Earlier this morning, Sigma announced a new wide aperture zoom lens, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art. The lens fits nicely alongside the 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens that was released in September 2016 and the 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art. 50-megapixel plus cameras can rejoice as the 14-24mm creates its sharpness using three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements on 80mm "high precision" molded glass aspherical element.
Sigma is claiming distortion of less than 1% and minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare, and ghosting (time will tell once we start seeing test footage come through). The "DG," aka "full frame" lens provides a constant F2.8 aperture through the entire zoom and offers the same speedy accuracy of Sigma's autofocus we've grown to expect. Driven by ultrasonic waves, the lens uses a motor to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.
A dust-and-splash-proof design is complemented with a special sealing around the mount connection, focus ring, zoom ring, and cover connection in an attempt to combat poor weather conditions. Art lenses support Sigma, Canon, and Nikon mounts, and this lens is compatible with the MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. For Nikon users, the mount touts a new electromagnetic diaphragm, and for Canon users, it's tuned to a Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
Along with this news, Sigma introduced Front Conversion Service for the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art in an effort to convert the petal-type hood to round components. The lens can be used in VR without interfering with other lenses or creating shadows in the rig.
Pricing for both will be announced soon.
- Lens Construction: 17 Elements in 11 Groups
- Angle of View: 114.2°-84.1°
- Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
- Minimum Aperture: f22
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 26-28cm/10.2-11.0in
- Maximum Magnifications: 1:5.4
- Dimensions (Diameter x Length): ø96.4mm x 135.1mm/3.8in. x 5.3in
- Mounts: Sigma, Nikon F Canon EF
- Weight: 1,150g/40.6oz