Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art review

Ideal for starry skies, the Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art boldly goes where no 14mm lens has gone before

5 Star Rating
Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

For astrophotography, you need a lens that sucks in much light as possible. As the world’s first ultra-wide-angle 14mm lens with an f/1.4 maximum aperture, this Sigma delivers 58 percent more light to the camera’s image sensor than an f/1.8 lens. Not just a one-trick pony, it’s also great for shooting landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural interiors, giving fabulous image quality backed up by superb handling and excellent build quality. By necessity, it’s a bit of a beast, weighing in at more than a kilogram, but it’s well worth the weight if you feel the need for speed. And the price tag is surprisingly modest.


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    Highly impressive image quality

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    Excellent handling characteristics

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    High-end build quality


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    Necessarily large build

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    Quite weighty at 1,170g

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Building the Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art was a bold move. There’s already a very good Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens on the market, which was originally designed for Canon and Nikon DSLRs and subsequently repurposed for Sony and L-mount mirrorless cameras. And if you’re in the Sony camp, there’s also the thoroughly excellent Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master lens.

The new Sigma focuses primarily on astrophotography, where the brighter f/1.4 aperture pays dividends. Even so, it’s designed to be a high-performance ultra-wide-angle lens that’s entirely suitable for any scenario from landscapes and cityscapes to weddings and architectural interiors, and any time you simply want an expansive field of view.

(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.