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In Stock: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art ($1,199)

  
 
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Official: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art ($1,199)
The new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E is now available for pre-order.

Now in Stock: ($1,199)

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Main Specifications:
  1. Focal Length 85mm
  2. Maximum Aperture f/1.4
  3. Minimum Aperture f/16
  4. Super Multi-Layer Coating
  5. Built-in Autofocus-Lock (AFL) button
  6. Format Compatibility Full-Frame
  7. Angle of View 28.6į
  8. Minimum Focus Distance 2.79' / 85 cm
  9. Maximum Magnification 0.12x
  10. Optical Design 15 Elements in 11 Groups
  11. Five Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements
  12. One aspherical element and four high refractive index glass elements
  13. Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
  14. Focus Type Autofocus
  15. Weather-resistant construction with a brass bayonet
  16. Image Stabilization No
  17. Filter Size 77 mm (Front)
  18. Dimensions (Ý x L) 3.26 x 3.78" / 82.8 x 96.1 mm
  19. Weight 1.38 lb / 625 g


























Aug 06, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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Will Sigma continue their roll of fantastic E mount lenses? How will the AF performance, sharpness, bokeh compare against Sony and Samyang? Would you consider leaving any of your short tele lenses for this? I'd assume it's the same size as the Samyang, or slightly heavier.

I thought the Samyang 85/1.4 fit my preferences for image quality perfectly - great sharpness and character. However, I wasn't sure if I wanted the AF performance of a 1.4 lens vs. 1.8 at the time. I picked up the Batis 85 after, and while the AF was amazing, the MF on the Batis lenses drives me insane. I struggled heavily on a recent backpacking trip with landscapes.

Curious to see how this 85 goes.

Link: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/rumor-sigma-will-announce-a-new-85mm-f-1-4-fe-lens-with-completely-new-design-on-august-6th/



Jul 29, 2020 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · In Stock: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art ($1,199)


APO Astro Macro STF dual linear motors please or it's unawesome !!!


Jul 29, 2020 at 08:40 PM
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Interesting. Considering it was already the sharpest 1.4 lens for Sony across the frame and its bokeh was neck to neck with the GM (aside from rounder bokeh balls of the Sony), I am intrigued what they are doing next. Would have been better to go all in for 1.2!


Jul 29, 2020 at 08:48 PM
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Thereís a pic up. Itís smallish. I have a hunch this lens will be no slouch. If itís faster than the GM to focus, has round bokeh, sharp across the field. and nice transition zones I think itíll be a winner.


Jul 29, 2020 at 08:49 PM
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I'm very curious. I love the Sigma 105 but it definitely doesn't get outside a lot. If Sigma can bring the same magic to this new lens I would be very excited.


Jul 29, 2020 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · In Stock: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art ($1,199)


How about making a lens we don't already have Sigma?

12/2.8 DG DN?
28/1.4 DG DN?
200/2.8 DG DN?
400/5.6 DG DN?



Jul 29, 2020 at 10:43 PM
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I'm actually really excited for this lens. Personally I don't really care for the rendering of the Samyang 85 1.4. Too much cat's eye bokeh and sometimes harshness on difficult oof areas. Plus the colors are always so warm. Now, the rendering on the GM is superb. Probably the best I've ever seen, but then the AF is slow and the price is quite high. If this lens can render like the GM with quick AF, has the aperture ring + focus hold buttons, and is priced under $1000 it will fly off shelves.


Jul 29, 2020 at 10:58 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
How about making a lens we don't already have Sigma?

12/2.8 DG DN?
28/1.4 DG DN?
200/2.8 DG DN?
400/5.6 DG DN?


See, this requires actual work



Jul 29, 2020 at 11:25 PM
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Pretty excited myself. I definitely would be interested depending on its size/weight performance ratio i guess. We'll see! Not that i really would use a 85 1.4 for hiking but hey I've hiked with the sigma 14-24 2.8 for dslr before


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Fred Miranda wrote:
How about making a lens we don't already have Sigma?

12/2.8 DG DN?
28/1.4 DG DN?
200/2.8 DG DN?
400/5.6 DG DN?


How about a 200 1.8
Then we're talking.



Jul 30, 2020 at 01:07 AM
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And 35/1.4 E mount (current old design is for dslr?)

Fred Miranda wrote:
How about making a lens we don't already have Sigma?

12/2.8 DG DN?
28/1.4 DG DN?
200/2.8 DG DN?
400/5.6 DG DN?




Jul 30, 2020 at 01:10 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
How about making a lens we don't already have Sigma?

