Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM Review | A (Art)

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Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM Review

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM Review

The Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM is a lens from the new 'Sigma Art' range. The letter 'A' on the lens barrel stands for 'Art' and this line is designed to create the highest quality artistic images. Sigma claims the Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A is one of their best products. Despite the loud statements, the lens turned out to be really worthy of attention, with really good indicators :)

Main technical characteristics of Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A:

Review Instance Name The lens barrel bears the following inscriptions 'SIGMA 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A ø67 MADE IN JAPAN 013'
Basic properties
  • DG - the lens is designed for full-frame DSLR digital cameras, in this case it's analog 'Nikon fx'
  • A (Art) - a line of modern Sigma lenses aimed at maximum optical quality
  • 013 (2013) - lens year marker
  • HSM (Hyper Sabout nothing Motor) - ultrasonic focusing motor, in this case it is analogous to 'Nikon SWM'.
  • AF / MF - simple focus mode switch
  • IF (Iinternal Focusing) - internal focus
  • Full-Time Mannual Focus - continuous manual focus control, analog Nikon 'M / A'
  • Super Multi-layer Coating - super multicoated optics
  • ASP (Aspenherical) - aspherical elements in the optical scheme
  • SLD (Special Low Dispersion) - special low dispersion elements in the optical scheme
  • FLD – (Fluorite-like Low Dispersion) - special low-dispersion elements in the optical scheme with characteristics close to fluorite
  • USB dock Compatibility - compatible with Dock Station for flashing and / or reprogramming (adjust focus, etc.)
  • MCS (Mount Cversion Service) - the lens supports service replacement of the mount for another system
  • TSC (Thermally Sbackgammon Composite Material) - thermally stable body material
  • Bayonet hood included
  • Important: a lens from a third-party manufacturer, which imposes some restrictions on its practical use
Front Filter Diameter 67 mm
Focal length 35 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 52.2 mm
Zoom ratio 1 x (this is a fixed lens)
Designed by for digital cameras Nikon FX,

There are also options for:

  • Canon EF
  • Sony / Minolta A
  • Sony E (important: the lens looks very different from its mirror options)
  • Lieca L (important: the lens looks very different from its mirror options)
  • Pentax K
  • Sigma sa
Number of aperture blades 9 rounded petals
Tags window with a focus distance scale in meters and feet, mark of bayonet mount and mount / fix hood
Diaphragm F / 1.4 to F / 16

The lens is deprived of the aperture control ring, control occurs through the camera menu (analog Nikon G - lens type)

MDF 0.3 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 5.2
The weight November 665, XNUMX
Optical design 13 elements in 11 groups:

  • 2 aspherical elements ASP (Aspherical, shown in pink on the optical diagram)
  • 4 low dispersion elements SLD (Special Low Dispersion, shown in blue on the optical diagram)
  • 1 FLD (Fluorite-like Low Dispersion) is a special low dispersion element that is close to fluorite in characteristics (shown in yellow on the optical diagram)

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG AImage of optical circuit clickable

Lens hood Plastic, bayonet type, LH730-03)
Manufacturer country MADE IN JAPAN (Lens made in Japan)
Production period
  • from November 7, 2012 for Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA
  • May 24, 2014 for Pentax K and Sony A
  • from September 7, 2016 Sigma Cine 35mm T1.5 FF variant under Caon EF, Sony E
  • from February 27, 2018 for Sony E
  • from July 11, 2019 for Leica L
  • from December 6, 2019 Sigma Cine 35mm T1.5 FF variant under PL

Further supplemented by a lens Sigma 35mm 1: 1.2 DG DN Art

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The Sigma A (Sigma Art) lens range includes the following lenses:


For full-frame cameras (series DG) with mount Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA:

  1. Sigma 14 mm 1: 1.8 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, + Cine
  2. Sigma 20 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, scheme 15/11 [AliExpress]
  3. Sigma 24 mm 1:1.4DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, scheme 15/11 [AliExpress]
  4. Sigma 28 mm 1:1.4DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +cine [AliExpress]
  5. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +A, +Pentax, +Cine, scheme 13/11 [AliExpress]
  6. Sigma 40 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +cine [AliExpress]
  7. Sigma 50 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +A, +Cine [AliExpress]
  8. Sigma 70 mm 1: 2.8 DG MACRO | A (Art), +L, +E [AliExpress]
  9. Sigma 85 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, scheme 14/12 [AliExpress]
  10. Sigma 105 mm 1:1.4DG | A (Art), +L, +E, + Cine
  11. Sigma 135 mm 1: 1.8 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +cine [AliExpress]
  12. Sigma 12-24 mm 1: 4 DG | A (Art),
  13. Sigma 14-24 mm 1:2.8DG | A (Art), scheme 17/11
  14. Sigma 24-35 mm 1:2 DG | A (Art), +Cine [AliExpress]
  15. Sigma 24-70 mm 1:2.8 DG OS | A (Art), scheme 19/14 [AliExpress]
  16. Sigma 24-105 mm 1: 4 DG OS | A (Art), +A[AliExpress]


