Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art vs Sigma 24 mm f/1.4 Art

GjesdalGjesdal Posts: 277Member
edited August 2015 in Other Manufacturers
My widest lens in 50 mm and even if I mainly do portraits I sometimes miss having a wider lens.
Have promised wife I will not buy any more lenses in 2015 as beginning of this year and end of last I kind of went overboard, as one does...
... but I can still plan for 2016 :-)

So here is my question, why did they actually make the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art and should I consider it over getting the 24 f/1.4? (I think the 35 f/1.4 wouldn't be wide enough for me)
D810 | D7100 | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art |Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 G AF-S VRII ED | Nikon 105mm F2.8 AF-S IF-ED VR II Micro | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM | Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Coolpix P6000 IR converted | http://gjesdal.org

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  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    There are no reviews of the 24-35 F2 yet.. however it seems like its the big brother to the very good 18-35 sigma 1.8 which is a very good dx lense.

    The sigma 24 F1.4 is a good lense however there is a new 24 F1.8 from nikon. I would be considering that too. Again there are no reviews of that lense yet .. so cant really give an opinion. For 2016 read up on the reviews .. :-)
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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited August 2015
    I sometimes miss having a wider lens.
    Do at least consider the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
    sharper than any zoom, cheaper than an f 1.4
    you can always crop in post

    Post edited by sevencrossing on
  • snakebunksnakebunk Posts: 822Member
    I am in the same position as my widest lense is the Sigma 50 Art.

    I wish the Sigma zoom was a little wider (like 20-35) but otherwise it seems perfect. The gap between 35 and 50 mm doesn't worry me and I really like the Art lenses. I also think zoom can be handy when it comes to wide angle lenses.

    The 24/1.4 is great but I think the gap to the 50/1.4 may be a little too long.

    Here is a review: http://petapixel.com/2015/07/21/review-sigmas-24-35mm-f2-art-is-like-a-prime-lens-that-zooms/
  • GjesdalGjesdal Posts: 277Member
    Thanks for the advice and feedback guys, will actually take some time to read up on this one as I'm not in a huge hurry this time :-)
    D810 | D7100 | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art |Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 G AF-S VRII ED | Nikon 105mm F2.8 AF-S IF-ED VR II Micro | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM | Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Coolpix P6000 IR converted | http://gjesdal.org
  • TriShooterTriShooter Posts: 219Member
    edited August 2015
    @gdesdal : I shoot a fair amount of portrait work, and seriously avoid shooting anything with people in it with a lens wider than 24mm because of the challenges of framing while endeavoring to catch the right moment. I use a the Nikon 24-70mm, and the 28mm f/1.8 as my fast wide lens where space is severely limited.

    Someone made the statement that "the best 24mm lens ever made was a 35mm lens used a few steps farther away." There is a lot of wisdom in that statement.

    For landscapes the Nikon 16-35mm is hard to beat. Nikon's new f/1.8 lenses are all sharp, and sharper than their faster counterparts at the same aperture setting, and affordable; so these lenses are a deal.
    Post edited by TriShooter on
  • snakebunksnakebunk Posts: 822Member
    Nikon's new f/1.8 lenses are all sharp, and sharper than their faster counterparts at the same aperture setting, and affordable; so these lenses are a deal.
    I agree, but I have high expectations for the Sigma 24-35/2 and I think it will replace the need for the 24, 28 and 35 1.8 lenses. I think the Sigma will be the new deal :).

  • GjesdalGjesdal Posts: 277Member
    I'm not thinking of getting a wide angle lens for portrait @TriShooter , although today I really could have used one when I shot in a very, very small space, but I managed... just.
    D810 | D7100 | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art |Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 G AF-S VRII ED | Nikon 105mm F2.8 AF-S IF-ED VR II Micro | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM | Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Coolpix P6000 IR converted | http://gjesdal.org
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