A Quick Review of The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DS HSM Art Lens
The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 has a lot of photographers contemplating whether or not they need a wide zoom lens that opens to f/2. In the video and article below, I’m going to share with you the lens’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as how I use it, and if this might be a good lens for you.
Quick and Simple Review of The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DS HSM Art Lens
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Advantages of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2
The reason this lens intrigues so many photographers is that it’s a combination of desirable features that one would want in a wide-angle zoom lens. It has exceptional optical quality, variable focal length, and a fast f/2 aperture. I found that it was great for capturing environmental couples portraits, automotive photography, and candid dancing shots. In terms of performance, value, features, and quality, this lens gets 5 out of 5 stars across the board!
The real question for this lens is not if it’s a “good lens”, because it’s fantastic. But the question you should be asking yourself is “Where does this focal length fit in the work that I’m doing?”
Sigma 24-35mm Compromises
I said before that this lens is a combination of desirable features, and while those features are good, they’re not great. For instance, having a variety of focal length is good, but only being able to go from 24-35mm is not great. The maximum aperture of f/2 is good, but not great. And while those are literally my only complaints, they are still worth noting, especially if you need faster lenses or more focal lengths.
Who Should Get This Lens?
Off the top of my head, I would say that this lens is for landscape, street, and astrophotographers. This lens is for the photojournalist that travels around, needs one lens that’s fast, and goes from wide to standard zoom. This lens is for landscape and astro photographers who need a low light, wide angle lens. This lens is for the street photographer or event photographer that loves to get candid action shots up close.
I’ll be honest, nine out of ten times, I will pick the 24mm, 35mm, or 24-70mm. But there will be that one time where the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 is just perfect for what you’re shooting. It’s that crucial time where you will want the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 in your bag. With this lens you have an equivalent to the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art ($849.00) and the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art ($899.00) in your bag for only $999.00, and that makes it a tremendous value.
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