Sigma Intros New Portrait Lens: 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

The Sigma Corporation just unveiled the new the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens, which the company says is "a completely new design for full-frame mirrorless cameras, as the 'DN' designation indicates." This fast aperture Sigma portrait prime lens, which has a compact, dust-and splash-proof design, comes in both L-Mount and Sony E-Mount versions for mirrorless cameras.

Sigma says the lens features "a completely new optical formula" that includes five Special Low Dispersion Elements and one aspherical element for "exceptional edge-to-edge image sharpness." This new optical formula is designed to correct aberrations, "resulting in visually pleasing images with no color bleed, even at maximum aperture."

"The 11-blade rounded diaphragm ensures smooth, attractive bokeh," Sigm said in a press announcement this morning. "The 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is handcrafted to the most exacting optical and mechanical tolerances in Sigma's Aizu, Japan production facility."

Here's a rundown of the key features of the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens.

• Fast-aperture full-frame prime lens that is "surprisingly compact"

• Dust and splash-proof construction

• New optical formula with 5 SLD and 1 Aspherical element

• Stepping motor optimized for contrast and phase detection autofocus

• Clicked and de-clicked aperture ring with Iris Ring Lock Switch

• Available in L-Mount and Sony E-Mount

• MSRP: $1199

• Anticipated Shipping Date: Late August 2020