Sigma’s ART series lenses offer excellent quality at affordable prices – great values when compared to the Canon and Nikon pro level lenses. Adding to their sweet prime line up of 35mm and 50mm is now the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts!
Availability Late October – Preorder from B&H Photo $1,199.00
The Canon 85mm f/1.2 L lens cost $1,899 and Scott recently reviewed the Tamron 85mm f/1.8 for $749.00 (see his review here)
Sigma is saying – Sigma looked to create a peak portrait prime with the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens, and they delivered an optic with high performance, a large f/1.4 aperture, and a variety of technologies. Available here with a Canon EF mount, this lens offers a super-fast f/1.4 aperture that is great for getting images with an exceptionally shallow depth of field and smooth bokeh. It also uses two FLD elements and one anomalous partial dispersion/high-refractive index element that minimize aberrations and ensures a crisp, clear image. A Super Multi-Layer coating helps by suppressing flare and ghosting.
Additional lenses announced –
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom
The Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art lens will be available in late October $1599.00 USD. Preorder from B&H Photo
Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lens
The Sigma 500mm F4 Sport lens, in Canon and Sigma mounts, will be available in late October. The Nikon mount will be available in late November. The 500mm F4 will retail for a recommended street price of $5999.00 USD. Preorder from B&H Photo
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