Sigma W/A 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro AF Lens

Sigma Wide Angle 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

Sigma Wide Angle 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

B&H # SI2418MCAF MFR # 432101
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Sigma 24mm f/1.8 Overview

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This 24mm lens has a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture with macro focusing capability (minimum focusing distance is 7.1" for a reproduction ratio of 1:2.7). The 9-bladed aperture diaphragm obtains beautiful, circular out of focus characteristics. It incorporates a floating focus system and uses two aspherical elements for minimized distortion, spherical aberration and astigmatism. The lens front does not rotate during focusing, thus allowing the use of a "perfect hood" and the easy polarizing filters. Optical construction was created to minimize light falloff (darkening of the image corners) at maximum aperture-a big benefit particularly for digital cameras. Materials used in this lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

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Sigma Wide Angle 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Hood
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma 24mm f/1.8 Specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 24mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 84.1
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.1" / 18.03 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.37x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.3 x 3.1" / 8.38 x 7.87 cm
    Weight 1.07 lb / 485 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 5.4 x 5.0"

    Sigma 24mm f/1.8 Reviews

    W/A 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro AF Lens is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Item for a Low Price! considering canon's and nikon's 24mm prices are at the $2000 range, this lens is definitely BANG FOR BUCK.Throw in the Macro capabilites as a bonus. That will not only let you take images with 1:2.7 magification the MFD will make your bokeh look better!I think this is a weird lens indeed. Dedicated macro lenses are 60mm180mm, but this at a 24mm can promise to produce out of this world images. Couple that with focus stacking and you might make a miniature look extremely real.The only few flaws i can pick is:1) its build. it doesn't feel sturdy2) *loud focusing sound3) *77mm diameter + flower hood makes it impossible to fit into ALL my regular lens pouches.
    Date published: 2010-07-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not perfect, but a good lens. This lens feels like a quality piece; very sturdy and smooth. Nice bokeh. It has some minimal image distortion (as it's a wide lens), and is definitely a heavier lens, but the one *major* con about this lens is its autofocus. Not only does it take literally 5-10 seconds to focus on pretty much anything, it's LOUD. I mean, horrendously loud. For me (I'm on the video side of things, not so much straight photography), a lack of autofocus isn't important at all, but it's a definite downside for this review. In short- Pros- clean/crisp images, nice bokeh, very sturdy build. Great for video. Cons- heavy, autofocus is garbage, has a larger thread size (filters cost more).
    Date published: 2013-01-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing... Very disappointed with this lens. I own the Sigma 85/1.4, which is extraordinary. This one arrived heavily front-focussing (I was ready for that and prepared to send the lens in to have it calibrated) but the overall image quality was so poor that I decided to return it. I took comparison shots with my Canon 17-55/2.8 at f2.8 and the zoom was better in every aspect (sharper, cleaner, less fringing, etc.). A zoom should not be better than a prime lens... I know the Canon 24/1.4LII is three times the money, but right now I feel that it would a better deal than this Sigma. So sad, because I believe Sigma is capable of doing better...
    Date published: 2011-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from wonderful lens would recommend to all I am an artist and a semi-pro videographer. I use this lens on a cropped sensor Canon T3i body for video and photo work. I love the clarity and color intensity this lens provides. With the 1.6X focal length factor, the lens behaves like a 35mm. Which isn't very wide but is great for low distortion interview, and closeup shots. I have also used the lens for landscape shots and was very pleased with the results. the Macro feature was a bit disappointing, I wouldn't recommend purchasing this lens for that capability. You can get close to subjects but not close enough to be wowed by the subject.
    Date published: 2011-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Love this Lens! I shoot a lot of macro but occasionally, I like to grab a senic shot or two along the way. This lens does it all for me. No it is not a dedicated macro per sae but still it takes great and wonderfully sharp close ups and in dim light it really performs quite well. As for auto focus, not many auto focus lenses perform well in low light situations when it comes to that and I cannot speak for this lens, since auto focus is just another usless gadget to me, being a macro shooter of course. The lens is well built, the images produced are sharp and have excellent color, there is no vignetting what so ever on a 1.6X crop factor sensor, and the lens really works well in available light situations, even late in the day. I have had this lens for quite a few months and it has never given me one ounce of trouble. I see at least one horror story in the reviews here on this lens and it indeed must be the exception as there always will be one or two, not everything is perfect. Bottom line for me, I really like this lens, it was money well spent, thanks B & H!
    Date published: 2009-05-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not on a 5D Mark II Horrible corner resolution on the 5D Mark II at all apertures! But otherwise sharp, well built, nice manual focus and good clarity in images.
    Date published: 2009-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens I have a Canon T2i (crop sensor), so my 50mm 1.2 lens was often too far for certain shots. This is great for that, and in low light. I've only used it a few times so far but I love it. Love that it has macro capability, also. I probably haven't used it in enough lighting situations to judge, but the AF seems a tad slow and sometimes off(but good enough for a non L lens). Obviously $1000 more for the canon 24 1.4 will get you better focusing. Overall I think it is a great buy and it is now my all-around lens when I just want to take 1 with me.
    Date published: 2011-02-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from never buy this lens I have this lens for about 8 months. It has gone to Sigma 3 times for repairs -- BAD FRONT/BACK focussing. This time, the lady@sigma says that the repairs are not guaranteed to solve the issue unless i send in all my cameras to them. eh? i use three cameras and they need them to adjust focussing? All my other non-sigma lens are ok! I would never buy a Sigma lens on principle and i would not recommend anyone to buy this lens at least.
    Date published: 2009-03-13
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