History

    Introducing the world’s first and only*
    F1.8 ultra-wide-angle lens

    Long-awaited F1.8 brightness

    A true high-speed lens that delivers a new dimension of visual experience

    In taking photographs of starry skies or other celestial scenes at night, or of the seashore with a wide perspective, a large-diameter lens is a strong ally, since it allows the capture of a moving subject by adjusting shutter speed without relying on ISO sensitivity. With its full-frame 35mm coverage, 14mm focal length for an ultra-wide angle of view, F2 barrier-breaking F1.8, the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art is the true high-speed ultra-wide-angle lens for which so many photographers have been waiting. Although some zoom lenses are available that can cover 14mm, the large diameter delivering F1.8 brightness is a singular advantage. Going beyond fast shutter speed, this lens can capture a swarm of fireflies with crystal clarity, a beautiful bokeh effect, and outstanding control of light streaking.

    Art line delivers high-level artistic expression

    SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art, and Sports, each with a distinctive concept. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line lenses deliver high-level artistic expression. Offering astonishing rendering performance that meets the highest standard, they are perfect for landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, close-ups, and casual snaps. They are made for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. A powerful ally in every genre of photography, SIGMA’s Art line lenses excel both in the studio for formal works and outdoors for impressive shots of architecture, starry skies, and many other scenes.

    Seventh 35mm full-frame prime lens to join the Art line

    Launched in 2012, the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art was the first lens in the Art line. Since then, SIGMA has developed a wide variety of lenses for the line, and the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art is the seventh prime lens in the line to offer 35mm full-frame coverage. Now even stronger, the Art line sets the new standard for prime lenses in the ultra-high-megapixel era.

    * Among interchangeable lenses for digital SLRs as of February 2017

    Features

    14mm ultra-wide-angle
    and F1.8 brightness:
    a new dimension of visual experience

    A mode of expression that was unavailable—until now

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass
    • Aspherical lens

    By leveraging its extreme angle of view and the dramatic perspective this creates, an ultra-wide-angle lens can get up close and personal with a subject while at the same time taking in a vast background—an example of photography going beyond normal human vision.

    SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art combines the extremely deep depth of field that comes from an ultra-wide angle of view with the extremely shallow depth of field that comes from F1.8 brightness. The result is a sharply captured subject set against a vast background dramatically blurred with a beautiful bokeh effect. It’s a highly impressive mode of photographic expression that until now simply hasn’t existed.

    Minimized chromatic aberrations

    Three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and four SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements help minimize transverse chromatic aberration, which tends to be noticeable in shots taken with ultra-wide-angle lenses. Offering excellent peripheral brightness, this lens delivers outstanding image quality from the center to the edges.

    Minimized distortion

    Serving as the front lens element, the large φ80mm precision-molded glass aspherical lens effectively minimizes distortion. Offering excellent peripheral brightness, this lens delivers outstanding image quality from the center to the edges.

    Featuring a large-diameter aspherical lens element

    The SIGMA 12-24mmF4 DG HSM | Art was the first SIGMA lens to feature a large φ80mm aspherical lens element. Building on the expertise derived from this success, the new lens features a large ⌀80mm precision-molded glass aspherical lens as its front element. This technology has made possible the 14mm F1.8 specification—the first of its kind.

    Distinctive bokeh effect

    Even at the 14mm ultra-wide-angle of view, F1.8 brightness makes possible a very shallow depth of field with the subject standing out dramatically against a bokeh background. It’s the unique mode of expression that only a large-diameter lens can deliver.

    Distortion

    Exclusive low-dispersion glass

    The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

    From the start of the design process, SIGMA measured flare and ghosting to establish an optical design that is resistant to strong incidental light sources such as backlight. At the prototyping stage, SIGMA used not only simulations but actual photographic experiments to assess flare and ghosting under multiple criteria, identify the causes of these issues under a wide range of situations, and take measures to mitigate them. In addition, SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating helps further reduce flare and ghosting and provide sharp, high-contrast images even in backlit conditions.

    Vignetting

    F1.8
    F4
    F8

    Delivering fast autofocus photography

    An ultra-wide-angle lens that gives
    the photographer satisfying control

    A large HSM, AF with full-time manual focus and all of SIGMA’s latest design and manufacturing technologies help deliver an entirely new visual experience.

    The large HSM delivers highly responsive autofocus

    The large hypersonic motor (HSM) delivers ample torque to the focusing group for outstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds. Along with the optimized AF algorithm, this feature delivers fast autofocus photography.

    Fast AF with full-time manual focus

    Full-time manual focus function allows the lens to be switched to manual focus simply by rotating the focus ring.

    * Note: The operation of full-time MF may vary based on mount type.

    Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included

    The Nikon mount version of this lens includes an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that allows it to receive the appropriate signals from the camera body. This feature ensures precision diaphragm control and stable Auto Exposure (AE) performance during continuous shooting.

    Mount with Dust and Splash Resistant Structure

    Since the area of the lens most vulnerable to dust and other foreign bodies is the mount, rubber sealing* helps provide peace of mind. In addition, the front lens element features a water- and oil-repellant coating that helps the lens perform well in the rain, near water, and in other challenging conditions.

    * Except for SIGMA mount

    Rounded diaphragm

    The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

    High-precision,
    rugged brass bayonet mount

    The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art

    Lens Construction

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    16 elements in 11 groups

    Angle of View

    • 114.2°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    27cm / 10.6in.

    Maximum Magnification Ratio

    1:9.8

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      φ95.4mm × 126mm / φ3.8in. × 5.0in.
    • Sony E-Mount
      φ95.4mm × 152mm / φ3.8in. × 6.0in.
    • L-Mount
      φ95.4mm × 150mm / φ3.7in. × 5.9in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      1,120g / 39.5oz.
    • Sony E-Mount
      1,170g / 41.3oz.
    • L-Mount
      1,185g / 41.8oz.

    Edition Number

    A017

    Supplied Accessories

    Case, Cover Lens Cap LC954-01 supplied.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-45056-4
    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-45065-6
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-45055-7
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-45054-0
    • L-Mount
      00-85126-45069-4

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F1.8
    F4
    F8

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Lens Cap LC954-01 supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-45056-4
    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Lens Cap LC954-01 supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-45065-6
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Lens Cap LC954-01 supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-45055-7
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Lens Cap LC954-01 supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-45054-0
    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Lens Cap LC954-01 supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-45069-4

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    COVER LENS CAP LC954-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93425-5

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93725-6
    • Sony E-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92987-9
    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92949-7
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92950-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92951-0

    Separately Sold Accessories

    REAR FILTER HOLDER FHR-11

    The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is an accessory that enables photographers to use a filter sheet with the lens.
    Applicable Products
    SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Canon
    SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art for Canon
    * Only available for the Canon mount lens.

    Rear filter holder installing service

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93486-6

    USB DOCK UD-01

    By connecting a SIGMA Art, Contemporary, or Sports lens to a computer with the SIGMA USB DOCK, photographers can update the lens firmware and adjust focus position and other parameters.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87856-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87854-2
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87855-9

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6

    MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.

    • SIGMA SA-E
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93251-0
    • CANON EF-E
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93250-3

    MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies.

    • SIGMA SA-L
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93724-9
    • CANON EF-L
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93723-2

    Catalogs / Resources

    Manuals / Brochures

    Impressions / Samples