Sigma's Art series of lenses took the photography world by storm a few years ago, and perhaps none was more hotly anticipated than the 85mm f/1.4 Art lens. That lens finally came to the Sony E mount last year, and this great video review takes a look at it to help decide if it is the right portrait lens for you.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this awesome video review takes a look at the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Sony's E mount. Sony has quite a few awesome lenses for their E mount, including the 85mm f/1.4 G Master, but with that optical quality comes a correspondingly high price. Sigma is well known for offering image quality that matches and sometimes exceeds first-party lenses while undercutting their prices, and the 85mm f/1.4 Art certainly comes at a price much cheaper than that of its Sony cousin. Still, there are other issues to consider, particularly the weight and size (Sigma seems to be taking a no-compromise approach when it comes to balancing size with optical quality) and autofocus performance. Depending on your needs and budget, the 85mm Art could be a great option for portraiture work. I personally use the 105mm f/1.4 Art and absolutely love it. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts.