SIGMA 85MM F1.4 ART LENS REVIEW

It is a big lens!

The front element is as wide as the Nikon 14-24mm, the lens is as tall as the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 and it weighs almost as much as my Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VRii.

Location Details:

I live and work out of Bangkok and my folks live in a village called Kuzhur (have fun trying to pronounce this). Every year in Dec the main temple in Kuzhur organises an amazing festival in honour of the resident deity -Lord Sri Subrahmanya. It features a procession of 15 Elephants, each adorned with golden caparisons, sacred bells to name a few, along with a series of ceremonial Flag hoistings along with the traditional umbrellas (in different colours) synchronised to the tune.Adding to this procession are over 200 artists with their local instruments of Drums and Trumpets beating a tune which puts a fair number of folks at the venue into a trance. If this was not enough – there is a fantastic fireworks display to top it all.

Photography Details:

All photos were taken using the following:

  • Camera: Nikon D4s
  • Aperture: All photos taken at F1.4
  • ISO: Auto ISO, exact values will be mentioned alongside each image
  • Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Focusing: Continuous
  • Shooting Speed: Burst mode, 6fps
  • Editing: All photos edited to my taste in Lightroom CC 15.8 (includes the Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens profile)

Everyone wants to know what the bokeh looks like on the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens and it is often the first question! So I figured let's start with this …

Summary:

BIG Lens, Expensive, Very Very Sharp (as expected), Reasonably Fast Focusing, Gorgeous Bokeh (Lemon shaped), Minimal Colour Fringing, Focuses better in Landscape than in Portrait (I'm not entirely convinced on this one – could it be that my camera is at fault here?)

About Anoop.Photography:

A body of work that includes over 200 multi-cultural weddings, across some of the most vivid locations internationally, with the most vibrant spectrum of people and cultures. I specialise in freezing moments that capture every emotion, every small anecdote that brings out your story. The beautifully adorned bride in whose eyes you can see a mixture of joy and anxiety, the thrill in the groom's smile, the mischievous eyes of the friends, the proud parents beaming with child-like innocence, the profound ceremonies.

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Anand Prabhu J Photo A seasoned photographer, I come with years of experience in candid photography across multiple occasions (which includes Corporate Events ) and varied clientele and use only the best equipment to capture your moments. Based out of Thailand and India, I have worked across an impressive array of countries – England, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand and India. http://www.anoop.photography/sigma-85mm-f1-4-art-lens-review

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