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May 2016

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART | Buy Or Not?

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 To buy or not to buy…

Once again Sigma has lured me in! After purchasing their 35mm 1.4 ART lens in October last year the thing doesn’t leave my camera. It’s an awesome lens and I’d much prefer it over a 50mm. To me a 50mm lens is awkward, I can never seem to get enough in the shot and after I crop/edit the photo the way I want the look I need just isn’t there.

I sold my 24-105mm f/4 a couple of months ago in order to buy a 24mm prime but then the drifitng season started and my money went straight to tyres, fuel and entry fee’s haha. This was about the time the Sigma 24mm hit the market so I was tossing up between Sigma and Canon.

I finally had a chance to test the Sigma 24mm yesterday! It’s very similar to my 35mm but a little shorter with a bit more girth. It feels way better the 35mm and not an awkward skinny lens. The results are similar also in the image, awesome contrast and a sweet depth of field (even for a wide angle lens)

The above shot is at f/1.6 and it’s still really sharp… It missed focus a little by going too far but that can be adjusted on my 5Dmkiii. The 24mm is crazy, depth of field plus wide angle gives a really good seperation between the focus point and the background, much better than the 35mm in my opinion.

For just under $1000 I think I will buy this lens, even though I haven’t tested the Canon I have a feeling this is better. It does lack a high aperture which suchs (Use a high aperture when panning with a low shutter speed) but a ND will fix that and it does lack weather sealing… lets hope I don’t get it too wet!

View the Hi-Res image here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/25614686@N03/17697358309/sizes/o/