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Next Sigma Prime to be 24mm F/1.4 According to Latest Rumor

By Anthony Thurston on April 23rd 2014

The Canon mount version of the new Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art is expected to begin shipping later this week, and now new rumors have surfaced about the next wide aperture prime lens up Sigma’s sleeve.

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According to a report over on Photo Rumors, Sigma is poised to release a new 24mm F/1.4 DG Art lens this upcoming October. The rumor states that the lens would likely be announced at Photokina in September and then released the next month.

[REWIND: Sigma 50mm F/1.4DG HSM Art Lens – Full Review]

The price of this new 24mm F/1.4 is expected to be higher than both of its siblings, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG ($849) and the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art ($949).

What are your thoughts on this latest Sigma rumor? Does a 24mm F/1.4 lens interest you or would you like to see Sigma focus their attention in other directions? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss.

[via Photo Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

20 Comments

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  1. Alexander Europa

    I know this is an older article, but I’m really hoping for a 135 f/2 or 1.8 Art lens. I recently picked up the 35 1.4 Art and the sharpness is out of this world!

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  2. Aaron Grubb

    I would be very interested. I like my 1.4 primes way too much

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  4. Sean

    Why the flying fudge do people keep asking for a Sigma 85 1.4? Do they not realize that Sigma ALREADY HAS ONE, and it’s THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY?

    I for one welcome any newcomer to the 24mm f/1.4 field. The Canon and Nikon 24 1.4’s are expensive and optically mediocre. I’m getting tired of having to replace my Rokinon lenses every year after they decenter themselves, lose their wide-open sharpness, and Rokinon refuses to repair them under some made-up excuse.

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  5. jonathan

    i would rather see an art for the 85… or even 135

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  6. Mike

    How about a 17mm tilt shift for Nikon?

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    • Matthew Saville

      I could DEFINITELY get on board with a 17mm tilt-shift! Anything Wide and “ART”, I’m on board with. Maybe a 17-35 2.8 ART, or my dream, a 16-24 f/2.0 ART?

      I do understand that such exotic focal lengths must come after they cover more common, high-sales ranges. That just makes business sense! However I do feel that 24mm should be next.

      =Matt=

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  7. Matthew Saville

    Okay I know that 24mm is not as popular as the 35, 50, and 85 combo for general photography and portraiture / weddings, however I think that a killer, affordable 24mm is sorely missed in today’s market compared to the extremely expensive Canon and Nikon versions, neither of which truly excel at what I’d like to use them for- astro-landscape photography.

    Right now, Rokinon is king in that realm with their incredible 24mm f/1.4, but the only problem is that those lenses are built cheaply and can’t really take a beating if you are an adventurous or hard-working photographer. I’d love to have a Sigma 24 1.4 ART because it would be built like a tank as the 35 / 50 ART are, and it would have autofocus to boot.

    Hopefully Sigma comes through with this, and doesn’t charge more than ~$1500 for it…

    =Matt=

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    • Paul Monaghan

      I duno Matt, My samyang 8mm fisheye has taken a betting and even fell into a puddle from the window on a car door (my friend opened the door as I was sorting something for a video shoot to talk to me lol).

      It still works fine.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Some Rokinon / Samyang / Bower glass is better than others, but all I know is that their current 24mm f/1.4 is delicately built and while it may survive a couple bumps or drops here and there, repeated “gentle rattling” such as driving down dirt roads for many many miles, or rolling in a hard pelican case, will eventually de-center some lens elements and make the lens go soft in the corners. This has happened to my astro-landscape friends numerous times, unfortunately, and Roki-Bow-Yang service is sometimes hesitant / unable to truly fix such a slight issue with sharpness. :-(

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    • Emilio

      Matt, dude, Rokinon/Samyang built cheaply ??? Show me an all metal Canon or Nikon lens that can battle with 24mm 1.4 by Rokinon/Samyang ? You either haven’t checked the new lenses from Canon Nikon …. or you either stuck with their old ones from back in the days, when all the lenses were metal.
      Rokinon/Samyang, Sigma, Tamron .. they rule the lens world now, dude!!! :)
      Peace .. and just for the record, it ain’t the gear or the brand … it’s the photographer :)

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    • Matthew Saville

      Emilio, trust me I wouldn’t bring this up if it weren’t actually an issue in real-world practice. The Rokinon glass may be build solidly enough, but it is still largely plastic and screws. My own personal experience and that of numerous friends is where I’m drawing from, however don’t take my word for it, just read up on the Lensrentals.com blog about how they have begun calling Roki-Bow-Yang lenses “disposable” because they fall apart so quickly under heavy use.

      Not that Canon and Nikon are doing so hot lately either, they’ve started using plastics pretty often too. However their construction overall is still quite reliable and sturdy, and my Nikon primes never “get soft” after a years’ worth of general use.

      All in all, my point was that right now, Sigma’s ART primes seem to be the most solidly constructed of all, better than Nikon’s pro primes and roughly on par with Canon’s L primes. The 35 ART and 50 ART have got a lot more metal in them than any of the Nikon primes I’ve worked with, I think.

      =Matt=

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    • Jie Qi Ng

      Totally agreed. I am frustrated by the fact that the samyang lense does not have auto-diaphragm (at least not for the canon EF mount) and lacks even AF-confirmation, which makes it way less versatile: imagine what one can do with 24mm f1.4 AF lens for wedding event group shots!

      I am interested in astrophotography as well and the comatic aberration of canon 24mm f1.4L II means that it is a big no-no. If this sigma lens have no such issue, it would be my dream lens indeed!

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  8. John Doran

    I would be interested but it would have to rival the Canon version in quality at the price mentioned. I would be VERY interested in an 85mm 1.4 too.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Why not consider Sigma’s current 85 1.4 then, for the reasons I mentioned above? It’s already a killer lens, at a very decent price. An 85 1.4 ART might cost easily $1500, be heavier than the current already hefty 85 1.4, and not offer THAT much improvement in sharpness unless you plan to shoot wide open at 30-40 megapixels for every single image you capture. ;-)

      =Matt=

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  9. James Moxley

    I agree with Ryan, the 85mm would be a perfect crop to full frame portrait lens, if you get the 50mm on an aps-c it’s 75mm, but when you upgrade to ff, you would need to buy the 85mm, so instead, just get the 85mm, which would be a 128mm lens on crop, both 85mm and 128mm are great focal lengths for portraits.

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    • Matthew Saville

      …And that is why Sigma’s current 85mm f/1.4 EX is already one of the best in the industry, matching or beating Canon’s 85 1.2 L and Nikon’s 85 1.4 N.

      …Which is WHY Sigma shouldn’t bother updating their current killer 85mm before they update their old, borderline abysmal 20mm / 24mm / 28mm f/1.8 primes to at least just one f/1.4 ART prime.

      ;-)

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    • Tyler Rippel

      Completely agree with Matthew. The current Sigma 85mm is incredibly good. People say they want an 85 next all the time, but apparently have never tried the current lens. It’s $900, it’s fantastic, it just doesn’t have an A on the side.

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  10. Ryan

    Absolutely another compelling focal length, I probably wouldn’t buy it myself as I doubt I’d have a need for 24mm since I already have the 35 but for people that make more use of wide lenses than me I bet it sounds really nice!

    Personally I would be MUCH more interested in Sigma doing any of the following:

    85mm F1.4 ART OS
    135mm F1.8 ART OS
    150mm F2.0 ART Macro OS

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