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A quick look at the Sigma 35 art

So I’ve had my sigma 35mm art for a week, despite this short period of time I have fallen deeply and madly in love with this lens. I’m going to knock together a quick overview and verdict of this lens.

Build Quality

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you would have heard about the quality of Sigmas new art line. The build quality is awesome. It’s heavy (which I personally like). It’s plastic body isn’t your average plastic, it’s the good stuff. The lens hood snaps in to place really nicely and the AF switch is firm but nice.


Who really cares what a lens looks like. The most important parts lay inside. The glass in this lens is ridiculously nice. In focus areas are sharp even wide open (please note that focus can be temperamental wide open). Background bokeh is smooth and creamy. The one downside is that there is an obvious vignette wide open. I don’t personally see this as an issue as I usually add a vignette and it’s easily fixed in post.

AF speed

Auto Focus is quite fast although wide open can be temperamental. But when it does hit its focus point the results are phenomenal.

This was shot stopped down to 1.8


This lens would rival the Nikon or Canon 35’. For half the price, the sigma is the most bang for buck you’ll find in the lens market.


If you’re in the market for a 35mm prime, buy the sigma. If you’re not in the market for a 35, still check it out and you might just see yourself in the market for one. Expect an indepth review in the coming weeks.

Thanks for stopping by.


Alek Hoskins