Andy Westlake investigates the latest addition to Sigma’s ‘Art’ line of high-quality fast primes
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Our verdict
It didn’t take all that much time shooting with the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A for me to conclude that it really does live up to its ‘Art’ tag, giving excellent image quality across a range of shooting conditions. I wasn’t able to test it side by side with its obvious competitors, but personally I’m confident it would stand up well against them in terms of image quality.
It’s not just the sharpness that’s impressive, but the overall look of the images, including the smooth, attractive rendition of out-of-focus regions. Quite simply, it produces lovely pictures with the minimum of fuss.
With an RRP of £799 at launch, the Sigma lens is also significantly cheaper than the Canon or Nikon 24mm f/1.4 primes, or indeed Sony’s Alpha-mount 24mm f/2, with the only obvious sacrifice being its lack of weather-sealing. In short, it looks like Sigma has another sure-fire winner on its hands.