Posts tagged with Sigma 85mm F/1.4 HSM
Ok, here’s another test shot; I admit, they’re not really fun and exciting, but they are informative! I’m glad I can finally post full images from my lens reviews with the new site, especially ones that help illustrate how great a lens can be, and in this case, used at F/1.4 in broad daylight!
The Sony A580 and Sigma 85mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM (review) make a great pair; the cropped sensor eliminates the soft corners of this lens, and leaves us with a large sharp central area, with some minor softening of the sides. The back of the house and desert seems a little softer than the front, but that’s because of the distance. Read more…Read More →
It’s been cloudy and rainy the last few days here in Tucson, so with no real work taking place, I decided to do a stamp shot comparison using the fabulous Sony 85mm F/2.8 SAM against the Sigma 85/1.4 HSM (just reviewed) and the Sony Carl Zeiss 85/1.4. Obviously, there’s a two stop difference in light gathering ability, but I know the little Sony 85/2.8 is super good wide open, so I wondered how it would fare against the faster, and much more expensive F/1.4 lenses.
Astonishingly, the Sony 85/2.8 is optically superior to both the fast lenses at F/2.8-4; at smaller apertures the results vary depending on location within the image, like corners, centers etc.Read More →