For full-frame mirrorless cameras (series DG DN) with bayonet Leica l и Sony E:

  1. Sigma 20 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), scheme 17/15 [AliExpress]
  2. Sigma 24 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), scheme 17/14 [AliExpress]
  3. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.2 DG DN | A (Art), scheme 17/12 [AliExpress]
  4. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), scheme 15/11 [AliExpress]
  5. Sigma 50 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art)Scheme 14/11
  6. Sigma 85 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), scheme 15/11 [AliExpress]
  7. Sigma 105 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN MACRO | A (ART), scheme 12/7 [AliExpress]
  8. Sigma 14-24 mm 1:2.8 DG DN | A (Art), scheme 18/13
  9. Sigma 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN | A (Art), scheme 19/15 [AliExpress]


For cropped SLR cameras (series DC) with mount Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA:

  1. Sigma 30 mm 1: 1.4 DC | A (Art) + Pentax, + A
  2. Sigma 18-35 mm 1:1.8 DC | A (Art) +Pentax, +A, +Cine [AliExpress]
  3. Sigma 50-100 mm 1:1.8 DC | A(Art)+Cine[AliExpress]


For cropped mirrorless cameras (series DN) for Micro 4/3 and Sony E:

  1. Sigma 19 mm 1: 2.8 DN | A (Art), black / silver
  2. Sigma 30 mm 1: 2.8 DN | A (Art), black / silver
  3. Sigma 60 mm 1: 2.8 DN | A (Art), black / silver


  • +L means that there is a version of the lens adapted for working on mirrorless cameras with a Leica L mount
  • +E means that there is a version of the lens adapted to work on mirrorless cameras with Sony E mount
  • + Pentax means that there is a version of the lens with a Pentax K mount (rare)
  • +A means that there is a version of the lens with Sony A mount (rarity)
  • + Cine means that there is a version of the lens adapted for video shooting, usually the CINE versions are released simultaneously for ARRI PL, Canon EF and Sony E mounts

Additionally, you can look at all lenses SIGMA CONTEMPORARY (C) и all lenses SIGMA SPORT (S). Here here there is a short video about the rulers and markings of Sigma lenses.

Sigma 35mm 1:1.4 DG A HSM is suitable for full-frame cameras (designation 'DG') and is available for Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Sony A, Sony E, Sigma, Leica L systems. This review presents a modification for Nikon cameras. On full-frame cameras, 35 mm focal length is convenient to use for a very wide range of tasks. On Nikon DX cameras EGF lens will be 52,5mm. For Nikon DX cameras, Sigma has two good alternatives: Sigma AF 30mm 1: 1.4 EX DC HSM  and Sigma 30mm 1: 1.4 DС Art HSM with a much lower price tag.

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

All Art lenses are made exclusively in Japan, even all their accessories (caps, wardrobe trunks, etc.) are also made in Japan. Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 is a difficult lens, its optical scheme, consisting of 13 elements in 11 groups, has 2 aspherical elements, 4 SLD (low dispersion) elements and 1 FLD (low dispersion type 'F') element. The lens weighs almost 700 grams. The lens barrel is made from a new composite material that is less sensitive to temperature changes than conventional polycarbonate. The diameter of the front filter is 67 mm, I would not refuse the standard 77 mm, since I have several filters for this diameter.

In the hands of Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A feels like something holistic, well-made. True, the lens does not have dust or moisture protection, and the rubber on the focus ring consists of one tape stretched over the body, not glued to anything. Usually over time, the tape begins to peel off.

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

Focus speed is above average, but I can’t call it fast. The focusing time from infinity to MDF and vice versa is slightly longer than the non-motor inexpensive Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D... Personally, I expected a faster response from the Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG. Since the lens has a built-in 'HSM' (Hyper Sonic Motor) ultrasonic focusing motor, the Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG will work on all the central control rooms Nikon.

