News |Sigma launches 85mm f/1.4 Art lens for ultra-precise bokeh

Sigma launches 85mm f/1.4 Art lens for ultra-precise bokeh

Sigma launches 85mm f/1.4 Art lens for ultra-precise bokeh

Sigma has added new glass to its popular range of Art lenses, unveiling the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM at Photokina 2016.

Billed as ‘the ultimate sense for portraits’, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 promises booked so precise that you can focus on the pupil of a subject’s eye while blurring the eyelashes, Sigma says.

The new Sigma lens employs 14 elements in 12 groups and is designed for use with full-frame cameras offer 50-megapixel or higher resolution.

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art incorporates two elements made of Special Low Dispersion Glass and one element with a high rate of anomalous partial dispersion and a high index of refraction.

Sigma says this design helps to reduce sagittal coma flare without streaking, even when shooting at wide-open apertures.

Other features include full-time manual focus override by rotating the focus ring – even during continuous AF – and a new Hyper Sonic Motor delivering 1.3 times the torque of its predecessor.

The new Sigma lens is compatible with Sony E-mount, Canon and Nikon cameras.

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 specifications

  • Sigma, Canon, Nikon mounts
  • Lens construction: 14 elements in 12 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Filter size: φ86mm
  • Angle of view (35mm): 28.6°
  • Minimum focusing distance: 85cm/33.5in.
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): φ94.7mmx126.2mm/3.7in.x5.0in.
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
  • Brass made bayonet mount
  • Water and oil-repellent coating
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:8.5
  • Weight: TBD

Pricing information was not available at the time of writing.


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