Sigma 14mm f1.8

Several years back I was one of the photographers who would only stay with lenses produced by the brand of the camera I owned.  Admittedly, I still only have Nikon lenses all of which do a fantastic job.  Lately though the quality of glass being produced by Sigma has been, by all accounts, great so when they announced a new 14mm f1.8 I took notice.  Well, the time has come and the lens is now available for preorder.  The new Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art series Lens is a reasonably priced and almost exactly what was expected.  This has a place in my kit I’ve no doubt however I will likely rent the lens first to test out the quality as the price does come in at $1,599.00. 

For those interested here are a few of the tech specs for the lens:

  • Full Frame and APS-C compatible
  • Angle of View 114.2 degrees
  • Minimum Aperture: f16
  • 14mm f1.8
  • Lens Construction: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.6in
  • Filter Size:  None.  Due to the rounding and size of the lens element it is not compatible with screw in filters.
  • Dimensions: 3.8in x 5.0in
  • Weight: 41.3oz
  • Available Mounts: Sigma, Nikon, Canon

Canon 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 Announced

We are seeing the release of two new Canon DSLR, the 6D Mark II and the Rebel SL2.

Giving you a full review of either of these cameras isn’t possible as I have yet to get my hands on either.  However, I can lay out the specs to give you an idea so you can choose to pursue further information.