UPDATE: Price Announced – $850 – Preorder at B&H Photo Video. This is now the cheapest Autofocus capable 24mm f/1.4 on the market. Shipping: March 20, 2015
Sigma has announced a new lens in their excellent ART series. The Sigma 24mm (38mm on crop) f/1.4. We love our 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4 from Sigma and this is likely to be another winner. Why do we love the Sigma ART series? They are exceptionally sharp, very well made and offer a great value, saving you several hundred over the similar Canon L lenses and offering better sharpness! Christina quickly sold her 50mm f/1.2 after seeing the review and side by side I did with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4, we now own two of these 50mm f/1.4 lenses and one 35mm f/1.4.
24mm is a wonderful walk around focal length and you now have several options at this focal length depending on what brand you use.
- Canon’s 24mm EF-S f/2.8 pancake ($149) | My Review | Shop on B&H Photo
- Canon’s 24mm f/1.4 L USM II ($1600) | Shop on B&H Photo
- Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED Lens ($1700) | Shop on B&H Photo
Available in several mounts
- Sigma f/1.4 $850 – Preorder at B&H Photo Video
- Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC ($549) Manual focus only but excellent for video | Shop on B&H Photo
The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 is compatible with Sigma’s USB dock, allowing photographers to update the lens’ firmware and change focus parameters as well as manual focus over-ride using Sigma’s Optimization Pro software. It is also compatible with Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service.
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