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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

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Shootout: vs Sigma 35/1.4A: Cottonwood Canyon Rancher’s Cabin

Can an optimized short-range zoom compete with a one-stop-faster prime lens?

Sigma’s 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art offers an excellent optional to address that question against its sibling, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art. If a zoom can deliver similar image quality, the 24-35mm range at f/2 may well be worth it for some shooters. But all zooms have compromises, and the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 has at least two notable comprises as are discussed here.

This comparison includes a focus stacked image at f/9 using the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art.

Image quality is highly enjoyable on a late 2015 iMac 5K or better.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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