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Rumors Of Sigma 14-24mm Art Lens Surface, Possible Photokina Announcement…

By Anthony Thurston on August 15th 2014

Well, just when we were sure that we had a good idea of what to expect from Sigma for Photokina, a new rumor has surfaced about a lens no one had previously considered. The new rumor seems to confirm that a 24mm F/1.4 Art will be announced, but instead of an 85mm, we may get a new zoom lens.

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According to a report over on PhotoRumors, Sigma is poised to release a new 24mm F/1.4 Art at Photokina for an asking price of $1,099. In addition to that 24mm prime, the company will also debut a new 14-24mm F/4 OS Art lens for $1,199. As I mentioned above, this is completely out of the blue compared to what we had all been expecting.

If you look closer at the this move, assuming a 14-24mm is in fact what is being announced, it actually makes a load of sense from Sigma. Canon has always sort of fumbled around with their wide angle zooms, though their latest 16-35mm F/4 is a great step in the right direction. On the Nikon side, they have the 14-24mm F/2.8, which by all accounts is an incredible lens, but just as with Canon’s 16-35mm F/2.8 is also on the expensive side.

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This new Sigma lens fits in nicely as a high performing alternative, with image stabilization, that should, assuming Sigma’s run of form continues, offer image quality that matches or maybe even surpasses that of its Nikon/Canon counterparts. This lens could be a big deal if it lives up to Sigma’s recently lofty reputation.

Also part of the rumor, Sigma may announce the development of the 24-70mm F/2 everyone has been clamoring to see…

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What are your thoughts on this new rumor? Do you think that a 14-24mm F/4 OS is a good announcement from Sigma? Leave a comment below!

[via Photo Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Chuck Eggen

    Well I own two Sigma Art primes and the Nikon 14-24mm so this one wouldn’t be as interesting to me. I would like to see a 135mm Art. Not that I need it, but who knows. If they make it, I might want it.

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  2. Phil Bautista

    Kinda wondering whether it would have been better if they just left the OS out. Most WAs and UWAs don’t really need stabilization because wide angled shots are very forgiving. What I mean is that shooting with a wide angle lens allows you to also shoot at a slow shutter speed without having to worry too much about camera shake. And for the serious landscape and interior photographers who demand nothing but the sharpest at the deepest depth of field, they’ll most likely have their tripods with them. Given these factors, maybe they could have just left off the OS and release it at a price point $300 to $400 less.

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  3. Rafael Steffen

    This is great news for all of Canon and Nikon Shooters to have great glass at half price.

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  4. Kim Farrelly

    “We’re going to need a bigger bag”

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  5. Matt Ritscher

    errrrrmergerrrd More Lenses!!!!! Looks like I will be an all sigma guy soon.

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  6. Adrian Jones

    Sigma give me a Macro Art Lens or Cine Art Lens Please!!!!

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    • Matthew Saville

      In my opinion, the current Macro lenses are already killer, why wouldn’t you just buy the 105 OS, 150 OS / non-OS, or 180? They’re all INCREDIBLE performers, and in fact the 150 series, even though it is ages old, already incorporates much of the design characteristics of the current ART lens series. I would know, because I owned one for many years and peeled the paint off the rear mount, which wound up making it look EXACTLY like an art lens, …years before they even announced that new name! :-P

      =Matt=

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    • Adrian Jones

      Thx for the tips Matt I’ll definately look into it!

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