Part of Sigma's lens philosophy seems to be: better optical quality, compact size be damned. And perhaps no lens more distinctly shows this idea than the 40mm f/1.4 Art. But is that gigantic size worth the results? This great video review answers that question.
Coming to you from Gerald Undone, this great video examines the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art lens and its performance. The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art follows in the footsteps of many of the other Art lenses: stellar optical quality at a very reasonable price, with size taking a back seat to the aforementioned characteristics. While photographers and videographers certainly value keeping the weight in their bags down, particularly for those who work long hours, for many, the quality and price of Sigma's lenses have been more than enough to overlook their ballooning proportions. I know that personally, while the 105mm f/1.4 Art is quite the chunk of glass itself, I absolutely love mine and am more than willing to handle the extra weight in my bag for the results it gives, particularly at the price I paid. Whether you feel the same is of course a personal decision, so check out the video above for his full thoughts to help you make up your own mind.