12 lenses of Christmas: June 2023 saw Sigma break the world speed record

Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art
(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

It’s summer and, while Sigma isn’t heading to the Bonneville Salt Flats, the company is nevertheless celebrating a world speed record. The new Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art becomes the fastest ever 14mm ultra-wide-angle prime lens, available for shooters with Sony E or Leica L mount cameras. Heck, this lens might even make it worth buying one.

As well as general ultra-wide-angle shooting, the Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art is designed for top-quality astrophotography, so that stars don’t take on irregular shapes across the whole image frame. (Image credit: Matthew Richards)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.