Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM | A review

An Art-designation lens designed to maximise optical quality, Sigma’s wide zoom goes distortion-free

5 Star Rating
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Digital Camera World Verdict

An outstanding zoom for Canon users, the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM | A produces fantastic images that are practically free from distortion and colour-fringing. Combine this with extensive weather-sealing, a fast aperture rating, smooth handling and a built-in hood, and you’ve got an all-rounder of a lens that’s quite simply one of the best in its class. An outstanding technical achievement across the board.


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    Near-faultless optical quality

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    Weather-sealed body

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    Excellent handling

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    Built-in hood


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    The Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM | A is part of Sigma’s ‘Art’ range, which focus on optical quality and artistic expression, producing outstanding lenses for a host of different shooting situations. 

    Though it has a slightly more modest maximum viewing angle but a faster aperture rating than the similar Sigma 12-24mm Art lens, this one is pretty much identical size and weight. As with that lens, high-tech glass includes an ultra-high-precision moulded glass aspherical front element, this time combined with three FLD and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements. 

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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.