No Star Left Behind: The Sigma 14mm f/1.4 Art Lens06/08/2023
Stargazers rejoice! Sigma has unveiled the 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens, a bright, ultra-wide prime engineered for capturing the night sky. Compatible with Leica L and Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this ultra-wide, astro-centric lens is equally capable of rendering landscapes and architecture with the exacting clarity that has become synonymous with Sigma’s Art line.
In addition to a wider aperture than either its predecessor or competitor, the 14mm f/1.4 Art offers a handful of practical additions aimed at astrophotographers, including a lens heater retainer, removable tripod collar, manual focus lock switch, and rear filter holder. Its optical construction incorporates Special Low Dispersion (SLD), “F” Low Dispersion (FLD), and aspherical elements to temper aberrations and distortions including sagittal coma flare, which can distort the shape of stars. Ghosting and flare are also suppressed, thanks to the inclusion of Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating. Autofocusing is powered by a high-response linear actuator (HLA), which promises quick and quiet action for stills and video.
Matching previous f/1.4 Art lenses, the 14mm features a customizable AFL switch, de-clickable aperture ring, and AF/MF switch. Dustproof and splash-resistant construction protects against the elements so you can leave civilization behind in search of the perfect skyscape without worry. A locking front cap equipped with filter slots is also included to protect the lens’s front element, as well as store up to two filters.
What’s your favorite lens for astrophotography? How does Sigma’s latest Art prime compare? Argue about it in the Comments section, below! For more information, head over to the detailed product page for Sigma’s 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens.