The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Series lens announced at Photokina last week is another step in the expansion of Sigma’s Global Vision lens line. This much anticipated model is Sigma’s longest Art prime lens.
With IBC and Photokina so close together, we have been bombarded by new releases from various manufactures thick and fast. Sigma has been right in the middle of it, initially announcing a new venture into cinema lenses with their High Speed Cinema Zoom and Prime lines.
An exciting announcement by all accounts, but keen readers will have noted the inclusion of an 85mm T1.5, a focal length we were yet to see in the ancestry Art stills line.
It was therefore surely only a matter of time before Sigma announced the much anticipated 85mm Art lens, and Photokina 2016 was when they dropped the news.
The same way that Zeiss hold their 85mm Milvus in high regard, the Sigma 85mm pokes its head above the rest of the Art line in size, price and most likely weight.
Sigma claim that this all-new construction embodies the perfect portrait lens. New and fast HSM (hypersonic motor), dust & splash proof and electromagnetic aperture control for the Nikon version are some of the features of the Sigma 85mm Art prime.
Speaking of mounts, the Sigma 85mm Art f/1.4 comes in both Canon and Nikon F mount, with Sony E mount support via their MC-11 adapter. It’s also compatible with their USB Dock for firmware updates and Autofocus adjustments.
The Sigma 85mm Art f/1.4 – Full Specs:
Focal Length: 85mm
Aperture Max/Min: f/1.4 – f/16
Camera Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E via Adaptor
Format Compatibility: Full Frame, APS-C / Super 35mm
Angle of View: 28.6°
Minimum Focus Distance: 33.46″ (85 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:8.5
Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
Image Stabilization: No
Filter Thread Front: 86 mm
Dimensions: (DxL) 3.73 x 4.97″ (94.7 x 126.2 mm)
Sigma has indeed been busy with new releases, expanding the Art line, announcing a new ultra wide-angle full frame 12-24mm f/4 zoom, new cine lenses and expanding the Sports division of the Global Vision Line with the Sigma 500mm f/4.
Now, where’s that 100mm Macro/135mm Art….