Sharp Shooter

Don’t Buy Canon or Nikon’s 85mm Portrait Lens. Buy Sigma’s Sharper, Cheaper Version Instead


February 26, 2018 Briefings By

If you’re looking to take your portrait photography to the next level, look no further than Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens. It’s sharper than Canon’s L series 85mm, sharper than Nikon’s 85mm f/1.4G and is significantly cheaper than both — particularly today when you can pick one up for $200 off. Whether you’re shooting in a studio or on location, the 85mm captures enough of the frame to set your subject in context with the background, without leaving a bunch of dead space at the edges of the frame. It’s long enough that you don’t have to get uncomfortably close to your subject for a headshot, but wide enough that you don’t have to stand in the next room for a shot with perspective.

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