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Sigma Art Lens Price & Availability Released | 14mm F1.8 ART & 24-70mm F2.8 Art

By Kishore Sawh on June 22nd 2017

Near the end of February this year Sigma made a huge announcement when they unveiled 4 new lenses, 3 of which were ART line lenses, with 2 zooms and 2 primes. We’ve seen the materialization of a few already, but nothing really on the 14MM F1.8 DG HSM ART nor the 24-70MM F2.8 DG HSM OS ART. That has been rectified today as Sigma has released pricing and availability details for both.

The ultra-wide angle 14mm F1.8 Art lens begins shipping this month for Canon and Sigma camera systems, but Nikon shooters will have to wait until July. The lens is coming in and retailing for $1,599 USD.

Sigma’s dynamic, and likely more sought after 24-70mm F2.8 ART also begins shipping this month for a retail price of $1,299 USD, which is no doubt reason to rejoice, given that the counterparts from Canon and Nikon are significantly more expensive.

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14MM F1.8 DG HSM ART

Debuting the world’s first 1.8 wide-angle lens, the 14mm F1.8 Art incorporates the same groundbreaking aspherical element as Sigma’s critically acclaimed 12-24mm F4 Art. Boasting outstanding image quality from center to edge, the 14mm F1.8 Art features the largest glass mold (80mm) in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide prime with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Three lens elements are made with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to calcium fluorite in performance, and four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, which reduce chromatic aberration. In addition to the great IQ from edge to edge, the new 14mm F1.8 offers a superfast and efficient AF system.

With a minimum focus distance of 10.6 inches at 14mm, photographers can compose incredible close-up shots with expansive backgrounds.

  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Order yours now here.

24-70MM F2.8 DG HSM OS ART

Featuring a brand new OS and highly efficient and fast AF system, the revamped 24-70mm F2.8 Art embodies all the technical qualities and finesse that define the high-performance Sigma Global Vision Art series. Covering a wide range of shooting scenarios, the 24-70mm workhorse DNA includes three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberration.

The 24-70mm F2.8 Art aspherical elements use Sigma’s groundbreaking thicker center glass design and highly precise polishing process, delivering stunning images and bokeh effects. The lens’ purpose-built structure boasts a new metal barrel for optimal durability with TSC composite internal moving components designed to resist thermal contraction and expansion.

The 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens, Sigma’s new workhorse standard zoom lens, touts a brand new Optical Stabilizer (OS), Hypersonic Motor (HSM) for highly efficient and fast autofocus, as well as a dust- and splash-proof mount with rubber sealing. The 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens embodies all the technical qualities and finesse that define the high-performance Sigma Global Vision Art series”

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Order yours now here.

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A photographer and writer based in Miami, he can often be found at dog parks, and airports in London and Toronto. He is also a tremendous fan of flossing and the happiest guy around when the company’s good.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Pedro Costa

    2 more fuckin Sigma lenses made only for Canon and Nikon.
    Fuck you Sigma

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  2. Adrian Gojan

    If this lens is the same as other Sigma lenses, then I do not recommend it. All Sigma lenses have trouble with focus, and quality!

    Yes Canon, Nikon are more expensive, but it is worth it!

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    • Kishore Sawh

      You know, I have heard this before yet never experienced it myself even having used a number of Art lenses.  Is this something you can document? And at what point in the lens’ lifetime does this begin to occur, and is it a matter of recalibrating?

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    • Robert Arnold

      Kishore, Pye from SLR Lounge makes the same point.  But I noticed they say there’s a new OS — Let’s hear from Pye please.

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  3. adam sanford

    Kishore, please have Mr. Saville put the 14mm f/1.8 through its paces on astro.  There are presently zero production copy tests of that lens’s wide open coma, and astro folks are having kittens about that fact. 

    Coma testing nearly singlehandedly makes or breaks that lens for a nontrivial contingent of photographers.  So many great fast+wide lenses have come out of late… only to lay an egg on coma.  :-(

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  4. adam sanford

    “24-70mm F2.8 ART also begins shipping this month for a retail price of $1,299 USD, which is no doubt reason to rejoice, given that the counterparts from Canon and Nikon are significantly more expensive.”

    –> Canon does not offer a 24-70 f/2.8 IS. 

    (Spoiler alert:  that’s why this lens got made)

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    • Kishore Sawh

      Well, not with IS, and yet still about $600 more. Which, is a bit tame compared to the $1,100 premium you’ll pay for Nikon’s. I don’t have any Sigma Art lenses, and I don’t suppose I’ll be buying many anytime soon, but this one will likely be the one. I mean, it would have to be significantly worse than the Nikon variant for me to upgrade to the new 24-70 VR for the price. 

      As per Matthew Saville doing the Astro review, Matt?

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  5. Timothy Bearden

    I’ve been watching this lens.  I hoping to see actual photos from it as well as reviews before I buy it.  I broke my Nikon 24-70, and I don’t want to spend that much this time.  

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