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Sigma35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras
 
4.9

(based on 210 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (79)
  • Nice bokeh (76)
  • Strong construction (67)
  • Consistent output (53)
  • Durable (52)

Cons

  • Heavy (36)
  • Weight (4)
  • Not weather sealed (3)

Best Uses

  • Low light (90)
  • Weddings (63)
  • Landscape/scenery (43)
  • Night photography (41)
  • Video (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (32), Semi-pro photographer (28), Photo enthusiast (26), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (132), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stunning

This lens produces images that are absolutely stunning. Color, contrast, sharpness are all incredible. Bokeh is very good, and much better than some reports. I was a bit nervous in ordering this...Read complete review

This lens produces images that are absolutely stunning. Color, contrast, sharpness are all incredible. Bokeh is very good, and much better than some reports. I was a bit nervous in ordering this in that I went through three copies of the 50mm 1.4 lens from Sigma before giving up, each copy having miserable autofocus performance. Got a good copy of the 35mm 1.4 on the first try, autofocus is as accurate if not better as any of my canon lenses, if just a touch slower than a couple of them. The main downside to this lens is that it has made all of my others seem completely inadequate. I own 4 other lenses, and while none of them are top notch, they are generally well respected. Other than this I have a 35mm f2, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8 and 24-105 f4, all by Canon. This lens is as sharp wide open as any of those other lenses are stopped down (really). None of those other lenses can touch this one for color or contrast. Images made with this just POP and have a great wow factor. Another downside to this lens is its heft. On my 6D it creates a nice balance between the lens and the body, but overall the two combined are heavy enough to be annoying after a long day of walking/shooting. The focal length and light gathering ability of this lens would make it great for street shooting, however the lens is rather large/long, an mounted to a DSLR, not the least be inconspicuous. If you have any need for this focal length whatsoever (and EVERYONE but bird/safari shooters should), you should strongly consider adding this lens to your arsenal as soon as humanly possible. It is literally so much better than my other lenses that I am selling my 35mm f2 (obviously), my 50mm and 85mm lenses. This obviously doesn't do the same things as an 85mm lens, but the pictures I get from this Sigma lens make the images I get from the 50 and 85mm lenses look incredibly dull and less compelling. I plan to keep the 24-105 for the wide and long ends, and eventually sell that when I stash away enough extra cash money to upgrade to the 24-70mm f2.8II lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Infinity focus issues -

Canon 5D MkIII, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 plus USB focus Dock - lens arrived with significant back-focus at Infinity, short distances good with the focus Dock initially set at 0,0,0,0. Camera body's lens...Read complete review

Canon 5D MkIII, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 plus USB focus Dock - lens arrived with significant back-focus at Infinity, short distances good with the focus Dock initially set at 0,0,0,0. Camera body's lens micro-adjust set to +10 acheived remarkably Excellent sharpness (1', 1.5') and tight zone field at f/1.4,f/2.8.
Other end of the scale is a totally different story: Dock adjusted to -5 at Infinity brings in the proper focus zone... but center sharpness is poor at f/1.4, f/2.8, doesn't clear up until f/5.6 and f/8
Using the MkIII's micro-adjust feature (+10 setting) delivers precise sharpness at 1' and 1.5' (with the Dock at "0, 0" first two zones). Trying to fix Infinity softness using the Dock, -5 focuses at the right distance but image is noticeably soft in the center, doesn't sharpen until f/5.6 or higher.
Has anyone experienced an Infinity sharpness issue with this lens using a Canon body that also micro-adjusts? I can't figure out the right combination. Crisp sharpness at Infinity is a mandate.

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5.0

Magnificent!

By drizo72

from Greece

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events

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

Using this to capture kids action under interior light (no flash)

Also makes a magical wedding lens for photography without flash.

Crisp, magical images... Incredible Bokeh! WOW!

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5.0

Sharp, quick lens

By Brittanylphotog

from Charlotte, NC

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

I love this lens. It's so sharp, fast to focus and not too heavy. I use it with the Canon 5D Mark iii and it's perfect.

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5.0

Fantastic Lens

By Tina

from Franklin, TN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light

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

    Works better than I thought.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Lens, Great Value!

    By joeski

    from Oak Park, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      Sharp lens and no issues with focusing.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Sharp at 1.4, Pleasing bokeh, contrast

      By Mark

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I use this product for general shooting and fine art photography. The 35mm focal length is very versatile. It's wide but not too wide. Add the 1.4 aperture and Sigma's rendition, the results are excellent. I've shot at 1.4 with babies and the results are astounding. Sharp! I did have a couple of missed focus in street photography at 1.4 (but why in the world did I shot at 1.4? For the fun of it). I attribute the failure on my way of handling the lens at 1.4Best thing about this lens is sharpness at 1.4 and good contrast. There's a certain glow you get when you shoot at 1.4. It's sharper than the legendary Canon 85mm 1.8.Believe the 1.4 aperture increases the amount of light you get! I also tested this lens in a couple of holiday night lights. The bokeh rendition are perfect.One thing I don't like about this lens is you need to be careful with the hood. Make sure it's placed correctly otherwise you see it on your lens.Note: Image below is shot at 1.4, RAW image (JPEG conversion). I redownloaded this from my Facebook album so it's not at hi-res!!

