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.
The widest full-frame Art lens released to date, this lens takes in 84 degrees for sweeping views.
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.
And the image quality is outstanding, edge to edge. Wide open or stopped down a bit, the frames just pop.
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?
Jack Howard is a lifelong photographer and author of two editions of the how-to book, Practical HDRI. Based in Central Jersey, Jack's go-to photography spots are backroads and beaches of his home state. He loves to travel far and wide with his wife and daughter, visiting national parks, museums, tropical islands and more along the way.
What a great lens!
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?
Thanks for the sample images !