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Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is Sharpest Lens Ever Made

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is Sharpest Lens Ever Made

 Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is Sharpest Lens Ever Made

Not so long ago Nikon created buzz with the debut of AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED lens which was the sharpest lens from Nikon on the DxOMark ratings. It has been replaced by the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens which is the new king of lenses.  Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is Sharpest Lens Ever Made.

Read about Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED here.

 Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is Sharpest Lens Ever Made
Lens Ranking via DxOMark

Sigma is raising the industry standards with it’s high performing art series lenses. Art series lenses from Sigma are the company’s high-speed f/1.4 models that are designed to compete with the very best lenses from Canon and Nikon, and can even give legendary lens maker Zeiss a run for its money. What makes them a fantastic option is the competitive pricing compared to the models from Nikon and Canon.

Going by the size it is the largest of all art series lenses because of it’s construction with 14 elements arranged in 12 groups and is being retailed at around USD 1200. It comes with oil repellent coating on the front and rear end of the lens.

Here are few sample photographs shot on the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens sample
Taken by: Samuel Spencer via dpreview
Sigma 85mm art lens sample photo
Taken by: Samuel Spencer
sigma king of lens sharpest ever
Taken by: Wenmei Hill

Going by the recent trends and industry innovations, it will not be long before we will see a new lens dethroning the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art. For the time being it is definitely a worthy king of lenses. Sigma is doing great with it’s art series and both Nikon and Canon are getting tough competition which fuels innovation. Overall it is a good sign for the photography industry.

Technical specifications of 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

  • Category: Standard Lenses, USB Dock Compatible, MC-11 Compatible
  • Class: Art
  • Typical Photography: Creative, Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family
  • Stellar optical performance
  • Updated AF system with 1.3x the Torque
  • Designed and tested for high mega-pixel cameras
  • 86mm filter size
  • Accessories included: lens hood, caps, carrying case

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h/t: Sigma

 

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