Review Sigma 40mm 1.4 Art

dbmiller

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Walked into my local camera store where they are having their semi-annual sale. Was greeted by the salesperson that knows me best with "Good timing". Uh oh, I'm in trouble...

Like new, Sigma 40mm 1.4.

This thing is sharp, across the frame, even wide open. Obligatory brick shot, wide open, 1/1250, ISO-100:

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Nice smooth bokeh, narrow DoF at MFD of around 16 inches, which is closer than you think as the lens is huge, taking up over 6 inches:

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Little to no vignetting or CA that I could see:

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Color me impressed.
 

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Looks good! The Art series is pretty widely respected, at least that is my impression.

I love all the 3rd-party lens options we have now. Come to think of it, I don't own any Sony lenses any more.
 

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I love the rendering of Sigma glass, but I'm starting to lean towards Samyang glass due to size and weight! If Sigma starts following up their Art series with smaller 1.8 and 2.8 lenses, like their recent 45mm 2.8 C, I might reconsider them!
 

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A couple more samples from yesterday...

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Animal Eye-AF works wonders...

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