Final week, Sigma introduced two new 20mm f/1.4 DG DN and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Artwork sequence lenses. Whereas the latter was additionally focused in direction of photographers on the whole, each have a heavy lean towards astrophotography. However how effectively do they actually carry out? On this video, Nico at Nebula Images places seven 20-28mm prime lenses to the take a look at 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 contains Sigma’s predecessors, designed for DSLRs, in addition to others from Rokinon (Samyang) and Zeiss. It’s a fairly in-depth comparability, working a hair below 40 minutes, however contains plenty of element in every lens with some unbelievable 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 attention-grabbing to see the comparisons between them given the age and costs of every of them.
Notice: It’s value mentioning that among 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 sequence lenses. However what’s significantly stunning is how effectively the comparatively cheap Rokinon/Samyang lens appeared in some assessments and the way shockingly badly the Zeiss carried out in some, too. It’s a captivating 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 undoubtedly value having a watch.
Which of those lenses do you utilize for astrophotography? Do you will have a most well-liked various to all of those lenses?