Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Images
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The Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art is an ultra-wide zoom lens designed for full-frame DSLRs. There’s a similar lens for some mirrorless cameras (with Sony E and Leica L mounts).

It’s possible to use this lens on cropped-sensor APS-C DSLRs, but you’ll lose a significant chunk of the wide-angle perspective (on an APS-C sensor camera, it will become equivalent to what a 21-36mm lens would be on a 35mm/full-frame camera). There are versions of this lens for Nikon F, Canon EF, and Sigma SA mounts.

The version I’ve been using is the Nikon F-mount version, and I’ve been shooting with it on a Nikon D850 body. Nikon also has its own 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 lens for DSLRs, a lens that I’ve covered in some detail before.

This lens is both fast (with a maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8 throughout the zoom range) and, zoomed out, falls in the ultra-wide category. To combat the usual heavy lens distortion that you get from such a wide perspective, it has three aspherical elements to keep lines straight.

Overall, I’ve found this lens to be great fun to shoot with. While I also like the Nikon 14-24mm, I prefer the size of the Sigma lens for shooting. And I have no complaints performance-wise. I’ve found it to be sharp, have fast-enough focusing, few of the traditional optical flaws (vignetting, chromatic aberration, barrel distortion, or prone to flaring). Overall, I’ve found it to be a high-performance, portable, and versatile ultra-wide lens that works well in the type of available-light walking-around photography I’ve been using it in.

Sample Images Taken with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens

Here are some photos I’ve taken with this lens. I’ve been using the Nikon F-mount version on a Nikon D850.

These were all originally shot in RAW and have been lightly processed in Lightroom. But I’ve not applied any of the usual optical corrections to these, and haven’t run the images through anything like PureRAW.

I’ve tried to include a variety of zoom ranges and apertures, including some with similar scenes but taken at different focal lengths and apertures.

You can click on each image to open a full-size version for a closer look.

Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 19mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/11.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24 mm and at an aperture of ƒ / 2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 15mm and at an aperture of ƒ/3.2. While not a macro, as such, this shot is actually taken very close to the subject. It’s a diorama scene inside a cylinder shape, with a glass window on the opposite side showing the wall of the exhibit beyond it.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 19mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8. I use variations of this shot often to test wide-angle lenses, I find useful the sharp points of light spread across a deep scene.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 22mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/5. As usual with a very wide lens, even the slightest misalignment can throw off lines that should be parallel. It’s especially noticeable with handheld shots like this. Normally, I would fix it quickly and easily using Lightroom’s (or DxO’s) Transform tool. But for the purposes here, since I’m trying to minimize any lens corrections, I’ve left it as is.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 20mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 20mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8. More straight lines testing the aspherical elements.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 15mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8. As an aspherical lens, it keeps lines straight rather than the curved bulge you often get with wide-angle and fisheye lenses. While it does exaggerate perspective lean, you can also see that the columns in the foreground remain straight (if very angled).
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 15mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 15mm and at an aperture of ƒ/8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/22.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8. The shadow down the middle isn’t an optical flaw with the lens. It’s the shadow of the Washington Monument, an unusual lighting situation that only occurs at certain times of the year and in the right weather conditions (i.e., clear sunrise).
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 20mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/5.6.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8. A scene I like to use to test out barrel distortion. The aspherical elements of this lens are doing their thing well here.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8. I’ve included this one for the high potential for lens flare. But there’s not issue with that in this shot.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 17mm and at an aperture of ƒ/11.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 17mm and at an aperture of ƒ/20.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 22mm and at an aperture of ƒ/20. I took this shot mainly to take a look at the shape of the lens flare at a small aperture to create the defined rays. There’s an almost identical shot elsewhere on this page at a much larger aperture without those defined rays.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 22mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 14mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Sigma 12-24mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Image
Taken with a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art wide-angle zoom lens on a Nikon D850. Zoomed to 24mm and at an aperture of ƒ/2.8.

Optical Correction Tools

I deliberately haven’t applied extensive corrections to these images. And the general rule of thumb in photography is that it’s better to get the shot right at the time of capture rather than trying to fix it after. That’s a great aspiration, but it’s not always possible to do if you’re bumping up against limitations or flaws in gear, conditions, or technique.

But it’s worth mentioning that there are some excellent tools available to help address common issues with lenses, such as distortion, chromatic aberration, and lens vignetting when editing the images. All-round image processing apps like Lightroom Classic and Capture One have solid tools built in already that often cater to specific lens profiles (or you can make your own).

Some more specialized tools can take it even further. DxO, in particular, sets the gold standard. Their software is built on the foundation of their incredibly deep archive of data from their extensive lab testing of the optical performance of lenses and cameras. But there are some other excellent specialized tools available. These are well worth a look (and have free trials):

  • DxO Pure RAW (for a suite of automatic RAW file corrections enhancement)
  • DxO ViewPoint (correcting for distortion and geometry)
  • Topaz Labs Sharpen AI (in addition to standard unsharp tools, includes focus correction and shake reduction)
  • On1 NoNoise (includes Tack Sharp AI, which applies sharpening)

What’s in the Box?

It comes with:

  • Lens
  • Lens caps
  • Padded semi-rigid case

Things Worth Knowing

This lens isn’t compatible with screw-on lens filters because of the protruding front glass element.

The lens hood is attached and non-removable.

The maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8 is constant throughout the zoom range.

I’ve previously posted some practical examples of the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art’s zoom range.

Price & Availability

The Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art ultra-wide-angle zoom lens has an MSRP of $1599 (but you can often find it at a street price significantly lower than that).

It’s available with Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sigma SA mounts. (There’s a slightly different version–the 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | A–for Sony E and Leica L mounts.)

Check the current price and availability at:

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