Sigma announces 24-70mm f/2.8 Art

Sigma this weekend announced the 24-70mm f/2.8 Art: a new full-frame lens for Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras.

This new lens is Sigma’s latest Art zoom for mirrorless cameras. As we said before, it works for Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras, which include Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma cameras. Sigma claims the lens is the “ultimate large-aperture standard zoom lens.” Additionally, the company says it offers “best-in-class optical performance.”

24-70mm f/2.8 Art overview

First off, this lens doesn’t feature image stabilization. While that is a loss, it does add some benefits to the lens. The lens’ weight will be lighter than it would be if it did have image stabilization. Additionally, its size and price should be lower as well. But do those benefits outweigh the drawbacks? After all, most full-frame mirrorless cameras have in-body image stabilization.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art

Design

The lens is made out of 19 elements in 15 groups. Additionally, it has six FLD elements (low dispersion glass) and two SLD elements (special low dispersion). There are also three aspheric lenses that should reduce axial chromatic aberration and sagittal coma aberration. The aperture diaphragm consists of 11 rounded blades. The lens’ minimum focusing distance is 18 cm at the wide-angle end.

To reduce lens flaring, the lens features a Nano Porous Coating and a Super Multi-Layer Coating on the optics.

How durable is the 24-70mm f/2.8 Art?

For durability, the lens is dust and slash-proof. Additionally, it has a zoom lock switch. The switch should help prevent the lens barrel from extending without you wanting it to.

Pricing and availability

The SIGMA 24-70mm F/2.8 DG DN Art will be out in the middle of this month. So far, its price hasn’t been disclosed. We will keep you updated about the lens pricing once Sigma releases it. We shouldn’t have to wait long since the lens is coming out this month.

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