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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

Review Date: Feb 13, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very nice wide open, and built like a tank.

I have to say that I was hesitant to play the Sigma lottery for an older lens like this...I just bought their 35mm (new design) and I was so impressed, I thought I'd try this lens.

I'm also impressed with this great lens....tack sharp wide open...great saturation...just a great lens.

I'm an "L" lens freak and I also own a 135mm f/2 so I have a good idea of what good IQ and sharpness looks like...and this really rivals it.

When they revamp this lens to the new standards...I'm buying that one too!

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A"

Review Date: Feb 13, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $799.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Amazing IQ, built like a tank.
None that I see.

I love this lens. I bought it to replace my EF 50mm f/1.2L which admittedly is not that sharp wide open, and for what I paid for it, that was unacceptable. I sold that, bought this, and got a cornea slicing sharp lens and pocketed a chunk of change in the process.

There may be "duds" out there, and you might have to trade one or two to get a good one but to me...that's worth a lens that is this deadly.