85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A

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Standard Lenses, USB Dock Compatible, MC-11 Compatible
Art
Creative, Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family
  • Stellar optical performance
  • DxOMark Highest Score (Sep. 2016)
  • Updated AF system with 1.3x the Torque
  • Designed and tested for high mega-pixel cameras
  • 86mm filter size
  • Accessories included: lens hood, caps, carrying case
Art Lens
AArt Lens

Engineered for those who see photography as a critical expression of self, our Art line offers sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power to deliver faithfully on your artistic vision.

DG
DGDG for Digital

Designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on full-frame digital SLRs, Sigma DG lenses also bring out the best in 35mm SLR film cameras and APS-C size DLSRs.

HSM
HSMQuiet & Fast Autofocusing

This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.

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Overview

The Sigma 85mm 1.4 DG HSM Art is the latest addition to the world renowned Sigma Global Vision Line. Designed and engineered for unparalleled image quality, the Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art employs a completely new optical design and premium components. 2 FLD (performance equal to fluorite) glass elements and 1 element boasting a high rate of anomalous partial dispersion and high refraction achieve a class leading level of performance. The highly anticipated 85mm 1.4 Art is an ideal lens for a variety of photographic subjects, particularly portrait photography, both in-studio and on-location. The newly updated Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) allows for 1.3X the torque of previous generations for fast and efficient autofocus. Through rigorous testing, the Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art ushers in a new era of quality and performance for this popular fast prime focal length. A 9 blade rounded diaphragm creates beautiful background bokeh to isolate and accentuate the subject. Full Time manual focus can be engaged by rotating the focusing ring, even when shooting continuous autofocus and a state-of-the-art electronic diaphragm is included for lenses in the nikon mount.

Tall Grass

James Schmelzer

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/8000 sec. F1.4 100

I'm at the beach a lot in the summer months and I love putting my subject in the tall grass and just letting the setting sun illuminate on them. The hard part is keeping my shadow from the Sun off the subject. This image was shot in natural light f1.4 1/8000 iso 100 85mm. The 1.4 helps to blur the background and the focal length helps me use less area around the subject .

Tall Grass

James Schmelzer

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/8000 sec. F1.4 100

I'm at the beach a lot in the summer months and I love putting my subject in the tall grass and just letting the setting sun illuminate the subject. The hard part is keeping my shadow from the Sun off the subject. This image was shot in natural light f1.4 1/8000 iso 100 85mm. The 1.4 helps to blur the background and the focal length helps me use less area around the subject .

Head Shot

James Schmelzer

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 sec F1.4 100

I do a lot of head shots and I love the look of wide open apertures. The 85mm is the perfect focal length for portraits.This image was shot at f1.4 1/800 iso100 85mm, but what makes this lens so cool is its minimum focus range is just under 3 feet (33 inches)so its really amazing to get this close with a 85mm. LOVE THIS LENS!

Blue Sky

James Schmelzer

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/100 sec. F1.4 400

This image is from a class I taught at Florida School and the concept was to show how to make the sky go bluer by converting your light source to tungsten. My choice of lens was the super fast 85mm . This image was shot at 1.4  1/100  iso400 . The 1.4 aperture helps keep the iso down lower when shooting at night.

Fashion

James Schmelzer

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/5000 sec F1.4 100

When shooting fashion images I prefer wide open lenses with shallow depth of field easy to do with close ups but harder to throw out of focus when shooting full length. This image was shot at f1.4 1/5000 iso100 85mm .The focal length of the 85mm helps to compress the amount of background I am using and seems to bring the mountains closer, but the wide open aperture keeps her from blending into the mountains. I try to place something in the foreground like the tumble weed that helps give more dimension , Timing of the day and placement of the natural lighting determines my camera direction. LOVE THIS LENS.

Annabelle with Dandelion Crown

David FitzSimmons

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1000 sec F4 100

A shallow depth-of-field helps viewers focus on Annabelle’s eyes. Excellent bokeh creates a creamy-soft background, just as important to the shot.

