Just Announced: Sigma 24-35 f/2 DG HSM Art Lens
Well that didn’t take long! The Sigma 24-35 f/2 that was leaked earlier today, has just popped up on the Sigma website.
It looks to be a great lens for wedding photography and travel photographers, although the latter might be slightly put off by the 940g weight, which is over 130g heavier than a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II, for example.
Hats off to Sigma for doing something different and keeping the boig players on their toes!
More info to come….
- First F2 Full Frame Zoom Lens
- FLD and SLD Glass
- Filter size: 82mm
- 9-bladed aperture
|Lens Construction||18 Elements in 13 Groups|
|Angle of View||84.1º-63.4º|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9 (rounded diaphragm)|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||28 cm / 11 in|
|Filter Size (mm)||82mm|
(Diameter x Length)
|87.6×122.7 mm/3.4×4.8 in|
While offering the premier optics of the Art line, this lens covers 24mm, 28mm and 35mm focal lengths. Incredible performance overturns the conventional perception of a zoom lens.
SIGMA was determined to create a zoom lens that offers the same brightness and resolution as a fixed focal length lens: in other words, the highest level of optical performance. The result of this challenge was the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, the world’s first zoom to offer a fast F1.8 aperture value throughout the zoom range. Building on this concept, SIGMA has developed the new SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art for 35mm full frame sensor. It allows photographers to carry one lens to do the work of three fixed focal length lenses, a 24mm, 28mm and 35mm — with F2 brightness and top optical performance. One package delivers flexible functionality and high convenience. In particular, at the 24mm and 35mm focal lengths, this lens offers the performance that is equivalent to that of two prime lenses in the Art line. Instead of changing one high-performance fixed focal length lens for another, simply zoom. This is a new zoom lens for 35mm full frame sensor SLRs that offers the quality of a fixed focal length lens at various angles of view.