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35mm F1.4 DG DN | ART

THE RECORD-HIGH PERFORMER

Creative, Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family
  • Record-High Optical Performance
  • Lightweight And Compact
  • Focus Mode Switch, AFL button, Iris Ring Click and lock Switch
  • Dust and Splash Proof Construction
  • High-Precision, Durable Brass Bayounet mount
  • Completely new optical formula with 5 SLD and 1 Aspherical element
  • Stepping motor optimized for contrast and phase detection autofocus
  • Available in L-Mount and Sony E-Mount

Description

Mark a new chapter of the Art line F1.4 in the mirrorless age.

The evolution of a classic
The 35mm F1.4 Art is reborn

Superb optical performance and usability power up the most popular focal length.
An “Art F1.4 35mm” reborn for mirrorless and empowered through SIGMA’s technology to date.

The existing 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art was SIGMA’s first GLOBAL VISION lens. Released in 2012, it set the standard for all of SIGMA’s subsequent Art-line lenses, and thanks to its exceptional image quality it is still the 35mm prime lens of choice for many professional photographers. Nine years on, the 35mm F1.4 has been redesigned from the ground up specifically for mirrorless cameras, and is the culmination of much of the optical design expertise and advanced production techniques gained over the past decade of GLOBAL VISION lens development. As with all of SIGMA’s lenses, the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is built entirely at its sole factory in Aizu in Japan, where the standard of craftsmanship is of the highest level.
As is true with all SIGMA lenses, class-leading optics are right at the heart of the design concept of this new 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art. Despite being significantly smaller and lighter than the existing 35mm F1.4, it displays an outstanding level of sharpness right to the edges of the frame at all apertures, as well as exceptionally smooth and attractive bokeh and remarkably well-controlled optical aberrations.
Designed exclusively for use with mirrorless cameras, the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is light enough to feel perfectly balanced on a compact mirrorless camera, yet is packed with an array of professional features including ultra-fast AF, a de-clickable and lockable aperture ring and a customizable AFL button. This gives the lens operability and portability without compromise, making it as ideal for professional projects as it is for casual outings, and as well-suited to video as it is stills.
SIGMA is delighted to introduce you to the new gold standard in wide-aperture 35mm primes.

 [Key features]

Central to the design of the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is its sophisticated optical performance, which is consistent with the development of all Art line lenses. The lens incorporates 15 elements in 11 groups. With two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements, an Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) element, an ‘F’ Low Dispersion (FLD) element and two aspherical elements, and as well as other high-performance glass, the lens’ advanced optical construction utilizes SIGMA’s state-of-the-art optical design technology, minimizing all types of aberration including axial chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected in-camera.
In spite of having a very wide aperture of F1.4, the lens is able to control sagittal coma flare extremely well even wide open, stopping bright points of light from flaring out near the edges of the frame. This will be particularly appealing to night sky photographers.
Owing to its 11 rounded diaphragm blades, the lens displays smooth, round bokeh so that out-of-focus areas are not distracting. This makes the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art well-suited to portraits, supported by its ultra-sharp image quality and minimal color bleeding. It also performs very well in backlit conditions thanks to SIGMA’s anti-ghosting and anti-flare technology that it has cultivated through countless simulations and real-life testing in our many years of lens development. This keeps shots high contrast and free of excessive flare even when working in difficult light.

35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art Lens Construction
  • SLD glass
  • FLD glass
  • ELD glass
  • ASPHERICAL LENS

Fast and quiet AF in a compact body

The focusing mechanism in the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art features a stepping motor. This motor controls a focusing lens group composed of a single, lightweight element, which means AF is responsive and quiet, and is able to keep track of moving objects very effectively. Manual focusing is smooth and precise, but with the right amount of resistance for filmmakers. Certainly, this lens has a focus mode switch on the body.
The SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art wholly embraces the Art line concept, which is “designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance”. This—paired with its advanced autofocus performance and the convenience of a compact size—makes for a lens that raises the standards.

Professional feature-set

On the body of the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is an aperture ring that allows aperture to be controlled via the lens, or when set to Auto, using the camera. An aperture lock switch on the lens body allows the aperture ring to be locked in Auto so that it is not accidentally knocked during shooting. A big plus for filmmakers, the aperture ring can be de-clicked, allowing users to seamlessly adjust exposure. Also on the lens barrel is a focus mode switch and an AFL button, which can be customized to a desired function from within the camera menu (depending on the model). The switch is ergonomically positioned to be controlled by the thumb during use.
A petal type lens hood is included in the box, which helps reduce flare and offers the lens added protection if dropped. The hood has a lock mechanism that keeps it attached securely to the lens, and its rubberized grip makes it quick and easy to attach and remove.
On top of this impressive array of features and elegant exterior, the body of the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art offers an exceptional level of durability that helps it withstand long-term professional use as well as individual operating parts that give a good fit to the hand. The dust and splash proof structure provides sealing on buttons and along joins between constituent parts, and there is a rubber gasket around the mount. There is also a water and oil repellent coating applied to the front element ensures that photographers can rely on it in any conditions.

1Aperture ring lock switch*1
2Aperture ring click switch
3Focus Mode Switch
4AFL button*2

*1 When turned ON at the position A, the aperture ring is locked at A. When turned ON at a position other than A, it is locked within the range between the maximum to minimum apertures and will not engage at the position A.
*2 Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.

Technologies

Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups, with 1 FLD, 1 ELD, 2 SLD and 2 aspherical elements

Additional information

Lens Construction

15 Elements in 11 Groups

Angle of View

63.4º

Number of Diaphragm Blades

11 (rounded diaphragm)

Minimum Aperture

F16

Minimum Focusing Distance

30 cm / 11.8 in

Filter Size (mm)

67mm

Maximum Magnifications

1:5.4

Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

L-Mount
φ75.5mm × 109.5mm / φ3.0in. x 4.3in.
Sony E-Mount
φ75.5mm × 111.5mm / φ3.0in. x 4.4in.
*The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

Weight

L-Mount
645g / 22.8oz.
Sony E-Mount
640g / 22.6oz.

Corresponding Mounts

L-Mount
00-85126-30369-3
Sony E-Mount
00-85126-30365-5

All figures calculated by L-Mount.

All figures calculated by L-Mount.

Note: The L-Mount Trademark is a registered Trademark of Leica Camera AG.

About Product Name: Product name includes “DG” when the lens is designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on cameras with full-frame sensors, and “DN” when the lens design is optimized for mirrorless cameras with the short flange focal length.

[Barcode]

L-Mount: 0085126 322694; Sony E-mount: 0085126 322656

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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