When you thought the Sigma 35mm 1.4 was going to be Sigmas only 35mm lens, think again. The Sigma 35mm F1.2 is a premium level prime lens with a revised optical construction and filled with features. Let’s unpack what this lens is about.
- FE-mount Or L-mount
- Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
- Three Aspherical & Three SLD Elements
- Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
- AF-L button
- Clickable aperture ring with declick
Design and Impressions
As expected from Sigma the construction of the Sigma 35mm 1.2 is solid. Constructed to be weather resistant, you can be confident that the lens will last through some heavy battles. The lens has a large rubberised focus ring for easy manual focus operation. On the front of the lens is a large 82mm filter thread.
On the side of the lens it the lens contains an AF/MF switch and AF-L button which allows you to quickly access your favourite features. Behind the switches is an clicky aperture ring which can be declicked for video.
Performance & Image Quality
The Sigma Art 35mm 1.2 is a solid performer. Autofocus is fast on both the Panasonic S system and Sony a7 series. The coatings on the lens do a good job with combating against flaring. In addition the Sigma 35mm 1.2 does not suffer the colour fringing issues from the Sigma 35mm 1.4.
In terms of sharpness the Sigma 35mm 1.2 is a strong performer with solid centre sharpness and edge to edge performance. Our only criticism is the apparent vignetting when using the lens at F1.2 and F1.4. Hopefully a lens profile correction comes out soon to correct this.
Sigma have proven that they can create fantastic premium optics. The Sigma 35mm 1.2 in our opinion is worth the jump from the Sigma 35mm 1.4. Sharpness throughout the range is solid and abolishes the problems from the original 35mm 1.4. Unfortunately at this point in time it is only available for the L mount and FE mount. However in future we expect to see this lens hit the market for all brands.
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