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

(based on 324 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (135)
  • Nice bokeh (133)
  • Strong construction (118)
  • Durable (99)
  • Consistent output (98)

Cons

  • Heavy (66)
  • Poor in low light (5)
  • Weight (4)
  • Not weather sealed (3)
  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Low light (140)
  • Weddings (112)
  • Landscape/scenery (74)
  • Night photography (67)
  • Video (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (65), Semi-pro photographer (49), Photo enthusiast (46), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (207), Yes (5)

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

THE ALPHA & OMEGA

By Kaleigh

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

Seriously. There's no other lens that can compete. This is my favorite, my secret weapon, my primary. Love the Sigma 35mm. Beautiful bright image capturing, and SO SHARP!

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5.0

Great Value

By Jillian D

from Grand Rapids, MN

Verified Buyer

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

This lens produces super sharp photos with a beautiful bokeh. I love the ability to get group shots in tight spaces. I would highly recommend this lens for portrait photographers.

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5.0

My favorite lens

By Lauren

from Undisclosed

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

This is by far my favorite lens. I get disappointed when it has to come off my camera. I use it for portraits, travel, and wedding photography!

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5.0

Amazing lens

By titus

from Undisclosed

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

I had hear a lot about this lens and was stoked to finally grab one. Really sharp and crisp. Great lens overall.

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5.0

Sharp!

By Danielle

from Undisclosed

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

Holy sharpness!! And my images look so magical with this lens. Possible witch craft going on here...

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5.0

Beautiful

By M N B

from Costa Mesa, California

Verified Buyer

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

This is the 1st lens I have bought to go with my new Canon 5DS. Let me just tell you that this f/1.4 is so beautiful, and is exciting to use. I shoot portraits and weddings. I have used this for 2 Portrait shoots so far, and it has been a very good lens. Please, know that you will need to buy the Sigma Dock too. Before I knew about that I was confused on why my photos were so blurred. Once I got the dock and calibrated the lens, it has been a dream and I am so happy I purchased this.

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5.0

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

By Juan Rojas

from NY/NJ

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

Just an amazing lens, super sharp, tough built, great F-stop for low light. If great autofocus is what you're looking for, this is your lens.

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5.0

Incredible lens for its price!

By The Hulk

from Milpitas, CA

Verified Buyer

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

I love this 35mm Sigma Art Lens! Sharp lens and is nicely built for the price you pay for. Comparable to the Canon 35mm MarkII! After owning this lens I want to own all the ART series they have available.

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5.0

Worth every penny

By Holly

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

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

I was shooting primarily with the Canon 50mm 1.4. I recently bought the Sigma and I don't think this lens will be coming off from my camera anytime soon. I love this lens!

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5.0

one of a kind lens

By One of a kind lens

from hawaii

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

this lens definitely does the job for any type of photography you're interested portraits, landscapes, and astrophotographers. Also it's just simply sharp, colors and contrast come out amazing!! definitely a go to lens for sure.

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5.0

Its so sharp.

By CPepPaparazzi

from Culpeper, Va

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is very sharp. It feels like it is built better than my Canon 85L f/1.2 ii. Its a solid walk around lens with my 5d mk3. out of the box I didn't need to mirco adjust the focus on it.

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5.0

In my opinion this is the best 35mm in the market

By n1txmex

from Indiana

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

Excellent for weddings, landscaping, street photography.
If you are looking at 35mm lens your search is over, this is it.

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1.0

I am sure it's a good lens

By Aaron

from California

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

Like the headline says- I am sure it's a good lens... when you receive a good copy. I got the 35 to pair with my 50art (which is a BEAUTIFUL lens). So far I have had to return my first 35 because of terrible focus issues. Received a second copy and it's just as bad as the first. Subjects were wildly out of focus in in all lighting conditions, from close-mid-far focal distances, and wide open - stopped down to 7.1. I am giving up as I don't want to waste my time and I am buying the Canon L version.

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5.0

Really great lens.

By grav490

from Olympia, WA

Verified Buyer

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

Really great lens. Still figuring out all it has to offer, excited to have time to take more shots.

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5.0

I've been waiting for this lens

By Photogirl

from Texas

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

Love-love-love the images I'm able to create with this lens. Crisp. Clean. Focused. Perfect. What a difference between this prime lens and other zoom lenses I own. I have used it for portraits, pets, landscape etc.

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5.0

My favorite lens thus far!

By Josh

from Los Angeles

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I absolutely love the Sigma 35mm! I am shooting with a Canon 70D and I would say I use this lens 80% of the time. This lens is incredibly sharp and the focus is great! The weight is quite reasonable and I never find my arm getting tired of carrying it around. This lens is definitely worth the price tag!
    If you are on a tight budget yet capable of saving up the extra money, you will not regret it!

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    5.0

    Crispest Lens Out There

    By Brandon

    from Minnesota

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

    This lens doesn't come off my camera. The deep colors and clarity are unmatchable. Far better than the Canon 35mm L for half the price. This lens has to be in your arsenal.

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    5.0

    AMAZING

    By Bixby

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

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

    I rented both the 50mm and 35mm before settling on the 35 and I'm so happy with it. It's a tremendous lens on the 6d. Picture quality is excellent, the lens is solid and a pleasure to use. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone. Great in low light and I love the vignette at f/1.4. Great Bokeh as well. (I tried to upload a picture but the loader was too slow :/ ).

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    5.0

    This lens is like a magic wand!

    By AlinChiriac

    from Iasi, Romania

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

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

    I made some incredible portraits with this freaky lens! I dare you to take a look at this amazing review: http://alin-chiriac.ro/review-sigma-35mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art/

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    5.0

    Amazing Lens

    By photofiend

    from Lousiana

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    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 Art Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    This lens is near perfection in terms of image output. The best thing about it is how ridiculously sharp it is at f1.4. I bought thinking I would rarely shoot at such a wide aperture, but I shoot that way all the time and it works wonderfully.

    The only downside to this lens is the weight. Altho it doesn't look much bigger than a Canon 85mm f1.8, it weighs probably 2 or 3 times as much. The weight alone has me wondering if a Canon 35mm f2 IS might not be a better option for some people overall. But if weight isn't an issue, this lens is perfection.

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    • No

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