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Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens Coming Soon [Rumor]

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens Coming Soon [Rumor]

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.

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JT Blenker, Cr. Photog., CPP is a Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer who also teaches workshops throughout the USA focusing on landscape, nightscape, and portraiture. He is the Director of Communications at the Dallas PPA and is continuing his education currently in the pursuit of a Master Photographer degree.

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