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SIGMA 35mm f/1.2 Review Rundown

SIGMA | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of SIGMA 35 1.2
  • Bright f/1.2 aperture
  • Large sensor
  • Optical stabilization
  • Dust, splash, and fluorine protection
  • Larger, heavier glass elements

Summary

Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art DG DN is the first true full frame mirrorless lens designed by Sigma and also the first full frame 35mm f/1.2 AF lens. In terms of handling, this new line of Sigma lenses feels almost like a Sony GM lens.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

phillipreeve[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Phillipreeve have found the following[***]:
The Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art DG DN is the first true full frame mirrorless lens designed by Sigma. It is made from the same high quality polycarbonate we already know from the other Sigma Global Vision lenses. Wide open there is strong light falloff of roughly 2.9 EV, stopped down to f/1.4 this improves to 2.6 EV. The lens does show a noticeable amount of optical vignetting in the corners.
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Pros[**]
  • Very good optics
  • Dust and splash proof
  • Dust- and splash-proof build
  • Eye-AF and eye-detect mode
Cons[**]
  • Flimsy center of the frame
  • Omits chromatic aberration at f/1.2

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art is a technical marvel and one of the sharpest I've seen. However, thanks to its bulk, it is also the most inconvenient 35mm I have used. This is a mirrorless-only lens, available in either L mount or Sony E mount.
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Pros[**]
  • Sharp f/1.2 aperture
  • Sturdy, dust- and splash-resistant exterior
  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust, splash, and fluorine protection
Cons[**]
  • Larger, heavier, and heavier than other Art lenses
  • Shutter speed could be better

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Sigma 35mm F1.2 comes in at 5.4 by 3.5 inches (HD) and 2.4 pounds. You can get it for Sony E-mount bodies, as well as L-mount cameras made by Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma. The lens shows modest barrel distortion, about 2.2 percent, which may detract from perfectly straight lines.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent optics
  • Bright f/1.2 aperture
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Fluorine protection
Cons[**]
  • Focus could be better

references

  1. 1. ^ Review: Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art DG DN. Phillipreeve. 06 December 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art review: Perfectly impractical. Digitaltrends. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Review. Pcmag. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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