The Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN is a very attractive lens for Sony and L-mount mirrorless owners who want a fast-aperture wide angle prime without the cost or heft of 1.4 models. In my tests it delivered a visibly shallower depth of field than recent f2.8 and 3.5 versions, without ever compromising on sharpness which remained crisp into the corners, even at the maximum aperture. And while some barrel distortion and vignetting were visible, both can be effectively corrected with lens compensations either in-camera for JPEGs or in post on RAW files.
I’m also fond of Sigma’s vintage styling and metal construction that extends to the supplied hood. It would have been nice if the weather sealing extended beyond the mount and the aperture ring had been de-clickable, both now common features on Sony’s lenses, but the overall package remains hard to beat especially at the price and fairly compact size.
Indeed unless you prefer the more compact barrel of the f3.5 version or can stretch to Sony’s 24 1.4 G Master, I’d say the Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN strikes the perfect balance of price, size and performance and easily earns a Highly Recommended rating!Check prices on the Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN at B&H, Adorama, WEX UK or Calumet.de. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!