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Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
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Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art review: specs and price

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Why is Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art better than the average?

  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/1.4 vsf/2.8
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.4fvs3.28f
  • Maximum focal length
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    105mmvs98.46mm
  • Aperture blades
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    9vs8.33
  • Minimum angle of view
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    23.3°vs40.02°

Price comparison

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens For Ni...Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens For Nikon F (259955 )
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$1,589.99
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$1,579.99
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$1,599.00
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$1,599.00
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 259965 105mm f/1.4-16 Standard Fix...Sigma 259965 105mm f/1.4-16 Standard Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black for Sony E Mount
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$699.00
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$724.99
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 258306 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Mac...Sigma 258306 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera
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$569.00
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nik...Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F (321955)
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$1,068.84
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 135mm F1.8 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$1,324.43

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weight

1.65kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.Front element doesn't rotate
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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