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Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART at a glance:
- EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Two FLD Elements and Five SLD Elements
- Two Aspherical Elements
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
- Built-In Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
- Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Abbott’s review comes with plenty of sample pictures, and many educated considerations about this lens (does it suit for astrophotography?). In the conclusion he writes:
The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART is undoubtedly another excellent entry in the optically stellar ART series. Sigma continues to push the boundaries of what can be done with wide aperture lenses. Not only does this lens enter new territory in its maximum aperture value but manages to best all direct competitors in its resolution (particularly in the center). It also does this while undercutting its principle competitors in price by a fair margin […]. It provides crisp, detailed images with good color rendition, strong flare resistance, and a moderately low amount of distortion.
The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 costs less than you may think: it’s yours for $899, which is a bargain given the stellar performance of this lens. You may watch the 14 minutes video below, which tells you all about Abbott’s impression, or you may go for the written review.