Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma

Also Known As: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA

Release Date: 2015-06-19

MSRP Price: $999

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Sigma has expanded their ever growing Global Vision line with the world's first constant f/2 aperture on a full-frame zoom lens, the 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens, available here with the Nikon F lens mount. The groundbreaking aperture combined with the versatile wide-angle 24-35mm focal length allows photographers to easily replace three common lenses, the 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm, with one piece of gear. The lens also offers exceptional control over depth-of-field with an aperture range from f/2 to 16, and when used on DX camera bodies it has an equivalent focal length of 36-52.5.

Photography Life Review Summary: Sigma surely has been on a roll, making one superb lens after another. When the 24-35mm f/2 was initially announced, I was a bit skeptical about the release, as the lens seemed to be too big, too heavy and too limited in focal length coverage when compared to some of the other zoom lenses. Since it is rare to see a zoom lens outperform a prime, my assumption was that we were looking at yet another zoom lens that would not necessarily shine optically. However, after testing the lens and comparing it to Nikon’s three excellent prime lenses, I realized that I was wrong – the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 is not just an ordinary wide angle zoom, it actually has the optical characteristics of prime lenses not just in terms of maximum aperture, but also in terms of optical performance. As you can see from the previous page, the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art turned out to be sharper than Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G, 28mm f/1.8G and 35mm f/1.8G at equivalent apertures. Seeing a zoom outperform one prime is already a huge achievement and here we have one lens that can pretty much replace three. Now that’s groundbreaking! Read the full Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Review by Photography Life.

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length24-35mm f/2 Art
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:4.4
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)84.1º
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)63.4º
Optical Information
Lens Elements18
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Low Dispersion Glass Elements7
"F" Low Dispersion Glass Elemenets1
Aspherical Elements2
Super Multi-Layer CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.28m
Filter Information
Filter Size82mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art MTF

Image Samples

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Sigma 24-35mm f2 Sample Image (16) Sigma 24-35mm f2 Sample Image (10) Sigma 24-35mm f2 Sample Image (27)


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IR Guy

Tested this with full frame sensor and 850nm +/-5nm filter for infrared. The center was in focus, but there was considerable blur (defocus, not barrel distortion) as you moved away from the center. The imagery was not usable.