Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical

Last updated (06 August’10):
– Review by Luminous-landscape

The Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical features 14mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 14 elements in 10 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 114.2 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.18m (7.1″) and has a filter size of rear gelatin filter. The Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical lens weighs 630g (22.2oz) and it measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 3.6 inches long.

Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical Reviews

Luminous-landscape reviews the Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical and writes;
“In the one on the left you can see a very small flare point on the left side of the path about a third of the way up. On the frame on the right with part of the sun directly in the frame there is hardly and flare at all, except just to the upper right of the sun. I regard these examples as showing excellent flare resistance. First class performance.”
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Prime-junta reviews the Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical and writes;
“Finally, Twinkles works out fine even for some rather unusual duties. It makes a pretty good lens for environmental portraits — as long as you don’t get too close and don’t put your subject at the very edge, it’ll look pretty good and permit something that’s maybe just a little out of the ordinary without looking gimmicky. “
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ShutterBug reviews the Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical and writes;
“At every aperture from f/5.6-f/16, this lens produced images suitable for excellent 16×24 prints with high edge to edge sharpness. The slides also exhibit very good contrast, great clarity, and impressive definition of intricate detail.”
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User Opinions

Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical User Reviews

What a wonderful piece of glass, | Rating: ★★★★★
“the lenses on my Canon EOS 50 (ELAN) using ISO 200 film resulted in the Sigma producing a crisper image with better definition and colour saturation..” – by “trolloftrollcorner”

Mine is fine.. | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The last 2 Sigmas I have tried have been fine (14 and 150 macro) My copy of this lens for Nikon is pretty nice (sharp, decent contrast if you keep light off the front element, fast accurate focus) on digital bodies. The HSM on mine is just as quiet as any of the AF-S Nikon lenses I have. I still prefer Nikon in general, but for the limited use I have for this lens, it has worked nicely. “ – by S. Mason

Great Lens! | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The Sigma 14mm f2.8 is a great lens. It does a good job of keeping line straight. As others have stated you need to stop down (5.6 or higher) to keep sharp focus. That’s the case with most very wide angle lenses.” – by Michael Sibley

Little heavy, but good lens. | Rating: ★★★★★
“Just got this lens as a Christams gift, and I’m really impressed with it. It’s a little soft at the edges wide open, but if you stop it down a bit, you get most of the corner sharpness back. It’s also a little heavier than I’m used to, and I was suprized by how large it is. Nonetheless, it’s a great lens for the landscapes I like shooting. “ – by Jamie L. Pendley

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Features & Specifications

Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM RF Aspherical Specifications

The Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX Ultra Wide Angle lens is world’s shortest focal length non-fisheye wide-angle autofocus lens. The EX Series combines excellence of engineering and new technology to provide superior build and optical quality.

The lens has a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and a close focusing distance of only 7.1 inches (18cm). It also incorporates a built-in lens hood and a gelatin filter holder behind the rear lens element.

With the features you need to produce the sharpest results, Sigma’s fixed focal length lenses are perfect for a wide variety of uses.This ultra-wide lens can open an entire new way of producing pictures.

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