History

    Peak 85mm F1.4 optical performance
    that more than satisfies the stringent standards of the Art line.

    With all the resolving power for 50-megapixel
    or higher ultra-high-megapixel cameras, this is the ultimate lens for portraits and more.

    The ultimate lens for portraits and more.

    Portrait photographers demand the attractive bokeh effect that large-diameter lenses offer, as well as outstanding resolution. Fulfilling the exacting standards of the Art line, the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art delivers both of these elements at the highest level. The bokeh effect is so precise, you can focus on the pupil of the subject’s eye while blurring the eyelashes. Adding to the effect, the area in focus is extremely high-resolution while the bokeh area is very attractive in appearance. The SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art incorporates 14 lens elements in 12 groups, a remarkable structure that helps the lens deliver ultra-high-resolution. This lens is therefore an excellent match for full-frame DSLRs offering 50-megapixel or higher resolution.

    Art line delivers high-level artistic expression

    SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art, and Sports, each with a distinctive concept. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line lenses deliver high-level artistic expression. Offering astonishing rendering performance that meets the highest standard, they are perfect for landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, close-ups, and casual snaps. They are made for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. A powerful ally in every genre of photography, SIGMA’s Art line lenses excel both in the studio for formal works and outdoors for impressive shots of architecture, starry skies, and many other scenes.

    Features

    A design that prioritizes optical performance—without compromise.

    Outstanding resolving power
    and minimized chromatic aberrations
    help make this the ultimate lens for portraits.

    • SLD glass
    • Aspherical lens

    To create a top-performing 85mm F1.4 lens, SIGMA leveraged its latest innovations in design and materials. The result is the ultimate lens for portraits. By taking chromatic aberrations to the absolute minimum, this lens offers performance that goes beyond, including incredibly sharp resolution and a beautiful bokeh effect.

    Image quality perfect for ultra-high-megapixel digital cameras

    Ultra-high-megapixel full-frame DSLRs offering 50-megapixel or higher resolution are now available, and nothing will bring out the performance potential of these cameras better than the fundamental performance of the lens. The SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art incorporates two elements made of SLD (Special Low Dispersion Glass) and one element with a high rate of anomalous partial dispersion and a high index of refraction. These features help ensure a clear image throughout the plane. The optical system also minimizes sagittal coma flare for outstanding image quality without streaking—even at wide-open aperture.

    SIGMA's fifth large-diameter F1.4 lens for full-frame sensors.

    Among its new product lines, this is the fifth large-diameter F1.4 lens SIGMA has introduced for cameras with full-frame sensors. SIGMA is the only lens manufacturer that covers 20-85mm at F1.4 brightness in its lineup. This latest lens reflects our experience with this specification and insistence on offering only the best.

    The beautiful bokeh effect that only a large-diameter lens can offer

    Elements made of SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass and an optimized power distribution help minimize axial chromatic aberration. In the areas in front of and behind the point of focus, the optical system produces an attractive and natural bokeh effect by producing a smooth gradation of focus and minimizing streaking.

    Distortion

    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.

    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

    From the start of the design process, SIGMA measured flare and ghosting to establish an optical design that is resistant to strong incidental light sources such as backlight. At the prototyping stage, SIGMA used not only simulations but actual photographic experiments to assess flare and ghosting under multiple criteria, identify the causes of these issues under a wide range of situations, and take measures to mitigate them. In addition, SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating helps further reduce flare and ghosting and provide sharp, high-contrast images even in backlit conditions.

    Vignetting

    F1.4
    F2.8
    F5.6

    An all-new lens that leverages SIGMA’s latest design technologies.

    Newly designed HSM, dust/splash-proof construction, and electromagnetic aperture control

    Going beyond outstanding optical performance, SIGMA has added all its latest technologies for outstanding usability. Newly designed HSM, dust/splash-proof construction, -this is the long-awaited prime lens from the Art line.

    Newly designed HSM for nimble AF control

    The newly designed Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) offers 1.3 times the torque of its predecessor. Even at low speeds, it offers exceptionally stable performance, and the updated AF algorithm helps ensure nimble autofocus performance. In addition, full-time manual focus override allows the lens to be switched to manual focus simply by rotating the focus ring—even during continuous AF. The user can quickly find the perfect focus without needing to touch the focus mode switch.

    • The operation of full-time MF may vary based on mount type.

    Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction

    The lens mount incorporates rubber sealing to protect the mount from dust and water drops.

    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.

    Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included

    The lens for the Nikon camera includes the electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism and is able to receive the appropriate signals from the camera body. This feature ensures precision diaphragm control and stable Auto Exposure (AE) performance during continuous shooting.

    Rounded diaphragm

    The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

    Compatible with
    Mount Converter MC-11

    Mount Converter MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount (Canon-compatible) interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body. Owners of multiple camera systems can now get even more out of their valuable lens assets.

    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

    85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

    Lens Construction

    • SLD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    14 elements in 12 groups

    Angle of View

    • 28.6°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    85cm / 33.5in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:8.5

    Filter size

    φ86mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      Φ94.7mm × 126.2mm / Φ3.7in. × 5.0in.
    • Sony E-Mount
      φ94.7mm × 152.2mm / Φ3.7in. × 6.0in.
    • L-Mount
      φ94.7mm × 150.2mm / Φ3.7in. × 5.9in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      1,130g / 39.9oz.
    • Sony E-Mount
      1,245g / 43.9oz.
    • L-Mount
      1,215g / 42.8oz.

    Edition Number

    A016

    Supplied Accessories

    Case, Petal Hood (LH927-02)

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-32156-7
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-32155-0
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      00-85126-32154-3
    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-32165-9
    • L-Mount
      00-85126-32169-7

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    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

    85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Hood (LH927-02)

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-32156-7
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Hood (LH927-02)

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-32155-0
    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Hood (LH927-02)

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-32165-9
    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Hood (LH927-02)

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-32169-7

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH927-02

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93312-8

    FRONT CAP LCF-86mmⅢ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93003-5

    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

    Separately Sold Accessories

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 86mm

    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.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93184-1

    PROTECTOR 86mm

    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.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93111-7

    WR PROTECTOR 86mm

    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.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93098-1

    WR UV FILTER 86mm

    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.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93072-1

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 86mm

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

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93087-5

    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

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6

    SIGMA 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

    SIGMA 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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    Impressions / Samples