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  • Sigma 340109 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens for Pentax (Black)
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Sigma 340109 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens for Pentax (Black)

by Sigma

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  • Compensates for Color aberration to ensure unsurpassed expressive performance
  • Large maximum aperture of 1.4
  • floating inner focusing system for extremely high optical performance for close up photos
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Product Details

Style: Pentax
  • Product Dimensions: 94 x 77 x 94 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00A35X6KI
  • Item model number: 340109
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 7, 2012

Product Description

Style: Pentax

Delivers high-level artistic quality

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Customer Reviews

This lens is solid and built very well, top notch quality.
Even wide open at f/1.4 this lens produces incredibly sharp images with beautiful color rendition.
William Brassard
It compares to the best that Nikon and Canon lens and is still 500-700 dollars less!
Josi Kim

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108 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Jimbo Jones on December 18, 2012
Style Name: Canon
I was very excited for this lens to come out, and had one on pre-order as soon as I was able.

I was lucky enough to already own the Canon 35L, so I was able to do some side by side comparisons. Just as every review site on the web has said, this lens is flat out amazing. The color rendition and contrast was easily on-par with my 35L, and sharpness was much better than the 35L.

Build quality is amazing, and really more on par with the Zeiss type lenses than any of the Canon L series. It feels good in the hand. Solid and smooth. The focus ring is large and easy to turn, while still providing a comfortable level of tension to keep the adjustments from being jumpy.

I did have to dial in +2 Micro Adjustment on my 5D3 in order to get the best results, but once that was done, the sharpness far surpassed the sharpness of my 35L.

Long story short, after a week with the Sigma 35, my 35L was up for sale.

Sigma used this new lines of lenses to try to reinvent themselves as lens makers, and show their dedication to a superior product. With all of that build-up, I was disappointed to have to add +2 MA to make the lens right when it was fresh out of the box. However, I haven't noticed any focus shift issues like previous Sigma lenses I've had.

Filter size - The nice thing about Canon L's is that for the most part, everything is 77mm or 72mm threads. Sure, I could get a reducing ring to make my 77mm filters work on the Sigma, but that would be at a cost of not being able to use the hood. I do like the smaller form factor of this lens though, and don't find myself needing to use a CPL on a regular basis like with some other lenses.

In short, if you already have a 35L, by buying this lens, you'd gain a good bit of sharpness wide open. If you don't have a 35mm f/1.4 already, I'd highly recommend this one above the Canon, and above the Zeiss.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Jon McGuffin on December 24, 2012
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
Well, I will tip my cap to Sigma on this 35mm 1.4 DG HSM Lens. I read some very early reviews on this which were mostly quite positive and decided it was time to purchase a 35mm prime for my Nikon D700 full frame body. I am *NOT* disappointed in the slightest bit. This lens is delivering everything I had hoped for and more. Having owned several of Nikon's professional lenses (24-70 2.8, 80-200 2.8, etc) I was surprised to see build quality to be as good as it is. I feel I'll own this lens for 20 years; it's built like a tank.

The optics are top notch and comparing samples from my shooting over the past 2-3 weeks, it's likely the sharpest lens I've ever owned. Not much fine tuning needed with my D700 to get pinpoint perfect focus either. Color rendition is very good. I process all images via RAW in Lightroom and the amount of data I have to work with here is fantastic.

I honestly couldn't recommend this lens enough. Though I've not shot with Nikon's own expensive 35mm lens, I can't possibly imagine that lens offering anything this isn't. If this is was Sigma has to offer in terms of the future of their artist line of products, Nikon & Canon are *genuinely* going to have a problem on their hands. I'd fill my entire lens lineup with Sigma glass if it were all this good no problem.
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Style Name: Canon Verified Purchase
I first rented the Sigma from lensrentals to use on my then primary camera (Nikon D800) and it was spectacular. I was so thrilled with the results that I bought it for the D800. It required an AFMA adjustment of +20 and it was still nowhere near the Liveview focused photos. I returned it and tried again with the Canon 5DMK3. Again, more AF issues, I went through three bad copies for the Canon mount.

Each Sigma had unique focusing issues, from working well outdoors and badly missing focus in artificial lighting, needing different AFMA adjustments on center and outer AF sensors, to only working at certain distances. If I was not paid to shoot, I would have kept the Sigma that was almost reliable. I have since bought a 35L and it was golden on the first try. So far, I love the 35L, to me having total confidence in my gear is bliss. I would rather have a star that performs in the clutch than a superstar that chokes when it matters most.

It is a shame because in ideal light lighting conditions (outdoors at medium distances) the Sigma is spectacular, but this is where I would least use it.

I saw a demo showing the Sigma USB software and it has the option of AFMA at different distances. However, I do not know if it will solve the artificial light problem or AFMA difference on the corner sensors. From what I have seen, the software will not solve these issues.
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38 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Gatorowl on April 19, 2013
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
I'm a prime lens guy. While I have a number of zoom lenses primarily for travel, my passion is for the high IQ provided by primes. 35mm and 85mm are my favorite focal lengths. Accordingly, I have owned and previewed multiple offerings of lenses at these two focal lengths. Currently, Nikon leads at the 85mm FL, with its 1.4G lens which matches the Canon 1.2L (I own both lenses) in IQ and bokeh, in a more compact package with faster AF.

The story is very different at 35mm. I have owned the Nikon 35mm 1.8G, Samyang/Rokinon 35mm 1.4, and the Canon 35mm 1.4L. The Canon dominates the 1.8G, and from what I hear, is better than Nikon's 1.4G. The Samyang/Rokinon is close to the Canon--perhaps even sharper wide open--, but it's manual focus, and I strongly prefer AF for focal lengths greater than 24mm. I truly loved the Canon L lens. It is very sharp from f/2.0 (peaks in sharpness at f/4.0-f/5.6), has great color and contrast, and little vignetting above 1.8. I have used the lens as a walk-around lens, for street photography, and for taking photos in museums. It was great for this last purpose, because I could get sharp, vibrant, shots without using a flash. However, the lens is not perfect. It produces horrible chromatic aberration, and is rather soft wide open. Of course, all fast lenses are soft wide open, right?

NO! The Sigma 35mm is sharp at all apertures. I purchased the Sigma to use with my D800E because I always use a 35mm prime (see above) in my photography. However, I wasn't willing to pay the tariff for the Nikon 35mm 1.4 especially since its reviews were so-so at best (it's softer than the Canon wide open but sharper than Canon by f/5.6). Given the Sigma's bargain price and its good reviews, I purchased a copy. I have not been disappointed.
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