3 Sigma Lenses Every Landscape and Cityscape Photographer Needs

These Sigma lenses are perfectly suited to landscape and cityscape work thanks to sharp optics and rugged build qualities.

When it comes to third party lenses, offerings from Sigma can be tough to beat. Over the last few years, Sigma has improved the quality of the optics so much that they are considered to be some of the best you can buy. Their build quality also matches lenses put out by first part companies like Canon, Nikon, and Sony. When it comes to lenses for landscapes and cityscape photography, there are quite a few ideal Sigma lenses. After the break, we will share the three Sigma lenses we choose to capture stunning landscapes and cityscapes.

Captured with the Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art

These Sigma lenses will seriously impress you with the amount of detail they allow you to capture. The images produced with these lenses are incredibly sharp, with colors that impress. All these Sigma lenses are weather-sealed too. This means you can be out and about in the pouring rain, the snow, and blowing winds, and you will not have to worry about a thing. Just make sure your camera is weather-sealed too. Check out the Sigma lenses we would use for landscape and cityscape photography below.

Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:


  • Sharp image quality
  • Keeps distortion down to a minimum
  • Fun to use
  • Great look overall to the scenes you get
  • Fantastic images in black and white
  • Weather resistance
  • F1.8 aperture is nice for low light shooting


  • We wish there were a way to attach filters to the front

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Captured with the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8

Pro Tip: Have you ever returned home after a long day of shooting landscapes or cityscapes only to find that your images have dust, dirt, fingerprints, or water spots covering them? We know how annoying this can be, as now you’ll have to spend extra time in post removing these blemishes from your images. One thing we highly recommend having is a small yet effective cleaning kit in your bag so that you may periodically clean your lenses while out and about. Carrying a small cleaning kit can save you so much time during post that it’s crazy to leave home without one. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good quality kit either.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art DG

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:


  • Weather sealing
  • Solid overall image quality
  • Autofocus works pretty damned well
  • Versatile range
  • Price is right


  • We wish it had lens flare: that would be epic

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Captured with the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8

Pro Tip: There’s a whole library of fantastic Sigma lenses that are ideal for both landscape and cityscape photography. The three we picked here represent the best lenses to help you capture solid images from these two genres. But, you should check out our Sigma prime lens buying guide to see all the fantastic primes they offer. You’ll find everything from ultra-wide to telephoto lenses with various price points, so if these don’t fit your budget, our guide will help you find Sigma lenses that will.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:


  • Sharp for a zoom lens
  • Optical stabilization
  • Weather sealing
  • Nice build quality
  • The reliability of a 24-70mm f2.8 lens is always really nice


  • Nothing really

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Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.