I've read the technical Lenstip & mini-review here (comparing to the 85L II) but I haven't seen much portrait sample comparison shots.
Technically the Sigma 85 Art outperforms the L in every way, focus speed, but also the resolution, less CA (more details left after correction)... so at first sight all reasons to upgrade.
But how about the creamy bokeh, are there any sample portrait comparisons with the 85L online yet ?
F1.2 still is a legendary aperture, they hardly make lenses like this.
When the Sigma 85 1.4 (non art) was out I didn't make the switch yet as reviews said the bokeh was more distracting and it was soft in the corners, now i'm doubting more.
==> So to the point : does the 85 1.2L MKI still has a lot more f1.2 dreamy look than the 85 1.4 Art, or is it practically the same ?
IQ if most important for me, if my 85L still has a considerable more dreamy look I stay with the L.
If the difference is neglectable I'll sell it for the Art, any other 85 1.2L MKI owners here that will switch or don't plan to switch ?
Just read some interesting points here and found some videos :
-Sigma employed an iris diaphragm with 9 rounded blades, which has resulted in very nice bokeh in our view.
-Something important : The 85L and 50L were not designed for peak sharpness — they were designed for best bokeh, light falloff, etc.
-The 85 Art is sharp from open aperture, as opposed to older designs that were intended to be softer wide open for the purposes of flattering portraits. This new lens is sharp throughout, although not cruelly over-sharp, so subjects should be pleased enough.
-Found a few real life sample comparisons here! https://www.slrlounge.com …the-beauty-of-this-beast/
-Recent comparison (modelshoot in the field) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxdOtZvoD4I
-Bokeh examination : https://www.youtube.com …32-456b-bf75-7ebc6fd4e043
Important question for me : my 85L Mark I has the absence of electronics to support E-TTL II flash function, i'm planning to buy a TTL strobe, so it's better that i'll sell it for the Art ?