Sigma have recently released a brand new 14-24mm f/2.8 lens to their Art series of professional grade optics. When I saw this announcement I was a little surprised as their existing 12-24mm f/4 Art is only a couple of years old, and this new lens seems to compete with the existing one. Okay, so the older lens has 2mm more range on the wider end, and the new lens has an extra stop of aperture range, but other than that, they seem to be pretty much the same on paper. The only other thing which caught my eye was the claim that the new 14-24mm boasted “zero distortion”.
Read more: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art lens on test
In 2016 we started keeping a diary of the quality of light here on Skye. The purpose is to build up a picture over a few years to see what time of year typically has the best conditions for photography.
It’s not difficult to know when the best weather of the year is, but good weather and good light for photography are rarely the same same thing. Clear blue skies and sunshine is great to be outdoors in, but pretty useless for photography, so the two are completely different. As far as we are aware, a diary of light hasn’t been done before on Skye, so this project will hopefully shed some light (see what we did there?!) on any patterns which emerge.
Read more: Building a Picture of Light