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The Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens is a large aperture medium telephoto lens and features the natural perspective that an 85mm focal length provides. The f1.4 aperture makes this length perfect for portraits and low-light photography - the one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and the one glass mold element gives excellent correction for all types of aberrations. On an APS-C size image sensor, the Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens is effectively a 127.5mm f1.4 lens. This lens also features a rear focus system that ensures little fluctuation in aberration when focussing the lens. A Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost even in backlit photography and the HSM ensures quiet, fast auto-focus and full-time manual focus capability. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 85cm and a maximum magnification of 1:8.6.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from North Yorkshire
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM - Canon Fit:
I bought this on the basis of several 5star reviews and have been seriously disappointed by the poor focus in over a hundred studio portrait images. I had previously used the "Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM" lens for portraiture and it gave pin sharp images so that even in full length portraits, the veins in the eyes were in focus when viewed close up in Lightroom. With the same camera (Canon EOS 5D Mk III), the same studio lights and the same subject, there were very, very few images where focus was good, using this Sigma lens. Yes the images could have been displayed on a computer screen but could not have been enlarged on Super A3 paper. As others have said, Canon lenses sometimes struggle to focus in dim light, as did mine, but once my Canon lens did lock on, focus was precise. In comparison, this Sigma lens was much faster in focussing but focus was seldom accurate enough for potential enlargements.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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About Me Semi-Professional
Used mainly as a portrait lens but also covered some low light events where flash couldn't be used. Used wide open at a distance produced otherwise unobtainable and sharp exposures. Portrait wise it's pin sharp wide open however in lower light the auto focus can struggle more so than say the 24-105L. Stunningly creamy backgrounds. Would buy again if ever lost/stolen.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Value trumps brand name
from Northern Ireland
About Me Professional
I own several canon L lenses but this sigma version locks on faster than canon's own f1.2. Got fed up with all the hunting and out of focus shots with the canon that it had to go. I love 85 mm as a focal length, so thought I would take a punt on the sigma. Not only does it look better mounted, it also comes with a proper lens hood and is easier to attach to a camera body. The canon is quite fat in comparison and a small point I know, but it wasn't the easiest to attach to my 5D. Very impressed with initial test shots, accurate focus and lovely bokeh. Is even excellent at f1.4 and sharpens up as you step down. As the price of original brand continues to rocket I will definitely consider sigma for future purchases.
(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
By Alba Pictures
Always been a firm believer that brand lenses outweigh independents - not any more! This is sharper than the Canon 85 1.2, its robust as hell and its half the price. If you really need that extra fifth of a stop then nothing else will do, go for the Canon, but if you don't this is a far better option.
Included Accessories: Lens case, Petal-type hood, Hood adapter
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