Valentine's Day

Judy Host

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 sec F5 500

Once again, Sigma’s prime lens the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A  compliments my work. With it’s fast autofocusing, I can continually change my perspective, refocus and shoot without ever missing a beat.  My style of photographing is to shoot fast so that I can capture every nuance in my subjects expression.  The 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A is perfect for that style.  With Alexis on a very hot day, I created the portrait I wanted for Valentine’s Day.  Alexis’s expression, along with her soulful movements made my vision come true.

TBA / Melissa

Jennifer Rozenbaum

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 sec F2.8 1000

TBA / Kira

Jennifer Rozenbaum

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 sec F2.2 1250

TBA

Jennifer Rozenbaum

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 sec F1.4 1000

TBA

Jennifer Rozenbaum

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 sec F4.0 200

TBA / Andrea

Jennifer Rozenbaum

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 sec F2.8 320

Lady in red

Andy Marcus

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 sec F2.8 320

SUNSET SURF SHOT

MIKE NELSON @FULLNELSON_PHOTO

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/640 9 250

SUNSET SURF PHOTO TAKEN ON LONG ISLAND NEW YORK. FIRST TEST RUN WITH THE NEW 85 1.4 ART. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING LENS

Balancing Act

Shivani Reddy

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/4000 1.4 200

one side over the other

YIsrael Ori

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 160 1.4 250

BS"D Art through expression

Hogging the bench

YIsrael Ori

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 160 1.4 50

That is one way to go through life cloked

Dew Bokeh

Oleg Maksymenko

Sony A Mount 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/6400 1.4 100

Fall in Texas

Oleg Maximenco

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 1,4 400

Andreea

Filippo Pruccoli

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1-125 1.4 400

Le Bumbarelle

Andreea

Filippo Pruccoli

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 240 1.6 125

Andreea Soare/Ph©FIlippoPruccoli

Orange

NITIN MESHRAMKAR

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/500 1.4 100

Porsche 930 Turbo

Steven Hicks Imagery

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 F/10 400

blowing bubbles

lyndon naya

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 f1.4 12800

Before the storm..

Wojciech Kmiecik

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 2000 1.4 100

Natural Beauty of Jiufen

Jeffrey Tan

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/3200 2.8 100

Jiufen, "nine portions" is a mountainous area in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City near Keelung, Taiwan. I've bought the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens more for portraiture shots but I was impressed that it is able to capture very nice landscape shots too. The Sigma Art lens is a fast and very sharp lens, and I love it.

Portrait #1

Gary Canazzi

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 1.4 400

Test shot from this new lens straight out of the box. AMAZING quality!

Blessings

Nitin Vyas

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/320sec f/1.4 2500

A Hindu monk ( Sadhu)sitting on the ghats along the holy river Ganga in Varanasi, India, raised his hand to bless me when I asked his permission to make his portrait with my new Sigma 85mm Art lens.

The Playground

kadsphotography

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/664sec. f1.4 160

The Joy of Being a Child Again.

At the Mall

kadsphotography

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/400 f1.4 640

Testing the Bokeh Quality.

Family Bonding

kadsphotography

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1000sec f1.6 125

Family Vacation in Isla Reta.

Statuesque Silver

Vijay Rakhra Photography

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 1.4 3200

Glitz, Glamour and Art!

Phin

Arthur Robinson

Sony E-mount 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/640 1.7 100

Sony A7rII with MC-11 attached. Incredibily sharp lens with eye auto focus!! Shot with an 38" october camera left for fill..

Glass Mug

David Solodukho

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 1.4 200

Funny Face

Arnaud Dethoor

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 1.6 400

This photo was improvised and taken with the Canon 1200D.

The Visionaire

Alexander Moloksher

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 7.1 100

The Dancer

jayasimha reddy

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/2500sec f/2 1/640sec

KATHAK dancer Samudyata bhat... backstage picture at Kathaakar dance festival Bangalore

EVE

Marcus Lashah Walker

Sony E-mount 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/8000 f1.4 50

Eve and Serpent!

pooja bhatt- kathak dance form

jayasimha reddy

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/400sec f/2.8 1/2500

kathak is a very popular dance form and a treat for photographers..

Loner

Pavol Stražovec

Sony A Mount 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/10 1,4 200

Chinese culture

Solovey Igor

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1\250 2.5 140

Miranda

Kostas Karakalas

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 2.0 1000

Keratsini, Greece

Kostas Karakalas

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 2.8 1600

Venice mask

Antonio Lori

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 f/8 100

Hermes of Praxiteles

Kostas karakalas

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/320 f4 800

Hermes and the Infant Dionysus, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes_and_the_Infant_Dionysus

Amanda

Nader Abushhab

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 3.2 100

Used the 85 Art in the studio at wider apertures.

The Event Horizon of A Smile

Keenan Reed

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 2.2 100

When I was in Nashville visiting my girlfriend she brought me through a small town called Leipers Fork. We walked about the small strip of touristy, quaint stores and old architecture until we came across this porch with a wonderful bench on it. I took this portrait along with 2 others in a triptych I call "The Evolution of A Smile", this photo being the second. The "Event Horizon" of a black hole is the point of no return for matter being pulled in by the immense gravitational forces. I felt that this title was perfect for this portrait as it depicts the point of no return for a smile.

Flower,spring,makro

Kindurica

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/100-1/500 F 1,4 100

Springs sun,nature,...

Domingo Rociero

J E Perez E

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 f2.8 100

Carousel

Portraiture

Keenan Reed

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 7.1 100

I shot this at a Parabolix light shaping event. This was my first time using pro grade lighting (Profoto) and pro light shaping tools... and what a difference! I could have not asked for a better conditions to bring out the full potential of the Sigma 85mm 1.4 A; a true portraiture beast. Shot crop frame on a Canon 80D.

Meagan

Keenan Reed

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 7.1 100

I shot this at a Parabolix light shaping event. This was my first time using pro grade lighting (Profoto) and pro light shaping tools... and what a difference! I could have not asked for a better conditions to bring out the full potential of the Sigma 85mm 1.4 A; a true portraiture beast. Shot crop frame on a Canon 80D.

Anya

David Solodukho

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 3.2 100

Focused on Food

Randy Forbes

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 1.4 50

A wild Heron is unfettered by people close-up at a local fish market in Newport Beach when there is food available.

Ganesha in the wild

Mario F. (@Biggz3579)

Sony E-mount 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1000 f/1.4 100

Wendy

Tomas Gruber

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 1,8 200

1st shoot with this Lens :-)

Look

Tomas Gruber

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 1,8 200

Street of Oslo

Paul-Dan Dragoman

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 sec F1.4 100

The S'mortado | The Roosevelt Coffee House

Shannon W. Williams

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 f/1.6 250

Part of a commercial project for the Roosevelt Coffee House in Columbus, OH - featuring products from their seasonal drink menu.

Kickin' Pumpkin | The Roosevelt Coffee House

Shannon W. Williams

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/500 f/1.6 100

Part of a commercial project for the Roosevelt Coffee House in Columbus, OH - featuring products from their seasonal drink menu.

Cascada Cider | The Roosevelt Coffee House

Shannon W. Williams

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 f/2.2 200

Part of a commercial project for the Roosevelt Coffee House in Columbus, OH - featuring products from their seasonal drink menu.

Tabla Musical Instrument

Sujith Ravi Menon

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/400 f/1.8 1250

Focus Test

USWNT Julie Ertz Shoots

Allan West

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1250 f2.8 1250

Julie Ertz on the US Women's National Soccer Team shoots against New Zealand at UC Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

USWNT Rose Lavelle on the attack for a goal

Allan West

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1250 f2.8 1250

Us Women's National Team midfielder Rose Lavelle on the attack at UC Nippert Stadium

Polina

Penelope Edgar

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250sec f1.6 500

This was an On Location Test Shoot of a model in a Rainforest on the West coast using only natural light. Love the results using the 85mm Lense

Indy

Susan K. Shaffer

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 125 5.6 800

My best friend

Beauty

Alex Ogleton- AR Photoz Photography

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 sec f/5.6 125

I've decide to take my years of photography experience and turn to beauty editorial work. I wanted to test our the quality of sharpness the 85mm 1.4 Art would bring me & I am nothing short of impressed. The AF even at ISO 125 was on point every shot. This will be one of my main go to lenses from now on in-studio.

Touch of Class

Alvarez Photography Studio

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 2.8 160

While attending the WPPI2018 in Las Vegas I was demonstrating at the Lumiquest booth and was able to borrow the 85mm Art lens. The Canon body used was the 5D. Using 2 speed lights one on the floor using Fxtra blue gel and the other using new StripLTP

Nico

Errick Jackson

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/500 1.4 50

Natural light portrait of my friend Nicolette

Portrait

Oleksandr Permiakov

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1250 1.4 400

Portrait shooting in the botanic garden

ALMA

Jo Ruffin

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/60 2.5 400

A Beautiful face

Leander B Glenn

Canon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 1.4 100

Picture was cropped to place the viewer eyes on the model Rachel face...

Rainbow Bridge Crossing

Darren LaFreniere

Sony E-mount 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/60 1.4 320

Walking around Tokyo trying to get a good vantage for the bridge, a local vessel was passing right in view.

Line Up

Mantas Kubilinskas

Nikon 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 200 6.3 1600

Always try to do something different what you never did before.

Tech Specs

LENS CONSTRUCTION

Lens Construction

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction 14 elements in 12 groups
Angle of View (35mm) 28.6°
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F16
Minimum Focusing Distance 85cm / 33.5in.
Filter Size (mm) φ86㎜
Maximum Magnifications 1:8.5
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
φ94.7mm × 126.2mm / 3.7in. × 5.0in.
Weight 1,130g / 39.9oz.
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma HSM
DG
Nikon HSM
DG
Canon

HSM
DG

Sony E**

HSM
DG

HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
DG - DG for Digital Full Frame and APS-C

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

**This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

GEOMETRICAL MTF CHART

Geometrical MTF

DIFFRACTION MTF CHART

Diffractional MTF

EFFECTIVE DISTORTION

 Effective Distortion

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Relative distortion

VIGNETTING

Vignetting

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Customer Reviews. 3 review(s)

Review by Dan
Posted on 6/6/2018
Definitely my sharpest lens!
I bought this lens a few months back and have been able to shoot portraits, weddings, and even a bit of landscape with this lens. If you're looking for a sharp lens, look no further! Aside from my Sigma 35mm Art lens, I don't have any other lenses that I want to use when taking shots of people. It is just an amazing performer and I would highly recommend it!
Review by Allan West
Posted on 12/3/2017
One of the best lenses I own
This lens is awesome !!! everything the from the price all the way to the performance. The clarity of the shots produced by the lens is next to none. I use the lens for portraits as well as close up action shots during professional soccer matches. IT IS AMAZING !!! I comparing the canon version and the Sigma, I will always use my Sigma. they have out don themselves in the construction of the lens. if the there is one con of this lens, it is just bit on the heavy side but that is being ultra picky. WELL Done SIGMA !!
Review by Cphoto1954
Posted on 1/7/2017
Excellent Lens worth every penny!
As a pro taking portraits for over 30 years the 85mm focal length has always been my favorite. Since going digital in 2005 the fasted lens I’ve only owned was f2.8. I’m so in love with the bokeh I'm getting between f1.4 and f2 with this lens.

Before purchasing this lens I did a ton of test shots with all the other 85mm’s out there; Canon 1.2 & 1.8, Tamron 1.8 IS, Zeiss 1.4 Milvus (great lens but Manual Focus is not for me), I am very pleased with the choice I made.

When I got this lens I literally took it out of the box and put it on my Canon 5D3 body, with no micro adjustments whatsoever. Both center focus and off-center (maximum) points were right on the money. The focus speed seems very quick and accurate and considering the narrow slice of focus at f1.4 It is much better on getting proper focus than my Canon 100 (IS) Macro at f2.8 or my Canon 24-105 at f4 (Both now sold).

After owning three different copies of the Canon 24-105 over a six year period I found they all mis-focused between 10-15% of the time. So I purchased the SIGMA 24-105 about a year ago. Now fifteen-thousand images later I find the SIGMA nailing close to 100% in perfect focus, not to mention it is much sharper than the Canon. This was part of the reason I had high hopes for this new SIGMA 85mm lens.

I do not find the weight to be a problem whatsoever because it is so well balanced and I know how well it performs on my camera. It is a pro lens, and honestly at this price point, it’s a great value.

Gary



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