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Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork Overview

Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork
Introduction

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork is a brand new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that is accessible for each full-frame Sony E-Mount and L-Mount mirrorless cameras from Panasonic, Sigma and Leica.

It encompasses a fixed most aperture of f/2.Eight all through the zoom vary and gives the equal angle of view as a 21-36mm lens when used on an APS-C digicam.

Optically the Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork is comprised of 18 components in 13 teams together with 5 Particular Low Dispersion (SLD) components and one F Low Dispersion (FLD) factor, and it encompasses a rounded 11 blade diaphragm which creates a gorgeous blur to the out of focus areas of the picture.

It has a minimal focusing distance of 28cm/11in. and a most replica ratio of 1:7.3, a stepping motor that gives nearly silent high-speed AF efficiency, full-time handbook focusing, enhanced weather-proof building, and Sigma’s Tremendous Multi-Layer and new Nano Porous coatings to assist cut back flare and ghosting.

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork lens is prcied at £1459 / $1399 within the UK and the US, respectively.

Ease of Use

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Weighing in at 795g and measuring 13.1cms in size, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork is kind of an enormous lens. It is 100g heavier than its most important rival, the Sony FE 16-35mm F2.Eight GM, however just a little shorter because the Sony lens extends to 16cm in size when zoomed out to 35mm, whereas the size of the Sigma lens does not change.

Whereas you should utilize the Sigma 14-24mm on a smaller APS-C physique for a 21-36mm equal angle of view, it will not steadiness notably properly. As demonstrated by the product pictures, it is a higher match for a professional-grade, full-frame digicam just like the model new Sony A7R IV that we examined it with.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

When it comes to options, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork gives all of the fundamentals that you just want, with one most important enchancment when in comparison with another Artwork lenses, particularly enhanced weather-sealing which makes it each dust-proof and splash-proof, together with a water- and oil-repellent coating on the entrance lens factor.

The principle “lacking characteristic” is the shortage of built-in Vibration Discount, though most of this lens’ most important rivals do not provide it both. Arguably optical picture stabilisation is not actually wanted for super-wide-angle lenses anyway, particularly in the event that they spend most of their lives mounted on a tripod.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Construct high quality is great. The lens has a plastic shell with a mix of metallic components and a compound materials, TSC (Thermally Secure Composite), used inside. It additionally incorporates a brass bayonet mount that is claimed to be extra sturdy. The optical components are product of high-grade glass.

Focusing is usefully inside and handbook focusing is potential when set by way of the Focus swap on the lens barrel. Full-time handbook focus override can be accessible at any time just by rotating the main target ring.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork lens has a generously sized focus ring. There are not any laborious stops at each ends of the vary, although, making it tougher to set focus at infinity. There’s additionally no distance scale or depth of discipline scale on this lens.

Relating to auto-focusing, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork zoom is a fast performer, taking about 0.15 seconds to lock onto the topic when mounted on the Sony A7R IV that we examined it with.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

We did not expertise very a lot “looking”, both in good or unhealthy mild, with the lens precisely focusing nearly all the time. It is also a really quiet, nearly silent performer, due to the built-in stepping motor, which makes this lens well-suited to video recording.

The lens has a devoted AFL button to which varied features could be assigned, along with the default Auto Focus Lock setting, a characteristic which is not discovered on the DSLR model of this lens.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork ships with high quality gentle case, a hard and fast plastic petal-shaped lens hood and a big spherical lens cap. Given the price of the lens, we might have preferred to have seen a tough case included.

Word that this lens does not settle for normal screw-on round filters because of its giant, bulbous entrance factor. As an alternative there is a built-in rear filter holder outfitted with a fall prevention lock for attaching sheet sort rear filters.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Focal Vary

On the 14mm focal size the angle of view is 114.2 levels, and on the 24mm focal size it is 84.1 levels.

 Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN ArtArea of view at 14mm

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN ArtArea of view at 24mm

Chromatic Aberrations

Chromatic aberrations, usually seen as purple or blue fringes alongside contrasty edges, is very well-controlled with solely minimal results, as proven under.


Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN ArtSigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Vignetting

With the lens set to its most aperture of f/2.8, there may be some noticeable mild fall-off within the corners. Stopping-down to f/5.6 nearly eliminates this. Barrel distortion at 14mm and to a lesser extent pincushion distortion at 24mm are each obvious.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN ArtGentle fall-off at 14mm

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN ArtGentle fall-off at 24mm

Flare and Sunstars

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork produces fairly good sunstars when stopped-down to f/16 and f/22, however there are some apparent undesirable flare results when taking pictures straight into the solar, as proven within the examples under.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Macro

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork is not claimed to be a macro lens, with a minimal focusing distance of 28cm / 11in. and a most magnification ratio of 1:7.3. The next instance demonstrates how shut you may get to your topic.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Bokeh

Bokeh is a phrase used for the out-of-focus areas of {a photograph}, and is often described in qualitative phrases, akin to clean / creamy / harsh and so on. Within the Sigma 14-24mm F2.Eight DG DN Artwork lens, Sigma have employed an iris diaphragm with 11 rounded blades, which has resulted in very good bokeh for such a wide-angle lens. We do realise, nevertheless, that bokeh analysis is subjective, so we have included a number of examples under to your perusal.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

Sharpness

To be able to present you ways sharp this lens is, we’re offering 100% crops on the next pages.

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