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A lens that resists flare and holds high contrast all while delivering high sharpness right from f/1.4 is a keeper in your author’s book, and it certainly is a key question for a landscape photographer, or for anyone looking to make images with a high dynamic range.
Does the lens hold contrast and resist flare enough to make faux HDR viable? If the lens grays-out the shadows or belches ghosting or veiling flares, it’s game over for scenes like this.
This strongly backlit sunset scene shows puts that question to the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art. We rely upon the amazing dynamic range of the Nikon D810, which makes a clean image possible even with the extreme contrast control that was used to open up the shadow areas.
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