Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art leads the DxO Mark Ratings.

Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art

Sigma’s Art Series is riding a storm and it has recently become impossible for the Photography world to ignore it. DxO Mark, the benchmarking company has given the Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art the highest score it has ever given to a lens.

The Sigma 85mm 1.4 is one of the newest entrants into Sigma’s brilliant Art lineup. High-quality optics along with good build quality is something we take for granted when it comes to the Art series from Sigma. There has been a marked change in perception recently where the Photography world has a discrete place for Sigma’s Lenses, rather than them just being cheaper alternatives to the Canon and Nikon Lenses.


With an overall score of 50 on DxO Mark (mounted on a Nikon D810), the $1199 Sigma beat the $3999 Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 which got a score of 48.

“With an optical construction using no fewer than 14 elements arranged in 12 groups, it’s not difficult to understand why this lens is so large. To help reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations, the new model lens features two low-dispersion SLD glass elements and one aspherical lens.”, according to DxO Mark.













“A DxOMark score of 50 points and peak sharpness of 36-Mpix for the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A is the highest in our database, improving on the high-performance Zeiss Milvus 1,4/85, and even surpassing the ultra-high performance of the Zeiss Otus 1,4/55 and 1,4/85 in our metrics. In short, the new Sigma is one of the best-performing full-frame 85mm lenses we’ve seen.”

You can read everything that DxOMark has to say about the Sigma 85, 1.4 art here.

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  • Mark Wilkins

    Very Informative, good stuff!

  • Andrew Smith

    How does the sigma compare with the Canon 85mm?

    • ShutterStrong

      The Sigma is a brilliant piece of glass and is neck to neck with the Canon in most departments. Add to that the fact that the Sigma 85mm, 1.4 retails for half the price of the Canon 85mm, 1.2 and we have a winner! Of course, there are a lot of details that can be discussed, we will try to come up with a detailed comparison soon.