The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art lens is one of the newest from the company and one of the first designed specifically for mirrorless cameras. With its ultra-wide aperture, it looks to be an interesting option for Sony E and Leica L shooters, and this great review takes a thorough look at it.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video takes a look at the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art lens. The 35mm f/1.2 Art features three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements to reduce aberrations, three aspherical elements to reduce distortion, a Hyper Sonic motor with full-time manual focus, de-clickable aperture, rounded 11-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh, and weather-resistance.
I have to admit that I was really impressed by the sharpness of the lens wide open, even compared to some of the top lenses from other manufacturers. I have always loved my Canon f/1.2 lenses, but I long ago accepted that shooting at the widest aperture was more about that characteristic look than it was about technical image quality. The idea of being able to have the unique look of such an ultra-wide aperture in tandem with a sharp rendering is certainly very intriguing. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts.