11 July 2019
Sigma have launched the ultimate large-diameter, wide-angle zoom lens, optimized for full-frame mirrorless cameras − “The definitive lens for astrophotography with astonishing resolution”.
Many photographers like to use low ISOs to minimize noise as much as possible; when photographing starry skies, bright wide-angle lenses are often selected because they can efficiently collect low light. The 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art has been developed as the ultimate large-diameter, wide-angle zoom lens by optimizing the standard specifications for photographing starry skies for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The uniform rendering performance and outstanding resolution to the edge of the frame make it the “definitive lens for astrophotography.” By utilising the characteristics of the short flange focal length, this new-generation large-diameter zoom is able to combine both a compact body and unprecedented high-resolution image quality.
High-resolution image quality developed with exclusive low dispersion glass elements and NPC (Nano Porous Coating)
One FLD glass and five SLD glass elements are appropriately arranged to suppress chromatic aberration to the edge of the frame. Three aspherical lenses, including a large-diameter aspherical lens at the foremost surface, are used to effectively minimize coma flare, etc., thereby achieving mind-blowing resolution. The super multi-layer coating is combined with a newly developed NPC (Nano Porous Coating). The lens has been designed to be less susceptible to strong incident light such as backlight.
Substantial functions enable user confidence, even in tough environments
Incorporating a stepping motor enables the high speed, quiet AF drive. Shooting is comfortable even with targeted AF such as Face/Eye Detection AF and during video shooting. The AFL button which can be assigned with various functions widens the range of operations available on the lens. Furthermore, the lens features a dust and splash-proof structure, along with a water and oil-repellent coating on the frontmost surface of the lens, which further supports shooting in various environments.
Rear filter holder as a standard accessory
The lens comes with a rear filter holder equipped with a fall prevention lock for attaching sheet type rear filters for shooting starry skies.
The new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art will be available for hire, HERE.