We’re at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, where Sigma is showing its brand new 24mm f1.4 full-frame prime lens. The latest in the company’s ‘Art’ series of fast primes, we have high hopes for the new lens based on our extremely positive impressions of the 35mm and 50mm lenses which have come before it. Sigma very kindly let us shoot some sample images on a late pre-production lens and it does indeed look very, very nice.

Note that these samples were shot hand-held, at Sigma’s show-floor booth. We were unable to leave the immediate area of the stand, but while the subject matter might not be fascinating, we shot these images with an eye to demonstrating the following:

  • Sharpness at F1.4 across the frame
  • Sharpness across the entire aperture range
  • Bokeh ‘wide open’
  • The lens’s ability to create ‘sun-stars’ because that’s just Rishi’s thing.