After introducing the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art in February, Sigma did not wait long before announcing another lens. The world market will welcome a new Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens, which will bring most benefit to full-frame cameras, as this lens is designed precisely for them. However, the Sigma corporation did not waste its time between the introduction of these two lenses either, but it launched the Sigma dp0 Quattro compact, and it also eliminated irregularities with quite a large number of its lenses so that they would be compatible with the leading Canon DSLRs - Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R.
As far as the new standard lens is concerned, the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art belongs to Sigma's well-known Art series and is characterized by large constant aperture f/2 throughout the zoom range. Sigma set its mind to construct a zoom lens offering the same brightness and resolution as fixed lenses, so this lens represents the outcome of that effort. Namely, thanks to its flexible range, the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art can play the same roles as a 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm set of prime lenses, which makes it highly practical and which will enable photographers to carry one lens that will do the work of three fixed focal length lenses. Instead of mounting another lens, the only thing that they would need to do is zoom.
With its high-end optical performances, which are equivalent to fixed lenses throughout the entire zoom range, this lens gives the maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4, which makes it perfect for close-up shooting, portraits with an attractive bokeh, as well as deep-focus landscape photography. It features 18 elements in 13 groups, two of which are aspherical, one is FLD (“F” Low Dispersion), and 7 are SLD (Special Low Dispersion). This construction eliminates front lens rotation, which enhances the lens's stability and allows the use of Circular Polarizing filters, which in turn is particularly significant for shooting video. The beautiful bokeh produced by the lens is the result of its 9 blade-rounded diaphragm. The lens also features the HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor), which delivers silent autofocus of high speed, while there is also the Super Multi-Layer Coating, which reduces flare and ghosting, and in turn provides sharp and high-contrast images even in backlit conditions.
The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art will be aimed at Canon, Nikon, and Sigma cameras, and its price and availability will be announced at a later date.
The news was taken from SIGMA.