Unboxing Sigma 35mm 1.4

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After both months of  waiting and months of research I finally have my hands on a 35mm lens again. Behold the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM! As I mentioned in a previous post I switched over from shooting with Canon to Nikon back in December. 35mm was one of my favorite focal lengths to shoot with. When I switched over I needed to find a replacement for my Canon 35mm f/1.4L. There were a few options on the market at the time and when Sigma announced that it was going to go into production for a 35mm I knew I had to give it a chance (especially since their 50mm f/1.4 was quite impressive). Read on to see the unboxing and specs.

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Lens Specifications

Focal length
35 mm
Maximum aperture
f/1.4
Minimum aperture
f/16
Lens construction
13 elements in 11 groups
Closest focusing distance
11.81″ (30.00 cm)
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:5.2
# of diaphragm blades
9
Filter size
67 mm
Dimensions Approx. 83 x 133 mm/3.3 x 5.2 in.
Weight
23.46 oz (665 g)
Supplied accessories Front/Rear Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Carrying Case

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So what made me pick a third party lens over one from the flagship camera company? Sigma is a better bang for the buck! Better quality in terms of build, sharpness, bokeh, and color rendering. Actually just go to a camera store and hold a Sigma 35mm in one hand and a Nikon in the other you’ll feel the difference. And for your enjoyment here are some sample shots straight out of camera with both Sigma’s and Nikon’s 35mm:

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Woot Sigma wins 🙂

Camera Gear:

Nikon D800
Sigma 35mm f/1.4
Nikon 35mm f/1.4 G
Canon 35mm f/1.4L

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