How Does the New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Compare to the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM?

Sigma's new 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens is here, and true to Sigma fashion, it is significantly cheaper than first-party options. Does it still offer the same performance and image quality of those first-party options? This excellent video compares the lens to Sony's 35mm f/1.4 G Master to find out.

Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this great video compares the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens to the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens. At $899, the Sigma lens is $500 cheaper than its Sony counterpart. In fact, the 35mm f/1.4 was the lens that first put Sigma's Art line on the map, essentially rewriting the paradigm of the lens market and ushering in an era of high-quality third-party lenses that has offered photographers and filmmakers a much wider range of options and pushing first-party manufacturers to either compete on price or push their lens designs to new extremes to justify their higher prices. Regardless of which lens you end up choosing for your own work, it is certainly great to see companies like Sigma and Tamron continuing to put out such lenses, and it is excellent for the market. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Ortiz. 

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Mark Smith's picture

So, conclusion: "they are both just the same". You know, I find this refreshing.

David Henry's picture

I’ve never understood what it means when a lens is described as an “art lens”.
Anyways there aren’t any bad or even average lenses for the last 15 years, with the advent of digital photography it’s too easy to test them.
When it becomes known that a certain lens isn’t so good it doesn’t sell, the manufacturers are forced to stop making it and design something better…