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    A large-aperture
    wide-angle F1.4 lens
    that delivers groundbreaking resolution and image quality.
    A true flagship of artistic expression.
    Hold it in your hands and see
    what it can do!

    One of SIGMA's finest creations yet,
    this lens sets a new benchmark for performance,
    offering quality that exceeds expectations in every way.

    A large-aperture wide-angle F1.4 lens with truly impressive image quality.
    A true flagship of artistic expression.

    SIGMA has always leveraged the most advanced optical technologies to offer photographers the highest level of lens performance. Now, SIGMA is proud to offer the first lens in an all-new product line: the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM. This wide-angle F1.4 lens delivers the highest level of brightness and beautiful bokeh effects. It offers the unique characteristics that only a large-aperture F1.4 lens can offer: shallow depth of field along with superior low-light and hand-held performance.

    Features

    A masterpiece large-aperture wide-angle F1.4 lens

    A large-aperture lens
    with minimal axial chromatic aberration
    and superb peripheral resolution.

    Several types of optical aberration can affect the image quality of a lens. Chromatic aberration is among the most important, and minimizing it is essential. There are two types of chromatic aberration: transverse, which can be corrected for with digital processing; and axial, which is difficult to minimize after a shot is taken. In the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to fluorite in its characteristics, and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass help optimize the power distribution of the lens. This optimization minimizes axial chromatic aberration by causing the different wavelengths of light to strike the same focus position while also minimizing transverse chromatic aberration. In addition, aspheric lenses help minimize astigmatism and field curvature. Thanks to these features, resolution is extremely high from the center to the edges of the photograph.

    Lens construction

    Putting a large-aperture aspheric lens first in the series of lenses makes possible a slim barrel. A single FLD glass lens, which boasts the same performance as a fluorite lens, is combined with four SLD glass lenses to minimize chromatic aberration. And optimized power distribution helps correct various types of optical aberration. These features give this F1.4 large-aperture lens truly optimal image quality.

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass
    • Aspherical lens

    Exclusive low-dispersion glass

    The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

    High resolution
    with beautiful bokeh effects

    Minimal distortion combined with
    beautiful bokeh effects at large-aperture settings.

    The aspheric lens at the front of the lens series helps minimize both distortion and vignetting. The rounded diaphragm produces an attractive round bokeh effect at large-aperture settings. Optimized power distribution minimizes sagittal coma flare. Coma of point light sources near the edge of the image and axial chromatic aberration are both minimized, making the lens an excellent choice for photographing nighttime landscapes and heavenly bodies.

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F1.4
    F2.8
    F5.6

    The x-axis represents image height (distance from center of image in mm), and the y-axis represents the relative illumination at the edge of the image (with illumination at the center of the image defined as 100%). When relative illumination is low, the corners of the image appear dark, resulting in vignetting.

    Rounded diaphragm

    When photographing with point light sources such as electric lights or reflections on a body of water in the background, the rounded 9-blade diaphragm helps produce an attractive bokeh effect—even at large-aperture settings.

    The finest in materials, usability
    and functionality.

    A refined, integrated design made with
    the photographer in mind.

    All lenses in SIGMA’s new Art line come with a hood with a high-quality rubberized connector and feature a newly designed lens cap and AF/MF switch, and are designed for intuitive use and superior functionality. Inside, HSM (hypersonic motor) delivers high AF speed and extremely quiet performance. An enhanced algorithm offers even smoother automatic focusing. Full-time manual focus override is another key feature that leaves the artistic touches in the photographer’s hands. The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens. In both the external and internal parts, the optimized use of TSC(Thermally Stable Composite), an excellent match for metal parts, further contributes to the high-precision construction of the lens.

    HSM (hypersonic motor)

    HSM (hypersonic motor) delivers high AF speed and extremely quiet performance.

    Floating system

    This system adjusts the distance between lens groups during focusing, thereby reducing the amount of lens movement required. The result is less aberration at different shooting distances. Benefits are particularly great in macro lenses because they cover a wide range of shooting distances, and in wide-angle lenses, which employ asymmetric configurations of lens elements.

    TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)

    A first for the industry, the barrel of the lens features a new TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) that offers minimal thermal shrinkage combined with exceptional hardness. It also offers 25% greater elasticity than polycarbonate. Since its thermal shrinkage is low, TSC matches well with metal parts, further contributing to the high-precision construction of the lens. TSC also makes possible slimmer forms for parts like zoom rings and scaling rings.

    Flare and ghosting reduction

    From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.

    High-precision,
    rugged brass bayonet mount

    The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

    Lens Construction

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    13 elements in 11 groups

    Angle of View

    • 63.4°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    30cm / 11.8in

    Maximum Magnification Ratio

    1:5.2

    Filter size

    φ67mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      φ77mm × 94.0mm / φ3.0in. × 3.7in.
    • Sony E-Mount
      φ77mm × 120mm / φ3.0in. × 4.7in.
    • L-Mount
      φ77mm × 118mm / φ3.0in. × 4.6in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      665g / 23.5oz.
    • Sony E-Mount
      735g / 25.9oz.
    • L-Mount
      755g / 26.6oz.

    Edition Number

    A012

    Supplied Accessories

    Case and hood (LH730-03) included.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-34056-8
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-34055-1
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-34054-4
    • L-Mount
      00-85126-34069-8
    • Pentax Mount
      00-85126-34061-2
    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-34065-0

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F1.4
    F2.8
    F5.6

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case and hood (LH730-03) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-34056-8
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case and hood (LH730-03) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-34055-1
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case and hood (LH730-03) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-34054-4
    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case and hood (LH730-03) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-34069-8
    • Pentax mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case and hood (LH730-03) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-34061-2
    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case and hood (LH730-03) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-34065-0

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    FRONT CAP LCF-67mm Ⅲ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92947-3

    LENS HOOD LH730-03

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92946-6

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93725-6
    • Sony E-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92987-9
    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92949-7
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92950-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92951-0
    • Pentax mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92953-4

    Separately Sold Accessories

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 67mm

    With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93180-3

    PROTECTOR 67mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93107-0

    WR PROTECTOR 67mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93094-3

    WR UV FILTER 67mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93068-4

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 67mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93081-3

    USB DOCK UD-01

    By connecting a SIGMA Art, Contemporary, or Sports lens to a computer with the SIGMA USB DOCK, photographers can update the lens firmware and adjust focus position and other parameters.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87856-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87854-2
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87855-9
    • Pentax mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87861-0

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6

    MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.

    • SIGMA SA-E
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93251-0
    • CANON EF-E
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93250-3

    MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies.

    • SIGMA SA-L
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93724-9
    • CANON EF-L
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93723-2

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