Sigma AF 24mm f/1.8 EX DG (FX) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D3x and RAW-converted via CaptureOne.

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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/6400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/200s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/800s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/2.5
Exposure 1/5000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/2000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/640s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure 1/5000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/2500s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/800s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/1250s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure 1/320s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/200s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure 1/4000s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/250s

Verdict

Just like its slightly longer sister lens, the Sigma AF 24mm f/1.8 EX DG leaves us with a mixed feelings. The center resolution of the lens is nothing to complain about, at least when stopped down, while the borders and corners disappoint especially at large apertures. Vignetting is quite pronounced wide open. CAs are a somewhat pronounced while distortion is well under control for a wide-angle lens.

The bokeh is somewhat nervous at large apertures, but improves considerably when stopped down a little.

The build quality is a bit of a negative surprise because of the wobbling inner lens tube.

So, just like the EX 28/1.8, it's not an attractive choice for landscape shooters, but because of its very short minimum focus distance it's an interesting lens to shoot close-ups with wide perspectives.

 
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Field Quality:(Landscapes)
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Mechanical Quality:(downrated due to wobbling)
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