The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens, due to its light focal length of 85mm and the max aperture of 1.4, Art is particularly suitable for portraits that are detached from the background with the delicate bokeh effect. The design of the new Sigma lens is characterized by its low weight and compact housing, which is appreciated by both amateur and professional photographers. In addition, the fast auto focus supports the photographer in his work. Thanks to the dust and splash-proof design, the lens is also suitable for use in poor weather conditions.
In the “Art” product line, Sigma uses the latest technologies in the field of optical design as well as the most modern production technologies in the Japanese plant in Aizu. The 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art is equipped with the latest glass with a high refractive index, five SLD glass elements (Special Low Dispersion) and aspherical elements for the highest correction of aberrations. Special emphasis was placed on the correction of longitudinal color errors, whereby the color fringes are eliminated – even with a max aperture of f/1.4. The f1.4 aperture ensures an impressive bokeh, which brings out the blur effect in an impressive way.
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art specially developed for mirrorless cameras and weighs just 630g with a filter diameter of 77mm and a housing length of 94.1mm. Nevertheless, the case appears light and compact, which is appreciated in practice. Significant weight savings could also be achieved through modern materials such as aluminum and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite). The AF system uses a stepper motor that is optimized for both phase AF and contrast AF.
Despite its small size, this compact Sony e mount lenses has extensive new functions. This includes the new aperture ring lock switch, which prevents the inadvertent operation of the aperture ring during recording. The focus mode switch on the lens housing and the AFL button, to which functions selected on the camera side can be assigned, also support the photographer when taking pictures. In addition to the durability due to the dust and splash water protection of the housing, the focus was also on the feel and operation, such as the gentle movements of each individual ring and switch.
The lens consists of 15 elements in 11 groups, including five SLDs and aspherical elements. It is dust and splash-proof and compatible with the Sigma USB-DOCK UD-11 (available separately for $59 on Bhphotovideo and only for L-Mount).
Price and availability
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com for $1,199 and available for Sony E and Leica L mounts.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Specifications
- Focal Length: 85mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Lens Mount: Sony E / Leica L
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Angle of View: 28.6°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 85 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.12x
- Optical Design: 15 Elements in 11 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 11, Rounded
- Focus Type: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Front Filter Size: 77 mm
- Dimensions: 82.8 x 96.1 mm
- Weight: 625 g (Sony E) / 630 g (Leica L)
Recently, Sigma has also announced the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for Sony E and Leica L mounts. And three fixed focal length lenses for Leica L mounts: Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN, Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN, and Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses.