Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art for L Mount and E -Mount

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Sigma has unveiled its latest lens, the 85mm F1.4 DG DN. It is available in either Sony E-mount or L mount.

The lens was designed from the ground up specifically for mirrorless cameras, and according to Sigma, ‘It offers unparalleled optical performance, a compact and lightweight body, robust build quality and high-speed AF’.

Key Features

  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Five SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element, Four HR Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Stepping Motor AF System
  • Customizable AFL Button
  • Physical Aperture Ring; De-Click Switch
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design
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The 85mm F1.4 DG DA weighs 55% less than the existing 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, and it is claimed to offer better image quality. The lens weighs just 630 g (1.39 lb) at it is only 9.4 cm ( 3.7″) long. As a comparison the original 85mm F1.4 Art lens weighs 1215 g.

The lens has a front filter diameter of φ77mm and a close focus of 85cm / 33.5″.

The lens boasts five Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and one aspherical element that is claimed to help to control optical aberrations including chromatic aberration, flare, and ghosting.

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The lens design including a dust and splash-proof barrel, a lockable and de-clickable iris ring, and a customizable AFL button. The lens also comes with a lockable lens hood. The 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art uses materials such as aluminum and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) to achieve Art-line build quality, but with weight kept to a minimum.

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The newly-introduced iris ring lock switch allows users to lock the iris ring either at auto or between apertures F1.4-F16. This prevents unintended movement of the ring from auto to manual, or vice versa, during shooting.

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There is a Focus Mode Switch on the lens barrel, and an AFL button that allows various functions to be assigned from the camera body according to user preference.

Price & Availability

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The lens retails for $1,199 USD. It should be available soon.

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