Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART Review

In 2014, Sigma said the size of the Sony mount made it difficult to make fast glass for Sony. In 2019 they released an amazing piece of fast glass in the form of the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART.

It’s also one of the first Sigma lenses to be true FE mirrorless mount as opposed to the mounts that Sigma produced in the past with a built-in adapter to their DSLR glass.

This glass is identifiable by the combination of DG DN delineation. To date, lenses have had either DG or DN, the DG indicating full-frame and DN mirrorless, but these are the first lenses to appear with both. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART Review”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 First Impressions

With the recent release of the Sigma 35mm f1.2 and having one in my hands, I thought I would put together my initial thoughts.

First off, let’s just be open about it… it’s big. If for some obscure reason you were expecting something small, the f/1.2 makes this a big piece of glass. It’s a big honking piece of steel and in some countries, this might be classified as a weapon. To put it into perspective, it’s close in size and weight to the 135mm ART. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 First Impressions”

From Fujifilm to Sony – How my glass changed

Glass is glass, or at least that’s what you normally think. To a large degree, you would expect the focal lengths to at least stay static, but that’s not always the case has my recent move from Fujifilm to Sony shows.
There are the obvious items, like the availability of lenses in specific focal lengths, If it’s not available, it’s not available, but that played less of a factor than I expected.

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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E mount Review

When I lived in Fujiland, the Fujifilm 90mm (APS-C) quickly became favourite from a focal length perspective. I didn’t have a particular affiliation with the 135mm focal length, I think I originally picked up the 90mm because the AF speed on the Fujifilm 56mm was terrible for kids, but I fell in love with focal length and the compression after that.

With my move to Sony, I started with the Zeiss Batis 85 which is amazing, but after a while buying a 135mm seemed was a foregone conclusion, it was just a question of which one. The Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 would have been the logical choice, small and light, but us humans aren’t known for logical choices. This is how the bigger and heavier Sigma 135mm f1.8 ART found it way into my collection. I had a light portrait lens with my Zeiss 85mm Batis so I thought for this one I was going to purchase the beast, and a beast it is…beauty and a beast all in one. Continue reading “Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E mount Review”