The lens does not have a full implementation of the manual focus priority mode. Permanent manual focus control is only available. when using the AF-S focus method, or in the manual focus mode :(. Most often I shoot in AF-C modeso when using the Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM, a 'focus control fight' starts between me and the lens. This is a small thing, but rather unpleasant. With native lenses that support full mode M / A (manual focus priority auto mode), such troubles do not arise. Perhaps lens modifications for other systems such as Pentax, Canon, and Sigma lack such a flaw.

The lens has a 'AF / MF Focus' switch. The focusing ring is large and comfortable, and everything else is also rubberized. In the active position, the ring rotates 90 degrees, which is not very much, but given its large diameter, manual focusing is not difficult. The ring does not rotate during autofocus.

Internal focusing - the front lens remains stationary during focusing, but the rear lens moves. When using special light filters, for example polarizingshould not have any problems. MDF is 30 cm, which allows you to get maximum magnification when shooting close-up 1: 5.2. The lens uses a floating element system to correct image quality when focusing at close distances (the so-called Floating Focusing System, something similar to Nikon Close Range Correction).

Like most modern lenses, the Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG transmits focus distance into the camera. In the Nikon lens designation system, Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG is a type lens FX, AF-S (SWM), G, IF, Aspherical, ED.

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

In the kit, the lens comes with a case, covers and a plastic hood. The hood can be installed back-to-front, while losing access to the focus ring. The lens supports the use of a special USB docking station, which, together with special software, can reprogram the lens, which will allow you to adjust the automatic focus (back / front focus).

Here link to the archive with the originals - 374 MB, 35 photos, photo parameters in the archive and in the gallery are indicated here.


Examples of photos on the Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A in the version for full-frame mirrorless cameras with E mount and camera sony a7 III shared photographer Vladimir Shishov. Many of his works can be seen. on his personal website or on the page in Instagram.

The lens distortion is almost invisible, which is very, very good. The f / 1.4 aperture is already fully functional - you can get a sharp image without any problems. At closed apertures, the lens sharp to madness... Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A creates an image with good contrast and has nice bokeh... Due to the diaphragm, with 9 rounded blades, the circles in the out-of-focus area do not look like 'nuts'. The lens tolerates side and backlight well, and chromatic aberration well adjusted. There are no complaints about image quality.

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM

My experience

In actual shooting conditions, I was rather disappointed by the many focusing misses and not the fastest focusing in general. Therefore, I am very surprised by the actual performance of the lens and the accolades I have seen on the web about fast and consistent focusing. Of course, with good lighting and unhurried tasks, there are no problems with focusing. Otherwise, the lens is very good. Although in many tests the optical properties of the Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM outperform / can surpass those of native lenses, I would not rush to call it the 'best 35'.


Lens prices in popular online stores can look at this link, or in the price block below.


The Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM is an excellent lens, a really good alternative to the native 35 / 1.4 class lenses.

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Comments: 123, on the topic: Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM review | A (Art)

  • Petro

    By purchasing qiu sigma for Nikon D700. Writing decilkokh hilin aware of an even stronger front focus. Yakshcho to ob'єktu is close to 3 meters on F 1.4, the miss is 1 meter.

    The store gave me another new copy for the test. The situation is such itself. Buv thinking about the problem in the camera. It will make it easy for you to complete the test on three D700s. Nothing changed on the other cameras, they worked in the same way, they missed a lot.

    If the robots correct the focus in the camera by setting +14 +15. Nibi hitє. Ale all one focus unstable and zagaglі not zrozumіliy. Once in a while.

    The docking station does not obey the principle. Ob'ktiv brought to turn itself through problems with focus.

    Is there a nutrition chi parti taka chi firmware? I do not know.

    Tsikavo yak Sigma 35mm 1.4 pra прає on the Nikon D700 in the nth people.

  • Bodqa

    Excellent glass, but expensive (for crop) I want to buy a sigma 30 1.4 Art version. But the problem is, it is not possible to buy them in Ukraine, they simply do not bring it. Do not tell me where you can order, with ebey too dumb.

  • Dmitriy

    Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM is suitable for full frame cameras (designation 'DG') - I remember DG appeared with the flourishing of DSLRs and denotes lens-to-digital optimization, not “full frame lens”, no?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, yes, but at the same time, it is easiest to determine by DG that it is a lens for a full-format camera, by analogy with DC.

