Sigma lenses have been extremely popular not only in the world of photography, but also for capturing moving images on all budget scales. From their competitively priced High-Speed Cine Primes and Zooms to their Art series stills lenses, namely the 18-35mm f1.8 Art, which is easily my favourite lens, Sigma have been making a name for themselves and winning the hearts of photographers and video makers alike. Just a couple of days ago, Sigma announced a new ultra-wide 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens that they say has been designed for 50 megapixel sensors, such as the full-frame badass-ery found in the mighty Canon 5DS R.
In addition to the new Global Vision full-frame lens model, Sigma also announced a new front conversion service for the 14-24mm f/2.8 to enable creators to shoot VR content.
Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Features
- Designed for Full-Frame sensors
- Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
- 3 FLD, 3 SLD, and 3 Aspherical Elements
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
- Weather-Sealed Brass Bayonet Mount
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon and Sigma
- Minimum Focus Distance: 10.2″
- Price: TBD
- Available: TBD
Boasting super-sharp images and zero (or at least less than 1%) distortion, the 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art achieves the legendary Art lens sharpness tanks to three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element.
With minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting, the new Sigma 14-24mm offers constant f2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and delivers optimal image quality at every focal length and shooting distance. The high-speed, high-accuracy autofocus allows photographers to capture incredible, in-the-moment images.
In addition to outstanding optical performance, the 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art is also dust-and-splash-proof thanks to a special sealing at the mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring and cover connection, allowing for the lens to be used during varying weather conditions.
|Lens construction||17 elements in 11 groups|
|Angle of view||114.2° – 84.1°|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9 (Rounded diaphragm)|
|Minimum focusing distance||26cm* / 10.2 in.*
* At 24mm end of the zoom range
|Maximum magnification ratio||1：5.4|
(diameter x length)
|Φ96.4㎜ × 135.1㎜ / 3.8in. x 5.3in.|
|Weight||1,150g / 40.6oz.|
Sigma are a pretty forward thinking company and rightly recognizing the rising popularity of multi-camera productions, especially using ultra wide-angle lenses in shooting virtual reality (VR) content, hence why they’ve introduced a new Front Conversion Service. Such services involves converting the petal-type hood of the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art to an exclusive round component allows for the lens to be used in various VR scenarios without the risk of interfering with other lenses in the VR rig or undesired shadows in the content.
The availability of this fee-based service for Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art will be announced at a later date.
The new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mount features brand new electromagnetic diaphragm, whereas the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
Sigma is keeping quiet at the moment on the pricing and availability of their newest 14-24mm F2.8 Art lens, but I am sure this will be announced sooner rather than later and I’ll keep you posted as soon as this information is made public.
For sample images and to learn more about the new 14-24mm f2.8 head over to Sigma.
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