SIGMA Corporation announce the development of anew ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art, the latest addition to the Art line up of lenses. While minimising distortion, this lens offers outstanding F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and delivers top-level image quality at every focal length and every shooting distance. For these reasons, it is the definitive wide-aperture ultra-wide-angle zoom lens.
"Designed to team up with 50-megapixel-plus cameras and offer top-level optical performance throughout the zoom range, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art incorporates three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one large-diameter aspherical element. Effective distribution of these high-refractive-index glass elements further enhances the corrective effect of the FLD and SLD glass. This optical system minimises transverse chromatic aberration and other optical aberrations, resulting in outstanding high-resolution image quality."
SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Features
1. Outstanding Art line image quality:
The first element in the optical system is a large-diameter aspherical lens. Optimising the power distribution of this and the other lens elements minimises distortion to 1% or lower.* As a result, points of light appear as points without streaking from the centre of the image to the edge, and the light volume is also abundant throughout the frame. In addition, simulations performed from the design stage onward have helped minimise flare and ghosting. In combination, these technologies ensure excellent ultra-wide-angle performance.
2. Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction:
The Canon mount lens is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.* Matching the optical characteristics of the lens, this function performs in-camera correction of peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, distortion and more, further enhancing image quality.
3. Professional specifications:
Like SIGMA’s Sports line lenses, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM features a highly effective dust- and splash-proof structure with special sealing at the mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, and cover connection, allowing photographers to work in all types of weather. In addition, the front of the lens is protected by a water- and oil-repellent coating that makes cleaning easy. The high-speed, high-accuracy autofocus helps photographers react in an instant to get those special shots.
4. Front Conversion Service
5. Rounded diaphragm
6. Fast AF with full-time manual override
7. Compatible with Mount Converter MC-11
8. Available SIGMA USB DOCK makes customisation and flexible adjustment possible
9. Available Mount Conversion Service
10. Brass bayonet mount
11. Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
For more information about the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION line-up of fine products, please visit the official SIGMA global website: http://www.sigma-global.com
To support the needs of virtual reality creators engaged in multi-camera videography, SIGMA has also announced that they will be offering the new Front Conversion Service for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM. With this service, they convert the petal-type hood of the lens to an exclusive round component that lacks a light-blocking function. The new front helps prevent the lens from interfering with other lenses or from casting a visible shadow during multi-camera work.
The start of this service is still TBD but if you are looking for more information and how the service works, visit sigma-global.com