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Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

20 December 2010
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion

The results in the category of distortion, both on the APS-C/DX sensor and on full frame, the Sigma f/1.4 85 mm and other fast 85 mm devices reaches are presented in the chart below.


Nikkor
AF-S 1.4/85
Sigma
1.4/85
Canon
85 mm f/1.2L II
Samyang
1.4/85
Zeiss
1.4/85
APS-C/DX
−0.19%
−0.08%
−0.28%
−0.11%
0.05%
FF
−0.41%
–0.36%
−1.03%
−0.43%
−0.73%


What’s interesting, the most expensive Canon fares the worst and the Sigma – the best. We must honestly admit, though, that the values other lenses of this type reached are rather negligible and the problem of geometric deformations in fast 85 mm instruments practically doesn’t exist.

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Nikon D200, 85 mm
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 85 mm
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM - Distortion