Sigma has announced another new lens for Sony E-mount and this time it’s the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens.
The lens weighs in at 625g / 22.0oz and features 15 elements, including one aspherical and five SLD (special low dispersion), it’s also weather sealed.
It has 11 rounded aperture blades and the focus is driven by a high-speed stepping motor.
The minimum focus distance is 0.85m (34″) and the maximum magnification is 0.12x.
The lens features an aperture ring that has a click switch that allows users to choose between a clicky and smooth rotation, there’s also a lock switch.
Here’s a short video from Sigma demonstrating the Eye AF performance of the new lens:
Along with the Sony E-mount version there is also a version for the Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mount.
The 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art is already available to pre-order for $1,199.00 / £999.00 and should start shipping later this month.
Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view (35mm): 28.6°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 85cm / 33.5in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:8.4
Filter size: φ77mm
Dimensions: φ82.8mm × 96.1mm / φ3.3in. x 3.8in.
Weight: 625g / 22.0oz.
Edition number: A020
Accessories: Case, hood (LH828-02) included.
Further details can be found on the product page of Sigma’s website.
There’s also a sample gallery available at DPReview.
First Impressions and Early Reviews
You can find my guide to Sigma’s E-mount lenses for Sony here.