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Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary Full-Frame Lens (2021)

Neoscore 83%NEX score 76%

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Product Overview

Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is a wide-angle prime lens for Leica L-mount and Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sigma in 2021, it has 13 elements in 11 groups.
For incremental weathers, Sigma is kind enough to include weather sealing. On the lens barrel, one can find a physical aperture ring. Those who wish to focus manually can have the best of both worlds (with the usual caveats).
As a wide-angle prime lens that happens to have relatively small maximum aperture, it is best suited for landscape photography, though some may wish for a brighter alternative for versatility. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • All metal construction
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Superb image quality
  • Rather light and compact
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Excellent build quality and ergonomics, very good background blur and bokeh balls
    • Excellent build quality
    • Excellent resolution and contrast
    • Excellent sharpness overall (on 61Mpix)
    • Excellent sharpness at f2
    • Excellent autofocus
    Cons
    • Weak peripheral shading
    • Lacks zoom-out effect when shifting focus from near to distant subjects
    • High distortion (not a real issue when we have a Lightroom profile) and the average resistance to flare
    • No manual aperture ring
    • Barely any barrel distortion...
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    Specifications

    Construction

    Aperture Blades
    9 blades
    Colors
    Black
    Form Factor
    Wide-Angle Prime Lens
    Image Size
    Full-Frame
    Lens Barrel
    Physical aperture ring
    Lens Mount
    Leica L-mount, Sony E-mount
    Material
    Magnesium alloy
    Motor
    Stepper motor
    Optical Formula | Elements
    13 elements
    Optical Formula | Groups
    11 groups
    Optical Formula | Special Glass
    1 FLD + 2 SLD + 2 aspherical elements groups

    Dimensions

    Filter Diameter
    62 mm / 2.44 in
    Size | Diameter
    70 mm / 2.76 in
    Size | Length
    72 mm / 2.83 in
    Weight
    365 g / 12.90 oz

    Function

    Angle Of View
    84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical
    Aperture
    f/2 ~ f/22
    Autofocus
    Yes
    Focal Length
    24 mm
    Focus Type
    Internal
    Image Stabilization
    No
    Weather Resistance
    Yes

    Performance

    Max Magnification
    0.15x
    Min Focus Distance
    250 mm / 9.84 in

    Production

    Accessory
    Lens hood included
    Debut
    2021-09-09
    Made In
    Japan

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    sonyalpha[1]

    Sentiment Score 69%
    Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
    The Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary (619 euros) is a more classical prime focusing on excellence and compactness while keeping a fast aperture. The lens offers globally excellent results overall : excellent sharpness on the entire frame, excellent build quality and ergonomics, very good background blur and bokeh balls, very low coma for Astrophotography, reasonable price. The weaknesses are : its average resistance to flare and its distortion that should be corrected in a future Lightroom lens profile.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent sharpness overall (on 61Mpix)
    • Excellent build quality and ergonomics, very good background blur and bokeh balls
    • Very low coma for Astrophotography, reasonable price
    Cons
    • High distortion (not a real issue when we have a Lightroom profile) and the average resistance to flare

    cameralabs[2]

    Sentiment Score 84%
    Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
    The Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN is a very attractive lens for Sony and L-mount mirrorless owners who want a fast-aperture wide angle prime without the cost or heft of 1.4 models. In my tests it delivered a visibly shallower depth of field than recent f2.8 and 3.5 versions, without ever compromising on sharpness. While some barrel distortion and vignetting were visible, both can be effectively corrected with lens compensations.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent sharpness at f2
    • Excellent build quality
    • Compact and compact
    Cons
    • Barely any barrel distortion or vignetting

    pcmag[3]

    Sentiment Score 79%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
    At wide apertures, the 24mm F2 produces photos with a shallow depth of field. The quality is in line with other modern lenses and emphasizes smooth, soft blur. Resolution holds steady down through f/11. Optical diffraction softens results a little at f/16 and noticeably at the smallest f/22 setting.
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    Pros
    • Sharp f/2.2 aperture
    • Easy to move control to the camera body
    • Excellent autofocus
    Cons
    • Lacks zoom-out effect when shifting focus from near to distant subjects

    digitalpicture[4]

    Sentiment Score 74%
    Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
    The Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens is available in Sony E-mount, compatible with both full-frame and APS-C sensor format models. It is also available in Leica L-mount. "Made in Japan" craftsmanship. "Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system 'A1'
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    Pros
    • Compact, lightweight design
    • Excellent resolution and contrast
    • 1/3 stop wider aperture
    Cons
    • Weak peripheral shading
    • No manual aperture ring

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    References

    1. ^ Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2021/09/09/sigma-24mm-f2-dg-dn/. 2021-09-09. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
    2. ^ Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sigma-24mm-f2-dg-dn-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
    3. ^ Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sigma-24mm-f2-dg-dn-contemporary. 2021-11-17. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
    4. ^ Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-24mm-F2-DG-DN-Contemporary-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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