17 Mar Review: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

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Sigma has slowly morphed over the past several decades from a budget lens maker into one of the premier lens makers in the industry. Their Art series lenses have continually raised the bar for high quality, yet reasonably priced lenses, and their first few mirrorless-specific entries have also been outstanding. Today I’m looking at one of their newest lenses, the 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art, a high-speed ultra-wide angle zoom lens that uses a new optical design from their DSLR 14-24mm lens. The result is one of the most stunning optics I’ve had the pleasure to review in the 8 years I’ve been running this site. Let’s dive in.

Before we get into the lens details, I’d like to talk about the various incarnations of ultra-wide zoom lenses. In the past 15-20 years, this range has seen quite a bit of flux. The industry has standardized pretty well on the 24-70mm range for standard zoom lenses of the f/2.8 variety, and 24-105mm for f/4, with a bit extra reach in exchange for a loss of a stop of light, but the ultra-wide segment is a bit more variable.

The traditional ultra-wide zoom has gone from 16 or 17mm to around 35mm at the long end for a while. Lenses that went even wider were a fairly rare thing, with the original Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 being one of the early examples of the extreme ultra-wide segment. Since then, the industry has sort of moved to two extreme ultra-wide zoom ranges: the

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