Sigma Introduces 20mm f / 1.4 lens for full frame cameras




Sigma presents a 20mm wide-angle lens with aperture of f / 1.4, which is suitable for full frame DSLR’s. Never before did a manufacturer with a 20mm lens with aperture of f / 1.4. The angle is on the market in November and will cost 949 euros.

Having announced earlier this week a photo and specifications published, Sigma Japan has the 20mm f / 1.4 DG HSM Art now officially launched. The wide angle lens is part of the Art Series, where previously a 24mm, 35mm and 50mm f / 1.4 in appeared.

The lens is 129,8mm long, has a maximum diameter of 90,7mm and weighs 950 grams. The optical construction consists of fifteen elements in eleven groups. Nine elements are made of special glass, which should provide good image quality with minimal distortion. The aperture is adjustable from f / 1.4 to f / 16 and has nine slats. The minimum focusing distance 27,6cm.

While many manufacturers have a 24mm f / 1.4 in the range, there was never a 20mm f / 1.4 released. Previously, f / 1.8 maximum aperture at the focal point. Sigma introduced himself in 2001, the first 20mm f / 1.8 lens. Since October 2014 also features Nikon such a wide-angle lens in the range. Sigma claims to use a large double-sided aspherical lens element with diameter of 59mm, to allow for the 20 mm f / 1.4-wide angle.

Sigma’s lens issue with Canon EF and Nikon F mount. There also appears a variant of the Sigma SLRs. The Dutch importer Sigma Benelux says that the lens will retail for 949 euros and will be available from November.


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