Sigma’s new addition to its Art series is an as-exciting-as-unexpected 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM — the first ever f/2 full-frame zoom lens, and most likely the “very unique lens” hinted by Sigma’s CEO last year.
It should be available in late July 2015. The price has not been disclosed yet.
||18 elements in 13 groups
||1 FLD element, 7 SLD elements, aspherical elements
|Angle of View
|Minimum Focusing Distance
||28cm / 11.0in.
|Maximum Magnification Ratio
|Number of Diaphragm Blades
||9 (rounded diaphragm)
|Size (Diameter x Length)
||87.6mm x 122.7mm / 3.4in. x 4.8in.
||940g / 33.2oz.
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.
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