DxOMark published their test results for the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art wide-angle lens designed for DSLR cameras which is currently priced for $849.95 at Amazon.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens test results shows the lens score of 31 points and earned a high score overall. The wide-angle lens tested by using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera.
In all Canon EF lenses, the Sigma is the joint best-performing model for the same focal length, and it comes in joint second place (after the Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM at 33 points) in the wide-angle category.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon DxOMarked : First Class Performance
Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM A Canon vs Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II USM vs Samyang 24mm f1.4 ED AS UMC Canon
Although at first sight the Sigma’s overall DxOMark score might not look as convincing as the two previous Art models from the maker, it is important to look deeper than the numbers suggest, especially at shorter focal lengths. The Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM is the finest 24mm we’ve seen, although against the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM, it’s a close-run thing. That model has slightly higher peak sharpness centrally at f4-5.6, but the Sigma has more uniform performance overall, including superior control of CA and distortion. It’s a worthy addition to the range and will only add to the maker’s reputation. Plus at around half the price of the Canon L-series equivalent, it’s a steal.