Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon Mount, lens evaluation

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lens Review

Sigma provides a very good prime and completes its lens collection with this 85mm 1.4 which is a solid competitor to the famous Canon and Nikon 85mm lenses.
The Sigma 85mm f1.4 was tested on a Canon mount last fall. Here are the results for the Nikon Mount.

To view the full tests results click here : See Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

All metrics are looking good :

With excellent DxOMark scores, 28 on a D3x (20th on the global DxOMark ranking) and 20 on a D7000 it achieves the 3rd position on the APS-C global DxOMark ranking. Resolution achieves 59 lp/mm on a Nikon D3x, 50 lp/mm on a Nikon D7000.
This lens does not present outstanding defects to note, the distortion is very low and vignetting is well controlled even at 1.4.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon Mount vs Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon Mount

These two very good lenses present exactly the same behavior on the whole aperture range.
The Canon and Nikon mount present the same resolution measurements in the field, same vignetting and chromatic aberration.
To view the full comparison click here : Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon Mount vs Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon Mount

Here are other interesting camera lenses comparisons:

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon mounted on a Nikon D300 vs Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon, mounted on a Canon EOS 50D (please, remember to change the camera body on the drop-down menu).

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon (mounted on a Nikon D700) vs Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f1.4D IF  (Nikon D700) (please, remember to change the camera body on the drop-down menu).

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon (mounted on a Nikon D3x) vs Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (mounted on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II) (please, remember to change the camera body on the drop-down menu).