History

    The evolution of a classic
    The 35mm F1.4 Art is reborn

    Superb optical performance and usability
    power up the most popular focal length.
    An "Art F1.4 35mm" reborn for mirrorless and empowered through SIGMA's technology to date.

    The existing 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art was SIGMA’s first GLOBAL VISION lens. Released in 2012, it set the standard for all of SIGMA’s subsequent Art-line lenses, and thanks to its exceptional image quality it is still the 35mm prime lens of choice for many professional photographers. Nine years on, the 35mm F1.4 has been redesigned from the ground up specifically for mirrorless cameras, and is the culmination of much of the optical design expertise and advanced production techniques gained over the past decade of GLOBAL VISION lens development. As with all of SIGMA’s lenses, the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is built entirely at its sole factory in Aizu in Japan, where the standard of craftsmanship is of the highest level.
    As is true with all SIGMA lenses, class-leading optics are right at the heart of the design concept of this new 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art. Despite being significantly smaller and lighter than the existing 35mm F1.4, it displays an outstanding level of sharpness right to the edges of the frame at all apertures, as well as exceptionally smooth and attractive bokeh and remarkably well-controlled optical aberrations.
    Designed exclusively for use with mirrorless cameras, the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is light enough to feel perfectly balanced on a compact mirrorless camera, yet is packed with an array of professional features including ultra-fast AF, a de-clickable and lockable aperture ring and a customizable AFL button. This gives the lens operability and portability without compromise, making it as ideal for professional projects as it is for casual outings, and as well-suited to video as it is stills.
    SIGMA is delighted to introduce you to the new gold standard in wide-aperture 35mm primes.

    Impression

    ©Jack Fusco

    ©Alina Schessler

    ©Lin Yen Ting

    ©Nicolas Datiche

    ©Kazuyuki Hagiwara

    Features

    Exceptional optical performance

    Central to the design of the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is its sophisticated optical performance, which is consistent with the development of all Art line lenses. The lens incorporates 15 elements in 11 groups. With two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements, an Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) element, an ‘F’ Low Dispersion (FLD) element and two aspherical elements, and as well as other high-performance glass, the lens’ advanced optical construction utilizes SIGMA’s state-of-the-art optical design technology, minimizing all types of aberration including axial chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected in-camera.
    In spite of having a very wide aperture of F1.4, the lens is able to control sagittal coma flare extremely well even wide open, stopping bright points of light from flaring out near the edges of the frame. This will be particularly appealing to night sky photographers.
    Owing to its 11 rounded diaphragm blades, the lens displays smooth, round bokeh so that out-of-focus areas are not distracting. This makes the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art well-suited to portraits, supported by its ultra-sharp image quality and minimal color bleeding. It also performs very well in backlit conditions thanks to SIGMA’s anti-ghosting and anti-flare technology that it has cultivated through countless simulations and real-life testing in our many years of lens development. This keeps shots high contrast and free of excessive flare even when working in difficult light.

    35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art Lens Construction
    • SLD glass
    • FLD glass
    • ELD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Fast and quiet AF in a compact body

    The focusing mechanism in the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art features a stepping motor. This motor controls a focusing lens group composed of a single, lightweight element, which means AF is responsive and quiet, and is able to keep track of moving objects very effectively. Manual focusing is smooth and precise, but with the right amount of resistance for filmmakers. Certainly, this lens has a focus mode switch on the body.
    The SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art wholly embraces the Art line concept, which is “designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance”. This—paired with its advanced autofocus performance and the convenience of a compact size—makes for a lens that raises the standards.

    35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art
    for L-Mount


    filter size: φ67mm


    Dimensions (Diameter × Length): φ75.5mm×109.5mm


    Weight: 645g / 22.8oz.


    Professional feature-set

    On the body of the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is an aperture ring that allows aperture to be controlled via the lens, or when set to Auto, using the camera. An aperture lock switch on the lens body allows the aperture ring to be locked in Auto so that it is not accidentally knocked during shooting. A big plus for filmmakers, the aperture ring can be de-clicked, allowing users to seamlessly adjust exposure. Also on the lens barrel is a focus mode switch and an AFL button, which can be customized to a desired function from within the camera menu (depending on the model). The switch is ergonomically positioned to be controlled by the thumb during use.
    A petal type lens hood is included in the box, which helps reduce flare and offers the lens added protection if dropped. The hood has a lock mechanism that keeps it attached securely to the lens, and its rubberized grip makes it quick and easy to attach and remove.
    On top of this impressive array of features and elegant exterior, the body of the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art offers an exceptional level of durability that helps it withstand long-term professional use as well as individual operating parts that give a good fit to the hand. The dust and splash proof structure provides sealing on buttons and along joins between constituent parts, and there is a rubber gasket around the mount. There is also a water and oil repellent coating applied to the front element ensures that photographers can rely on it in any conditions.

    1Aperture ring lock switch*1
    2Aperture ring click switch
    3Focus Mode Switch
    4AFL button*2

    *1 When turned ON at the position A, the aperture ring is locked at A. When turned ON at a position other than A, it is locked within the range between the maximum to minimum apertures and will not engage at the position A.
    *2 Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.

    Technologies

    Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups, with 1 FLD, 1 ELD, 2 SLD and 2 aspherical elements


    Inner focus system


    Compatible with high-speed autofocus


    Stepping Motor


    Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction

    *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.

    Super Multi-Layer Coating


    Water and oil repellent coating (front element)


    Aperture ring


    Aperture ring click switch


    Aperture ring lock switch

    *When turned ON at the position A, the aperture ring is locked at A. When turned ON at a position other than A, it is locked within the range between the maximum to minimum apertures and will not engage at the position A.

    Focus Mode Switch


    AFL button


    Support DMF, AF+MF


    Petal type hood with lock


    Dust and splash proof structure


    Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)


    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting


    Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system “A1”


    11-blade rounded diaphragm


    High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount

    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—Art, Contemporary, 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 DN | Art

    Lens Construction

    • SLD glass
    • FLD glass
    • ELD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    15 elements in 11 groups

    Angle of View

    • 63.4°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    11 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    30cm / 11.8in.

    Maximum Magnification Ratio

    1:5.4

    Filter size

    φ67mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • L-Mount
      φ75.5mm × 109.5mm / φ3.0in. x 4.3in.
    • Sony E-Mount
      φ75.5mm × 111.5mm / φ3.0in. x 4.4in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • L-Mount
      645g / 22.8oz.
    • Sony E-Mount
      640g / 22.6oz.

    Edition Number

    A021

    Supplied Accessories

    Petal type Lens hood with lock (LH728-01), case included.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • L-Mount
      00-85126-30369-3
    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-30365-5

    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

    Product Lineup

    35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art

    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Petal type Lens hood with lock (LH728-01), case included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-30369-3
    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Petal type Lens hood with lock (LH728-01), case included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-30365-5

    Support

    35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH728-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93926-7

    FRONT CAP LCF-67mm Ⅲ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92947-3

    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

    Separately Sold Accessories

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6

    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

    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

    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 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

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