Tona Diaz

          from Boise, ID.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Weddings/Events

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

            Remarkable piece of glass. First of all I have a Canon EOS 6D and I recently started with portrait photography, so it's seems like the 85mm is just one of the best focal lenses for portraits in full frame cameras. I considered the usual suspects the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 and f/1.2 the latter being the absolute best but filthy wicked pricey; after reading a ton of reviews on the subject I found a third alternative and that's the Sigma. It has after all, the best optical quality for all Canon full frame cameras, according to Dxo Mark Lens Reviews; it has mostly outstanding reviews in every relevant photography site, and it's certainly quite affordable much more than the f/1.2.Well, indeed it's a keeper. The autofocus is fast and accurate (I did not experiment any back focusing problems), super sharp, shallower depth of field than the Canon's f/1.8 and it feels way better. Along the lens it's also included a lens hood and a pouch.Is it better than the Canon's f/1.2? Overall I don't think so. But it offers like 97% of the functionality for less than 50% of the price so at least for me there no need in the immediate future to consider replacing it.

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            5.0

            Amazing Product for sharp portrait pix

            By tbaykal

            from Jersey City, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • 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 Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras:

              I was just looking for a portrait lens with good bokeh and sharp picture with my 5D Mark III. This lens gives amazing pictures in all light conditions for portrait and product photography. The price is reasonable and I would definitely recommend for all enthusiastic and pro photographers.

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              5.0

              Great except or dust

              By Dave

              from Phoenixville, PA

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

              Love it except for the peice of dust inside the lens.

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              5.0

              Amazing Lens!

              By Lynne

              from Phoenix, AZ

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

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

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

              I've only used it for flower photos so far; but plan to move on to portraits. The DOF and image clarity are outstanding and the only negative would be the weight; but I think because of the quality of this lens it's to be expected.

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              5.0

              Excellent image quality

              By YovoPhoto

              from USA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Weddings/Events

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

                I use this lens for portraits and events. I first rented this lens for a job, with the intention of renting the Canon 1.2L lens. After one event, I ordered one for my own kit. I take a lot of event and kid portraits, so focus speed is a factor. Balancing bokeh, focus ability, image quality and price, I could not justify even renting the Canon L lens. Image quality is outstanding. The lens hunts a bit in low light but nothing more than I'd expect. I expect this lens will challenge the Canon 70-200 f2.8 lens in producing the images which sell the most.

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                3.0

                Almost perfect, but I need perfect

                By Mark TB Matook

                from Rhode Island

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Chromatic aberration
                • Inaccurate Focussing

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Portraits
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                I am a very active professional photog and cinematographer. I have used many portrait lenses in the past and much of my work, both photographically and cinematically, is stylized around the intimate close-up. This lens interested me immediately with its 1.4 aperture which bests canon's 1.8 in speed and brightness and is a fraction of the L series lens (f/1.2) in price. I have had a rokinon previously, and used it largely for cinematic work and even on a 2x teleconverter. I loved the images produced, but the lens was MF and manual aperture... Fine for cinema, not for photo. And the filter size was 72mm (non-standard) and required a step up ring to be compatible with my other filters, rendering the hood useless.When I saw this sigma version, I was excited : 77mm filter mount, autofocus, auto aperture, 1.4 wide open and rugged... EXCELLENT! Ignoring the reviews of peers in hopes to get a good copy, I made the purchase. When I pay around $[$], I expect a worthy product. I am a Canon L series fan, but could not warrant the buy for their 85mm. I settled for this still-pricey buy. I will happy got back to the rokinon 85mm 1.4.This I set my focus to the center cross-type AF zone. The lens was repeatedly focusing inaccurately 1.5 inches ahead of the subject.. Sharp but inaccurate. At this shallow depth of field this renders images useless for photography. For cinema this does not matter as all your work is manual. Another major problem is the OVERWHELMING amount of chromatic aberration that should not appear in a lens of this cost. I have never seen a lens produce such a high amount of chromatic aberration. The rokinon at a fraction of the price produced little if any.In short I would recommend the rokinon. I was able to return the lens thanks to B&H's excellent service team and they supplied me with a store credit so that I could get the gear I needed for the shoot I was working ASAP. I hope this helps anyone considering this lens

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                4.0

                not bad

                By nickname

                from Calgary

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                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                • Blurry Focus

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

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

                Use for portrait. A bit soft when wide open. Based on the other reviews I was expecting it to be a bit more sharp. Although f/1.4 is not that useful anyways, and it gets very sharp at f/2, so it is OK.

                It focuses slightly back so I had to manually micro adjust on my 5D MkII. However, the focusing does not seem to be very consistent and need manual focus especially when the DOF is very shallow.

                Not overly impressed but I think it is ok considering the price.

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                5.0

                It is powerful

                By Alejandro Torres

                from Guadalajara, México

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

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

                weddings Portraits

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                4.0

                first image right out the camera of it

                By SueGee

                from southwest LA.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • My First Images Great
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Heavy Only To Me

                Best Uses

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

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

                I will use it mostly for portraits, don't know how it will work for landscapes?The reviews of this were absolutely great, the Mike.... guy in sales gave me much info on this & how to get the best work from it. Look at my first image out camera with it, I was impressed. Only first few yesterday, in future, if not as great as these, will review again.my con, it was a little heavier than expected. For me, may mean a tripod since I'm older.

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                5.0

                Excellent Portrait Lens

                By The Viking

                from Doha, Qatar

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

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

                I bought this lens few months ago after reading so many good reviews indicating it performs as good or better than the Canon 85mm f1.2L., however, I haven't tried the Canon one.
                In terms of sharpness, it's very sharp at the focus point and give you an amazing bokeh (better than my Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II)
                It focuses very fast even in very challenging low-light situations but it needed +3 microadjustment in my Canon 7D, in order to get sharp images wide open in AF.
                No regreats at all and it was a big saving compare to the canon one.

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