|The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 attached to a Canon 5D MKII.|
|The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 is a big lens.|
|Comes with a lens hood with an adapter (not shown) for aps-c cameras|
|The 77mm filter size is more standard for professional grade lenses.|
|The Sigma 85mm has excellent build.|
|It is one awesome lens.|
|Shot at f/1.8|
|Shot at f1.8.|
|Shot at f/1.8. The bokeh is pretty smooth.|
|Shot wide open at f1.4. Notice the sharpness of the banner.|
|Shot at f/1.4. It was getting dark here but at 1.4, I was able to keep my ISO down.|
|Shot at f/1.4. Again it was getting dark here but the 1.4 fstop really helps a lot.|
Overall the strongest point of this lens is its sharpness. It is actually sharper than the Canon 85mm f/1.8 at 1.4 than with the Canons 1.8 f-stop setting. It actually reminded me how I felt with the Sigma 70mm macros sharpness when I first got it.
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 is one of the best lenses I have ever used. I promised myself to stay away from aftermarket lenses when I had problems with my Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 DC years ago. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 proved me wrong. As I have said...this lens is SHARP. The only gripe I have about it is the minimum focusing distance, but really this lens isn't supposed to be used as a close up lens in the first place.
|Shot at 1.8. This is my best lens to do weddings with.|
85mm lenses really are special lenses. I have never used this lens a lot and it usually stays in my bag most of the time. My Canon 50mm has tons more use than my Sigma 85mm, although for weddings and portraits, I would never leave my Sigma 85mm for any other lens that I have. It just does a perfect job for weddings, thus justifying the high price tag. For 2013, this is the best piece of equipment I acquired hands down. I highly recommend it.