Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM review at Digital Camera Review: If I were stuck on a desert island with only one lens and my camera, this would be it.

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM review at Digital Camera Review: If I were stuck on a desert island with only one lens and my camera, this would be it.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM review at Digital Camera Review: If I were stuck on a desert island with only one lens and my camera, this would be it.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM review at Digital Camera Review: If I were stuck on a desert island with only one lens and my camera, this would be it.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM review at Digital Camera Review: If I were stuck on a desert island with only one lens and my camera, this would be it.
sigma 35mm f/1.4 dg hsm or canon eos (ef), nikon f (fx) mounts

The Lens was tested by Chris Gampat using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II body:

Overall, not a bad thing can be said about Sigma's 35mm f1.4 EX. The company surely put a lot of time and effort into the design and it's worth every penny. The lens is sharp as a razor, a relative speed-demon when it comes to focusing, and has some beautiful image quality. It may even stay mated to your camera! If we really had to nitpick, we could talk about the lack of weather sealing; but then the $899.00 price point gets factored in. And that understandably keeps the price down. Personally, this is currently my favorite lens--I'm old school and was trained to shoot with all primes. If I were stuck on a desert island with only one lens and my camera, this would be it. Sigma's 35mm f1.4 EX wins my fullest

recommendations with no contest.

Sigma's 35mm f1.4 is certainly quite a sharp lens. To experience the absolute sharpness that this lens is capable of though, you may want to micro adjust (or AF Fine Tune if you're a Nikon and Sony user) the lens to your camera body. Wide open, the lens is really quite amazingly sharp. Unlike Zeiss, the lens doesn't include any micro-contrast to boost perceived sharpness. The lens reaches its pinnacle of sharpness around f5.6--where the lens becomes one of the best primes we've seen for the Canon lineup in a while.

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