Sigma To Announce a New 85mm ART at Photokina– Are You As Excited As Me?

by Bret Hoy2 Comments

My favorite focal length is 85mm. I’ve talked about it for along time. It’s one of the most cinematic lenses in my opinion and gives you an intimate look that allows a certain unique empathy from the audience.

One of my favorite lens manufacturers is Sigma. I’ve talked about it for a long time. They’re one of the only companies that create absolutely professional lenses at prices that most of us can actually attain.

Needless to say, the idea that Sigma could be introducing a new 85mm f/1.4 to their Art series in September gets me really excited. And that’s exactly what Canon Rumors is reporting. According to their sources, at Photokina, Sigma will be giving more details about the lens and releasing in 2016.

Personally, I would love to see Sigma do two things with this highly anticipated lens: The first is to drop the aperture down to f/1.2. The reason why I think this is important is because then it will be able to directly compete with Canon’s 85mm f/1.2 without having to give any concessions.

The second might be a tall order. I’ve wanted an 85 with a decent minimum focus distance ever since I started shooting. If we could get within a couple of feet, that would be enough for me.

What else would you love to see in the new Sigma 85mm ART? Let me know in the comments!

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art Coming to Photokina [CR3]


Via Canon Rumors:

We’re told that Sigma will be introducing the 85mm f/1.4 DG Art series lens for Photokina in September of this year.

Availability may not be right away, but should ship before the end of 2016.

Specifications of the lens are unknown at this time, but the lens is currently being tested by select photographers.

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM has been unofficially discontinued.

Read this article at Canon Rumors “Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art Coming to Photokina [CR3]

(cover photo credit: snap from Canon Rumors)

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Mainly focused on documentary and experimental film, he has produced, directed, shot and edited many short films and a few long form works.

He shoots a lot and often.
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