The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 Art for Nikon is a high quality portrait-length lens designed for F-mount cameras. Key features include:
Great for portraiture and event photography
Excellent image quality, clarity, contrast, and sharpness
Fast, smooth, and quiet autofocus
Compatible with the Sigma USB dock
Full-Frame Portrait Lens. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 gives users a much-needed Art-Series portrait lens. Dedicated portrait shooters, wedding photographers, event photographers, and anybody who needs a short tele lens will all benefit. The fast f/1.4 aperture allows great low-light capability as well as a very shallow depth-of-field. Using a APS-C sensor camera? You’ll have a focal length equivalent to 127.5mm.
High Image Quality. As a part of Sigma’s Art lens line, this lens goes through Sigma’s rigorous A1 testing to ensure high image quality. The 12-24mm f/4’s optics are quite impressive. Two SLD glass elements, one high-refractive index element, and one aspherical element correct for chromatic aberrations throughout the entire focusing range, while ensuring high image sharpness, clarity, and contrast. A Super Multi-Layer Coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting to help produce high-contrast, color-accurate images.
Hyper Sonic Motor Autofocus System. The HSM autofocus system provides fast, smooth, and quiet operation in a wide variety of shooting situations. You can also manually override the autofocus motor at any time by rotating the focusing ring, giving you quick fine-tuning ability.
Dock Compatible. This lens is compatible with the Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F Lenses (separate rental item), allowing you to adjust the focus limiter, autofocus speed, and microfocus settings through the Sigma Optimization Pro software.
This lens is in a different world compared to the original Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM in every category, and it’s just as good as the Canon 85 f/1.2 and the Nikon f/1.4 in almost every way. Autofoc...
This lens is in a different world compared to the original Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM in every category, and it’s just as good as the Canon 85 f/1.2 and the Nikon f/1.4 in almost every way. Autofocus is super quick and very accurate, but there’s a little bit of hesitation when focusing in low light. It’ll still lock focus in low light, just not as quickly as the Canon 1.2 or Nikon 1.4.
Image quality and sharpness are top of the line, which isn’t much of a surprise for a Sigma Art lens. This lens is massive (86mm filter) compared to the other 85s and the other Sigma Arts, so don’t be surprised by its size and weight when you get your hands on it. It’s perfect for portraiture, wonderful for weddings, and beautiful for bokeh balls.