For the Visionaries
Some people do things by the book. Others write their own. Get to know the uniquely capable 28mm and 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, two rule-bending primes for ultimate image quality and creativity.
Brilliant Technology, Boundless Creativity
The Art line spares no expense in the pursuit of perfection, putting superior optical quality in robust, weather-sealed housings for strong performance in extreme conditions. And that’s not all. With beautiful bokeh and a high degree of vignette control, the 28mm and 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | A add expressive qualities to their chart-topping MTF scores.
28mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
The Modern Classic
A common focal length, uncommonly good. This fast and versatile wide-angle workhorse excels at landscapes, event photography, and environmental portraits.
- Classic focal length, modern design
- Impressively fast autofocus
- Very sharp, even at F1.4
40mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
A “normal” lens that’s anything but. The unique focal length takes in more of the scene than a 50mm without wide-angle distortion, perfect for astrophotography.
- Meets Cine lens performance standards
- Virtually distortion-free
- High resolution across the frame
This is the best wide-angle prime I have used in recent memory, perhaps ever. It’s a classic focal length mated with a fast aperture that together make for a flexible lens that’s well suited for many tasks.
28mm F1.4 DG HSM | A– Digital Trends
I’m in love with what the 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art can produce. This is easily one of the best lenses I’ve reviewed so far. For one, the 40mm F1.4 is incredibly sharp, and I’m not just talking about in the center. It is virtually sharp edge to edge even at F1.4.
40mm F1.4 DG HSM | A– Finding Range
As with the rest of the Sigma Art lenses, the aesthetics and build quality of the 28mm F1.4 | Art lens will also impress. The 28mm focal length is very useful with strong general-purpose utility. This is not a cheap lens, but from a relative perspective, especially considering the near-best-in-class image quality, it is not high either.
28mm F1.4 DG HSM | A– The Digital Picture
If you’re looking for a great lens with some character, the Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is hard to beat. With a gorgeous depth of field and ultimate sharpness, this lens performed admirably. It’s great no matter what you’re photographing — landscapes, nature, environmental portraits, street photography… you name it.
40mm F1.4 DG HSM | A– Photofocus