Product Comparison: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM vs Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

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General Specifications
EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
About the Product
The perfect package, this L-series telephoto with advanced optical engineering is the perfect lens for portrait photographers looking to capture expressions and lifestyle details in any situation.
Portrait photographers require an attractive bokeh that only offer large-diameter lenses, as well as a superior resolution. Since the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art representing the high standards of the Art product line, it meets both requirements at the highest level.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture
1.4 /f
1.4 /f
Minimum Focal Length
85 millimeters
85 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
85 millimeters
85 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Camera Lens
  • This lens has beautiful bokeh.
  • The bokeh is perfectly smooth, well-rounded at widest aperture and towards center.
  • The 1.4 is fast and delivers very sharp images with great depth of field.
  • Great for portraits and shooting on low light conditions.
  • Great aperture and focal length.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • Even with the aperture wide open at 1.4 it's still sharp!
  • Images are tack sharp at its widest 1.4 aperture.
  • Very sharp, even on apertures like f4.
  • Covers the useful focal range.
  • At f/1.4 this thing really performs flawlessly in low light.
Size & Weight
3.5 in.
3.7 in.
3.5 in.
3.7 in.
4.1 in.
5 in.
33.51 oz.
39.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Camera Lens
  • Not too bulky and heavy.
  • Good size for travel.
  • Light and small, fits in my camera bag.
  • Compact. Easy to travel with it.
  • It's quite a heavy lens.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • Super quick and lightweight compared to my telephoto/zoom lenses.
  • It is heavy and large, but well balanced and comfortable.
  • Well balanced with the camera.
  • It's a heavy beast of a lens.
  • A little heavy and bulky.
Minimum Focus Distance
33.46 in.
33.46 in.
Field Of View
28° 30'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Camera Lens
  • Focus hits well even at 1.4 and close range.
  • The IS is incredible.
  • Very sharp lens all the way to the edge.
  • Super fast AF and the most accurate AF of any lens I have ever used.
  • Autofocus was sharp, fast and the lens feels amazing in the hand.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • Wide open was incredible, and focus was dead on with my Canon 5D MKIII.
  • Focus speed was quick, and wide open shots had undetectable chromatic aberration.
  • The image quality is crisp and the bokeh is soft and even across every shot.
  • The autofocus is quick and quiet.
  • Super sharp, amazing bokeh, fast focus.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
14 Elements in 10 Groups
14 Elements in 12 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
77 millimeters
86 millimeters
Durable L-series construction, Four-stop Image Stabilizer, Moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction, Circular aperture, Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM)
Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction, HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor), Rounded diaphragm, Exclusive low-dispersion glass
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Camera Lens
  • The bokeh is lovely and it's tack sharp.
  • Absolutely love this lens. Pictures are so sharp with great background blur.
  • Great in low light and is my go to portrait lens.
  • Built solid and commands respect!
  • Typical of Canon products, well made and precise.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • Love the colour rendition and sharpness.
  • Amazing quality, easy to use, great results.
  • The build quality is fantastic, and the giant focusing ring is a pleasure to use for photos and videos.
  • The low light performance is very impressive with minimal hunting and seeking.
  • Picture quality is amazing.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
1599.00 $

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