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Sigma35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Pentax DSLR Cameras
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Tack sharp and fast focus

By Clevetographer

from Cleveland, Ohio

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I got this lens for my Pentax K5ii and it's really stunning. I was able to take a chest-up photograph of my subject with ample background around and get the eyes so sharp I could crop down to one eye and still have a printable image of my reflection in the pupil. The quickness of the focus and the lack of noise are also features I appreciate. My go-to lens has always been a Tamron zoom and it so loud when it auto-focuses as to be disruptive in quiet settings and distracting to subjects who mistake it for shutter release and break pose.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Slightly Untapped Potential

    By c8imager

    from Roscoe, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

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

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

    I need a low-light lens for my Pentax K5IIs, and the Sigma 35mm 1.4 seems to fit that need. This is a solid, maybe heavy, piece of gear. The lens did not focus well at all at first. Corrections with the Sigma dock helped, but focus finally seemed to fall into line with an in-camera adjustment. I have not wrung out the lens properly yet so I cannot make a final conclusion. Downloaded pictures are better than what they appear to be when chimping, so the potential is there. The lens is sharp, with decent bokeh. Autofocus is slightly slower than expected (lesser glass focuses faster with my K5IIs). I expect the manually adjustable focus after autofocus lock is going to be a very valuable feature since the camera's autofocus seems to be uncomfortable with such a fast lens. Now, I just need to use the lens "in the heat of battle" in some low light situations to see what it can bring to the table.
    Recommended with caution.

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    (1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Lens

    By Michael

    from Chicago

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Low In Landscape

    Best Uses

    • people

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

    My girlfriend and I are verrrrrrrry satisfied with this lens for camera people.

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    (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This is a first-class lens

    By Bob

    from Seattle

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gorgeous Bokeh
    • Gorgeous Image Rendition
    • Sharp

    Cons

    • All plastic

    Best Uses

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

      This is the best lens I have ever used. Very sharp, beautiful rendition, and very nice bokeh. It's heavy, but real glass is heavy. If it wasn't all plastic and had better barrel markings, I would give it five stars.

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