In 2012, Sigma unveiled their Global Vision initiative to redefine the company as a high-end lens manufacturer. Since that time, all new Sigma lenses have been grouped into one of three product lines based on lens design approach—Art, Contemporary, and Sports. Lens-making always involves balancing many trade-offs, so by highlighting design priorities, the Global Vision product lines offer insight into the relative merits of a lens. Art lenses prioritize optical performance above other concerns like zoom range, price, or size and weight. Contemporary lenses aim to push the envelope of what modestly sized lenses can do by leveraging the latest optical technology for versatile creative expression. Sports lenses prioritize large aperture capabilities like the Art lenses, but they also make ultra-fast focusing a top-level priority. Each line is crafted to help photographers achieve specialized goals. Though all three categories include top-of-the-line lenses with incredible qualities, when it comes to Sigma Art lenses, these are the three we would pick.

Sigma Art Lenses

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art

This flexible and fast 35mm was Sigma’s first Art lens design and is a must-have for any collection. Add it to your full-frame camera and you’re ready to start shooting just about anything! This is a wide-angle lens with a large aperture designed for high performance. When shooting with this lens, your image quality will be taken to the next level.

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS Art

This is a quality lens for a wide range of photography projects. The 24-105mm is a versatile fixed aperture zoom with a robust build, beautiful bokeh and optical stabilization. The OS helps keep every image steady for sharp results even at slow shutter speeds. Attach it to your favorite full-frame camera for any use—whether you’re traveling, shooting a wedding or capturing gorgeous portraits, this versatile lens is extremely durable and a comfortable size and weight.

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art

This last selection is an ultra-bright, medium telephoto prime lens compatible with your latest DSLR camera. It won’t be the lightest lens in your bag, but it is ideal for portrait photography and produces fantastic bokeh! This lens is built to last you through tough conditions with its dust and splash-proof exterior.