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03.02.2015

Patrick Santucci and I had a few days to check out the first sample of the new 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens to arrive in the US, right before it was shipped off to WPPI for the big show.

Along the Brooklyn waterfront. 30 second exposure at F11 at ISO 100 on the Canon 6D by Patrick Santucci.

Along the Brooklyn waterfront. 30 second exposure at F11 at ISO 100 on the Canon 6D by Patrick Santucci.

The widest full-frame Art lens released to date, this lens takes in 84 degrees for sweeping views.

100% detail of the frame above.

100% detail of the frame above.

30 second exposure of the Brooklyn Bridge a F/11 ISO 100 by Patrick Santucci on the Canon 6D.

30 second exposure of the Brooklyn Bridge a F/11 ISO 100 by Patrick Santucci on the Canon 6D.

It’s an Art lens, so the build quality and handfeel is rock-solid, with a wide focusing ring, for full-time manual focus. Autofocus with the whisper-smooth hypersonic motor is swift and accurate.

Lower Manhattan at night. 30 seconds at F11, ISO 100 by Patrick Santucci on the 6D.

Lower Manhattan at night. 30 seconds at F11, ISO 100 by Patrick Santucci on the 6D.

And the image quality is outstanding, edge to edge. Wide open or stopped down a bit, the frames just pop.

Empire State Building and Citi Bikes. 1/640 F6.3 ISO 100 on a 5D classic by Jack Howard

Empire State Building and Citi Bikes. 1/640 F6.3 ISO 100 on a 5D classic by Jack Howard

The lens is nice and sharp on focal plane, even at F1.4, and it softens the background very nicely, too! !/1600 ISO 100 at F1.4, 5D classic, by Jack Howard

The lens is nice and sharp on focal plane, even at F1.4, and it softens the background very nicely, too! !/1600 ISO 100 at F1.4, 5D classic, by Jack Howard

The 24mm F1.4 offers great edge to edge performance. 1/60 F5.6 ISO 100. on a 5D classic by Jack Howard

The 24mm F1.4 offers great edge to edge performance. 1/60 F5.6 ISO 100. on a 5D classic by Jack Howard

We’ll do a deeper dive into the lens after the show; but we just had to share a sampling of our test images after a few hours out with the newest Art lens.  We’re really liking what we’re seeing so far—how about you?

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  1. […] published some sample images from the new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens on their blog. The latest Art lens is expected to start shipping on March 15th according to Adorama and April […]

  2. What a great lens!

  3. […] Sigma Blog has officially posted several sample images of the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The samples are captured by using the Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR cameras. […]

  4. Thank you for the first look Jack. I’m looking forward to an in-depth review of 24/1.4 Art. What’s the latest word on Sony Alpha mount availability?

  5. Thanks for the sample images !