Sigma Imaging UK is proud to announce the new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, the World’s first* F1.4 ultra-wide-angle lens for full frame DSLRs! Sigma, Canon and Nikon fit is to be available at the beginning of November 2015 at the suggested retail price of £849.99.
SIGMA has extensive experience in leveraging its advanced design capabilities and leading-edge technologies to craft large-aperture prime lenses that bring out the full potential of ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs. As its latest achievement in this category, SIGMA has created an ultra-wide-angle lens with F1.4 brightness. With a focal length of 20mm and F1.4 aperture, this lens delivers outstanding large-aperture brightness and bokeh, delivering unprecedented visual experiences. Allowing the photographer to leverage the perspective provided by the wide -angle and the shallow depth of field provided by the large aperture, this lens is ideal not only for such ultra-wide-angle subjects as landscapes and starry skies, but also for snapshots in low light, indoor photography, portraits with a natural bokeh effect, and much more.
World’s first* 20mm F1.4 lens
Thanks to SIGMA’s advanced manufacturing technologies
To offer an ultra-wide-angle 20mm focal length and F1.4 brightness at wide-open aperture, this lens incorporates a large double aspherical lens 59mm in diameter. Lenses of this type had been considered extremely difficult to manufacture, but SIGMA took on the challenge to realize an F1.4 ultra-wide-angle lens that fulfills the strict performance requirements of the SIGMA Art line. What made this breakthrough possible were SIGMA’s advanced manufacturing technologies, which the company has developed over time by producing a wide range of ultra-wide-angle and large-aperture lenses. For example, milestone lenses such as SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM, SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM, and SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art were completely original products that helped SIGMA develop outstanding design and production know-how and its current high-precision, high-efficiency production system. In turn, these advances made possible the new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art. Moreover, SIGMA’s advanced optical design minimizes distortion, transverse chromatic aberration, sagittal coma flare, and the reduction of brightness toward the edges of the image. Delivering top performance even at wide-open aperture, this lens can be considered the culmination of SIGMA’s Art line.
Launch: available beginning of November, 2015
Suggested Retail Price £849.99
AF Mounts: SIGMA, NIKON, CANON
Accessories: Case, Cover Lens Cap (LC907-01)
Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups | Minimum aperture: F16 | Angle of view (35mm): 94.5° | Minimum focusing distance: 27.6cm/10.9in. | Dimensions (diameter x length): 90.7mm x 129.8mm/3.6in. x 5.1in. |
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:7.1 | Weight: 950g/33.5 oz.
Lens Cap LC907-02: Matching the high-quality finish of the lens exterior, the optionally available metal lens cap will go on sale simultaneously with the lens. Featuring materials identical to those of the lens barrel, this metal lens cap establishes a new level of unity within SIGMA’s new lens lines.
* Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Among interchangeable lenses for digital cameras with 35mm full-frame image sensors (SIGMA research as of October 2015).
More information available on the SIGMA CORPORATION website