Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A
What’s good: Excellent build and image quality, and it’s great value for money.
What’s bad: Like other Sigma lenses, it lacks any weather seals.
Our verdict: Great for using as a wide-angle on a full-frame camera, or as a ‘standard’ lens on a DX one.
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G
What’s good: Top-notch professional build, sharp but with beautiful bokeh.
What’s bad: Much more expensive than the competing Sigma 85mm f/1.4.
Our verdict: It’s a cracking portrait lens, but the competing Sigma is nearly as good for half the price.
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
What’s good: Good sharpness if you narrow the aperture a little, nice bokeh.
What’s bad: Not very sharp at f/1.4, defocused lights can have complex shapes.
Our verdict: It’s compact, lightweight and also very good value for money.