Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF MACRO A-mount lens review by machjakub
|machjakub#4580 date: Dec-25-2008|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Canon 24/1.4L|
Sigma 24/2.8 super-wide II
|price paid:||$265 used on Dyxum|
|positive:||+ sharpness WO|
+ pleasant bokeh
+ very close focusing distance
+ focal lenght on crop body
|negative:||- big on 5D body, heavy|
- slight yellow cast
|comment:||After some time and using some superb lenses (Canon 24mm/1.4L, Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.7 and 100/2.8 makro-Planar - very highly rated lenses, all used on Canon 1D) I can not believe how pleasing sharpness at wide apertures my example of this lens had. Very smooth bokeh must be expected when you use this lens at small apertures as well. |
What a big difference compared to sig 24mm/2.8 super-wide II. 2.8 version is good travel lens, 1.8 is too big to carry, and rather unbalanced on 5D. 1.8 is perfect for portraits, semi-macro or for more artistic photos. 2.8 seems to be sharper, excellent for landscapes or greater distances. I used 1.8 mostly for indoor photos of family members and pets, flowers, even aphides, etc.
Canon L lens advantage is in having f1.4, which may be quite big difference in dim light. Bokeh is i would say similar. AF speed is much faster in Canon´s USM.
For the money, good copy of sigma 1.8 is a bargain.