75points

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

47points

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
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21 facts in comparison

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art vs Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Why is Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art better than Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art?

  • Can focus to infinity
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 15mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    70mmvs85mm
  • 0.59m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.26mvs0.85m
  • Has rounded aperture blades
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  • Includes lens hood
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  • Is a macro lens
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  • 0.88x Better magnification factor
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    1xvs0.12x

Why is Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art better than Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art?

  • 50% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.4 vs2.8f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 15mm longer maximum focal length
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    85mmvs70mm
  • Is a normal lens
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Price comparison

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Amazon85mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$897.08
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Can...Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF (321954)
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$1,049.00
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Full-Frame Se...Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Full-Frame Sensor Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras 321965 (Renewed)
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$959.00
Sigma 85mm F1.4 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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$928.09
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sig...Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sigma SA (321956)
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$1,085.08
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art pricegrabberSIGMA Art Telephoto Lens for Nikon F - 8...SIGMA Art Telephoto Lens for Nikon F - 85mm - F/1.4
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$849.00
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art pricegrabberSigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Can...Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF (321954)
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$859.00

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.minimum focal length

70mm

85mm

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.
4.maximum focal length

70mm

85mm

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.Includes lens hood
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
6.Front element doesn't rotate
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 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 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 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.
2.optical zoom

1x

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
3.magnification

1x

0.12x

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.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.8

f/1.4

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.
2.Has rounded aperture blades
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 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.
3.aperture blades

9

9

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.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 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 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
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 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art
Sigma 85mm F1.4 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.
5.minimum focus distance

0.26m

0.85m

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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