JUDGES' CITATION: A perfect match for today’s high-resolution D-SLRs, the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM Art lens delivers a high level of sharpness with near zero distortion, along with high-speed and highly accurate autofocusing. The optical construction includes three of Sigma’s FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) types, and three spherical types to give a high degree of correction for aberrations and distortion. The external construction includes seals at numerous points for protection against dust and moisture, adding to this zoom’s overall versatility and usability.”

Australian Camera magazine is Australia’s only member of the Technical Image Press Association. TIPA started in Europe back in 1991, and has been gradually expanding further afield so there are now members in the USA, Canada, India, China, Brazil and, of course, Australia. Australian Camera magazine was invited to join in 2010, so this year marks our eighth attendance at the awards judging.

These judges’citations have been sub-edited to conform with our house style for elements such as measurements  and numbers. In some cases, they’ve also been slightly amended to better suit the Australian market situation or enhance readability. Sensor pixel counts are the effective number rather than that the total (which is what we usually quote in this magazine).

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To see all the winners of the TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018, get the latest issue of Australian Camera magazine.