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Sigma 85 1,4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 85 1,4 EX DG HSM
alaAverage 4.5

197 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and design also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, size

On average, users rate this product 92/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma 85 1,4 EX DG HSM

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Sigma 85 1,4 EX DG HSM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon Digital and Conventional SLR CamerasSigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon Digital and Conventional SLR Cameras

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Amazon.com review summary for Sigma 85 1,4 EX DG HSM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sigma 85 1,4 EX DG HSM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

value for money, reliability, usability, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Large Aperture Medium Telephoto Prime Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

 

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens hit the streets with great anticipation and generated many requests for a full review.Reasons for the interest?First, the 85mm focal length is very useful - especially for portraits.Second, the f/1.4 aperture is very...

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM: A Fast, Full-Frame Prime

 

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens (average price: $969 on various Internet sites) is designed for full-frame cameras; with an APS-C multiply by your usual factor. At about 25 oz, I'd describe the lens as substantial, but not hefty. One of the reasons...

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Hands-on Report: Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens review

 

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM is a “Must Have”

Excellent image quality ; Fast AF relative to competition ; Improved “rubberized” finish

Some corner softness full frame ; Can’t match competition’s build ; Prone to longitudinal C.A

likes: Excellent image quality Fast AF relative to competition Improved “rubberized” finish dislikes: Some corner softness full frame Can’t match competition’s build Prone to longitudinal C.A.

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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens – Review

 

Kelly Lynch fixes her focus on Sigma.

Quick focusing ; Quiet focusing ; Robust size ; Price

I like the lens for many reasons: its price, its focal length, wide aperture and graduated background blur – only I wouldn’t use it at its smallest apertures. A fantastic portraiture lens if you stick to shooting with apertures between f2.8 to f8.

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

 

Half the price of the Nikon equivalent, but this optic proves that it can still hold its own

Two-part lens hood

f/16 performance

Overall this is a very nice lens that offers a bright viewfinder and excellent image quality, with a clever added extra in the form of its dual-format lens hood.

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review

 

A wide aperture short telephoto lens with silent focusing, which should be perfect for portraiture.

Excellent optical performance; Great build quality; Responsive autofocus; Supplied hood with extender for APS-C cameras

Sigma want the review sample of this lens back

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REVIEW—SIGMA 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens]

 

This 85mm f1.4 lens is for full frame and also APS cameras, coming in mounts for Sigma, Sony, Nikon, Pentax and Canon. We tested it on two Canons, the full frame 5D MkII and the APS 7D, where its effective focal length is approximately 127mm. We did...

This is an ideal portrait lens on either camera type. It is also a remarkable optic when used in low light. With the two Canon bodies, both of which have excellent low light performance, we were able to take photographs when almost in darkness

We could do without the slapping noise when focussing. What causes this in Sigma lenses

This is a big, beautiful heavy lens that feels well balanced on a serious DSLR body. As a portrait lens it is perfect, giving nice soft out of focus backgrounds when required. Both Nikon and Canon make fast 85mm lenses so the choices are wide and...

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG Lens

 

A large aperture medium telephoto lens that is ideal for portraiture and low light photography. Sigma's new 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens is designed for use with full frame digital cameras but can also be suitable for cameras with smaller APS-C sized...

We tested the review lens on the Nikon D7000 body, which we were reviewing at the time. Unfortunately, this lens wasn't available with a Canon mount, restricting us to testing on a body with an APS-C sensor ( but we would be happy to test it with a...

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Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM

 

Large aperture medium telephoto lens ensuring a natural perspective

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Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM

 

Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM Large aperture medium telephoto lens ensuring a natural perspective

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Nikon/Fujifilm / Pentax/Samsung / Sigma / Sony / Konica-Minolta
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras
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