On the 9th of February SIGMA announced the development of the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art. They are calling this latest addition to their Art series of lenses the ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom.
The new lens is designed with the modern 50-megapixel-plus cameras in mind. It features three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one large-diameter aspherical element. The design provides a very low distortion of less than 1% (at infinity focus) and minimizes transverse chromatic aberration and other optical aberrations, resulting in outstanding high-resolution image quality. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating further reduces flare and ghosting for sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.
The 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art 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.
The Canon mount lens is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
Introducing new Front Conversion Service
Today’s virtual reality creators favor multi-camera videography that leverages the capability of ultra-wide-angle lenses. Addressing this trend, SIGMA is offering the new Front Conversion Service (charges apply), in which SIGMA converts the petal-type hood of the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art lens to an exclusive round component. This altered front structure allows the lens to be deployed with greater freedom in multi-camera VR videography. The new front also helps prevent the lens from interfering with other lenses or from casting a visible shadow. The use of this service has no impact on the validity of the product warranty.
More information the Sigma Global Vision website:
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.