Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Image Quality Comparison

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Image Quality Comparison

The first 85mm image quality comparison below shows a 100% crop from the absolute top left corner of the frame. The plane of sharp focus should run through the right-most of the larger white tree branches. There was some wind on this day (so the trees are not completely cooperating) and the lenses frame slightly differently, but I think you will see the image quality differences.

Sigma 85 f/1.4 Image Quality Comparison - Top Left

Canon 85mm f/1.2 f/1.2 | f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Canon 85mm f/1.8 f/1.8 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0

The following comparison shows a 100% crop from the lower-center of the frame. The plane of sharp focus should run through the house.

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Image Quality Comparison - Center

Canon 85mm f/1.2 f/1.2 | f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Canon 85mm f/1.8 f/1.8 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0

The following comparison shows a 100% crop from the mid/lower-right portion of the frame. The plane of sharp focus should run approximately through pine cone.

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Image Quality Comparison - Bottom Right

Canon 85mm f/1.2 f/1.2 | f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 f/1.4 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0
Canon 85mm f/1.8 f/1.8 | f/2.0 | f/2.8 | f/4.0 | f/5.6 | f/8.0 | f/11.0

 
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