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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E

BH #SI8514SE • MFR #322965
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Five SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element, Four HR Elements
A classic portrait-length lens updated for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless systems, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN is an Art-series prime characterized by its advanced and updated optical design, sleek profile, and bright design. The f/1.4 maximum aperture enables working in low-light conditions and also provides increased control over depth of field for achieving shallow depth of field effects. The optical layout incorporates a series of low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements and its large diameter design achieves a notable degree of clarity and sharpness with well-controlled distortion and aberrations. Also, a Super Multi-Layer Coating enhances image quality by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions.
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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Overview

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A classic portrait-length lens updated for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless systems, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN is an Art-series prime characterized by its advanced and updated optical design, sleek profile, and bright design. The f/1.4 maximum aperture enables working in low-light conditions and also provides increased control over depth of field for achieving shallow depth of field effects. The optical layout incorporates a series of low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements and its large diameter design achieves a notable degree of clarity and sharpness with well-controlled distortion and aberrations. Also, a Super Multi-Layer Coating enhances image quality by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions.

Balancing the optics is a refined exterior design, which features a physical aperture ring, which can be de-clicked or locked, along with a dedicated focus mode switch and AFL button for intuitive and tactile control. For autofocus, a stepping motor is used that maintains a lightweight and compact design while promoting fast and near-silent focusing performance for both stills and video applications. Additionally, the lens features an 11-blade rounded diaphragm for smooth bokeh quality and the lens housing is also weather-sealed to suit working in inclement conditions.

As part of the Art line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve truly notable optical performance and is ideally suited for creative and artistic applications.
Portrait-length lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is particularly well-suited for working in available light conditions and provides extensive control over depth of field for isolating subject matter with selective focus.
Five Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements markedly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
One aspherical element and four high refractive index glass elements control spherical aberrations and distortion for increased sharpness and accurate rendering.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Integrated stepping motor realizes quick and quiet autofocus, which is further complemented by an optimized AF algorithm to produce smoother focusing performance.
Manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications. Additionally, a dedicated aperture ring lock switch can also be employed to prevent accidental shifting of the aperture setting.
Built-in Autofocus-Lock (AFL) button which can be assigned additional functions widens the range of operations available on the lens.
Rounded eleven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Weather-resistant construction with a brass bayonet that affords improved mounting accuracy and rigidity.
UPC: 085126322656

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.6°
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.26 x 3.78" / 82.8 x 96.1 mm
Weight1.38 lb / 625 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 4.9 x 4.6"

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Reviews

Sharp lens

By Aleksandr
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-31

The 85mm Sigma lens has stunning bokeh. After considering GM or Sigma for portraits, I finally decided with Sigma after weeks of research. Absolutely no regrets! High-quality glass. I used it for video, and it also appears sharp. Purchase a new pouch because the one that comes with it is useless.

Awesome lens

By Miron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-02

Love this new light version of this lens. My daily carry

Second Sigma prime in my collection

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-30

This is my second Sigma Art Prime. It is a fabulous focal length. I used it indoors at a wedding reception with not so good lighting and it performed very well. The focal length in the big room allowed me to capture couples dancing on the floor from my table. Awesome fast sharp prime.

Amazing lens

By Pablo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-19

Amazing lens. It isn't cheap but it does fair very well compared to Sony's. The sharpness and bokeh is top notch as well. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for portrait, street photography, heck even landscape. Simply amazing

Excellent Lens

By Manish
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-03

It is absolutely one of the best 85mm. It beats Sony original in my opinion. However, this lens isn't as sharps as it used to be when I got it first which was less then a year ago. Any recommendation or feedback would be appreciated. The lens cap & hood is bad cheap quality. They get scratch so quickly!

Favorite lens

By Thishya
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-30

The best prime lens I own. This gives you a really smooth bokeh.

Love this Lens

By YANIEL
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-27

Absolutely love this lens. I'm a huge fan of Sigma Art lenses. AF is butter smooth and bokeh is amazing. Build quality is top notch. Overall Sigma Art lenses don't dissapoint.

Stellar Performer From Sigma - Best In Class

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-12

Sigma has done a great job reducing the size and weight of the latest iteration of this lens, while improving its optical qualities. The latest 85mm focuses quickly and accurately, and delivers creamy bokeh. Beyond performance, this lens is beautifully-designed and manufactured to high standards. It offers the best value in its class.

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