Also Known As: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
Release Date: 2017-02-21
MSRP Price: $1299
Made in: Japan
Production Status: In Production
Lens Description: Featuring a brand new OS and highly efficient and fast AF system, the revamped 24-70mm F2.8 Art embodies all the technical qualities and finesse that define the high-performance Sigma Global Vision Art series. Covering a wide range of shooting scenarios, the 24-70mm workhorse DNA includes three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The 24-70mm F2.8 Art aspherical elements use Sigma’s groundbreaking thicker center glass design and highly precise polishing process, delivering stunning images and bokeh effects. The lens’ purpose-built structure boasts a new metal barrel for optimal durability with TSC composite internal moving components designed to resist thermal contraction and expansion.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art Specifications
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||Full Frame / APS-C|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:4.8|
|Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)||Yes|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||84.1°|
|Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||34.3°|
|Diaphragm Blades||9 (Rounded)|
|Low Dispersion Glass Elements||3|
|Super Multi-Layer Coating||Yes|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||37cm./1.5in.|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||Yes|
|Dimensions||88mm×107.6mm /3.5in. x 4.2in.|
|Available in Colors||Black|
I am one of those retirees who love to take photos whenever and wherever he can. I certainly do not have any particular fascination thus my choice varies from people to deserts/ barren lands. To describe in short I love good photos. I have been using Canon camera since my student life starting with FTb SLR which I still possess. In the course of life, I stayed away from active photography for quite some time but I am back using Canon D600. I use a Canon 18-135 /3.5-5.6 and Canon 200 but I want to have one as prime lens, thus I seek your valuable suggestion on Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art . Is it worth buying for regular use if not daily?
Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.
Czech Republic (Europe)
Makes one wonder about having a lens with no coatings whatsoever on the lens elements. Does this predict a certain amount of flare and coma problems?
The lens comes with Super Multi-Layer Coating:
“… In addition, SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating helps further reduce flare and ghosting and provide sharp, high-contrast images even in backlit conditions…”
I would like to upgrade from my 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG which has been a great tool for me.