Final week, Sigma introduced two new 20mm f/1.4 DG DN and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Artwork collection lenses. Whereas the latter was additionally focused in the direction of photographers on the whole, each have a heavy lean towards astrophotography. However how nicely do they actually carry out? On this video, Nico at Nebula Pictures places seven 20-28mm prime lenses to the check together with the 2 new Sigma lenses to attempt to determine that out.
In addition to the 2 new Sigma lenses for mirrorless cameras, he additionally consists of Sigma’s predecessors, designed for DSLRs, in addition to others from Rokinon (Samyang) and Zeiss. It’s a reasonably in-depth comparability, operating a hair below 40 minutes, however consists of a variety of element in every lens with some improbable comparisons of all seven lenses shot side-by-side utilizing the Sigma fp L mirrorless digital camera.
All seven lenses are f/1.4 primes, all aimed primarily on the astrophotography market. 5 of them are from Sigma – 4 of them are L mount and one is an tailored EF mount lens – with one every from Rokinon and Zeiss – each tailored EF mount lenses. It’s fascinating to see the comparisons between them given the age and costs of every of them.
Observe: It’s price mentioning that a few of the above lenses do sometimes pop up on sale with discounted costs, particularly the Rokinon/Samyang and the older Sigma DG HSM lenses.
The 2 new ones from Sigma seem like fairly clear winners over the 2 older 20mm and 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Artwork collection lenses. However what’s notably shocking is how nicely the comparatively cheap Rokinon/Samyang lens appeared in some checks and the way shockingly badly the Zeiss carried out in some, too. It’s an interesting look and comparability between all seven lenses. If you happen to’ve been trying to make the leap on an ultra-wide angle, ultra-wide aperture lens for astrophotography, then it’s positively price having a watch.
Which of those lenses do you employ for astrophotography? Do you may have a most popular various to all of those lenses?