Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Review

February 7, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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After reviewing the Sigma 40mm f1.4 lens, the Sigma 28mm f1.4 DG HSM Art was a relief to handle. A smaller lens in almost every way, 28mm is also one of my favorite focal lengths. Photographers who often reach for this focal length are street photographers, travelers, and even those looking to photograph just for fun. It is an incredibly useful focal length and works well in the documentary process. The Sigma 28mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is weather sealed, fast to focus, and delivers beautiful image quality. I’d like to call the image quality that we get here “cinematic.”
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It certainly seems that manufacturers are currently pursuing the path of the high quality, fast prime lens. As the MP count of our cameras increases, so the quality of our lenses strives to keep pace. Furthering this goal, Sigma offer their Art range as the pinnacle of their lens makers' art. Here we review the new Sigma AF 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, a wide angle prime lens for full frame and APS-C cameras. 28mm is probably the widest lens that offers a general usefulness, before we fall into the territory of the ultra wide 24mm lenses and beyond. Using the 50MP Canon 5DSR body, let's see what this new, fast, bright lens has to offer.
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