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.
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.