SIGMA Introduces World’s First Full Frame 14mm F1.8 Lens + 3 More ART Lenses

February 21st, 2017
SIGMA Introduces World's First Full Frame 14mm F1.8 Lens + 3 More ART Lenses

SIGMA just unveiled four new lenses from their ART line that will have many photographers and filmmakers check their wallets and bank accounts in order to pick one of these up. 14mm F1.8, 135mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 100-400mm F5-6.3.

Launched in 2012, the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM was the first lens in the Art line. We reviewed the 20mm F1.4 a while ago and found it was a superb choice even for video shooters. This popular series of lenses now features an extra four siblings. All SIGMA Art lenses come in various mount options: SIGMA, Nikon or Canon. We have summed up the details of announcements for you. First, let’s look at the 14mm F1.8:

SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM

The new  SIGMA 14mm lens has an incredible speed of F1.8. Among interchangeable lenses for Digital SLRs this is the world’s first and only F1.8 ultra-wide angle lens. The SIGMA 14mm F1.8 covers 35mm full-frame sensors. Ultra-wide lenses usually suffer from chromatic abberation. In order to minimize this, the Sigma 14mm lens includes three FLD (Low Dispersion) glass elements as well as four SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements. The ultra-wide angle lens also includes HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) autofocus, which according to SIGMA offers “highly responsive autofocus photography”.

  • 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Minimum focusing distance: 27cm / 10.6inches

The SIGMA 14mm F1.8 will soon be available for pre-order:
US: LINK
EU: LINK

Price has not been announced yet.

SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM

SIGMA first model of similar specifications, the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 EX AG ASPHERICAL DF, launched back in 2001. SIGMA has now brought out a new and improved version that incorporates optical stabilizer funcionality in a larger-diameter standard zoom. The lens features an aspherical lens element, which helps achieve extremely high resolution. The hypersonic motor HSM offers 1.3 times the torque of its predecessor.
  • 19 elements in 14 groups
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 37cm / 1.5inches

The SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 will soon be available for pre-order:
US: LINK
EU: LINK

Price has not been announced yet.

SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM

The 135mm lens is usually considered the foundational telephoto lens, the first one to add to a lens collection. The SIGMA 135mm F1.8 lens renders high resolution suitable for even 50MP or higher megapixel cameras (That is “8K ready” then it seems).

  • 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Minimum focusing distance: 87.5cm / 34.4 inches

The SIGMA 135mm F1.8 will soon be available for pre-order:
US: LINK
EU: LINK

Price has not been announced yet.

SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM

The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 zoom lens features a new and improved optical stabilizer. It also has an incredible minimum shooting distance of 160cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8. This means, the lens can shoot either from a distance or up close. The Nikon mount version of this lens includes an electromagnectic mechanism that receives the approprate signals from the camera body. This ensures precision control and stable Auto Exposure performance during continuous shooting.

  • 21 elements in 15 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 160cm / 63inches

The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 will soon be available for pre-order:
US: LINK
EU: LINK

Price has not been announced yet.

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 Steve Thornton
Steve Thornton
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February 22nd, 2017

It does not appear that the 100-400mm F5-6.3 is an ART lens. It is listed as a “Contemporary series”.

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February 22nd, 2017

I was literally dreaming about the possible existence of those lens yesterday. Seems like I won’t be buying a house anytime soon

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