Sigma AF 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A ("Art") (Nikon FX) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D3x and RAW-converted via CaptureOne.

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window).

Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/2.0
Exposure 1/2500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/1000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure 1/6400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/3200s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure 1/5000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/1000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/1.4
Exposure 1/8000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure 1/1250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/2500s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/800s

Verdict

From the fast primes that Sigma has introduced so far, this is probably the best one, yet. The resolution is impressive, CAs and distortion are well under control. Vignetting is quite pronounced at large apertures, but that's not really a surprising result for such a fast lens. The bokeh quality is not as dreamy as on fast portrait lenses, but quite smooth for a wide angle lens.

A very positive surprise is the build quality of the lens. It feels like a premium product. Talking about "premium": while the Sigma is more affordable than its main competition, it's still an expensive lens in absolute terms, retailing at around 850 EUR at the time of this review.

Thanks to a HSM drive, the AF is silent and very fast.

So, in summary, Sigma created a lens that gives the established manufacturer's products a run for the money. Highly recommended!

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