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The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 is perfectly suited for portrait photography, as well as low-light event photography. It features Sigma’s aspherical and low dispersion elements used to provide optimum image quality. With the built-in silent HSM focusing motor, it is a great choice for video shooters as well. Its circular 9-blade aperture ring allows for a smooth background blur, while the multi-layer lens coatings keeps pesky flares at bay.
Please note: This is an f/1.4 aperture lens. It will probably require autofocus microadjustment on your camera to give you sharp images wide open. If your camera does not have that feature, or you are not comfortable using it, please don’t rent this lens. If you are not used to working with wide-aperture lenses, please read this link before deciding if this is a good choice for you.
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I’ve only done “around the shop” testing and shooting with this one, but that’s enough to say it’s quite a sharp lens and autofocuses quickly—quicker than the Canon 85 f/1.2 by a good bit and about as fast as the 85 f/1.8. It has a tendency to front focus pretty consistently on a number of bodies (not badly and it’s consistent). It doesn’t seem to change much with focus distance or aperture, unlike some other lenses that can drive you crazy. But because we’ve noted it, we recommend that this lens be used on cameras that have microfocus adjustment so you can correct for it (and that you actually use the microfocus adjustment feature before rolling out with this lens). Given that, it looks like a winner!
- Filter Size
- 77mm (nonrotating front element)
- 1.6 lb.
- Minimum Focusing Distance
- 2.8 feet
- Maximum Magnification
- Angle of view: (full frame)
- 28.6 degrees
- Zoom method
- Image Stabilization
- Focusing System
- Internal, A/MF switch and clutch, hypersonic motor
- Aperture Blades
- 9 curved, circular aperture
- Low Dispersion Elements
- Aspherical Elements
- Weather Resistant
- Canon EF
- Crop, Full frame
- Front and rear caps
- Lens case
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