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Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review


Photographer Christopher Frost recently published an interesting review of the new Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art lens which seems to be an excellent performer.

For years the widest, fastest lens for full frame cameras was the Sigma 20mm f/1.8, which is an interesting lens but has less than stellar performance. The new lens on the other hand which was announced just two months ago seems to be yet another exceptional ART lens from Sigma with great sharpness across the picture even wide open (from around f/2 the IQ seems to be really impressive even in the corners), relatively low barrel distortion, fast AF and great build quality.

Frost tested the lens on both the Canon 6D and the Canon 60D (a shame he didn’t have a D810 or 5D S to really see the resolving power of this lens).

Quick reminder of the features of the Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM:

  • Focal length – 20mm.
  • Aperture – f/1.4.
  • Construction – 15 elements in 11 groups.
  • Min focusing distance – 27cm.
  • Maximum magnification – 1:7.1.
  • Mount – Nikon F, Canon EF.4 (and Sigma)
  • Filter – non.
  • Length – 129 mm.
  • Weight – 950 grams.
  • Price – just under $900.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid and you can find more of Christopher Frost’s videos here on LensVid.

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