Sigma Unveils New 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Lens Designed for High Resolution Cameras

Third-party lens manufacturer Sigma unveiled the new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens today. The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art will come in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. 

The Nikon mount features a new electromagnetic diaphragm, and the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function. Sigma also announced a new front conversion service for the 14-24mm F2.8 this morning.

In a press announcement, Sigma said the new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art is “designed for 50-megapixel plus cameras.”

“The 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art achieves the legendary Art lens sharpeness with three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element,” Sigma said in its annoucement. “With near zero distortion (less than 1%) and 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.”

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art features the company’s “Sports line level” dust- and splash-proof design with 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.

Pricing and availability for the new 14-24mm F2.8 Art lens will be announced later, Sigma said.

Front Mount Conversion Service for Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art
To address the rise in popularity of multi-camera productions, particularly using ultra wide-angle lenses in shooting virtual reality (VR) content, Sigma also introduced its Front Conversion Service. 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, Sigma said.

The availability of this fee-based service for the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art will be announced at a later date.