Past being optically preferrred for astrophotography, the Sigma 14mm f1.4 has plenty of engaging options tailored for capturing photos of stars. First, there’s the handbook focus lock swap. While you’re capturing pictures of stars, you do not need to by accident jostle your focus out of whack, as this will damage an in any other case wonderful 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 by accident coming into your picture body.
Different options non-specific to astrophotography embody 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 look like a small contact, but it surely’s one of many issues we love finest about this lens.