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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
Both fast and wide, the Canon EF-mount 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM from Sigma is a unique wide-angle prime designed to produce high-resolution, well-corrected imagery. As part of the Art line of lenses, this lens has a focus on image quality and rendering, and utilizes both FLD and SLD glass elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity. Four aspherical elements, including the front large-diameter precision-molded glass element, also contribute to reducing distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accuracy. Additionally, a Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in strong lighting. Well-suited to astrophotography and low-light outdoor shooting, this lens presents a unique blend of a broad perspective and fast, flexible performance.
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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Overview

Both fast and wide, the Canon EF-mount 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM from Sigma is a unique wide-angle prime designed to produce high-resolution, well-corrected imagery. As part of the Art line of lenses, this lens has a focus on image quality and rendering, and utilizes both FLD and SLD glass elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity. Four aspherical elements, including the front large-diameter precision-molded glass element, also contribute to reducing distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accuracy. Additionally, a Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in strong lighting. Well-suited to astrophotography and low-light outdoor shooting, this lens presents a unique blend of a broad perspective and fast, flexible performance.

Complementing the optical performance is an equally adept Hyper Sonic Motor, which provides fast, smooth, and near-silent autofocus performance. This focusing motor also enables full-time manual focus override at any time just by rotating the focus ring for refined manual control and focusing as close as 10.6". The lens barrel is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite material, which supports working in a wide variety of temperatures and conditions, and the lens mount is constructed from brass for long-term durability and mounting accuracy. Additionally, this lens is also compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuned control over focusing parameters and other lens characteristics.

As part of the Art line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve truly notable optical performance and is ideally suited for creative and artistic applications.
Prime wide-angle lens is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however it can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 22.4mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low and difficult lighting conditions.
Three F Low Dispersion (FLD) and four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements are featured in the optical design, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Four aspherical elements, including one large, 80mm-diameter precision-molded glass aspherical element, help to minimize distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
The integrated HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) realizes quick and quiet autofocusing, which is further complemented by an optimized AF algorithm to produce smoother focusing performance. The HSM also permits full-time manual focus control simply by rotating the focus ring at any time.
The lens is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material, along with traditional metals, for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass for ensured accuracy and durability. Additionally, rubber sealing is incorporated in the mount design to render it dust- and splash-resistant.
This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
UPC: 085126450540

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Specs

Focal Length14mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View114.2°
Minimum Focus Distance10.63" / 27 cm
Maximum Magnification0.1x
Optical Design16 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.76 x 4.96" / 95.4 x 126 mm
Weight2.57 lb / 1170 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 6.9 x 6"

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Reviews

THIS TAKES TOP BILLING OVER MY RF ASTRO LENS

By Rich
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

I use this more than my native lens, it gives better color and better views.

The Most Artistic Lens Ever Produced Too Date;

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

Have been taking pictures since age 6. Sigma design engineers have produced the most creative and artistic lens made to date. It creates amazing dynamic lines of flow which no other lens can produce. The color image quality looks the same as my Leica 24-90mm f:2.8. at 4 times the cost. The 14mm and 24-90mm are a perfect match. B & H as always, did a great delivery job with both lenses.

The go to lens for astrophotography

By Yang
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-01

Large aperture is the key for astrophotography. This lens is the best for astrophotography so far.

Amazing lens

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

I purchased this lens for Astrophotography using my Nikon D5500 after reading numerous reviews and it defiantly delivers tac sharp images of the stars and the Milky Way. Now I'm using it on my new D850 and loving it even more. The glass is heavy but super clear in night and landscape images. Great time-lapse lens both day and nights.

Exceeded Expectations!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

I bought this lens to be used for special circumstances, but I'm using it way more than I ever thought I would. I really appreciate it in low light tight areas. I film weddings and the other day I used it in a low lit cramped mansion. I was able to capture all the murals, paintings and vintage architure of the building in natural lighting in one shot. I can shoot wide open at 1.8 and it's still sharp. I also use it alot during dancing portions of receptions when there are lots of people and no space. The lens is sharper than I thought, I use it more than I thought, the distortion is not as bad as I thought, it's bigger and heavier than I thought. This lens far out weighs my lumix 24-105, so it takes longer than I thought to rebalance for gimbal use as it far out weighs all my other lenses.

