The 14-24mm is an ultra-wide-angle zoom for professional photographers who need uncompromising optical performance across the whole frame. It’s perfect for landscapes, interiors, weddings, events and architecture.
Designed to team up with ultra-high-resolution DSLRs and offer top-level optical performance throughout the zoom range, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM incorporates three FLD elements, three SLD elements, and three aspherical elements, including one large-diameter aspherical element. This optical system minimises transverse chromatic aberration and other optical aberrations, and ensures that distortion is 1% or lower at infinity. This ensures exceptional quality results with remarkable sharpness across the whole frame at all apertures.
The lens delivers outstanding F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range, perfect for anyone wishing to use the lens hand-held in low light, such as at a wedding.
The superb build quality of the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM is exactly as you’d expect from an Art-line lens, both in its intuitive ergonomics and in the quality of craftsmanship.
The lens’ outer barrel is made of a polycarbonate called Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), which is not only strong and light, but has a similar thermal expansion rate to aluminium. This ensures that the interior aluminium parts and the exterior TSC parts behave in the same way as temperatures change.
The focus ring is rubberised for easier operation, and focusing is internal, meaning the lens never changes length.
To reduce flare and ghosting in bright sunlight, and to help protect the bulbous front element from damage if dropped, the lens has a robust petal-type lens hood.
The durable brass mount is surrounded by a rubber seal to help keep out dust and moisture.
Precision brass mount with seal
Protects against dust and moisture.
Made from a strong and light polycarbonate that behaves in a similar way to aluminium.
The 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art for DSLRs boasts outstanding optical quality, with excellent rendering of detail right into the corners even wide open at F2.8.
The lens has an advanced optical design made up of 17 elements in 11 groups, including 3 aspherical elements, 2 SLD elements and 3 FLD elements. This ensures razor-sharp results with very minimal chromatic aberration, flare, distortion and vignetting.
An advanced Super Multi-Layer Coating helps to reduce flare and ghosting when working in bright direct sunlight, which is particularly important on an ultra-wide-angle optic.
As well as being a fantastic tool for landscapes, the 14-24mm is a perfect lens for architecture and interiors owing to its very wide angle-of-view of 114.2 degrees. Its fast F2.8 aperture also makes it a capable hand-held lens in low light conditions.
Anyone in the market for a wide-angle, fast aperture lens for DSLRs should consider both the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM and the 20mm F1.4 DG HSM. Both are Art lenses and are beautifully built as well as delivering super optical performance. They are similar in both size and weight. The 20mm doesn’t have the zoom flexibility, but does have a wider aperture by two full stops so is better in low-light conditions.
All Sigma cameras and lenses are designed, manufactured and assembled at our sole factory at Aizu in Japan. This domestic production model is unusual in today’s industry, with most imaging companies opting to outsource to other countries to reduce costs. But SIGMA believes that keeping virtually all manufacturing, processing and assembly in Aizu is essential for creating innovative, carefully thought-out and impeccably constructed products that meet the high standards demanded by professional photographers and film-makers around the world.
Sigma chose Aizu as its main production base in the early 1970s. Situated at the base of Mount Bandai in the Fukushima Prefecture, about four hours’ drive north of Tokyo, Aizu has an abundance of very clean water from mountain streams, which is essential for grinding and polishing lenses. Sigma’s founder, Michihiro Yamaki, was also drawn to this area for its workforce, who have a reputation for their craftsmanship, work ethic and attention to detail. Mr Yamaki’s son, Kazuto Yamaki, now the owner and CEO of SIGMA Corporation, has the same unwavering commitment to keeping production in Japan.
Today Sigma’s factory is more than 50,000 square feet in size, and packed full of some of the most advanced optical manufacturing technology in existence. So when you buy a Sigma camera or lens you can be sure that virtually every single component part has been manufactured and assembled by SIGMA, in Japan, with the greatest level of care and attention. We hope you enjoy using our products.
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17 elements in 11 groups
Angle of View
Number of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum focusing distance
Maximum magnification ratio
Dimensions (diameter x length)
ø96.4mm x 135.1mm
Corresponding AF mounts
Canon EF | Nikon F | Sigma SA
Canon EF barcode
Nikon F barcode
Sigma SA barcode
Specifications are for Sigma SA mount
A special coating applied to the front element to help repel water and oil.
This suppresses flare and ghosting by minimising reflections within the lens, ensuring punchy, high-contrast results. All lenses in the current Sigma range feature this technology.
This describes the degree to which a lens can magnify an in-focus subject. The ratio shows the relationship between the size of the projection of a subject on the camera’s sensor (the left number) and its actual size in reality (the right number).
Internal focus or an inner focus system means the lens configuration uses movable internal lens elements that adjust focus without changing the length of the lens barrel. This helps keep the centre of gravity of the lens more constant when changing focus.
The lens has an image circle large enough to be used on a full-frame camera. It can also be used on cameras with a smaller ‘crop’ sensor, provided the mount is compatible.
The mount is the part of the lens that attaches to the camera body. A coated brass mount is used for strength, and is surrounded by a rubber seal to keep out dust and moisture.
This switch toggles between autofocus and manual focus.
The diaphragm is constructed of nine rounded blades for a circular aperture opening and round out-of-focus highlights.