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SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art Full-Frame Lens (2019)

MSRP 1499 USDNeoscore 74%NEX score 83%

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Product Overview

SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens is the first wide-angle AF lens with an f/1.2 maximum aperture for the full-frame Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount systems. It makes the creation of artwork with astounding resolution and large bokeh effects a freeze.
The 35mm F1.2 DG DN features a complex optical design with three SLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses, including a double-sided aspherical lens, optimally arranged in a construction of 17 elements in 12 groups. This lens also uses software correction inside the camera to suppress lens aberrations further.
Autofocusing this large-aperture f/1.2 lens is achieved by the large hyper sonic motor (HSM) that gets desired torque required to drive the focus lens group. Like all SIGMA Art lenses, the 35mm F1.2 DG DN is sealed for dust- and splash-proofing; the front element also features water- and oil-repellent coating.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptionally sharp from f/1.2
  • Very bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Amazing build quality
Cons
  • Large and heavy

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Excellent resolution from center to edge
  • Excellent sharpness across the frame
  • Very good optical performance
  • Excellent bokeh
Cons
  • No optical stabilization
  • Not fully silent AF in tracking mode (but not audible on the audio track)
  • Bokeh rendering could be better
  • Focus ring needs some force
  • No fluorine coating
  • No floating elements design
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
11 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount, Sony E-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 aspherical + 3 'SLD' elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Length
136 mm / 5.35 in
Weight
1090 g / 38.52 oz

Function

Angle Of View
63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.2 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
35 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.2x
Min Focus Distance
300 mm / 11.81 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2019-07-11
Made In
Japan

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

phillipreeve[1]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from phillipreeve have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art has a very high element count (17) and lenses with a high number of elements rarely fare well in this category. At f/1.2 there is a noticeable amount of optical vignetting which is pretty much completely gone when stopping down to f/2.5. At half body distances the bokeh is still really nice in my opinion and the high contrast in the focal plane leads to a noticeable subject separation.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good sharpness at f/1.2
  • Very good bokeh
  • Fully free of coma wide open
Cons
  • Bokeh rendering could be better
  • No floating elements design

sonyalpha[2]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm F1.2 (1500 euros) is a superlative lens in all domains: optical performances, artistic rendering but also price, size and weight. It is the ultimate lens in term of quality for a Sony A7RIV with its 61Mpix for portraits & weddings (if you are ready to manage its weight and size) Outstanding sharpness across the frame Tack sharp at F 1.2 Excellent AF Smooth blurry background Very good Bokeh balls Very good and natural color rendition.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness across the frame
  • Very good Bokeh balls Very good and natural color rendition
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • Not fully silent AF in tracking mode (but not audible on the audio track)
  • Size and weight (>1kg), but similar to the Sony FE 135mm F1.8

cameralabs[3]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens available in Sony FE and Leica L mounts. It boasts the largest focal ratio of any autofocus full-frame 35mm lens to date. The lens focuses in around 0.8 sec on a Sony A7R II from infinity to 0.48m (1:10 magnification) The rubberized focus ring is 40mm wide.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Large f1.2 focal ratio
  • Very good optical performance
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • No fluorine coating
  • Focus ring needs some force

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art is the Tesla Cybertruck of lenses. It has all the performance you could want, but it's really about bragging rights. Built to resolve the highest-resolution sensors, you can get the best for your money. It's a difficult lens to hold due to the weight, so a fast shutter speed is key.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness at f/1.2
  • Excellent optics
  • Excellent bokeh
Cons
  • Wide open vignette

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
If all we cared about was resolution, the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art would be a five-star performer. You'll get resolution that is excellent, wide open, from edge to edge. At $1,500, the lens is certainly pricey, but it's not out of line.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent resolution from center to edge
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Fantastic build quality
Cons
  • No optical stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Review: Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art DG DN. [phillipreeve]. https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-sigma-35mm-1-2-art-dg-dn/. 2019-12-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2019/08/30/sigma-35mm-f1-2-dg-dn-art/. 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
3. ^ Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sigma-35mm-f1-2-dg-dn-art-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
4. ^ Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art review: Perfectly impractical. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/camera-lens-reviews/sigma-35mm-f12-art-review/. 2020-01-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sigma-35mm-f12-dg-dn-art. 2019-11-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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