The rumors had been proper: Sigma has unveiled a brand new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens designed particularly for mirrorless cameras. Promising stellar optical efficiency and coming in at simply $1,200, the lens undercut’s Sony’s 85mm G Master by a whopping $600… and but it doesn’t skimp on options.
The brand new Sigma 85mm f/1.four DG DN Artwork lens—accessible for the Sony E-Mount and the Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L-Mount—replaces the earlier “DG HSM” variant of the lens, which was principally only a Canon EF lens with an MC-11 adapter soldered on. As such, it’s a LOT smaller than its predecessor, as this picture from Sigma’s own first impressions article exhibits:
Optically, the lens additionally options much more specialty glass. The brand new 85mm f/1.four Artwork is made up of 15 lens parts in 11 teams, together with 5 Particular Low Dispersion (SLD) parts to regulate chromatic aberration, and one aspherical factor to chop down on distortion.
When it comes to development, the lens options an 11-blade aperture that goes from f/1.four to f/16, a customizable AFL button, a change on the lens barrel that lets you de-click the aperture at will, an aperture lock change, and a dust- and splash-proof design, all in a lens that weighs simply 22.2oz (630g) and measures 3.7 inches (94.1mm) lengthy, with a filter dimension of 77mm.
Lastly, when it comes to autofocus, the lens makes use of a high-speed stepping motor that has allegedly been “optimized for each section detection AF and distinction AF.”
You possibly can see the Eye AF efficiency in motion within the video beneath:
Right here’s a better take a look at the brand new lens:
The lens is obtainable to pre-order immediately for the aforementioned $1,200 in both Sony E-Mount or Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-Mount, and can start delivery later this month. To study extra or decide one up for your self, head over to the Sigma website or click here to pre-order yours.