Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

(6 customer reviews)

This photographic lens has high-quality glass elements with a special coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The lens is well-built and durable, and it provides excellent resolution, making it a great option for portrait and low-light photography. It is available for different camera brands, and there are alternatives from other manufacturers with similar specifications.


  • The lens is an excellent choice for portrait photography. It’s sharp, bright, and produces beautiful bokeh with its wide f/1.4 aperture.
  • The autofocus is fast and accurate, making it easy to nail focus on your subject.
  • The build quality is superb, and the lens feels sturdy and well-made in your hand.
  • It’s also cheaper than the equivalent Nikkor lens.


  • The lens is heavier than some other portrait lenses you may be used to, which can make it tiring to carry around for extended periods.
  • Some users have reported focus inconsistency issues, though I personally did not experience any significant problems in this area.


  • Overall, the Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is a great lens for portrait and telephoto photography, with beautiful image quality and reliable autofocus. It’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the Nikkor equivalent, and the build quality means you should get years of use out of it. However, be aware that the weight may take some getting used to and there may be some focus inconsistencies to watch out for.

Optical design

Wide open, subjects located outside the depth of field are shown very blurred. It is a ring-type ultrasonic motor designed to provide quick and silent focusing. Has 9 aperture blades, with this amount of aperture blades you will be satisfied with the result.

Physical characteristics

88 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag. With a lens filter diameter of 77 mm this lens deserves a good quality filter, this is commonly filter size, provides a range of filter options. Weights 725 grams so it is a heavy lens, consider using its own lens bag.

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6 reviews for Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM


    11.0 user rated as 4.6/5

  2. rated as 5.0/5

  3. May 31, 2017

    Fantastic Lens My professional photographer friend has one of these and he says he rarely uses anything else. I am photographing high speed performers in dark conditions where we cannot use a flash. The light capturing capacity of this lens makes a big difference. Of course it has a shallow depth of field when the aperture is wide open which can make it difficult to focus on the right spot but its autofocus is good and this visual effect is great. It does not have vibration reduction VR technology. It is heavy. With fixed focal length it produces very high quality images but if you want to frame your shot you have to run back and forth or crop it in post-processing. However the quality of the results make all this worth it. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting super high quality images, particularly in an indoor setting with natural light.

  4. Mar 22, 2018

    Great lens! This lens is my new favorite! Crisp clear focus and gorgeous bokeh! The uv filter that came with mine was scratched so I had to replace it but the lens is in great working condition! Perfect lens for the money!

  5. Mar 07, 2014

    Is the worthy competitor of firm analogs. High-quality optimized for work with digital cameras a lens, ideal for portrait shooting and any genres. The lens of a professional series, very successful, at the expense of the price and given-out quality is the worthy competitor of firm analogs. Top-level color rendition, colors bright and juicy, even in the dark room. Высококачественный оптимизированный для работы с цифровыми камерами объектив, идеальный для портретной съемки и любых жанров .Объектив профессиональной серии, очень удачный, за счет цены и выдаваемого качества является достойным конкурентом фирменных аналогов. Цветопередача на высшем уровне, цвета яркие и сочные, даже в темном помещении.

  6. May 23, 2016

    Great lens Highly recommended lens for portraits or a tele lens. Very fast lens, excellent build and way cheaper than Nikkor.

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