Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Artwork Evaluation: A Vibrant Lens For Darkish Nights

Past being optically splendid for astrophotography, the Sigma 14mm f1.4 has various engaging options tailored for capturing photos of stars. First, there’s the handbook focus lock swap. If you’re capturing images of stars, you do not wish to unintentionally jostle your focus out of whack, as this will smash an in any other case superb shot or many photographs, do you have to not discover the error. Having the ability to lock the main focus is an enormous deal. Equally, there’s additionally an aperture ring lock swap.

Moreover, the Sigma 14mm f1.4 has a built-in lens heater retainer, which makes attaching this frequent astrophotography accent extra handy and prevents it from unintentionally coming into your picture body.

Different options non-specific to astrophotography embrace an AFL button, a bodily auto/handbook focus swap, and a swap to make the aperture ring clicky or de-clicked. The lens helps rear gel filters and — uniquely — has space for storing for these filters within the lens cap, which is itself superior to different lens caps we have used. You may want a sq. filter holder if you wish to use entrance filters.

Maybe most importantly as properly, the detachable tripod socket has a built-in Acra Swiss-compatible quick-release plate. That is one thing photographers have been asking for to be included by default on lenses with tripod sockets for years. It might appear to be a small contact, nevertheless it’s one of many issues we love finest about this lens.