Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Nikon Mount review: the definitive high-speed 35mm wide-angle lens for DSLRs?

By Kevin Carter - Monday, March 18, 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Nikon lens performance | Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Nikon versus competition | Conclusion

Sigma has stated previously that it was upping its game with new pro-level lens designs and the new 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM is not only on a par with OEM lenses optically it surpasses them in most areas, especially in both acutance and resolution. It’s lens that’s designed not only for the very best of today’s sensors but it appears well suited to handle the demands of the next generation of high-resolution imaging chips. The lens sets a new benchmark for optical performance for a retro-focus lens in this focal length and it’s a feat that’s even more remarkable given the price is well-below that of any of the big name brands.