  • Wladimir

    Hello, Arkady.
    And how do you like this alternative - Samyang 35 / 1.4 ED AS UMC? With the subsequent installation of "dandelion". Or is Sigma Zoom 17-50mm 1: 2.8 EX DC OS HSM better? Mainly interested in focal 35mm and open apertures. I know - Sigma is better, the question is purely financial. For leisurely shooting.
    Thank you.

    • Wladimir

      Following the amendment: "Sigma is better" - I mean 35 / 1,4.

  • Eugene

    Hello! Recently I bought this miracle, I use it on d4s and d300s and everything works fine on both carcasses. The speed is not high but enough for me, the picture is beautiful, and autofocus works tenaciously, especially on d4s. But there is one problem, after the purchase I decided to put on a hood, but to my surprise she dresses in some unimaginably strange way, namely long petals to the edges and short ones up and down. That is, it turns out that my hood is rotated 90 degrees and nothing can be done about it, I also don’t hear a click when winding.

    Arkady, did you have such a problem and maybe there is some other way to properly put on a hood for this sigma?
    I do not want to swear the online store in vain.
    Tip: When buying this lens, take all possible tests with you, especially for focus accuracy - and you will be happy if everything works correctly, and check the hood!

    • Roman

      Hey. I have the torment of choice Nikon or Sigma. I ordered myself d4s. But the speed and accuracy of focusing is confusing, but the price compared to Nikon pleases. Have you compared nikon and sigma? How significant is the difference?

  • anonym

    and if you compare the picture (not sharpness, HA, etc.) with this sigma, samyang 35mm, nikon 28 / 1,8 and. Nikon 24-70? exactly the figure, the volume?

  • Alexander

    The lens is beautiful, without exaggeration, and what stars it draws on the closed ones is a sight for sore eyes, the quality is better and I have not seen, even the iron helios is resting, on the closed ones - a razor, at 1.4 tode you can easily shoot.
    but! but ... eh !! you must carefully choose a copy! carefully, my copy is successful - one of three, amendment +5, gets stably, and the two previous ones - alas and ah. Accordingly, you can forget about online stores, choose only if there are several copies.

    • Oleg

      I used this sigma for six months and I did not like it. heavy, bulky, gives very very strong vignetting in the open (which I rarely used). Now bought a canon 35 f2 is usm and just happy. a much more convenient and useful lens to use. here is a review-comparison of these two models:

      • Ivan Karpov

        Oleg, sorry, I read your review - this is the crazy howl of a canonist fan. What is it worth, how you complain that the sigma is too well made and the Canon looks no longer pretentious, which is more invisible for street photography. Do you want to be invisible on the street with your DSLR? At the same time, you shoot weddings, when it is usually just important for the groom and the bride that you have a solid camera in your hands (with a mirrorless camera, many are simply sent to the forest - not solid). If you want to be invisible on the street, shoot with a mirrorless camera or a smartphone, a slightly smaller lens will not help you to become invisible with a DSLR. Complaints about weight also do not understand for an adult man who howls about a difference of several hundred grams. Complaints that you are too lazy to edit the vignette are also unfounded - use an action to automate. In a word, unlike the reviews of Arkady, who makes them quite objectively, your review is just pure taste, not the case. The only thing that is true there is about autofocus, the glass is not for fast shooting.

        • Sergei

          "... this is the crazy howl of a canon fan ..."
          very accurately noticed)
          I would even change the word “fan” to “sectarian”, then it will turn out even closer to the essence, in my opinion ...

  • Alexander

    As for the hood, I didn’t notice anything strange at all, took it and wound it up, no clicks, it keeps excellent

  • Sergei

    in connection with the transition to another system, the 2014 hit Sigma AF 35mm F / 1.4 DG Art for Nikon is urgently sold, I will give the dock as a bonus, I bought everything in Japan (the lens is really super!) I used it for 3 months on the d610, the lens is in PERFECT CONDITION, 100% set, packaging, docks, case, covers + protective filter (Japan) + sigma docking station for aligning and updating firmware (good weight!)

