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.
What’s in the Box?
It comes with:
- 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.)
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