Several rumor sites are reporting the same release coming from Sigma in the coming weeks: a new, fast ultra-wide zoom that may compete with Nikon’s legendary 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. Will this be a favorite of astrophotographers in 2018?
Sigma has been attempting and succeeding at what many companies have been trying to do for years: take market share away from the first-party lens manufacturers like Canon and Nikon and become a true household name. With the Art series of lenses and a consistency in releases, including very high value optics, Sigma has already surmounted the barrier that other lens manufacturers are still struggling with.. The rumor of a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens for release this month ahead of CP+ would be one more step in the right direction for Sigma and would take direct aim at one of the best wide-angle zoom lenses on the market today.
Reports from several rumor sites suggest this announcement may be forthcoming, but it is still a rumor until an official release from Sigma is made public. For those on the Canon side that have wanted the extra 2mm on a fast f/2.8 wide lens, Sigma may have just answered your prayers and many times eased the strain on your pocket book compared to the current Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L III USM lens.
I’m interested how this lens may stack up for astrophotography if it comes to fruition. There have been a few photographers that mounted the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens on a Canon simply because it was a fantastic lens with the dexterity of a zoom to 24mm, and for night sky imaging, autofocus is not needed.
Let’s keep our eyes peeled at Sigma heading into CP+ this month.