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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #165 on: August 05, 2014, 11:25:30 AM »
I didn't pay attention to this announcement in April, but recently I bought a second hand Canon 24mm f/2.8 to get a taste for 24mm primes, and... fell in love with it. And now I want more!
Congrats and welcome to the 24mm fan club :)  It's my favorite which might explain the four lenses I own that cover this focal length which could be just a bit excessive...

Not to be a dissenter... but 24mm hasn't appealed to me at all.  Mind you, I've only shot at f4... so maybe at wider aperture it looks better... when I do use 24, I think... probably could go wider... I can't imagine having a prime lenses at 24... and I'm saying this with all due respect...
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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #165 on: August 05, 2014, 11:25:30 AM »

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #166 on: August 05, 2014, 11:44:33 AM »
I didn't pay attention to this announcement in April, but recently I bought a second hand Canon 24mm f/2.8 to get a taste for 24mm primes, and... fell in love with it. And now I want more!
Congrats and welcome to the 24mm fan club :)  It's my favorite which might explain the four lenses I own that cover this focal length which could be just a bit excessive...

Not to be a dissenter... but 24mm hasn't appealed to me at all.  Mind you, I've only shot at f4... so maybe at wider aperture it looks better... when I do use 24, I think... probably could go wider... I can't imagine having a prime lenses at 24... and I'm saying this with all due respect...
JD, I completely understand, we all have our own tastes when it comes to focal length.  I have the same feeling 'could go wider' when I use 35mm and have never loved it, even though it's a classic FL for many people.  For me, I feel that 24mm is the widest you can go without unrealistic perspective distortion and I like the challenge of composing this wide.  The 24 primes I own (24L II & TS-E 24 II) are the two I use most for landscape and street/editorial type work.

I'm not sure if you ever saw this thread, but I discuss this a bit more there:
Which Normal to Wide Angle Focal Length Matches Your Vision?

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #167 on: August 05, 2014, 01:20:43 PM »
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Not to be a dissenter... but 24mm hasn't appealed to me at all.  Mind you, I've only shot at f4... so maybe at wider aperture it looks better... when I do use 24, I think... probably could go wider... I can't imagine having a prime lenses at 24... and I'm saying this with all due respect...
JD, I completely understand, we all have our own tastes when it comes to focal length.  I have the same feeling 'could go wider' when I use 35mm and have never loved it, even though it's a classic FL for many people.  For me, I feel that 24mm is the widest you can go without unrealistic perspective distortion and I like the challenge of composing this wide. 
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The way to use a 24mm is to get up close to the subject. I agree that 24mm is the widest you can go and still have relatively realistic distortion. While 24mm is not for everything, I've found that it's great for paddock photo's at the racetrack for instance. The 24mm really adds wide-angle drama without going to extremes. When you cannot or don't want to get up too close, 35mm is the better alternative.

And FWIW I never thought about the 24mm focal length much until I decided to buy a prime - that changes the game(and understanding of the focal length) entirely because in a zoom, 24mm is probably the widest you can go and in that case, yes usually the thought is 'I probably could go wider'.
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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #168 on: August 05, 2014, 01:21:48 PM »
Personally, I would be first in line for a 28/1.4.

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #169 on: August 05, 2014, 03:36:42 PM »
And I would love a f/1.4 lens wider than 24mm with very good edges/corners and no coma (for obvious reasons  :) )

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #170 on: August 12, 2014, 01:52:39 AM »
I didn't pay attention to this announcement in April, but recently I bought a second hand Canon 24mm f/2.8 to get a taste for 24mm primes, and... fell in love with it. And now I want more!
Congrats and welcome to the 24mm fan club :)  It's my favorite which might explain the four lenses I own that cover this focal length which could be just a bit excessive...

Not to be a dissenter... but 24mm hasn't appealed to me at all.  Mind you, I've only shot at f4... so maybe at wider aperture it looks better... when I do use 24, I think... probably could go wider... I can't imagine having a prime lenses at 24... and I'm saying this with all due respect...
I agree i find it a ho hum focal length not wide enough or not tight enough
I really like 20mm though its a really nice wide focal length
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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #171 on: August 12, 2014, 02:59:48 AM »
Personally, I would be first in line for a 28/1.4.

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It seems strange to me how the 28mm focal length has been replaced by the 24. Back in the 'old days' a 24 was around twice as expensive as the equivalent 28, now they are much the same. I wonder if this is why there is a perception that the 24 is the 'must have' focal length.

I find 28 to be the more versatile focal length of the two; quite wide fov, but not too extreme.

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« Reply #171 on: August 12, 2014, 02:59:48 AM »

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #172 on: August 12, 2014, 06:53:15 AM »
I agree i find it a ho hum focal length not wide enough or not tight enough
I really like 20mm though its a really nice wide focal length

Is that opinion based on full frame use or aps-h?
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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #173 on: August 12, 2014, 09:12:40 AM »
I need to say this, with Peace & Love:

Please, Sigma, I need your 85 1.4 Art.  The 24 prime is useless to me.  Peace & Love, Peace & Love!  The 85 needs to be your next lens.

If you send us a 24, it will be tossed.  I'm saying this with Peace & Love.
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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #174 on: August 12, 2014, 09:18:40 AM »
If you send us a 24, it will be tossed.  I'm saying this with Peace & Love.
Plenty of people will there to catch it and they'll be diving for it like a spinster bridesmaid at a Valentine's Day wedding.

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #175 on: August 12, 2014, 10:54:45 AM »
I need to say this, with Peace & Love:

Please, Sigma, I need your 85 1.4 Art.  The 24 prime is useless to me.  Peace & Love, Peace & Love!  The 85 needs to be your next lens.

If you send us a 24, it will be tossed.  I'm saying this with Peace & Love.

I've flirted with the 85L mkii so many times...  but it is like a case of star crossed lovers... it is just not meant to be.  I think the 85L could be sharper, but the bokeh is undeniably magic. 

With the 50mm range... I'd be ok with swapping sides and go with sigma... but with the 85... you need to bring something special to the table.
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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #176 on: August 12, 2014, 10:56:54 AM »
I'm anxiously waiting for a Sigma Art super wide i.e. 15mm 2.8 rectilinear.

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #177 on: August 12, 2014, 11:36:20 AM »
Any guessing about the pricing? Considering sigma's latest primes

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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #178 on: August 12, 2014, 11:50:31 AM »
Any guessing about the pricing? Considering sigma's latest primes

It appears sigma didn't want to eclipse the $1000 mark with their primes... so I'd guess 949.
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Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October
« Reply #179 on: August 12, 2014, 09:16:15 PM »
I agree i find it a ho hum focal length not wide enough or not tight enough
I really like 20mm though its a really nice wide focal length

Is that opinion based on full frame use or aps-h?
full frame

i loved the 16-35 on apsh it gave 20-48mm effective focal length which was a really nice walk around IMO
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