Canon and Sigma provide some of the most excellent alternatives available for wide-aperture 85mm lenses, some of the most popular lenses on the market today. Check out this great video that compares the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art if you are searching for a lens capable of producing high-quality portraits.
Both the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM and the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lenses are included in this excellent video review, produced by Alex Barrera and available for viewing pleasure. Although it is indisputable that the Canon lens provides exceptional performance and outcomes, it is also real that it is prohibitively costly, with a suggested retail price of close to $3,000.
On the other hand, the Sigma lens can be purchased for less than half of what the Canon alternative costs. Additionally, even though it has an EF mount, it is essential to note that EF lenses typically work faultlessly when paired with an adapter with a Canon EF-to-RF mount. Most of my current lens collection is still comprised of my older EF lenses, and despite their age, they work well on my more recent mirrorless cameras.
The fact that it works wonderfully raises the question of whether or not it is worthwhile to spend an additional $1,500 on Canon’s version of the product. You can get the complete story from Barrera in the video that is located up top.