Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART

Here’s our concise review of the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART wide-angle prime lens…

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART

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.

Pros
Good pricing
Wide aperture
Very sharp

Cons
Heaviest in test
Not weather-sealed
Vignetting

Spec
Max aperture: f/1.4
Min aperture: f/16
Min focus: 25cm
Elements/groups: 15/11
DxL: 85x90mm
Weight: 665g