DxOMark has finally tested the new released Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F-mount. This lens costs $1,199 in US (B&H Photo & Adorama & Amazon). According to DxOMark, tested on Nikon D810, this is currently best lens ever in the world, ever better than Otus lenses. See the DxOMark below:
Best Lenses for Nikon F-mount:
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Vs. old Sigma 85mm f/1.4:
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Vs. AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4 G Vs. Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85:
Conclusions from DxOMark:
With its Art series, Sigma has done much to improve its standing as a high-end lens maker. Until only recently, Canon and Nikon were on safe ground with their high-speed primes, but makers such as Sigma and Tamron (and Zeiss) are beginning to make inroads. While all the full-frame Art series lenses are excellent performers optically, the latest model in the range is also its best. It also happens to be the most expensive to date, but the $1,199 asking price seems reasonable. That it outperforms the Zeiss Milvus and outrageously expensive Otus equivalents probably says enough for most people — and that’s even before discussing the merits of autofocus versus manual on high-speed lenses like this.