Sigma’s latest optic claims the title of being the first full-frame zoom lens with an f/2 aperture, but is it a viable alternative to the manufacturer’s wideangle primes? Michael Topham finds out.
Although this lens may not be quite as fast as most wideangle primes, what it lacks in terms of speed it makes up for in terms of convenience.
Having to swap a 35mm prime for a 24mm prime or vice versa can be time consuming on a shoot, and having this lens attached to the front of your DSLR is one way of ensuring you never get caught out by missing a shot.
If you’re sitting on the fence debating whether to buy a wideangle prime or this wideangle zoom, you’ll want to ask yourself whether speed or flexibility is more important.
If you regularly work in low-light environments where you need to shoot at f/1.4 and are prepared to move your feet a bit more to get into position, you’ll probably veer towards the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A or the 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A.
If it’s the extra flexibility you want and you’re prepared to carry a heavier lens, this 24-35mm f/2 makes a top choice and its arrival is welcome in Sigma’s ever-expanding range.
Score: 4 1/2 out of 5