The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Has a Most Unusual Problem

No one would have suspected that the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN would have had this problem.

If I told you that the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN had distortion, you wouldn’t believe me. Sigma has always struck homeruns for image quality, but their latest lens is an exception. In fact, Sigma told us that we need to turn on peripheral correction in the camera. And even after that, we’re still very shocked. It’s got a beautiful bokeh, and when shooting portraits, it still does a solid job. But if you’re shooting portraits in a scene with lots of straight lines, you’ll probably suffer a distortion issue. In our latest episode of Pro Camera Reviews, we dove into this.

In This Episode

Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art First Impressions: For Sony Full Frame shooters, there is no shortage of 85mm lenses available. Sony themselves have two 85mm options available, and there are plenty of other third-party options on the market. One of the first third-party E-mount 85mm lenses to hit the market was Sigma’s 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art. While that lens produced excellent image quality, the performance often left much to be desired. This was due to the fact that that the 85mm f1.4 DG HSM utilized an adapted DSLR lens design rather than being designed for mirrorless from the ground up. With this in mind, Sigma went back to the drawing board and created the 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art. Designed specifically for Full Frame mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art is much more compact and lighter in weight. But how does it perform in the real world?

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Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Sample Images

Sigma 85mm f1.4 vs Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master

On the Next Pro Camera Reviews

Photography Trends That Need to Die: New trends in photography are a fantastic thing. Trends show that someone was creative and original enough for their new technique or unique style to become popular with the masses. Still, some trends outstay their welcome. A recent comment left on our Facebook page made me realize that trends, while good, can also do harm. I have fallen victim to some of these trends, and we’re sure you have too. In this segment, we will talk about a few trends that took the photography world by storm not long ago. However, due to overuse, these trends need to die so that people’s eyes can be opened to new possibilities.

The Colors and RAW Files from the Canon EOS R5 Are Magical: Editor in Chief Chris Gampat has spent a long time testing the Canon EOS R5. And besides the colors, he’s in love with the camera and its capabilities. There are talks of overheating issues on the web, but they make no practical sense. Chris and Brett will discuss the camera. This is surely Canon’s best. The Phoblographer’s audience is mostly photographers. So we’ve found that photographers care more about certain things than videographers do. And journalists will care about both. For all practicality, the Canon EOS R5 embodies the spirit of the workhorse of the DSLRs it’s succeeding. Best of all: the colors and dynamic range. We’ll dive more into this in the segment!

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