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NAB 2018 Announcement: Meet Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens

Jourdan Aldredge

At NAB this week, Sigma announced its new artistic lens: a fast, wide-angle offering. And it’s turning more than a few heads.

 Cover image via Sigma.

While NAB 2018 may be making headlines with camera reveals and innovative new gear, some of the big brands use the conference in Las Vegas to show off some crazy-cool new lenses for filmmakers and videographers to drool over. One great example is the Sigma Corporation’s booth, which showcases the widely anticipated new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens. Here’s everything you need to know about this ultra-wide-angle new offering.


Wide Angle Art Lens

NAB 2018 Announcement: Meet Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens
Image via Todd Blankenship.

 

Part of Sigma’s flagship “Art” class of lenses, the Sigma 14-24mm is a true ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for both photographers and videographers. Designed for 50-megapixel cameras, the Sigma 14-24mm operates with almost no distortion at infinity focus optimized for real-world use.


Cinematic Uses

NAB 2018 Announcement: Meet Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens — Cinematic Use
Images taken with Sigma 14-24mm.

For filmmakers, the lens is a powerful option for both ultra-wide full-frame filmmaking and cropped sensor setups. Here’s a great sample of the Sigma 14-24mm being used with a Canon 5D Mark IV recording 4K (at its 1.74x crop). With a fixed aperture throughout its zoom range, Sigma’s 14-24mm lens is great for documentary and narrative filmmaking (and run-and-gunners will appreciate the dust- and splash-proof construction). It also pairs well with a wide array of mounts, focus and zoom rings, and cover connections.


VR Friendly

NAB 2018 Announcement: Meet Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens — VR Friendly
Image via Sigma.

While videography and photography may be the lens’s prime directives, the Sigma 14-24mm is also VR-friendly and built with multi-camera VR videography in mind. Sigma even offers a new “Front Conversion Service” to convert to a round hood for specialized VR applications.

Here are some more specifics:

  • Minimum aperture: f22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 26-28cm
  • Maximum magnifications: 1:5:4
  • Angle of view: 114.2°-84.1°
  • Mount options: Nikon, Canon, Sigma
  • Price: $1,299

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