Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art

Here’s our concise review of the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art prime telephoto lens…

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art

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.

Find out more at the Sigma website.

Great for portraits
f/1.4 aperture
Fast autofocus 


Max aperture: f/1.4
Min aperture: f/16
Elements/groups: 14/12
Min focusing distance: 85cm
DxL: 95x126mm
Weight: 1131g