Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
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Lens Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F Sigma SA

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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

Both fast and wide, the Nikon F-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 FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, however it can also be used on DX models where it will provide a 21mm 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.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
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: 085126450557
In the Box
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F
  • LC950-02 Front Lens Cover
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Nikon F Mount Lenses
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 14mm f/1.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 14mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 114.2°
    Minimum Focus Distance 10.63" / 27 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9.8
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread None
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.76 x 4.96" / 95.4 x 126 mm
    Weight 2.57 lb / 1170 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 7.2 x 6.1"

    Sigma 14mm f/1.8 reviews

    14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Superwide This lens offers something other super-wides do not - a fast aperture! This separates it from the other super-wide products. It offers minimal vignetting for such a wide and fast lens and minimal coma - great for astronomy. I had no flare issues while imaging throughout the August 2017 eclipse. I have also used this lens for architectural photography where a tripod was not permitted. In such a venue it performed very well. I've done some minimal portrait work with this lens and the bokeh is nice. This is my first Sigma Art lens and I will likely buy more. It is the first lens that I've owned that has shown moire on textiles, wide open, with my Nikon D800e - an indication that it is out-resolving the sensor...
    Date published: 2017-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FIRST CLASS PROFESSIONAL LENS AGAIN, From SIGMA ART. I keep buying the ART lenses. As of today I'm sold on SIGMA. The first SIGMA lens I purchased was the 150-600 sport for football. I was so impressed with the quality and performance of this lens. I started investigate all of the new SIGMA ART lenses . I'm replacing almost all of my NIKON glass. Just spent a week with this new 14mm, and again l'm more then pleased. I also have the NIKOR 14-24 and is a great lens. However this new 14mm, is just better across the board. Like others have said keep it level to the ground and let the lens do the work.. I'm sold on SIGMA.
    Date published: 2017-09-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing addition to Sigmas Art line! Amazing Lens! I've only been able to use it on two shoots so far but its proving its worth so far. There is very minimal distortion and will require next to no fixing in post unless it's user error (not keeping the lens even to the ground). I'd give it five stars but it does not have any kinds of threads for add ons (Lee ND filters would be great!), the lens cap is held on only by pressure so I feel it will loosen over time and the thing is big and heavy! All things I can live with. If your doing Realestate or landscape I'd definitely consider adding this to your arsenal
    Date published: 2017-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the wait! Just received this lens after waiting several months for it's arrival and I am extremely happy with it! Very finely built and beautiful, (it would look great on display as a sculpture). Did test shot's from f1.8 through f5.6 and was amazed at the sharpness even wide open. The wide angle lets me capture much more indoor space than I'm used to and am excited about being able to shoot more complex landscape scenes. This is my second Sigma Art lens, the other being a 105mm macro, and though I haven't needed it yet I bought the USB dock because this series is my new favorite and I'm sure a few more will be entering my kit bag. Highly recommend Any Sigma Art lens and especially this outstanding 14mm. Thank you Sigma and B&H as well! great products and service.
    Date published: 2017-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 14mm on the market This lens is tack sharp super impressed with it. This is my new go to astrophotography lens for night landscapes and such was pretty blown away with it
    Date published: 2017-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Value Superb image quality but it weighs an absolute ton. The price we pay for a bit of extra speed at 14mm. I wouldn't do it except for making milky way and other night shots where reducing motion smear is important. Replaces my Nikon 14-24 f2.8 for night sky duty.
    Date published: 2017-12-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost 5 Stars But Focus Sometimes Inconsistent The Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art is an outstanding lens, sharp and well built. I also own the 20mm f1.4 and 24mm f1.4 Art lenses. From my experience you absolutely must have the Sigma USB Dock. None of these 3 lenses focused properly out of the box with the 20mm being the worst of the three. And you really do need a focusing target like LensAlign or something similar. From my experience, Sigma Art lenses really aren’t calibrated to any standard so it’s important to use Sigma’s optimization software and calibrate your new lens at each of the distances shown in the software. Making adjustments at infinity is the hardest part. I found a distant object outside that had enough detail, so I could check the sharpness. But without a focus scale I found manually adjusting the focus as I looked through the viewfinder helped me determine if the lens was front or back focusing. This may seem like a lot of work, but I’ve found that once calibrated, those settings transfer to other Nikon bodies. Once adjusted on one camera body using the USB dock, I can use the lens on other Nikon bodies. However, with each new body it’s still important to use AF fine-tune to tweak the focus for that body. AF fine-Tune may be more important with these lenses due to their shallower depth of field. My main reason for purchasing these fast prims is for star shots, the advantage being the 2 or almost 2 extra stops of light. I can shoot at much lower ISO resulting in much less noise, no more star stacking to reduce noise. Previously, I’ve been using Nikon’s 14-24mm f2.8 and while it’s surprisingly sharp even compared to the sigma primes, f2.8 is too slow for astrophotography. So, what’s not to like? First you must calibrate the lens yourself. From all the testing I did, I also found the Sigma lenses don’t focus as consistently as the Nikon’s do. I could see this visually in the series of tests shots I took, and it was even more obvious when I used FocusTune software in conjunction with the LensAlign target. When FocusTune analyzes a series of shots, it produces a plot of the variation within the test group. In many of the Sigma test there was an inexplicable outlier or wild way out of focus shot. Even at their best the Sigma lenses had larger groups than the Nikon lenses. Where focus is critical, I often double check using manual focus, an extra step I don’t do with Nikon lenses. Weather sealing isn’t great either. Of the three lenses I own, only the 14mm f1.8 has a gasket on the flange and all were purchased since July 2017. I also discovered during a trip to the southwest, that a small grain of sand found its way into the focusing ring of the 20mm f1.4. I could feel the roughness when I turned the focus ring. Fortunately, I could see the tiny piece of grit and I was able to remove it with a brush and compressed air. In terms of astrophotography, I can’t say the 14 and 20 have reduced coma relative to other lenses like the Nikon 14-24mm. Stars in the corners develop some interesting shapes particularly in the 20mm, but I kind of like them since there shape reminds me of alien space craft. FX Corners on both the 14mm & 20mm when shot wide open are decidedly soft and don’t really become sharp until f8 or even f11 at the expense of reduced center sharpness. Also, at those f-stops you begin to encounter diffraction limitations. These are great lenses but if you don’t need a fast prime or you’re on a budget, the Nikon 14-24mm is still a very good lens. Sigma has also announced a new 14-24mm f2.8 Art lens that looks very promising.
    Date published: 2018-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking lens Pretty solidely built. Took a few testing shots. Weather wasn't ideal for more detailed reviews. Will follow.
    Date published: 2017-08-21
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df