Great glass!

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

This the is the sharpest lens I've owned in my 40 years of working as a photojournalist!

A Heavy Hitter!

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-06

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG Him Art Lens for Nikon F is proving itself to be a very good/keeper lens in landscape and astrophotography work. When stoped down to f/2.8, there is very little coma present in Milky Way images. This is my first Sigma lens and I am very pleased with the build quality and performance of the Sigma 14mm f/1.8. Thank you B&H for making Sigma lenses available and delivering on time.

A specialty lens that has no peer.

By Dave
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-06

Test Images: Two pane image is comparison of corners at 200% zoom for Samyang 14mm SP F2.4 on left vs. Sigma Art 14mm F1.8 on right, both at ISO 3200 and 15 seconds. Note how sharp the Samyang is and perfect its stars are. The sigma produces much less noise in the same exposure time, or can shoot for a bit less than half the time for equivalent results. Denoise applied to each image, basic exposure matching in post. Both 3 pane images have Samyang 14mm SP F2.4 on left, Sigma in the center, and Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 right. All exposures were 15 seconds taken as wide open as each lens will get, at ISO 3200. Exposures matched in post, with denoise applied. Note the Sigma 14mm F1.8 pulls much more light and detail in the same exposure time and has much better noise. The main flaw is the coma in the corners. At 4K, especially if cropped 16:9, this will be not much of an issue. On a large monitor (65) I can notice the stars seems slightly fatter, but the zooms here are all at 200%. For timelapse, this coma will not be that noticeable, but the noise will. See the full frame image for a non zoomed look at the stars. This lens is heavy, and expensive. Obviously you need a good reason to choose it over similar 14mm options, or slightly less wide options of which there are many. For most of us the need for this lens is about being ultra wide and very fast at F1.8, and also sharp wide open. For my particular use I apply this lens for astrophotography and low light time lapse and video. For cases where F2.8 is good enough, I would suggest alternatives. To be quite clear, the coma of this Sigma Art lens is not greatly controlled from mid to extreme corners, so if perfect stars are an issue for you or you do big crops in on corners, there are better choices that save weight and money. The Samyang 14mm SP F2.4 (the latest version with low distortion) for example is about a stop slower, has worse vignette, but is sharper corner to corner than this Sigma wide open (if you get a good copy). The Samyang at about half the price and weight has almost perfect coma control to the far corners and very similar distortion performance. So, if you can stack exposures to deal with noise, better star results will come from that lens than this Sigma. However, if you need an ultrawide lens for single exposures or video that gathers as much light as possible, or you need to cut exposure times, or lower noise, etc. than you cannot beat the speed of this Sigma 14mm F1.8. The reduction in noise by this lens on star fields and other shadow areas is dramatic, as the nearest peer lenses are all 1.5-2.5 stops darker in the corners, and 1-1.5 stops worse in the center. Even on new sensors, if you are already at 3200 or 6400, being able to drop down 1-2 stops cleans up a lot of detail for timelapse. The build quality is good, and the lens copy was reliable on the first try, so I imagine this lens will not give me trouble beyond the cost and weight. For my use, this will be a valuable addition to the tool box and perhaps the best available on Canon. Sadly, Canon are not playing nice with the RF mount, as I suspect an RF version of this would be able to improve coma or speed or both slightly. For wide low light, this lens paired with the Samyang 24mm 1.4 is about the best combo possible as of 9/22 for Canon. Since the coma performance sis poor, I will hang onto my Samyang 14mm SP F2.4 for a while and use it on my second camera or for stills I can stack when needed, or when weight is an issue. For those who can deal with an FOV of 20mm, the lighter and newer Art lens is said to have great coma performance and might be a better purchase for Sony E and Nikon mounts (not available for other mounts yet).

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