Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP Macro

The Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP Macro features 24mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/1.8. The lens construction has 10 Elements in 9 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84.1 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 18 cm/7.1 in and has a filter size of 77mm. The Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP Macro lens weighs 17.1 Ounces and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 3 inches long.

Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP Macro
Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

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Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP Macro User Reviews

Great quality but a little heavy and big. | Rating: ★★★★★
“Picture quality is extremely good. The colors are natural and it’s very sharp at 1.8 and is even better at 2.0 and above. Macro is excellent and since it has 9 curved aperature blades, the bokeh looks very pleasing. There is almost no distortion or abberation and focus is accurate…” – by MattNis

Fast and sharp | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I love this lens. It’s fast, it’s as wide as an old “standard” lens that we all knew and loved back in the days of film SLRs and it’s plenty sharp. I’d rate the sharpness about the same as my Zuiko 14-54mm but not as sharp as my 11-22 DZ or the 50-200 DZ (the best lens I’ve ever owned) and from what I’ve seen so far it’s sharp at maximum aperture from edge to edge. “ – by M. Olson

Amazing! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love this lens. The only time it comes off my D80 is when I need a zoom lens. Otherwise, this is a great almost all in one lens. It is a bit slow in the focusing department compared with my Nikon 18-135 but it is much sharper than all my othe lenses. Produces great bokeh at 1.8 “ – by Surfseventy8

Great combination 24mm AND a macro | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love the creative possibilities of this lens. Great! Plus that it’s a 1.8 allows you to shoot hand held at night with ambient street light. The price is great. The build is very good, not a tank like my Nikon 105mm but very good. It doesn’t feel cheap at all. Getting from automatic to manual focus, you need to switch the camera but also disengage the focus ring on the lens by pushing it towards the front of the lens or toward the camera body.” – by eric

Nice lens that gives 36mm on APS-C cameras | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This lens has good contrast. The rendition of skin tones are a bit different from Nikkor lenses, and sharpness is alright. It does have a bit of CA wide open. The macro (or close focusing) design of this lens is also a cool feature where you can go to about 1:2.7. “ – by Gerald Khoo

That’s all you need | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens works pretty well with my Pentax K10D. Nice Sharpness, nice contrast, and good saturation. It has a better control of image shape than all my zoom lenses since it has a fixed focal length 24mm. I found a problem of it. However, that doesn’t bother me much. The motor sounds pretty noisy, but won’t be noticeable if you take shots in noisy places such as parties and outdoor.” – by C. Hsiao

WAY better than I expected! | Rating: ★★★★★
“A tripod mounted test on an illuminated indoor target shoots 1/320th of a second at f/5 with the kit lens, while the Sigma shoots the same scene at 1/400th of a second. Another test of another target, this time at F16, has the kit lens at 1/60th of a second, the Sigma at 1/80th. I believe the Sigma has superior lens coatings and more light reaches the image sensor. “ – by Technology Guru

Good Value | Rating: ★★★★☆
“So far, it has performed well. I am able to get some nice, shallow DOF macro shots inside abandoned houses with little light. And while shooting live bands, I get an extra stop or two which helps lessen the noise in the photo and/or freeze the action with a higher shutter speed. “ – by D. Jones

quickly became a favorite | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is one of my sharpest lens, and the wide aperture is really a pleasure to work with creating a nice bright viewfinder and great bokeh. I find the lens to be quite usable opened up all the way to 1.8, but stopping down to 2.0 or 2.8 does make a noticeable difference in sharpness.” – by Trevor W. Martin

Favorite Lens thus over, even over L | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is by far one of my most favorite lenses. I use it over my L lenses when 24mm is what I need. Because it’s macro, I feel I’m not limited with the prime lens, thus I don’t miss the ability to zoom. The copy I have is VERY sharp and at f1.8, it’s not the sharpest, but it’s darn good. The lens is almost as sharp as my Canon 100mm f2.8.” – by Michael Catacutan

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Features & Specifications

Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Specifications

Sigma 24mm f1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro is one of the EX Series lenses. This lens has a fast F1.8 maximum aperture with macro focusing capability of minimum focusing down to 18cm/7.1inches (reproduction ratio 1:2.7). The iris diaphragm has 9 diaphragm blades to obtain beautiful out of focus image. It incorporates the floating focus system and uses two aspherical lens elements for minimizing distortion and spherical aberration and astigmatism. Internal focus system eliminates front lens rotation, thus allowing the use of a Perfect Hood and the easy use of polarizing filters.

The lens incorporates non-vignetting optical construction, in order to obtain adequate peripheral brightness even at open aperture. This is desirable for digital cameras. The lens also incorporates dual-focus mechanism. It is easy to hold the lens, since focusing ring does not rotate during auto-focus, and yet it provides adequate focusing torque of the focusing ring during manual focusing of the lens. The lens materials used in this lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

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