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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: Aperture Series 'Magenta Flower' and 'Poppy'

Get the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art at B&H Photo.

The 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art follows the superb 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, both reviewed in DAP.

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

This series follows the Bird of Paradise flower shot by adding a “noisy” background to the scene in order to evaluate total bokeh quality across the f/1.4 - f/13 aperture range. In DAP:

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: Magenta Flower

Presented with HD and UltraHD images, along with large crops from f/1.4 - f/13.

Another near range macro series:

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: California Poppy

Commentary is on bokeh and color correction. The lens is exceptional. It appears to be the best 24mm f/1.4 lens ever produced for a DSLR.

At about $849, it’s a no-brainer for any Canon or Nikon or Sony A shooter. It’s too bad that it cannot be mounted directly to a Sony A7 series camera, because the size and weight are very acceptable.

Magenta Flower
f1.4 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100; 2015-03-26 18:07:16
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24mm

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California Poppy
f1.4 @ 1/100 sec, ISO 100; 2015-03-26 18:11:41
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24mm

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Durable and fast, up to 1800MB/s

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