Less than two months after dropping the bombshell that was the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN | Contemporary telephoto lens, Sigma has announced yet another beauty. This time, it’s the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens, a full-frame mirrorless camera lens with high-caliber optics and a lightweight body.
Available in late August, the 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art comes in L-Mount and Sony E-Mount and includes five Special Low Dispersion Elements and one aspherical element, resulting in outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness. It delivers large aperture and professional optical capabilities in a compact package. Scroll down for the details on this next-level lens.
The Nitty Gritty About the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art
Sigma’s new portrait lens comes in a lightweight (22 ounces) frame yet maximizes edge-to-edge sharpness. It achieves this thanks to a stepping motor with a smaller focusing lens that are optimized for both phase detection AF and contrast detection AF. It offers excellent aberration correction even at maximum aperture, and it features an 11-blade rounded diaphragm that achieves smooth bokeh. This lens is an improvement over the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, achieving both improved image quality and a smaller, dust and splashproof body.
Here are the full specifications:
- Focal Length: 85mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Format: For full-frame mirrorless cameras
- Lens Construction: 15 groups, 11 elements (5 SLDs and 1 aspherical lens)
- Angle of View: 28.6°
- Number of Diaphragm Blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 33.5”
- Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:8:4
- Filter Size: φ77mm
- Maximum Dimensions (Diameter x Length): φ3.3 × 3.7”
- Weight: 22.2oz
*The figures above are for the L-mount*
Contributing to the outstanding performance of this Japan-made lens, in addition to the five SLD elements and one aspherical lens, are cutting-edge high refractive index glass, high resolving power, and its reliable ability to minimize ghosting. New to the Art line is the “iris ring long switch,” which prevents unintended movement of the iris ring while shooting. Finally, the 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art features a robust build quality thanks to materials including aluminum and TSC (thermally stable composite).
The lens comes supplied with the LH828-02 lens hood and a protective case. Watch this space for updates, and get excited!