The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens. It looks like the accolades for this lens are going to continue as more reviews come out.
With impressive 85mm f/1.4 image quality in a beautiful, well built lens with autofocus and a reasonable price, this is the portrait lens that a lot of photographers have been waiting for. While the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens, overall, is one of the greatest 85mm lenses ever made, the lack of image stabilization and bit of axial CA/spherical aberration/spherochromatism leave the door cracked open just slightly for a competitor to one-up it. But, for now and for most people, this is the 85mm lens to get. Most, if not all, of your portrait and other 85mm needs will be well served with this lens. Read the full review
We're expecting to see a Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS some time in 2017, which will likely give this Sigma a run for its money, but for a price.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art $1199: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama | Midwest Photo