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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

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!

Incredible 85mm lens

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-20

The images I'm getting out of this 85mm are amazing. I spent hours watching review videos on YouTube regarding which 85mm to buy and all signs pointed to this sigma lens, and now I can see why! Incredibly sharp images with great contrast balance and colors.

Preferred vs Sony 85mm 1.4 GM

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-11

I've been looking for an 85mm with great rendering and bokeh, not too heavy. This lens was a very pleasant surprise. Somewhat sharper than the Sony 1.4 GM, virtually no chromatic aberrations, rich pure colors, very Zeiss-like micro contrast. Lighter than the Sony and less expensive.

Very Impressive

By Neftali
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

This is my first third-party lens and I have to say it worked great. I am still new to photography and people used this for portraits, this worked great for me for the little reach I needed to capture some long exposure waterfalls. Very sharp and fast.

Solid value

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

No complaints. Beautiful tone and contrast w/ nearly zero chromatic distortion. Bokeh is smooth as you'd expect. I also own the Sony 85 1.8 and while it's a great lens for the price it can really compete with the Sigma 1.4. I was fully prepared to spend more for the Sony GM but the performance was so similar with the added A aperture lock that it was impossible to justify the additional $600-700.

Great contrast, some distortion but hardly an issue

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I would give it 4.5 if I could because it's not perfect but it is great. I immediately noticed how sharp this lens was. Pretty blown away. But something that I wasn't expecting was the contrast. I couldn't quite put my thumb on it until I realized it reminds me of the Leica look and the micro contrast. Maybe that's all BS but I love the look of the photos that come out of this lens on my A7RIV. Yes, there is a healthy amount of pincushion distortion, but that easily gets fixed in lightroom or whatever software you use. Not a deal breaker for me.

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.

great

By Liang
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

great!!!!!!!

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