Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Lens video sample
After almost two years I finally managed to purchase a Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens for Canon.
The above behind the scenes video was captured using the Sigma 35mm 1.4 on a Canon 5d Mark IV. The crispy stills were complimentary from my photographer partner’s camera (Nikon D810).
I primarily indulge in Videography and Cinematography. Up until now I have been using my staple Canon 50mm 1.8 STM lens for just about all of my video projects.
The Sigma lens is a nice edition. Its a bit heavier than I expected but after some effort I was able to balance this lens and my Canon 5D Mark IV on a Ronin-S gimbal (which handled the weight effortlessly).
Shooting wide open with F-Stop set on 1.4, just melted the background into creamy bokeh’s. However I noticed that it did a lot of hunting. Something to keep in mind if you are using autofocus.
But given the wider angle of the 35mm (compared to my 50mm) I had to get closer to my subject anyway. At a close up range the autofocus worked well.
So for any other videographers looking to compliment their arsenal and considering the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art series for video, this is an awesome lens.
I also used this on my Canon 80D and the footage looked outstanding given the 1.6 crop factor (which turned it into a 56mm lens). Stay tuned for a follow up video.