Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for Canon

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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.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

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
  • Lens
  • Hood
  • Front and rear caps
  • Lens case



  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for Canon Diagram
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for Canon Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $7.00 $46.00 $53.00 $17.67
4 days $8.00 $49.00 $57.00 $14.25
7 days $10.00 $65.00 $75.00 $10.71
10 days $14.00 $88.00 $102.00 $10.20
14 days $18.00 $114.00 $132.00 $9.43
21 days $24.00 $153.00 $177.00 $8.43
30 days $30.00 $192.00 $222.00 $7.40
45 days $39.00 $250.00 $289.00 $6.42
60 days $45.00 $293.00 $338.00 $5.63
90 days $58.00 $377.00 $435.00 $4.83
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $46.00 $15.33
4 days $49.00 $12.25
7 days $65.00 $9.29
10 days $88.00 $8.80
14 days $114.00 $8.14
21 days $153.00 $7.29
30 days $192.00 $6.40
45 days $250.00 $5.56
60 days $293.00 $4.88
90 days $377.00 $4.19

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