Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART Lens
Most professional wedding photographers who truly understand the meaning of quality in the sharpness and clarity of an image would no doubt agree that one of the best lenses for wedding photography is the Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART
As a wedding photographer. We are always chasing the fastest and sharpest Len’s that money can buy. In my time of using a multitude of a different lens from primes to Zoom’s, this must be one of the best.
My initial thoughts when buying this lens was all the hype regarding how sharp it is, oh, and the price, not cheap at seven hundred odd pounds. But then again, a lot cheaper than the Nikon equivalent and to be brutally honest it’s just as good as the Nikon 35mm 1.4, if not better.
This is now my go-to lens for the majority of my work. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens can be used for shooting a variety of poses and it is super effective when it comes to taking close-range shots with couples. You can close in on the couple and not have to worry about the distortion on the edges of the frame. It makes you feel right there in the moment – in that image, and pushes you to be closer to the couple – and the closer you are to your subject, the better image you will get.
It is wide enough to allow you to step back and tell a complete story with your composition. You will be able to share unique versions of an otherwise ordinary perspective, inviting the viewer into the moment and creating the perfect wedding story picture. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens is also super versatile – not only is it great for low-light on the dance floor or forgetting that sunset shot, but you can also use it to effectively isolate subjects from the background due to the shallow depth of field, thus rendering bokeh in a beautiful light. It is certainly masterpiece equipment that is designed to perform and one essential tool every professional wedding photographer should have
The sharpness performance of the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens is also absolutely stunning, it is by far the sharpest 35mm lens that is perfect for wedding photography. Its center sharpness is amazing and it reaches extremely high levels at the largest aperture of f/1.4, also providing quality mid and corner frame performance as well. It also boasts of a superb micro-contrast, which would make your wedding photos glow brilliantly.
Another fantastic feature of this extraordinary lens and why I always recommend it for use in wedding photography is its ghosting and flare handling capabilities. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art handles flares and ghosting excellently well, especially on a bright sunny wedding day when you take shots against the sun, with the sun in the corners, it produces some nice visible flare and ghosting. It is the best lens when it comes to handling ghosting and flares and is second only to the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G. Though it has very little barrel distortion, it is almost invisible when compared to other lenses.
Wedding photographers would no doubt enjoy using the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens, its main feature is its constant and fast f/1.4 aperture. It also has an internal floating focus mechanism that is designed to give a better optical performance at close distances. You will be able to capture clear, sharp, close up images of the bride and groom without leaving room for errors, and with its minimum focusing distance of 30cm/11.8in, every shot you take is guaranteed to produce high-quality photos.
There hardly is anything not to like about the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens, it offers great results for sharpness, high-quality bokeh, low chromatic aberration, low distortion, and so much more. Every aspect of the lens can be adjusted to enable you to capture the perfect picture, including stopping down to shoot corner-to-corner image sharpness.