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

BH #SI8514SE • MFR #322965
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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

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 Weight2.075 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 4.7 x 4.6"

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Reviews

Perfect lens

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

This is the perfect lens to take cat pictures, since I don't have human models yet I can't testify of it's performance in real world people portraits.

Love this lens!

By Christine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-20

I swapped a 105 2.8 for this and am in love! The extra stops were so worth it and it is lightweight. Perfect for portraits with great bokeh. I wish I would've gotten this lens years ago. I used it for an entire senior session and have a feeling it will live on my camera.

Stunning lens

By Ayumi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

I've read many reviews before buying this and the actual performance exceeded my expectation. It's super clear and gets things done. Highly recommended.

Sigma surpasses my expectations

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-03

This lens is incredible! Bokeh is fantastic and pinpoint sharpness on eye focus. I especially like the excellent feel and use of the lens. With my Sony A9II, and setting it to ASP-C mode, I can almost achieve a 130mm focal length, which butts up against Sony's flagship 135mm f1.4 Gmaster. Looking forward to warmer weather to do some landscape shooting and photojournalism shots.

Great for video too!

By Brent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-22

I shoot on a Sony A7siii and now A7iv. Do video and photography work. This thing pairs nicely with my Sigma 35 1.4 as a b cam lens. I do lots of interviews, so it works well! Great photos on the a7iv! No regrets!

Impressive at a fair price

By Guilherme
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-21

Really happy with this lens so far! It's impressively very very sharp even at f1.4 on my SL2-s. As a sort of comparison, with my old 35mm Art for canon, I cannot shoot below f2 because it will mostly likely miss focus and this new 85mm focuses pretty fast and it almost doesn't miss the subject. I think it might be different depending on which body you use but so far no complaints. On top of that this lens much smaller than the old version and it's solidly well built.

One of the best

By Tri
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-23

This is probably my favorite lens ever. Perfect for portraits and provides super creamy bokeh!

Fast and sharp!

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-22

Great 85mm lens. Fast and tack sharp with creamy backgrounds! Much lighter and more compact than the first generation iteration!

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