Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Maxxum & Sony Alpha Mount - USA Warranty

Sigma
Sigma 85mm F/1.4: Picture 1 regular $969.00

About Sigma 85mm F/1.4

Sigma's New 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is a large aperture medium telephoto lens optimized for use with digital SLR cameras and is especially ideal for portrait and low light photography.

Designed with SLD glass and a glass mold element excellent color correctionis achieved for all types of aberrations and superior optical performance is ensured. It is equipped with a rear focus system that minimized fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing and the Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting even in backlight photography.

HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus capability and the round 9 blade diaphragm creates pleasant out-of-focus highlights.

It comes with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light. For digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, a dedicated hood adapter, which expands the length of the lens hood is supplied and enables the hood to block out extraneous light more effectively.

The Sigma 85mm F/1.4 is commonly used for Low light and more.One reason why the Sigma 85mm F/1.4 is popular is because of its Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (36),Nice bokeh (33),Strong construction (32),Consistent output (28),Durable (22),Rugged (15),Easily interchangeable (12),Lightweight (5)
Cons:
Heavy (9),Slow focus (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (39),Weddings (35),Night photography (19),Portraits (12),Sports/action (10),Landscape/scenery (8),Video (4),Wildlife photos (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (26),Photo enthusiast (17),Pro photographer (5)

Sigma 85mm F/1.4 Features

  • Designed for use with full frame digital cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 127.5mm with most cameras
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensure a quiet, high speed autofocus and full-time manual focusing capability
  • SLD (Special low Dispersion) glass element and glass mold elements for superior optical performance
  • Minimum focusing distance of 33.5"

Sigma 85mm F/1.4 Specifications

Construction
11 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of view
28.6°
F stop range
1.4-16
Closest Focusing Distance
85cm / 33.5"
Maximum Magnification
1:8.6
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
84.7x87.6 mm / 3.3x3.4 in
Weight
NA
Mfr #
320205
SKU
SG8514MAX

Sigma 85mm F/1.4 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 50 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sigma 85mm f 1.4 - Sigma Quality Control

I ordered the Sigma 85mm after PopPhoto rated it better than the Sony 85mm CZ f 1.4. I was perfectly happy with the image quality and couldn't agree more with the other reviews. Unfortunately, Sigma still needs QC issues fixed: the Focus mechanism squeaked whenever it focused back and forth between subjects. I returned it to Adorama within the 30-day policy period. I will be ordering a new copy despite initially receiving a defective one since the Image quality is above the twice-expensive C

View full Review

I ordered the Sigma 85mm after PopPhoto rated it better than the Sony 85mm CZ f 1.4. I was perfectly happy with the image quality and couldn't agree more with the other reviews. Unfortunately, Sigma still needs QC issues fixed: the Focus mechanism squeaked whenever it focused back and forth between subjects. I returned it to Adorama within the 30-day policy period. I will be ordering a new copy despite initially receiving a defective one since the Image quality is above the twice-expensive Carl Zeiss Sony 85mm 1.4.

Reviewed by 50 customers

 
5.0

Great Lens!

By

from Ellicott City, MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

Regular basis

 
5.0

excellent lens

By

from Yachats OR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Used this lens for the first time at Thanksgiving, in very low light, wide open. Even though I was still getting used to the lens, the images turned out stunning. Extremely clear and crisp where in focus, and nice bokeh. Focus acquisition is a little slower than for my 70-200/2.8, but I'd expect that for a f/1.4 lens

 
4.0

Nice portrait lens

By

from CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have just purchased this but I had demoed it before deciding to buy it. It is a very nice portrait lens and very fast at f1.4. I took some shots at f1.4, f2, etc. and was amazed at how sharp they were. It was also much less costly than Canon's 85mm lens.

 
4.0

Like this lens

By

from San Diego  -  Photo Enthusiast

Works well on my full frame camera. Will make a great companian lens to the Sigma 35mm, 1.4.

 
5.0

Excelent

By

from Santiago, Chile  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I really love this lens, I use it for kids portraits and it works great. Perfect focus, lovely bokeh.

 
5.0

Sigma did it again....

By

from Madison, WI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very fast very Sharp lens great for portraits and weddings

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Can't compete with Nikon

By

from Illinois  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this lens to replace a very old Nikon 85mm f/1.4D, which I was planning to keep as a backup. The Sigma is just ok. There is nothing awful about it, but the focus seems a little slower and slightly less accurate than the Nikon. I had hoped for faster focus than my old lens. The bokeh is also not nearly as pleasing as the Nikon (in my opinion).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good lens?

By

from Spring Hill, KS  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am not a fan of third party, off brand lens' but over the last 40 years I have bought some and tried some more. After reading mostly good views of this lens. I decided to give one a try. After all it is the best side of a grand cheaper. It is not an "L" lens but it is close. Don't think you are getting one because you are not. You will be getting outstanding optics and rugged build. Not weather resistant. The imagines are spectacular and my copy has worked perfectly right from the box. I use a 1D Mk III and a 5D Mk II. You get a hood with a sorta silly extender for use on a APS-C sensor camera. No extender for the APS-H sensor, however. Nice padded case that serves as the shipping protection. I can recommend the Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX without hesitation.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Shipped w/ defective motor

By

from Tx  -  Photo Enthusiast

Read many good things but lens was shipped w/ a defective focus motor. I will be returning it and asking for an exchange. I hope the next one works.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Product.

By

from Maryland  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Every day photography

Related Articles & Videos

Which Sony 85mm Lens Is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

Gear Guide and Lab test; Updated for 2014. If you own a Sony DSLR, you may be thinking about buying a portrait photography lens. This guide is designed to help you determine which one is best for your needs. Most professional photographers recommend the 85mm lens for portrait photography. If...Read More Comments(1)

Sigma Prime Lenses – Third party lenses, First rate quality

Sigma has me hooked.  They are pumping out extremely high quality lenses that are just as good and in some cases better than equivalent lenses from their first party competition. 

Read More

Meet a Pro: Hendrick Moy

 "I think I thrive on being a bit different, a bit edgier." Hendrick Moy is a New York City based wedding photographer and specializes in a documentary style to help the newlyweds capture a unique vision of their special day. We sat down with Hendrick to learn more about his business.

Read More

top
Share this item:
Adorama.com is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Feedback