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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

Review Date: Jan 11, 2016 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $850.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Excellent sharpness, contrast, bokeh to die for

I've appreciated this lens together with the Nikon D700, and I think it's a very good choice to spare money (in comparison with the double costly Nikkor), keeping an high quality.

The bokeh is very similar to the Nikkor AFS, and even at f1.4 the definition is extremely high in the center, and far better than the Nikon AFD on the corners (the Nikon AFS is more linear).

The out of focus has a little CA in background (the foreground is virtualy perfect), but it's not disturbing.
I've never seen any flare, even shooting under a stage with the spot lights in the frame.

The AF is not the faster in the market, but is very precise, and it works well.

I'm only disappointed for the color fringing that appears with the D7000.
Every spot light prouces red fringing, and it's a bit frustrating.
But there's no problem with the D700.

A last word for the finiture.
The new "EX" is very different from the previous, and the feeling touching the lens is far better than before (the body is metallic, no plastic).
But I fear the propension to get scratched quite fast.

But it's really the only weakness I see, and I don't see any limit using this lens with a FF camera.
Highly reccomended! |