History

    Exceptional quality is the natural instinct of creators.
    An evolution of the Art line is driven by this desire.

    Inherits the development philosophy behind the SIGMA CINE LENS

    High-end cine lenses used by professional filmmakers are required to have a consistent characteristic over the entire sensor at a high level, because these lenses are used to film a subject moving freely on the screen or while panning or tilting the camera. This represents exactly the concept of the Art Line; “optical performance comes first”, and the high-end cine lenses need to be designed with this idea. The SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is SIGMA’s first lens developed originally to live up to the sought-after angle of view and performance standard for a cine lens. This new perspective to ensure the quality of professional equipment for visual production empowers it to breakthrough also as an interchangeable photographic lens.

    Features

    Optical performance
    that meets the requirements
    of high-end cine lenses

    This lens effectively arranges three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration to the limit. A sharp image is formed on the focal plane with the maximum aperture and contrast with the soft bokeh in the out of focus area highlights the solidity of a subject. With a distortion of 1% or below and a sagittal coma flare corrected to the limit, it demonstrates a consistent optical characteristic over the entire sensor. This is the ultimate large-diameter standard lens that has both 8K-compatible resolution and beautiful bokeh.

    Designed to meet
    all shooting conditions

    The water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element, together with the dust- and splash-proof structure, ensures excellent performance even in the most challenging shooting conditions. The high-speed AF, thanks to the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an updated algorithm, captures instantaneous photography movement.

    water- and oil-repellent coating

    The front lens element incorporates a water and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be wiped away easily and prevents oil and fat from sticking to the surface, even in challenging shooting conditions. At the same time, the maintenance of the lens surface becomes easier.

    Without Coating

    With Coating

    dust- and splash-proof structure

    This lens features a highly effective dust- and splash-proof structure with special sealing at the mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, and cover connection, allowing photographers to work in all types of weather.

    High-speed AF

    The high-speed AF, thanks to the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an updated algorithm, captures instantaneous photography movement.

    Hood with lock

    Features a hood with lock to prevent dropping the hood.

    SIGMA CINE LENS

    Inheriting the high standard and
    superior optical performance of SIGMA’s Art lenses

    The optical design of SIGMA’s Art line is adopted and extended to “SIGMA CINE LENS” to achieve professional equipment for video production, which have been used in various filming situations. Thanks to its superior optical performance, the lenses can accommodate 50 million pixels and above in full-frame still cameras and meet the high-resolution requirements of leading edge 8K video technology. As high-end cine lenses, SIGMA offers 10 prime lenses, ranging from 14mm to 135mm, compatible with 35mm full-frame models, under FF High Speed Prime Line. SIGMA also provides one zoom lens in the FF Zoom Line, and two zoom lenses compatible with super 35 in the High Speed Zoom Line.

    Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction

    The Canon mount version of this lens is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.* Matching the optical characteristics of the lens, this function performs in-camera corrections of peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, distortion, and more, to further enhance image quality.

    * Function not available on all Canon cameras. Available corrections may vary depending on the Canon camera model.

    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

    From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.

    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.

    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.

    Rounded diaphragm

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

    Compatible with full-frame
    Sony E-mount cameras

    The version of this lens compatible with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras contains the same optical system as for SLRs. SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 is not required, as the lens performs the same functions as the converter, including in-camera image stabilization and in-camera lens aberration correction. In addition, the lens is compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF, which is not addressed by MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11.

    * This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony

    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

    40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

    Lens Construction

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    16 elements in 12 groups

    Angle of View

    • 56.8°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    40cm / 15.7in.

    Maximum Magnification Ratio

    1:6.5

    Filter size

    φ82mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      φ87.8mm × 131mm / φ3.5in. × 5.2in.
    • Sony E-Mount
      φ87.8mm × 157mm / φ3.5in. × 6.2in.
    • L-Mount
      φ87.8mm × 155mm / φ3.4in. × 6.1in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      1,200g / 42.3oz.
    • Sony E-Mount
      1,270g / 44.8oz.
    • L-Mount
      1,295g / 45.6oz.

    Edition Number

    A018

    Supplied Accessories

    Case, Petal Type Hood with lock(LH878-01)supplied.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-33256-3
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-33255-6
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-33254-9
    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-33265-5
    • L-Mount
      00-85126-33269-3

    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

    F1.4
    F2.8
    F5.6

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Type Hood with lock(LH878-01)supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-33256-3
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Type Hood with lock(LH878-01)supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-33255-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Type Hood with lock(LH878-01)supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-33254-9
    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Type Hood with lock(LH878-01)supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-33265-5
    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Petal Type Hood with lock(LH878-01)supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-33269-3

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH878-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93680-8

    FRONT CAP LCF-82mm Ⅲ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93002-8

    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

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 82mm

    With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93183-4

    PROTECTOR 82mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93110-0

    WR PROTECTOR 82mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93097-4

    WR UV FILTER 82mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93071-4

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 82mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93084-4

    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

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