24mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
Sigma Art Goes Wide
Categories: Wide Angle
Typical Photography: Travel, Landscape, Wedding & Events, Nature & Wildlife
- Large aperture wide-angle lens
- Performance similar to 35mm F1.4 Art & 50mm F1.4 Art
- FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to reduce distortion and chromatic aberration
- Filter size: 77mm
Sigma Art series goes wide with release of new 24mm F1.4 lens.
MARCH 18, 2015
Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, announces the addition of the newly designed Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM to Sigma’s Art series line of lenses. Incorporating the same advanced optical technology as Sigma’s award-winning 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and 50mm F1.4 DG HSM lenses, this high performance, large aperture lens offers superb image quality. The Sigma 24mm F1.4 will excel in low-light situations such as cityscapes and star-filled night skies or with landscape photographers demanding the utmost sharpness in their images.
The Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM lens has a suggested retail price of $1,049.95 in Canada and will be available for Sigma and Canon mounts in April 2015, with a Nikon version to follow in May. A Sony mount version is planned, although a release date has not been set.
For more information, please contact Aimée Houston, Director of Marketing & Communications, at 905-513-7733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art line lenses provide the highest level of artistic expression
Sigma is organizing its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Art, Contemporary, and Sports. The Art line has been designed with an emphasis on artistic expression to meet the expectations of users who value a creative, dramatic outcome above compactness and multifunction. Offering sophisticated optical performance for landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, these lenses are perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. While ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots, and many other scenes.
High-performance design, high-quality images
Incorporating the latest technology, this lens thoroughly corrects aberration and achieves ultra-high resolution for today’s high megapixel DSLRs, even near the edge of the image.
• Excellent correction of sagittal coma flare
Molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction of sagittal coma flare, making this lens perfect for astronomical photography and shooting bright objects because of the reduced blur of point light sources near the edge of the image. It also creates an attractive bokeh in portraits.
• Correction of axial chromatic aberration
Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements are incorporated to correct axial chromatic aberration and ensure sharp, high-contrast images throughout the entire focusing range.
• Minimized distortion
Each glass element has been positioned to optimize the optical configuration at all apertures to effectively minimize distortion.
• High peripheral brightness
By using wide elements in the front group, efficiency has been improved at large apertures. This design minimizes vignetting to ensure consistent brightness across the image area.
• Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
Advanced optical design and Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp, high-contrast images, even in backlit conditions. Attaching the supplied petal-type lens hood provides extra protection from flare and ghosting.
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high-speed autofocusing, as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring. With the enhanced AF algorithm, smoother autofocusing is achieved. Full-time manual focus is also possible.
Newly developed “USB Dock” (optional) exclusively for new Sigma lenses
Designed for the newest Sigma lenses, proprietary Optimization Pro software allows photographers to update lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus.
The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image at large apertures.
The new ergonomic design offers comfortable grips and unobtrusive yet easy-to-use controls. For improved handling, the design of the lens hood, lens cap, and AF/MF changeover switch have been updated. To ensure the highest quality of the lens construction, Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) compound material has been incorporated to offer greater durability of the parts, plus smaller zoom and scale rings.
Brass bayonet mount
A specially treated brass bayonet mount ensures maximum precision, greater strength, and superior durability for long-term use.
Evaluation with Sigma’s “A1” MTF measuring system
Replacing an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors, Sigma now employs a proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections.
Made in Japan
All Sigma’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, is carried out under an integrated production system entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”, with each product reflecting a combination of expertise, advanced technology, and genuine craftsmanship.
Mount Conversion Service
This lens is eligible for Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service, a paid service that lets you change the mount to use the lens on a different camera body. For program details, visit www.SigmaCanada.ca.
Like all Sigma lenses, this lens is backed by a comprehensive seven-year Canadian warranty.
About Gentec International
Founded in 1990, Gentec International is Canada’s leading consumer accessory products company, supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless, and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers a variety of prominent brands, including Optex, Sigma, SanDisk, Manfrotto, Gitzo, National Geographic, Kata, Avenger, Roots, Gary Fong, Black Rapid, Mobifoto, iQ, Sunpak, Energizer, Bushnell, Tasco, and Zeiss. Gentec operates out of a high-cube, state-of-the-art, fully computerized 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution centre that offers efficient, seamless service to our customers. With over 90 employees, Gentec covers the needs of its retailers coast to coast using the latest technology systems, streamlined efficiencies, and customer service that is second to none.
Learn More – www.gentec-intl.com
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