Sigma 12-24mm f/4 ART Deal – $1149 (reg. $1599, today only)

Sigma 12-24mm F/4 Art Deal DG HSM

Only for today (2/19/2020) B&H Photo has an excellent Sigma 12-24mm f/4 ART Deal.

Get the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens on sale at $1,149. Compare at $1,599. Free shipping.

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 ART Deal key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Five FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Three Aspherical Elements

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Canon Patent For 20mm f/1.4 and 12-24mm f/4.3-5.6 Lenses For EF Mount

Canon Patent

Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application (2019-128526, Japan) describing optical formulas for a 20mm f/1.4 and a 12-24mm f/4.3-5.6 lens, both for the Canon EF mount.

20mm f/1.4 lens:

  • Focal length: 20.50 mm
  • FNo.: 1.44
  • ω: 46.54
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 134.70 mm
  • Back focus: 36.81 mm

12-24mm f/4.3-5.6 lens:

  • Focal length: 12.40 – 18.00 – 23.64 mm
  • FNo.: 4.35 – 4.96 – 5.60
  • ω: 60.18 – 50.25 – 42.47
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 142.18 – 132.82 – 131.14 mm
  • Back focus: 36.14 – 44.23 – 52.29 mm

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Deal: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens – $899 (reg. $1299, today only)

Sigma 14-24mm

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 3 FLD, 3 SLD, and 3 Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 10.2″

Only for today (10/25/18) B&H Photo has the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens on sale at $899. Compare at $1,299. Free shipping.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART lens on display at WPPI 2018

Sigma 14-24mm F/2.8

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 3 FLD, 3 SLD, and 3 Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 10.2″

Sigma is going to showcase their latest, exciting lens, the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART, at WPPI 2018. My guess is, this will be another best seller lens by Sigma. The Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART is not available for pre-order yet, but you can get notified when it is at B&H Photo.

Sigma press release:

Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F/2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018
Attendees are invited to the Sigma booth to test out the newly announced wide aperture zoom, join in on conversations with Sigma Pros and win prizes

Las Vegas, NV – February 14, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase the latest addition to its robust line of Sigma Global Vision and Cine lenses – the 14-24mm F/2.8 DG HSM Art lens – at the 2018 WPPI Expo held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from February 26-28. The 14-24mm DG HSM Art is the perfect lens to help wedding and event photographers capture grandiose scenes with crystal clear wide-angle shots. Not only will attendees have the opportunity to test-drive Sigma’s full line of SGV lenses at booth 810, but also interact with seasoned Sigma Pros. Furthermore, attendees can enter for a chance to win a 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens and a host of other photography accessories and special prizes!

Highlighted – Full Line of Gear on Display at the Sigma Booth at WPPI 2018:

Brand New Wide Aperture Zoom: Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art
The newest arrival on the Sigma Global Vision scene, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens is designed for 50-megapixel plus cameras and achieves the legendary Art lens optical quality with three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm ultra high precision molded glass aspherical element. With near zero distortion (less than 1%) and minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting, the new Sigma 14-24mm offers constant F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and delivers optimal image quality at every focal length and shooting distance. The high-speed, high-accuracy autofocus allows photographers to capture incredible, in-the-moment images. Additionally, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art incorporates the Sports line level dust- and splash proof design, allowing for the lens to be used during varying weather conditions.

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Deal: Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro (Canon mount) – $199 (reg. $449)

Tokina 12-28mm F/4.0 AT-X Pro

Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro at a glance:

  • Fits Canon APS-C Cameras
  • 19-45mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4-22
  • Silent Drive-Module AF Motor
  • AF/MF Clutch Mechanism
  • Molded Glass Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Glass

B&H Photo has the Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro for Canon APS-C mounts on sale at $199. Compare at $449. Free shipping. This deal is valid only today.

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Sigma 12-24mm f/4 ART Review (D. Abbott)

Sigma 12-24mm F/4 Art Deal DG HSM

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At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 22
  • FLD and Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Dust- and Splash-Proof Construction
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted his final review of the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 Art lens.

From the conclusion:

Overall the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM ART is a very competent lens. It has few major flaws. Chromatic aberrations are well controlled, distortion is low, and vignette, while clearly present at f/4, isn’t quite as bad as some of the recent releases from other major companies.  It does a very credible job when shooting the night sky, though having a relatively small maximum aperture puts it at a bit of disadvantage […]

It falls a little short of a true 24mm, but that isn’t unusual, and I would argue that the true 12mm on the wide end is ultimately more important. […] One thing to note, […] is that the 12-24 ART is optimized for f/4-5.6 performance (at least on the wide end of the focal range) and I actually saw a trend where the image quality tended to be a bit worse rather than better as the lens was stopped down.

You can go for the written review, or watch the two videos below to learn about the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 Art.

 

Below: Image quality examination: