A review for those interested in the Canon EOS M system: Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and…
Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART at a glance:
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Two FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
- Three Aspherical Elements
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
- Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Among the things D. Abbott liked are the excellent build quality, quick and accurate AF, sharpness starting at f1.4, bokeh, contrast, well controlled chromatic aberrations, and more.
From his conclusion:
In many ways the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART is the lens that the 35mm F1.4 ART should have been. It delivers better focus accuracy, richer image quality, and has a superior build. I would actually like to see Sigma build a 35mm F1.4 ART Mark II in the future and update it with some of the experience gleaned since its release (it was the first of the ART series lenses). The only negative that I can point to by comparison is that the price has crept up to where the 28ART can no longer be considered a bargain even if it is cheaper than direct competitors. And that may be the primary obstacle to it being a sales success for Sigma. The 28mm focal length is not intensely popular (though incredibly useful), so the price tag (though probably warranted by performance) may be steeper than many want to pay.
If you want a premium 28mm lens, however, it’s hard to rule out the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART. It does so many things very well, and produces truly beautiful images. What more could you ask for?
Despite being a real world review, D. Abbott’s review of the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART lens covers everything you might want to know and comes with a huge set of sample and test pictures. This is the kind of review I look for when I want to learn about gear.
If you prefer to watch your reviews, the videos below are ready for you.
Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART: