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Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon Instruction Manual

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Thank you very much for purchasing a Sigma Lens. To get the maximum performance and enjoyment out of your Sigma lens, please read this instruction booklet thoroughly before you start to use the lens.



  • Do not look directly at the sun, through the lens. Doing so can cause damage to the eye or loss of eyesight.
  • Do not leave the lens in direct sunlight without the lens cap attached, whether the lens is attached to the camera or not. This will prevent the lens from concentrating the sun’s rays, which may cause a fire
  • The shape of the mount is very complex. Please be careful when handling it so as not to cause injury.


Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 5

  1. Filter Attachment Thread
  2. Focus Ring
  3. Distance Scale
  4. Depth of Field Read-Out Index
  5. Focus Index Line
  6. Focus Mode Switch
  7. Mount   
  8. Lens Hood 


This lens includes an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, the same specifications as the E-type mechanism in Nikon AF lenses. The lens is compatible with the cameras listed in Table (A). (The models with the  mark require the latest version of the camera firmware to ensure compatibility.)Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 3

  • It is not compatible with film single-lens reflex cameras. 
  • It is not possible to use the lens with the cameras in Table (B). Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 4
  • For models not listed in Table (A) or Table (B), please refer to the camera’s instruction manual to check for compatibility with E-type lenses.


Please refer to the camera’s instruction manual for details on how to attach it to or detach it from the camera body.

  • On the lens mount surface, there are electrical contacts. Please be careful with their handling as scratches or dirt on them could cause malfunctions or damage


For autofocus operation, set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “AF” position (fig.2)Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 6

If you wish to focus manually, set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “MF” position (fig.3). Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 7
You can adjust the focus by turning the focus ring. 

  • Please refer to the camera’s instruction manual for details on changing the camera’s focusing mode. 
  • When operating this lens in manual focus mode, it is recommended that the correct focus be confirmed visually in the viewfinder rather than relying on the distance scale. This is due to possible focus shifts resulting from extreme temperature changes which cause various components in the lens to expand and contract. Special allowance is made for this at the infinity setting.
  • For the Sony E-mount lens, only MF is available during video shooting, depending on the camera.

This lens also permits manual focusing even in the autofocus mode. While half-pressing the shutter button, rotate the focus ring to adjust the point of focus. (For the Sony E-mount lens, please set the focus mode of the camera to (OMFI.)Also, this lens can offer a full-time M function] (Manual Override) by rotating the focus ring of the lens while auto focusing is in operation (except for the Sony E-mount lens). The default setting of the Full-time MF function varies for each mount.Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 1

  • When using USB DOCK (sold separately) and its dedicated software, “SIGMA Optimization Pro”, it is possible to select the Full-time MF function ON / OFF, You can also adjust the amount of ring rotation to operate the Full-time MF function. For further information, please refer to the SIGMA Optimization Pro “Help” menu. 
  • SIGMA Optimization Pro can be downloaded free of charge from the following
    website: http://www.sigma-global.com/download/


The depth of field scale helps you to check the depth of field (the zone of sharpness) of your composition. For example in Figure (4), the depth of the field zone is shown when the aperture F16 is used.Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 8


A bayonet-type detachable hood is provided with the lens. This lens hood helps to prevent flare and ghost images caused by bright illumination from outside the picture area. Attach the hood and turn clockwise until it stops rotation. (fig.5) Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 9

  • To place the lens and hood into the storage case, you must first remove the hood, and then replace it on the lens in the reverse position. (fig.6)Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 10


  • Only one filter should be used at the time. Two or more filters and/or special thicker filters, like a polarizing filter, may cause vignetting.
  • When using a polarizing filter with an AF camera, use the “circular” type.


The camera’s built-in flash will cause barrel shadow if used with this lens. For best results, please only use an external flash unit.


  • Avoid any shocks or exposure to extreme high or low temperatures or humidity.
  • For extended storage, choose a cool and dry place, preferably with good ventilation. To avoid damage to the lens coating, keep away from mothballs or naphthalene gas.
  • Do not use thinner, benzine, or other organic cleaning agents to remove dirt or fingerprints from the lens elements. Clean by using a soft, moistened lens cloth or lens tissue.
  • This lens is not waterproof. When you use the lens in the rain or near water, keep it from getting wet. It is often impractical to repair the internal mechanism, lens elements, and electric components damaged by water
  • Sudden temperature changes may cause condensation or fog to appear on the surface of the lens. When entering a warm room from the cold outdoors, it is advisable to keep the lens in the case until the temperature of the lens approaches room temperature.


Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon-fig 2

  • Dimensions and weight include the SIGMA mount.
  • The glass materials used in the lens do not contain environmentally hazardous lead and arsenic.


The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC).


This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. this device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Disposal of Electric and Electronic Equipment in Private Households

Disposal of used Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)

This symbol indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead, it shall be collected separately for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. If new products are purchased, this product might be handed over to the distributor or the collection system of waste electrical and electronic equipment eventually. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product or components of this product. If this product is disposed of illegally, it might cause a possibility of penalties. For more detailed information about recycling this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you have purchased the product.

FAQS About Sigma 85mm DG HSM Art Lens for Canon

What’s the shortest distance an 85mm lens may be used?

about 2.8 feet

Why is the Sigma 85mm useful?

With the Sigma 85mm, advanced and professional photographers who appreciate expressive performance can find the perfect portrait lens.

What’s the weight of a Sigma 85mm art lens?


What is the 85mm Sigma’s shortest focus distance?


What’s the 85mm minimum shutter speed?


What qualities does an 85mm lens have?

At all apertures, the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM provides photos that are crisp and clear.

The SIGMA 85mm is what size?

The 85mm F1. 4 DG DN | Art has a filter size of 77mm, a body length of 94.1mm/3.7in, and weights 630g/ 22.2oz.

Describe SIGMA 85mm.

The SIGMA 85mm F1. 4 DG HSM | Art lens has a fascinating construction that uses 14 lens elements organized in 12 groups to produce ultra-high resolution.

What is the 85mm lens’ operating distance?

The 85mm F1. 4 DG DN | Art’s working distance is 73.5 cm at 85 cm’s minimum focus distance and 68.5 cm with a hood attached.

The ideal focal length for an 85mm lens is what?

When using a big aperture, 85mm is among the best focal lengths for background blur.

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