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

About Sigma 85mm F/1.4

The Sigma 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.

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

11 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of view
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
85cm / 33.5"
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
84.7x87.6 mm / 3.3x3.4 in
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Excellent Glass

Excellent lens. Very sharp wide open with minimal CA and purple fringing. Great for portraits and candids.

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Great Lens!


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excellent lens


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


Nice portrait lens


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.


Like this lens


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




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


Sigma did it again....


Very fast very Sharp lens great for portraits and weddings

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Can't compete with Nikon


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)


Good lens?


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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Shipped w/ defective motor


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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Product.


Every day photography

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