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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


I would have said "wow wow wow" like the 35/1.4 thread, but that's already been done. Color me impressed. I was REALLY nervous about the bokeh being garbage like literally every sample picture floating on-line, but thankfully I had no need to be scared. I really like the way this lens renders, nice and contrasty with a lot of pop. Focus thus far is bang on. I've read a few reports of the focus being "slow", how the hell a 24mm could be "slow" is beyond me. Focus speed is perfectly fine. Take note, just because it's a 24mm doesn't make focusing at f/1.4 any easier. Build quality is great at usual.

As you can tell, I'm not a lens reviewer. I just shoot stuff and see what happens

Disclaimer: I am not a Sigma fanboy. I had the 35/1.4, but ditched it for the Nikon 35/1.8G. I think their 50 is overpriced and this is coming from someone who owns and loves the 58/1.4. I do own and love the Sigma 85/1.4. I'm telling you this so you know I'm not trying my hardest to glorify this lens. If Sigma closed its doors tomorrow I'd probably say "huh, neat".




  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    2200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    1250 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    720 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    560 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    280 ISO    0.0 EV  



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May 20, 2015 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


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  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/4000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







100% crop

  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/4000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 20, 2015 at 12:15 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


Looking great Jason- thanks for the samples!

The rendering does look quite smooth, versus what we've seen from the other Art lenses (and not from the EX lenses that preceded them).

Might try cross-posting this in the Canon forum as well, I don't think anyone has started a thread there yet.



May 20, 2015 at 12:39 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


johnctharp wrote:
Looking great Jason- thanks for the samples!

The rendering does look quite smooth, versus what we've seen from the other Art lenses (and not from the EX lenses that preceded them).

Might try cross-posting this in the Canon forum as well, I don't think anyone has started a thread there yet.


It's real contrasty and punchy like the other Art lenses, but the bokeh is noticeably smoother. I don't know if that's the focal length or if they did some changes.

This was the worst I could get the bokeh; intentionally shooting into extremely high contrast with a ton of little foliage to try to force the nervous look.

Posted with and without my post processing. I have a "default" preset in LR that is applied to everything imported and I generally do no other editing. It has pretty aggressive contrast so I figured it'd be worth showing with my preset and everything at zero in LR.






Post Processed

  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







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May 20, 2015 at 12:48 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


Congrats dude. I just got the Sigma 50mm art today. ....Anyway I tried this lens in my local camera store and saw that it was sharp. But then I did a corner test... I thought the extreme corners were really bad, lots of coma and distortion. I was testing it on a D810 body. So, I put it down and decided I wasn't interested. If some of you prove me wrong on this, I'll go look at it again. Enjoy the lens...You have a cute little model to pose for you..


May 20, 2015 at 04:10 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


super punchy


May 20, 2015 at 05:16 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


Jason, the pics that you post is 24mm art or G Nikon lens? This bokeh looks like 1.4g to me. Big hug!


May 23, 2015 at 03:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


The rose and flower bokeh test look nice. Look forward to you getting more clicks with it.

This lens (Sigma 24mm Art) along with the Sigma 85mm 1.4, Nikon 85mm 1.4G are on my radar for next lens purchase.



May 23, 2015 at 06:30 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


ABrazilClicker wrote:
Jason, the pics that you post is 24mm art or G Nikon lens? This bokeh looks like 1.4g to me. Big hug!


All Sigma art, hence the subject name






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/100s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/125s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/80s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/100s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Df    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/200s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 24, 2015 at 11:29 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


Haven't had a chance to use mine much yet but I like it. I'm trying to decide between keeping it or selling it to get the 20/1.8G (I don't have anything wider than 24 currently).




  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/2000s    64 ISO    0.0 EV  




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


A few more samples.




  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/100s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/160s    64 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    64 ISO    +0.7 EV  






  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/5.6    1/200s    64 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/800s    64 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 25, 2015 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


and two more.




  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/100s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D810    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/100s    360 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 25, 2015 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


got the lens on thursday, took the lens out for a spin this past weekend. so far I'm pleased with it!

















May 26, 2015 at 07:55 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


I finally calibrated the lens with the dock....wow, it indeed is sharp.


May 26, 2015 at 08:47 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


After the wedding the lens suddenly needs +15 tune on both of my bodies. It wasn't hit by anything and was only used two hours. I emailed sigma, looks like they'll be taking a look at it. The guy from sigma said it makes no sense.


May 29, 2015 at 01:05 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


Jason_Brook wrote:
After the wedding the lens suddenly needs +15 tune on both of my bodies. It wasn't hit by anything and was only used two hours. I emailed sigma, looks like they'll be taking a look at it. The guy from sigma said it makes no sense.


Did you calibrate it with USB Dock? I had issues with two samples, both worked fine up to a certain distance but beyond a meter is where the problems started to happen. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1367350



May 31, 2015 at 04:38 PM
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MadManAce wrote:
Did you calibrate it with USB Dock? I had issues with two samples, both worked fine up to a certain distance but beyond a meter is where the problems started to happen. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1367350


No, just in body tune. Great at every distance.



May 31, 2015 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


I like it!! very crisp rendish typical of Art lenses.


May 31, 2015 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Image Thread


Station Square by SteelCityPhoto, on Flickr]Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA


Jun 24, 2015 at 07:19 PM
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Here is one from yesterday.







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