Last Updated on 02/09/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
Headlining the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art announcement is a claim of less than 1% distortion
There had been rumors floating around about a new Sigma Art Zoom coming down the pipe, and sure enough, after some image leaks earlier yesterday, Sigma did in fact announce their latest Art line addition tonight with the brand new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art. This lens wasn’t expected as many people instead were thinking before WPPI a new 70-200mm F2.8 would be launched. Still others believed Sigma’s latest Art series lenses would be released in Sony FE configurations.
Another key thing Sigma points out about their new lens is its compatibility with Canon’s lens aberration correction. In the past, with other Sigma Art lenses, they would cause strange watermark looking artifacts to appear on images because they were not compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction technology. But in theory, this will not be a problem with this lens: a nice note that is long overdue.
This newSigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens will also feature what Sigma is calling ‘Professional Specifications’ which, among other things, includes dust and splash-proof construction – something that has long been a complaint with other Art line lenses. So it is good to see Sigma taking note and making sure this lens has that.
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Specs
- Lens Construction: 17 elements in 11 groups
- Angle of view (35mm): 114.2°-84.1°
- Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
- Minimum aperture: F22
- Minimum focusing distance: 26-28cm/10.2-11.0in.
- Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.4
- Dimensions (diameter x length): ø96.4mm x 135.1mm/3.8in. x 5.3in.
- Weight: 1,150g/40.6oz
The exact availability and pricing for the lens has not yet been announced at this time. However, it was revealed that the lens will come in the traditional Canon/Nikon/Sigma mount options that other Art lenses have had. Though it will be compatible with Sigma’s MC-11 converter for Sony shooters who want to take advantage of this lens once it becomes available.
Further information can be found over on the official Sigma announcement page, here.