Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma

Also Known As: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

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 Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length24-70mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:4.8
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)84.1°
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)34.3°
Optical Information
Lens Elements19
Lens Groups14
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Aspherical Elements4
Super Multi-Layer CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance37cm./1.5in.
Electronic DiaphragmYes
Filter Information
Filter Size82mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions88mm×107.6mm /3.5in. x 4.2in.
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art MTF Chart

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Dear Nasim,
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)

Fred Joseph

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?
Just wondering.


The lens comes with Super Multi-Layer Coating:…features02

“… In addition, SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating helps further reduce flare and ghosting and provide sharp, high-contrast images even in backlit conditions…”

Hernan Ribadeneira

I would like to upgrade from my 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG which has been a great tool for me.