Last Updated (06 February’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM is the new Sigma’s Artistic A-Series Lens which offers quick and accurate control over the artistic effects by utilizing the high quality elements of the lens such as a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, floating inner focusing system, and Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM). It features Anti-Flare Super Multi-Layer Coating, USB Dock for Adjust AF & Update Firmware, Special & “F” Low Dispersion Elements, Front Filter Thread Diameter: 67mm, SIGMA Optimization Pro Software, 9x Circular Aperture Blades, and has Minimum Focusing Distance at 11.8-inch.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Reviews
Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and writes;
“Sigma appear to have everything right with this new lens. It delivers excellent optical quality, at a tempting price point that is quite a bit cheaper than the competition form the likes of Canon, Nikon & Sony.”
Photographyblog reviews the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and writes;
“The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast and tack-sharp lens that exhibits low chromatic aberrations and very little barrel distortion. Vignetting at wide-open apertures is the only real optical issue of note, something that other fast lenses also suffer from, and stopping down to F/4 solves the problem altogether.”
Lenstip reviews the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and writes;
“The Sigma has the best results of all 1.4/35 lenses, tested by us so far in the categories of resolution, distortion, chromatic aberration and coma correction. It also fares very well in the case of astigmatism correction and the autofocus accuracy, being one of the cheapest lenses in this class of equipment.”
SLRGear reviews the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and writes;
“Sigma’s produced an excellent lens in the 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG HSM, with comparatively great performance at the ƒ/1.4 aperture setting, where the lens will no doubt be used for the majority of the time. There’s a lot to like here: great results for sharpness, low chromatic aberration, and low distortion.”
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Reviews
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Sample Photos
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- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Sample Photos @ Photographyblog
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM User Manual (PDF)
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Features
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM is ideal for wide angle photography and can be produces outstanding brightness and blurred background (bokeh) effects with its circular 9-bladed f/1.4 aperture. While the Super Multi-Layer Coating enables to reduce flare and ghosting resulting sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The combination of the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) and floating inner focusing system ensures you get quick, quiet and precise autofocusing.
Moreover, this lens allows you to adjust the focus by using autofocus (AF), or full-time manual focus, without having change the camera setting. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM also is designed with all metallic parts and the new Thermally Stable Composite compound material (TSC) for greater build quality and strength.
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