Sigma’s Art line offers some of the finest image quality available on the optics market...
The 85mm features a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4, working in perfect harmony with its 9 rounded diaphragm blades to produce beautiful bokeh in the out-of-focus areas.
The lens boasts 14 elements in 12 groups, including two FLD coated elements to reduce ghosting and flare. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) provides near-silent autofocusing and, thanks to having 1.3x the torque of its previous lenses, this is achieved in a lightning-fast time. Results are extremely sharp, with virtually no noticeable chromatic aberration and only very light vignetting at wider apertures.
Weighing a hefty 1131g makes this the heaviest optic in test, though the bulky build feels exceptionally premium thanks to very high-quality components. The front element’s diameter is a whopping 86mm too, which may deter regular filter users, although for portrait shooters this shouldn’t be too much of a deterrent.
Great for portraits
Max aperture: f/1.4
Min aperture: f/16
Min focusing distance: 85cm