12/2.8 DG DN?
28/1.4 DG DN?
200/2.8 DG DN?
400/5.6 DG DN?


Given the experience I've had with the 24-70 so far I'm willing to look at whatever they put out under $999. The value proposition is just so good in my eyes it's hard to look the other way.



Jul 30, 2020 at 01:32 AM
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It's been reported that this lens is about half the size and half the weight of the current 85mm f1.4 ART. If this indeed turns out to be the case when launched next week, then I think this is a very welcome shift in Sigma's lens design philosophy; after all, its pretty easy to make a huge lens good optically - much more difficult to make it relatively small and light and retain that same level of optical quality - lets wait and see if Sigma can pull that off before passing judgement.
Also Fred, I would add those f1.8 lenses Sigma patented recently to your list...



Jul 30, 2020 at 04:23 AM
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If they have dual focus groups that focus at comparable speeds to Sony's modern offerings (seriously doubt they'll actually be as good or faster, AF is kinda Sony's hat), retain most of the optical excellence of their current offering, and price it competitively... expect the 84 GM II to be loooooooong delayed. Sigma's optical prowess for the price is probably unchallenged save for a few outright steals like the Tamron 35 1.4 or the 50 1.8 s.

Whether or not I get it (prob not) I'm excited that Sigma is throwing so much heat at 1st party manufacturers. The market owes a huge credit to Sigma for pushing optical performance to a very high bar since their Art line launched.



Jul 30, 2020 at 04:49 AM
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Add a 300/4 to complete that list.

Fred Miranda wrote:
How about making a lens we don't already have Sigma?

12/2.8 DG DN?
28/1.4 DG DN?
200/2.8 DG DN?
400/5.6 DG DN?





Jul 30, 2020 at 04:54 AM
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GabrielPhoto wrote:
Interesting. Considering it was already the sharpest 1.4 lens for Sony across the frame and its bokeh was neck to neck with the GM (aside from rounder bokeh balls of the Sony), I am intrigued what they are doing next. Would have been better to go all in for 1.2!


Indeed, and their 85mm 1.4 Art is one of their newer, already-got-a-lot-right "Art" designs (it came out at about the same time, and does as much right, as the 135mm 1.8). Splendidly sharp, and relatively low vignetting when stopped down only a little, compared to just about anything else you can get. If I needed an 85mm for astrophotos it's a lens I would own.

I would have hoped that Sigma would come out with some kind of 50mm f/1.2 by now, perhaps, to follow on from their superb 35mm f/1.2. Their 50mm f/1.4 Art was one of their first in the Art lineup, and has been bested by lenses released afterwards. It's still pretty nice, but at least in that market segment there's a little bit of room for improvement. It's arguably still the best astrophoto lens at around 50mm you can get for Sony, still relatively low vignetting and relatively good optical performance across the frame... but less so than later, more refined Art designs. I've considered getting the "old" 50mm f/1.4 Art regardless, and it would be an improvement on my Zony 55mm f/1.8 (which has immense vignetting, a fair bit of CA and coma, even when stopped down to f/2.8... but still works 'sort of OK' for astrophotos). But there's not quite enough of an improvement to justify spending on an extra lens. Whereas a really polished 50mm f/1.2 design would be just the thing, a worthy upgrade, and a diversification (I could use the 55mm when I want portability, and the 50 1.2 when I want to go all-out on optical performance, or take night sky photos).

But then I'm thinking about designs in terms of their optical performance alone, and to heck with everything else - I can understand why others would prefer a smaller lens.

It's good that Sigma work so hard to introduce so many lens options for us. We're lucky.



Jul 30, 2020 at 06:11 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · In Stock: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art ($1,199)


Within this Sigma patented list, I would be interested by the 16mm f2 and 28mm f1.8. And if someone (Sigma, Tamron or Sony) could make a new highly qualitative 16-30 (or 35mm) f4 zoom, that would really be great (granted that Sigma 14-24mm is a marvel but having to fiddle with a (additional) huge dedicated filter holder system (or rear-filters) is a pain (plus f4 vs f2.8 would contribute to a lower weight).


Jul 30, 2020 at 06:11 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · In Stock: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art ($1,199)


To be quite honest I'm way more excited by this 85 than the a7S III


Jul 30, 2020 at 07:26 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · In Stock: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art ($1,199)


I am using the 85 on nearly everything I shoot, so, this one is on my list to replace the Batis. I really want 1.4 and cleaner bokeh


Jul 30, 2020 at 08:12 AM
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