Sigma is one of the leading 3rd party lens manufacturers for both still photography and video, producing outstanding lenses for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. In 2013 their lens lineup underwent a complete overhaul, introducing several new series of lenses into their lineup. Chief among these newcomers was the “A” or ART series, categorized as large aperture prime and zoom lenses with peak sharpness and high optical performance. The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART DG HSM is one of the most popular of the series, and for good reason.
Lensfinder.com has searched the web for all the best info we could find on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART DG HSM and compiled it all here in one handy place. We sifted through all the sub-par reviews and click bait sites to bring you a distilled review prepared by industry experts.
The Sigma 35m f/1.4 ART DG HSM lens is designed for full frame cameras, but it is also compatible with APS-C sensor cameras. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) autofocus technology ensures quiet, fast and precise autofocusing. The focusing parameters can also be adjusted and fine-tuned using a Sigma USB dock, all in the service of giving you the most control over your photos and video.
We found all the specs here on the Sigma website.
Now let’s see some reviews. There are a lot to sift through, but we’ve done the legwork for you and found the best ones out there.
Bill Larkin from Fstoppers has a really nice review in which he explains why the ART line in general is great, why it convinced him to buy Sigma, and why he loves the 35mm. There are also some really beautiful sample images as well.
Dustin Abbott has an incredibly detailed review. This one may be the most thorough lens review we’ve ever seen, and contains a host of sample images taken in multiple practical shooting situations. Honestly, this might be all the info you need on this lens all in one place.
For those of you who don’t have the time for all that reading, let’s get to some video.
Christopher Frost Photography has a nice review that is almost entirely made up of great sample images.
If you’re trying to decide between the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART and a similar lens of higher quality, Christopher Frost on YouTube has a really well done comparison video between the Sigma and a Canon 35mm f/1.4 USM L-series lens. You may be surprised by the results.
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