Product photos for Sigma’s new 85mm f/1.4 for E and L mount have leaked

Aug 4, 2020

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Product photos for Sigma’s new 85mm f/1.4 for E and L mount have leaked

Aug 4, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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We’re only two days from an official announcement now from Sigma about their new 85mm f/1.4 DC DN Art series lens for L and E mount. As expected, though, the images of the new lens have leaked a little early, courtesy of serial leakers, Nokishita.

Four photos of the new lens have leaked, and it looks a lot like Sigma’s 105mm f/1.4 Art for DSLRs, but shorter and with an aperture ring. There’s no sign of a tripod collar for this one, though.

The inclusion of an aperture ring is interesting, suggesting that Sigma is aiming the lens towards both photographers and filmmakers who prefer that feel of a real aperture ring or want the ability to adjust the aperture remotely via a motor, like on a gimbal or the top of a jib/crane. On one side of the lens, there’s actually a “Click” on/off switch. This may be for the aperture for switching to a smooth clickless aperture ring for video.

There’s also an unlabelled switch on the other side, although there’s no indication as to what it actually does. I’m not too familiar with Sigma’s new Art series lenses for mirrorless, so this switch might already appear on existing lenses. If you know what it is, shout it out in the comments.

An official announcement for the new lens is expected on Thursday, at 8am Eastern, 2pm CEST or 9pm JST.

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19 responses to “Product photos for Sigma’s new 85mm f/1.4 for E and L mount have leaked”

  1. Nuno Farizo Avatar
    Nuno Farizo

    It might be for the aperture ring, with or without clicks!

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      There’s actually a separate switch for that marked “Click” on/off. That’s why it’s confused me. :)

    2. Nuno Farizo Avatar
      Nuno Farizo

      John Aldred oh I thought it was the “click” one, what switch are they asking about then?

    3. Nuno Farizo Avatar
      Nuno Farizo

      The one on the opposite side?

    4. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      Yup, the photo in the bottom image. The switch on the other side. The unmarked one. ;)

  2. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    That is the adapter button when using it with an iPhone.

  3. KK Avatar
    KK

    I wonder if that unlabelled switch is to release the hood. As it has no markings as to functionality and there is no need to have a ‘lock’ on this fixed focal length, which you would find on the 24-70 DG DN f2.8

    1. KK Avatar
      KK

      Or… to lock the aperture ring.

      1. Kaouthia Avatar
        Kaouthia

        There’s a separate switch labelled “Click” that is presumably for the aperture ring.

        1. KK Avatar
          KK

          I saw that, but that’s only to control the ‘click’ on/off eg The Sound of the click. I think the other switch is to lock the aperture so it doesn’t move off chosen aperture.

          1. Kaouthia Avatar
            Kaouthia

            Ahhh, could be!

  4. Paul Monaghan Avatar
    Paul Monaghan

    Turbo button!!

  5. John Flury Avatar
    John Flury

    maybe a locking switch…

  6. Ryan Fries Avatar
    Ryan Fries

    Sigma coming for all the Sony lenses Rachel Curci

  7. Karen Poe Avatar
    Karen Poe

    Nice design

  8. Nick Avatar
    Nick

    Perhaps the switch is an aperture lock?

  9. Tim Bambam Avatar
    Tim Bambam

    How much do you think this lens weighs? It looks heavy. I also noticed there is no room for a tripod collar even if you wanted to use one.
    I use an Olympus OM-D 5 mkii and mostly shoot architecture. I use an F 2.8 lens which I very rarely ever open all the way. So I am not sure I would need a lens like this. Exspecially at whatever this lens will cost. Sometimes it makes these decisions much easier because Sigma makes very little the MFT system.

  10. Dirk Dassler Avatar
    Dirk Dassler

    not for mft? they make too much money with Sony only…