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Sigma 85mm lens

Dennis Hissink
PMA 2010 Report
Monday 22nd, February 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

PMA Show news - The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM. This large aperture medium telephoto lens optimized for use with digital SLR cameras features a focal length of 85mm, ensuring a natural perspective. The large aperture of F1.4 is especially ideal for portrait and low light photography. When used on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, the Sigma 85mm lens effectively becomes a 127.5mm F1.4 lens. One SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and one glass mold element give excellent correction for all types of aberrations and ensure superior optical performance. The Sigma 85mm lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing.

Sigma 85mm

Sigma 85mm lens specifications
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost even in backlight photography. Incorporating HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), the Sigma 85mm lens provides quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. The new Sigma lens features a minimum focusing distance of 85cm and a maximum magnification 1:8.6. The Sigma 85mm lens has a round 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images.

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Sigma 85mm lens supplied with hood adapter
The Sigma 85mm lens is supplied with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light. For digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, a dedicated hood adapter, which expands the length of the lens hood, is supplied and enables the hood to block out extraneous light more effectively.

Sigma 85mm

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