Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art review

Sigma reinvents its stellar super-wide zoom, this time for mirrorless cameras

5 Star Rating
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

With a significantly wider maximum viewing angle than the own-brand Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master and Panasonic LUMIX S Pro 16-35mm f/4 lenses, Sigma’s new offering takes over from where a 24-70mm or 24-105mm standard zoom runs out of width. It combines clever design with the high-tech manufacturing techniques to deliver outstanding image quality and all-round performance, all wrapped up in a tough, weather-sealed casing. What’s not to like?


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    Huge 114-degree maximum viewing angle

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    Superb sharpness and contrast

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    Excellent resistance to ghosting and flare


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    A little pricier than the SLR version

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    Noticeable barrel distortion when uncorrected

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    Typically, there’s no front filter thread due to the built-in hood

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When launched in early 2018, Sigma’s 14-24mm Art lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon SLRs was very well received, not only for its exceptional build and image qualities, but also because it was remarkably free of distortions for a super-wide-angle zoom.

Two years down the line, Sigma has reinvented the lens for full-frame Sony E-mount and Lecia L-mount mirrorless cameras, the latter being an attractive option for Panasonic Lumix S series shooters. A far cry from being the same lens with a different mount, the new ‘DN’ edition is different from the ground up. It can’t claim to be a ‘zero distortion’ lens but there are improvements elsewhere. 

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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! 

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