Shoot For The Stars With Sigma's New Art Lens

Capture all the stars with Sigma’s new Art 14mm F1.4 DG DN lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The first of its kind to combine a 14mm ultra-wide angle with a maximum aperture of F1.4, the Sigma Art 14mm F1.4 DG DN achieves high optical performance with thorough correction of sagittal coma flare, specialized functions to support starry landscape photography and high-speed AF with HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) linear motor. Now it’s time to get ready to capture the widest, brightest, highest-resolution, most captivating starry skies you could ever imagine!

The Sigma Art 14mm F1.4 DG DN is the world’s first and only lens that combines an ultra-wide angle of 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4. This was achieved by Sigma’s advanced optical technologies, which include 19 elements in 15 groups, including 1 SLD glass element, 3 FLD glass elements, and 4 aspherical lens elements, making up a luxurious lens configuration. This allows advanced aberration correction, in particular, sagittal coma flare, which distorts the shape of stars. Even at the widest aperture, the lens delivers high image reproducibility right to the periphery of the image. Ghosting and flare are also thoroughly addressed through both optical design and coatings. This allows for clear and crisp shooting of starry sky and night scenes. Optimized for starscapes, which require extremely high performance, this lens delivers images that exceed expectations in any scene, including landscapes, architecture snapshots, portraits, and indoor photography.

The Sigma Art 14mm F1.4 DG DN is loaded with features to support starscape photography. It includes a detachable tripod mount compatible with Arca-Swiss type. The lens can be mounted on a tripod in a more stable condition, as it is heavier on the front side. There is a switch to lock the manual focus at a desired position to prevent focus shift caused by unintentional operation of the focus ring. The shape is designed to prevent interference even when using the lens heater, which prevents condensation from forming inside the lens when the temperature drops. Steps around the front and a lens heater retainer prevent a lens heater from protruding into the front of the lens and causing vignetting on the periphery of the screen. A rear filter holder is provided as standard equipment at the lens mount for attaching a sheet-type rear filter. A lock mechanism is also provided to prevent the filter from falling out. It has a newly developed filter slot that can hold two rear filters depending on the application. The cap is specially designed for the lens to protect the sheet filters from scratches and dirt while ensuring that they are not mistakenly taken out or forgotten.

In addition to functions specifically designed for shooting starscapes, the lens is equipped with various functions to assist in shooting, including an AFL button to which any function can be assigned and an aperture ring. The body is dust and splash resistant, and the frontmost surface of the lens is coated with a water and stain-repellent coating, giving users peace of mind when shooting outdoors in harsh environments. The HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) enables high-speed, quiet, and highly accurate autofocusing. To maintain performance while supporting a lens with a large aperture, the lens has a robust internal structure and uses lightweight materials such as polycarbonate TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which has a thermal shrinkage rate equivalent to that of aluminum, and magnesium in appropriate locations to reduce weight while ensuring robustness. The lens body is built with the high build quality of the Art line specifications, allowing the user to fully enjoy the unique performance of the lens in any environment, including shooting starscapes.

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