Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | A

Introducing the world’s first and only f/1.8 ultra-wide-angle lens…

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | A

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | A

Arguably the most exciting of Sigma’s four product announcements today, the 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | A is the only lens of its kind in the world of DSLRs. Designed for full-frame cameras, its record-breaking f/1.8 aperture makes it perfect for astro photography and creative landscapes, and the glass itself is adorned with Low Dispersion and Super Low Dispersion coatings, which should make for super-sharp images. We can’t wait to get our hands on the seventh 35mm full-frame prime lens in Sigma’s Art line…

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Press release:

A true high-speed lens that delivers a new dimension of visual experience
In taking photographs of starry skies or other celestial scenes at night, or of the seashore with a wide perspective, a large-diameter lens is a strong ally, since it allows the capture of a moving subject by adjusting shutter speed without relying on ISO sensitivity. With its full-frame 35mm coverage, 14mm focal length for an ultra-wide angle of view, f/2 barrier-breaking f/1.8, the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | Art is the true high-speed ultra-wide-angle lens for which so many photographers have been waiting. Although some zoom lenses are available that can cover 14mm, the large diameter delivering f/1.8 brightness is a singular advantage. Going beyond fast shutter speed, this lens can capture a swarm of fireflies with crystal clarity, a beautiful bokeh effect, and outstanding control of light streaking.

Key features

14mm ultra-wide angle of view and f/1.8 brightness deliver a new dimension of visual experience
By leveraging its extreme angle of view and the dramatic perspective this creates, an ultra-wide-angle lens can get up close and personal with a subject while at the same time taking in a vast background—an example of photography going beyond normal human vision.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | Art combines the extremely deep depth of field that comes from an ultra-wide angle of view with the extremely shallow depth of field that comes from f/1.8 brightness. The result is a sharply captured subject set against a vast background dramatically blurred with a beautiful bokeh effect. It is a highly impressive mode of photographic expression that until now simply has not existed.

Minimized chromatic aberrations
Three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and four SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements help minimise transverse chromatic aberration, which tends to be noticeable in shots taken with ultra-wide-angle lenses. The result is outstanding image quality from the centre of the image to the edges.

Featuring a large-diameter aspherical lens element
The Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM | Art was the first Sigma lens to feature a large 80mm aspherical lens element. Building on the expertise derived from this success, the new lens features a large 80mm precision-moulded glass aspherical lens as its front element. This technology has made possible the 14mm f/1.8 specification—the first of its kind.

Minimised distortion
Serving as the front lens element, the large 80mm precision-moulded glass aspherical lens effectively minimises distortion. Offering excellent peripheral brightness, this lens delivers outstanding image quality from the centre to the edges.

Distinctive bokeh effect
Even at the 14mm ultra-wide-angle of view, f/1.8 brightness makes possible a very shallow depth of field with the subject standing out dramatically against a bokeh background. It’s the unique mode of expression that only a large-diameter lens can deliver.

Seventh 35mm full-frame prime lens to join the Art line
Launched in 2012, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art was the first lens in the Art line. Since then, Sigma has developed a wide variety of lenses for the line, and the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | Art is the seventh prime lens in the line to offer 35mm full-frame coverage. Now even stronger, the Art line sets the new standard for prime lenses in the ultra-high-megapixel era.

Other features

Fast AF with full-time manual override
Compatible with Mount Converter MC-11
Available Sigma USB Dock
Available Mount Conversion Service
Rounded diaphragm
Designed to minimise flare and ghosting
High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
The lens barrel is engraved with the year of release