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Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:30:22 AM »

February 9, 2018 – Sigma Corporation today announced the brand new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens. In addition to the new Global Vision full-frame lens model, Sigma also announced a new front conversion service for the 14-24mm F2.8.


Outstanding Art Lens Performance

Designed for 50-megapixel plus cameras, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art achieves the legendary Art lens sharpness with three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element. 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.


Preorder: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art at B&H Photo



Rugged Design

In addition to outstanding optical performance, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art features the 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.


Versatile Camera System Mount Support

The new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mount features brand new electromagnetic diaphragm, whereas the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.


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


Front Mount Conversion Service for Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art

Addressing the rising popularity of multi-camera productions, especially using ultra wide-angle lenses in shooting virtual reality (VR) content, Sigma has 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.


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


Preorder: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art at B&H Photo






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Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:30:22 AM »

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 10:23:12 AM »
A few were asking how this will differentiate from the others and for one, weather sealing sounds like an answer.
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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 10:33:41 AM »
A few were asking how this will differentiate from the others and for one, weather sealing sounds like an answer.

Yes, absolutely. Remember how Canon’s 11-24 with its massive bulbous front element was marketed as “the same level of weather sealing “ as the 16-35 2.8.  Which of course is not sealed without a front filter. 

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 10:45:06 AM »
I had already decided on a Tamron 15-30 f2.8 as soon as I get the money (waiting on a sale to KEH). But this lens adds another option. I wonder if the price will be comparable (I think Tamron is 1200 US).

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 10:50:10 AM »
4 Year U.S.A. Warranty is pretty cool.  The vignetting is not very good wide open, I guess that's the nature of the beast.

https://www.sigmaphoto.com/14-24mm-f2-8-dg-hsm-a

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 11:07:39 AM »
Very interested, but will wait to see just how go it is

Does Sigma offer a service to convert between mounts?  Just curious

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 11:08:57 AM »
A few were asking how this will differentiate from the others and for one, weather sealing sounds like an answer.

But you can't front filter it and the front element is not listed in the things they sealed, so...  :o

(Just curious, one of the sealed items is 'the cover connection' -- what exactly is that?  Is that what they are calling the hood?)

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 11:08:57 AM »

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 11:10:10 AM »
Very interested, but will wait to see just how go it is

Does Sigma offer a service to convert between mounts?  Just curious

Here you go:

https://www.sigmaphoto.com/service-support/mount-conversion-service

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 11:12:17 AM »
(Just curious, one of the sealed items is 'the cover connection' -- what exactly is that?  Is that what they are calling the hood?)

I'd assume that the lens cover attachment has an O-ring to keep water/dust off the surface of the front element when the cover is on.

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »
You think Sigma would have done the (pre-) legwork needed to confirm that the outer barrel works with the Lee SW 150 II front filter setup.

(Surely Lee will support this lens, but they take their sweet time declaring something is compatible.  Sigma stating that it is already good to go with the Lee system would be a nice selling point for the lens.)

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 11:15:49 AM »
(Just curious, one of the sealed items is 'the cover connection' -- what exactly is that?  Is that what they are calling the hood?)

I'd assume that the lens cover attachment has an O-ring to keep water/dust off the surface of the front element when the cover is on.

So the front element is still SOL for sealing while the cover is off and the lens is in use?

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 11:20:14 AM »
I had already decided on a Tamron 15-30 f2.8 as soon as I get the money (waiting on a sale to KEH). But this lens adds another option. I wonder if the price will be comparable (I think Tamron is 1200 US).

I have the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD.  It's a great lens.  I needed IS (VC) and made the decision based on the f2.8.  This 14-24 should be a nice lens and should be cheaper than $1200 to be successful, especially without OS (IS).

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 11:25:50 AM »
I'm also curious how this thing zooms/focuses length-wise. 

The Nikkor 14-24, both of the 16-35 Ls, etc. zoom entirely inside the length of the outer lens barrel -- so there are no telescoping-beyond-the-barrel bits like with the 24-something zooms.  But the front element absolutely moves inside of the barrel (from TDP, mouse over the zoom options without the hood on).  So I've usually found these a step up w.r.t. 24-somethings because they don't have that exposed telescoping neck behind the front element, but they are not truly 'canned' zooms like (say) the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

And these UWA zooms (at least for me) are far more likely to get into bad weather, sand, splash from the surf, etc. as (a) I'd use them for landscapes and (b) the U-UWA focal lengths scream for foreground elements in the composition, which means I'd often use a low vantage point -- closer to sand, waves, etc.

But this might not matter for what you shoot -- an f/2.8 zoom can do a great many things other than landscapes.

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 11:25:50 AM »

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 11:35:10 AM »
I'd assume that the lens cover attachment has an O-ring to keep water/dust off the surface of the front element when the cover is on.

So the front element is still SOL for sealing while the cover is off and the lens is in use?

No idea. I just meant that the outer surface of the front element is exposed (duh!) regardless of any internal sealing, so it helps if the lens cover is watertight.

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Re: Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 11:36:21 AM »
Sigma is on a roll. Good for photography.

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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 11:36:21 AM »