    some info
    The Sigma 35 1.4 Art lens is a top model of the first category and is intended, first of all, for creating creative photography. Specifications Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM This model is a wide-angle short-focus lens with a fairly high aperture. As the name implies, the new Sigma 35mm is a “fixed” lens that provides focusing from a minimum distance of 30 cm. The field of view of Sigma af 35mm f 1.4 is 63,4 degrees, which, in turn, makes it possible to include composition of more objects in the background. And for creative photography this is of great importance. The minimum aperture is F16, and the maximum is F1.4. As you know, a high aperture not only allows you to shoot in low light conditions, but also achieve a beautiful background blur effect, which, again, is extremely important for creative photography. Design features of the fix Sigma 35mm optical system is made of 13 elements in 11 groups. Among them there is one FLD lens (fluorite-like glass) and four SLD lenses (low-dispersion glass), which can significantly reduce the phenomena of chromatic aberration. The diaphragm petals in the amount of 9 pieces are made in a rounded shape, which makes it possible to achieve a perfectly round inlet of the light flux. The HSM autofocus drive provides not only fast and accurate, but also silent lens aiming. Sigma lenses are the only ones still manufactured only in Japan. And this, as a result, is the highest standard of workmanship and assembly quality. Separately, it is necessary to focus on the use of TSC technology - Thermally Stable Composite, which is the use of a new composite for a body with a high degree of heat resistance. Now you can safely use the lens, both in very low temperatures and in the heat, without fear of damaging it, as well as avoiding distortions in the picture due to structural deformations, although the designation stands for DG, which indicates that the lens is intended for use with full-format matrices (full frame 24 x 36 mm), the manufacturer himself states that it can be fully fully used on crop
    very beautiful bokeh and a clear picture throughout the range!
    can write on soap

  • Sergei

    sold out

  • Jury

    Dear! Tell me, unfamiliar with Sigma products) I went to the store to look at this miracle lens. It was not available on Canon, only on Nikon. I look at the Sigma AF 30mm f / 1.4 DC HSM. Give me a try (I didn't know then that 30 was for cropped ones). The seller didn't say anything either. So I hooked it on a 5d mark3 and took a few pictures. I liked it in principle, decided to think about it, read the reviews, and I see that it is for a crop ... I know that EF-S cannon can not be put on a full frame - the mirror clings (did not try). Then the unknown tried - thank God nothing clung to it.
    So the question is: How do they differ except for the difference of 5mm?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Did you notice the vignette? Chaining mirrors can focus on infinity. The vignette (in theory, just a circular black area) will most likely appear when focusing over long distances and amplified by opening / closing the diaphragm. Lenses from third-party manufacturers do not have blocking protrusions on the mount; therefore, they can also be installed on full-format cameras. With a native Kenonovskiy cropped lens (EF-S), this would not have worked. An overview of such a sigma here

      • Jury

        Thank you) I did not notice the vignette. But I did not focus on long distances ..

  • Konstantin

    Used this lens for a year on Nikon D7000. Was disappointed - many autofocus misses. Now I bought a Nikon D750, put it on a new carcass and ... a miracle, it is impossible to think of better. The only disappointment is that autofocus does not work in Liv View mode, this is understandable, you need to upgrade the lens through the docking station. And yet this lens is not for cropped cameras, as I understand it - for full-frame cameras!

  • Vladimir

    I bought Sigma 35 \ 1.4 Art in May 2014 on Canon 40D. After a few test shots, I had to go back to the store and buy a docking station (there was a decent front focus). After adjusting the focus, everything seemed to be fine, but ... When focusing at long distances (somewhere over 10 m and at infinity), about 50% of misses were detected. I thought the problem is the same as described in (experience communicating with this lens Vyacheslav). But after purchasing the Canon 2015D MkIII in December 5 and installing this lens on it, everything worked just fine. By the way, the correction made at the dock for the fortieth came up on the Mk3 (without correction in the camera itself). Apparently, the type of camera still matters for the correct operation of the lens. I really like the lens!

  • Vladimir

    I bought this lens. And whatever he was lonely, he added 50 mm.
    Great tool!

  • Sergei

    Used it on the D610 I had to torment amended at the DOCK station (at long distances there was a shortage). After switching to D800, he made a reset of corrections at the DOCK station to the factory settings in order to adjust to a new carcass. It turned out that he hits the target without corrections at any distance. The picture from it is very sharp and plastic, on the D800 it opens to all 100.

  • Konstantin

    People, the lens is fabulous. But here’s how Ken writes, (Russian translation), in terms of design and reliability and compatibility it is far from Nikon and Kenon.

