Andy Westlake investigates the latest addition to Sigma’s ‘Art’ line of high-quality fast primes

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review

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£799.00

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Our verdict

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art

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.

GOLD 5

Details

Filter diameter:77
Lens elements:15
Groups:11
Diaphragm blades:9
Aperture:f/1.4-16
Minimum focus:25cm
Length:90.2mm
Diameter:85mm
Weight:665g
Mount:Canon, Nikon, Sigma
  1. 1. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Introduction
  2. 2. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Features
  3. 3. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM  | A review – Build and handling
  4. 4. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Image quality
  5. 5. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Resolution
  6. 6. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Shading
  7. 7. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Curvilinear distortion
  8. 8. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A review – Our verdict
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