The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is a wide-angle lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2015. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 741 €;
62 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.
Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.
Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.
L-Mount: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C L-Mount.
Sigma SA: this lens is compatible with reflex and mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sigma SA-mount.
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Opinion: Dimensions and mass perfectly adapted to the eos 70 d, a quality construction in the line "Art", an incredible brightness, a very silky bokeh and a formidable sharpness : the Sigma Art 24 mm f / 1.4 (equivalent 38 mm mounted on the 70 d) is an optical that I had the pleasure to discover through various subjects, from the inevitable sunset on the ocean to the reportage, by way of the portrait in interior.
Contrary to what I feared, the lack of stabilization is not penalizing. In addition, the manual focus ring is nice and there was no need to make autofocus adjustments. In short : a very beautiful optics !
The following opinions have been automatically translated with Google Translate.
Pros:Sharpness, three-dimensionality, construction
Cons:Weight, TA AF, vignetting, soft up to f/2, versatility, topicalization
Opinion:Optics remarkable as sharpness and three-dimensionality, purchased for coupled, landscape and night photos gave me some nice satisfactions, but after some time I realized that as a focal point it was a bit narrow (at least for my taste). Unfortunately the versatility of a zoom lens in the landscape is felt, often in certain situations where I could move little I was often too short or long ... perhaps its use and more for Reportage, also given the brightness that allows you to shoot even with critical light with freehand ... cmq I replaced it with the 16/35L, it's been a few years and honestly I don't miss it.... it is cmq a well built optics in line like the whole Art series, although I am not a lover of Sigma I consider it an excellent lens, the AF have already said who preceded me
Cons:At that price practically nothing, caps excluded
Opinion:Sharpness, solidity, materials of excellence, speed, in short, is an Art! Compared to the excellent Nikon 24 f 1.4 (I've owned it for several years) it's drier, less "dreamy" but absolutely more rigorous, more solvent, and all this at a cost of a third compared to the Nikon! The maf must be absolutely calibrated with the dock and once adjusted on the 4 distances it no longer moves and is of surgical precision, with good peace of the day those who say that you have to go back to adjusting it from time to time. Lens made to last and to be used with extreme satisfaction also and especially with megapixels. Proudly made in Japan and you see, except for the caps I imagine to be Chinese....
Pros:Sharpness, elegant blurry, three-dimensionality of images, price
Cons:Hard manual focus/autofocus button.
Opinion:It costs relatively little. It weighs, but because it's worth the quality. Great focus dial. High quality images. Beautiful blur. Obviously at f 1.4 on fx if you make mistakes do not forgive but it would be strange the opposite. I found it a bit soft at the top of the opening but that's what I wanted. Great and recommended for 24mm lovers with excellent value for money.
Cons:Contrast, weight, focus breathing: focal length about 25-26
Opinion:It's also too good to see, which is why the contrast is too violent. I have had this view for at least three years and I refrained from writing a review first because I wanted the certainty of some of my impressions. From the first shots I was amazed by the really good sharpness, but... there was something that didn't convince me deeply. Let me explain: when you have been photographing for decades and you have made a habit of unimpeachable optics, you quickly understand if what you are using is the right optics in everything. Sometimes, the beauty of a lens jumps to the eye already looking into the sights of the reflex. Probably because the eye doesn't know anything about MTF but it was developed with millions of years of 'research'. This is not the case with the Sigma 24mm f/1.4, which returns crisp images with a blurry f1.4 that admirably separates the plans, and yet it has always left me some doubt. Something was missing. Only recently I performed comparative tests with an old Olympus 24 f2.8 on Nikon D850 and saw what is missing: the contrast. The optics are very sharp and are appreciated for this, unfortunately it is a perceived sharpness that makes up only half of the image. Comparing it to the old lens, you can see that the microcontract is excessive. I mean that the optics is engraved but the tonal variation of colors, the micro shades, are less rich than the comparison optics, which at full opening seems veiled but in detail returns, already all open, a greater richness of tones. From the comparison, it is also highlighted that the Sigma suffers from focus breathing, at short distances it is not really a 24 but more realistically a 25-26 (the thing is not a problem). The rating is positive (a 9) but I think I'll change it for something more plastic.
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