Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art review

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art review


As a ‘DG’ rather than ‘DC’ lens, the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art was originally designed for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs, rather than mirrorless cameras. Like a few other lenses from Sigma’s ‘Global Vision’ line-up, it has subsequently been made available in Sony E and Leica L mount options, making it natively compatible with mirrorless cameras including Sony Alpha and Panasonic S system models, although unlike DC lenses, it wasn’t designed from the ground up for mirrorless bodies.

The combination of a short 14mm focal length and bright f/1.8 aperture made the Sigma a world-first when it hit the market back in 2017. Sony followed suit a few years down the line, launching a directly competing FE 14mm F1.8 G Master lens in 2021. The Sony is the same price as the Sigma but an inch shorter, half and inch narrower and less than half the weight, at 460g compared with the Sigma’s 1,170g. Naturally, that’s a moot point if you’re shooting with anything other than a Sony mirrorless camera.


Mount: Canon EF, Leica L, Nikon F, Sony E (FE), Sigma
Full frame: yes
Image stabilization: No
Autofocus: Yes
Lens construction: 16 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view: 114.2 degrees
Diaphragm blades: 9
Minimum aperture: f/16
Minimum focusing distance: 0.27m
Maximum magnification ratio: 0.1x
Filter size: N/A
Dimensions: 95x126mm
Weight: 1,170g

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