First Batch of Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Sample Photos Released, Shows Impressive IQ

Sigma has released the first batch of sample photos shot using the company’s new 35mm f/1.4, which costs $899 and competes against the significantly more expensive 35mm f/1.4 lenses of major camera manufacturers. The images were all shot by photographer Kimio Yajima using the Sigma SD1.

The photograph above shows the three wise monkeys (“see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”). Here’s a 100% crop of the full-resolution image, just to give you an idea of the lens’ sharpness:

Here are the rest of the sample photos that were just released. Click on them to see the full-res version:

The image quality of the lens appears to be quite good, which is great for Sigma, since the 35mm f/1.4 only costs around 2/3 as much as its Canon, Nikon, and Sony counterparts.

  • Anonymus

    Heavy green chromatic aberration anyone?

  • Owen Robert Cherry

    On which image? I’m not seeing it.

  • Lynda Bowyer

    Me neither…

  • harumph

    I think he’s just seeing the light on the leaves in the background of the last shot. It’s a good bet that somebody who has trouble spelling “anonymous” correctly may not have the firmest grasp on what constitutes a chromatic aberration.

  • kabummmm

    hör mal zu du zurückgebliebener vollhansel.
    du kannst dich ja sicherlich glücklich schätzen, das du als zelebral gelähmter wenigstens deine muttersprache hinreichend im griff hast.
    das heißt aber noch lange nicht, das du dich über andere erheben kannst die wahrschlienlich nicht englisch als muttersprache haben.
    die meisten menschen lernen nämlich mehr als eine sprache….
    anders als die geistig wenig belastbaren ottonormal amis.

  • Ivan

    The lens appears to be great, but that Foveon/Sigma X3 sensor… (sigh…)

  • stanimir stoyanov

    I’d really like to try this lens, the IQ looks orders of magnitude superior to the Sigma 24mm 1.8 I owned. The 24 1.8 had very clumsy AF system and focus ring so I hope the 35mm 1.4 improves on both counts.

  • whatevs

    i always find it interesting that the people who care enough about gear to review it produce the worst/most boring images on the internet

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  • Renato Murakami

    Looks and sounds interesting

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    this makes the 35 f/1.4, 50 f/1.4 and the 85 f/1.4 of Sigma’s range quite the heavyweight trio for a light(er)weight cost.

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    they’re testing gear – not trying to win photo contests.

  • Manuel Tranz

    Funny, I thought that photo of the baby’s ear was great. You could take 1000 photos of a baby’s ear and not get anything like that.

  • erika

    what was the release date of these images? Hmm..I wonder where that bridge is located..anyone know?

  • Patrick Griffin Santucci

    its called the Dinosaur Bridge and is located in Japan.

  • CaptQT

    11/15/2012 if the image info is accurate….