Sigma has presented its latest baby - the 14-24 mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens. The lens, thanks to the use of the newest technologies, is supposed to determine a completely new standard on the market of wide-angle lenses.
Optically, the lens is to be adjusted to the requirements of sensors with a huge number of megapixels, which are more and more often used in cameras. The sensors used in Nikon D850 or Canon 5Ds easily show the weaknesses of the optical system.
1). Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art
Inside the latest Sigma zoom, we are going to find an advanced optical system consisting of 17 elements placed in 11 groups.
Three of them are FLD lenses, the next three are made of low-dispersion SLD glass and there are also three aspherical elements. As a result, the lens should offer perfect contrast and image quality of high resolution.
Besides that, each lens has been covered with anti-reflective coatings which are supposed to ensure effective elimination of light leaks and flares.
2). Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art - Construction
The lens is equipped with a 9-blade round aperture. The angle of view of Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art (for full frame) is 114.2°-84.1°, and the maximum zoom is 1:5.4.
The thing that the producer is proud of is minimal distortion, at the level of 1% (if we adjust focus to infinity), which is certainly a great achievement when it comes to ultra-wide lenses. The photographers using this lens for architecture photography will be extremely satisfied.
A quick and precise HSM motor has been used in the lens. It enables any kind of focusing of a photographed scene, without a need to switch to the MF mode. The minimum focus distance is 26-28cm.
3). Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art is the first of the producer's lenses from the Art series which has seallings. Possibly, a competitive company - Tamron - has forced Sigma to do this since they have often used this fact in their marketing materials.
The new Sigma is fully sealed, which should be obvious if the lens is to be used by landscape photographers.
Besides that, the lens should also satisfy film-makers. In order to meet the expectations of such users, the authorized service of the producer offers a payable replacement of a tulip solar cover for the wheel cover, which makes it easier to mount additional accessories.
The lens will be available with Sigma, Nikon and Canon mounts. The lens is also compatible with the MC-11 converter, thanks to which Sony users will have possibilities of connecting the lens with the Canon mount.
Unfortunately, we don't know the price and the date of availability of the 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art model.
4). Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art - Sample Photo
5). Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art - Sample Photo
6). Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art - Sample Photo