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        5.0

        Great lens

        By SPF50

        from Arizona

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

        The perfect tool for a photojournalist. Buy this lens, you won't regret it.

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        5.0

        AMAZING!

        By Rachel

        from Missouri

        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

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

            LOVE THIS LENS!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Favorite Lens

            By Jeff

            from NY

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

            I was stuck between the Sigma 35mm 1.4 and the Canon 35mm 1.4. After lots of research and searching I settled on the Sigma. I could not be more satisfied. This lens is tack sharp, has great color rendition and has minimal barrel distortion in my opinion. This is my first non Canon lens and I have no regrets. Don't wait just buy it.

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            5.0

            Great Lens!

            By DJ

            from Boise, Idaho

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

            So glad I decided to purchase this lens, 50mm is also great but a little tight for for some indoor shots. I do mostly portrait work so this 35mm 1.4 paired with my 85mm 1.8 make a great combo. It's also a great walk around lens it's on my camera 90% of the time. Lens is sharp and IQ is great, would highly recomend it to anyone looking for a 35mm focal length.

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            5.0

            Perfect for Portrait and Landscape

            By Winnie

            from Atlanta,Ga

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

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

              This lens is Better than canon L lens 35mm f1.4.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Lens!

              By Churro

              from Cudahy, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                This lens is superb. Fast focusing, very sharp images, great low depth of field, and built for perfection. Sigma is coming up!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing Lens

                By Jeramie

                from Reno, NV

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I love this thing. I sold my 24-70 Canon L ii. Simply amazing!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    my 70D's best friend

                    By raeheartsdesign

                    from philadelphia, pa

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I love this lens. Tack sharp in every situation. Exceptional in low because of the 1.4. It is a little heavy, but not bothersome. I definitely recommend for portraits and family photos.

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                    5.0

                    Incredible Color + Contrast!

                    By RSP Weddings

                    from Pensacola, FL

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

                    Beautiful lens that is tack sharp even wide open! Looking for the best but don't want to pay for L-Series glass? Look at this! Gorgeous lens!

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                    5.0

                    I really enjoy this lens

                    By Inkidoo

                    from Vero Beach, FL

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

                    This is my first lens ever. Construction is very nice, solid, heavy in a good way, clean, good locking. Images are great, it is too much Lens for a beginner like me but I am finding no regrets after buying it. At F/1.4 I can see beautiful images. However, the best part is experimenting while learning and doing what you learn from the courses or even friends who know better than you. Really good purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Favoriate lens

                    By szethanyin

                    from Toronto

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                      Great lens, perfect for landscaping and portraits. I enjoy using this on my Canon 6D for all type of shots. Very sharp and

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                      (2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      It's still a Sigma!

                      By njfantastico

                      from Roanoke, Va

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        It looks like Canon will release a newer, weather sealed, upgrade to is 35mm soon and when they do, i will dump this model. Much like ALL Sigma lens, this is similar to the rest. It feels cheap, BUT takes quality images. It is a tad sharper than its Canon counterpart, but it still feels cheap! I wish i could say better things about it, but its a cheap feeling lens.

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                        5.0

                        Tack sharp! Best purchase.

                        By Slove77777

                        from Iowa

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

                        After borrowing a friends Sigma ART 35mm, I had to buy this lens. It's my first off-brand purchase for my Nikon D700 and I am swooning over the images it has created already. THANK YOU B&H for being so easy to work with! Purchasing this lens was a breeze!

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                        5.0

                        A melhor 35mm

                        By Rafael Reis

                        from Brasília-DF, Brasil

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

                        A melhor 35mm hoje no mercado. Muito nítida já em abertura máximae muito bem construída, parece uma Zeiss! A única coisa que faltou nela foi o weather sealing! Nada a reclamar do foco, muito preciso, apenas não tão rápido quanto o da Canon 24-105. Irá fazer uma bela dupla com a minha Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II. Agora só falta a canon 135L e fecho essa bela tríade! Lentes primes são mto viciantes! RECOMENDO a lente e o belo serviço da BH! @rafaelreis1981

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                        5.0

                        I want all prodcuts of sigma

                        By stevenvash

                        from Doral, FL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          Excellent, excellent, excellent. no have more words

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                          • No

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