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The lat­est Nikon-fit kit, in­clud­ing a gor­geous wide-an­gle prime, pocket-sized stor­age and some stunning stu­dio lights

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Wide-an­gle prime

£799, $849

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Sigma has an­nounced a new 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A lens, which will join its high-end A (Art) range of lenses. It's been de­signed for full-frame cam­eras, but will also be fully com­pat­i­ble with all DX-for­mat Nikons such as the new D7200 (see page 94). The 24mm fo­cal length will pro­vide a wide, 84.1-de­gree an­gle of view on FX-for­mat bod­ies, mak­ing it ideal for land­scapes, while the wide f/1.4 max­i­mum aper­ture should ap­peal to pho­tog­ra­phers who want to get artis­tic bokeh ef­fects. The 30mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses in the Art range have al­ready proved to be ex­cel­lent in terms of both build qual­ity and op­tics, so we ex­pect great i mage qual­ity from this wide-an­gled ver­sion.

The lens has 15 el­e­ments in 11 groups, which in­clude low dis­per­sion glass that re­duces dis­tor­tion and chro­matic aber­ra­tion. The min­i­mum fo­cus­ing dis­tance is 25cm, and the lens fea­tures the popular 77mm fil­ter mount. The over­all fin­ish matches the rest the of the Art line, mak­ing the most of a com­bi­na­tion of metal and ther­mally sta­ble com­pos­ite with a brass bay­o­net. The re­sult is a durable, high qual­ity lens.

FIRST IM­PRES­SIONS: If its op­ti­cal qual­ity matches that of the other re­cent Sigma Art lenses, then the new 24mm will be ex­tremely de­sir­able.

Sigma’s art line lenses are op­ti­mised for cre­ative photography. the range in­cludes fish­eye, macro and prime LEN SES, as well as this NEW

wide-an­gle

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