Here’s our concise review of the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART wide-angle prime lens…
Sigma’s Art range of prime lenses is among the most sought after on the market. Not only do they offer good value for money, they also display stunning optics and excellent design. The 24mm, which works on full-frame or crop sensor Nikons, Canons and now Sonys, features 15 elements in 11 groups. This includes three FLD (Fluorite Low Dispersion) and four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements for superior performance.
As you’d expect, the Sigma displays outstanding sharpness throughout the aperture range, though the corners are a tad soft when shot wide-open, catching up by f/2.8. This shouldn’t pose any problems for those using it as a landscape lens, where you’ll find excellent sharpness across the image at narrower apertures. However, the ultra-wide f/1.4 aperture means it’s also ideal for astrophotography.
Distortion and fringing are almost invisible, though a touch of vignetting is present at the widest apertures.
Find out more at the Sigma website.
Heaviest in test
Max aperture: f/1.4
Min aperture: f/16
Min focus: 25cm