  • Denis

    Guys, lens for fx. And that's it. Docking station, misses, adjustments, corrections .. - this is for the crop. Yes, there are also defective models. I personally compared all 4 in the store, including the display case. With d800, everything was like family, even an internal correction was not required. Friends on the crop sometimes get lost in soap. Personally, I attribute this to insufficient experience with high-aperture fixes.
    What can I discuss here?)) Nikon 35 / 1.4 for 90.000 or sigma for 40.000?)) With its actual picture quality, let it have at least bokeh sticks, at least moles)) let's face it and not mix the camera body and lenses with lenses top rulers. They say it is sharper than Nikon? )) native glass, there are native and this is a set of objective parameters. And any sensible person would take them: 35 / 1.4 and 85 / 1.4 and 12-24, etc. But unfortunately we are all dependent on the financial component and sigma 35 / 1.4 is the best alternative in my opinion at this price. I regret that I did not manage to take it that year when it cost up to 30.000. Who else doubts, come to the store, fasten and the carcass and doubts will disappear))
    Arkady, ATP for the next constructive review. All good shots !!!

  • demopsey

    I have such glass under my native Sigma SA mount and use it with the SD-1 Merrill carcass.
    The lens is very sharp already with f / 4.0.
    There were no autofocus misses, but the movement was my fault a couple of times, but here it is my own fault - all the same, it is heavy with cropped carcasses.
    Focusing on the native system under the SD-1 Merrill is unhurried.

  • demopsey

    I want to add that it does not tolerate backlight very well. In any case, this is the case on the SD-1. At the expense of dust and moisture protection - I photographed it in rainy weather (under an umbrella) and in winter, in wet snow. Nothing fogged up and everything worked fine.

  • Igor

    Good day, is it worth it to take a crop, Canon 650d, will it perform its functions about which everyone is praised here?

    • Artem

      If you can afford it and understand that this focal length is exactly what you need - definitely take it.
      Super sharp lens, quality, aperture, constructive - everything is super.
      No wonder they chose him, albeit on Nikon, but the lens does not change from this.

  • Alexander

    Good afternoon. Tell me, I want to "get rid" of 24-85 2,8-4d and the replacement is a question on 2 glasses: is this sigma or native to Nikon 20-35 2,8d. The carcass is d610, the lens is needed for indoor reporting! Who can tell what - I will be grateful for any information or advice. Thanks in advance.

    • Alexey

      For reporting on the premises - 24-70 / 2,8.

      • Alexander

        Alexey, thanks for the advice, but in this focal range I have 24-85, which I will sell, because I want a wider angle in the first, and a large aperture in the second. While considering the above 2 lenses, but more inclined to the native. If anyone has experience with 20-35, write how he is when reporting. Is the middle of the focal range (35-80 mm) really lacking?

        • Alexander

          I forgot to add, the lens is selected in addition to the existing 80-200 2,8

  • Ljubomir

    I really liked this lens, moreover, I often use it as a camera lens when taking a photo walk and a thematic photo session.
    Examples of work on Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM | A (Art)
    My opinion is that he definitely fulfills his money


    Sigma AF 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art NIKON + USB Dok

  • Raya

    Thank you for the article!!! As always, all on the shelves)
    I decided to share my impression of this lens ...
    Two weeks ago I became the proud owner of Sigma 35 1.4 art ... New, from a photographic store.
    I took a trial photo shoot) IIIiiiiii, looking at the monitor the material just gasped)))
    In general, half of the shooting is in the basket ... I didn't believe it right away, kaaaaak ??? How could this happen to me? Before that I read that making friends with him is not easy, but to such an extent ... There are no words ... The center is perfect, everything is clear and beautiful, but on the right side of the lens there is just solid soap ... We conducted a photo test with prof. photographer with 20 years of experience, the verdict: presumably the optical axis was knocked down ... And it rattles like a rattle ... Bundle with Nikon D3, plus an additional check for Nikon D700, the result is the same ... Today I went to the same store, 2 hours were proved to me that their Nikon d5300, ideally, changed to another copy ... And he is the same ... the tests speak for themselves ... In general, after reading the comments to this article, I conclude that Sigma was not going to be friends with cameras of the older generation ... It's sad ... Now I don't know what to do next ... Complete disappointment ... I hope my comment will save someone's nerves and time ...

    • Ivan

      thank you

  • Pasha

    And if I put it temporarily on the D3100? How will he show himself?

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