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Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art Lens Review


Photographer Christopher Frost recently published another interesting review of a new Sigma lens and this time it is the full frame 24-35mm f/2 Art which, like the 20mm f/1.4 he tested recently seems seems to be an excellent performer.

Simga recently released a fast short zoom lens for full frame cameras which is (more or less) the equivalent to it’s very successful 18-35mm  f/1.8 lens (almost the same aperture with a bit wider but shorter comparable angle of view).

Frost takes the lens through a series of tests and from the looks of it the IQ seems to be great especially if you stop down to about f/2.8 (f/4 seems superb) but even at f/2 the IQ looks very good (although vignette is pretty apparent).

The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM

Quick reminder of the features of the Sigma Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art:

  • Focal length – 24-35mm (full frame coverage).
  • Aperture – f/2-f/16.
  • Construction – 18 elements in 13 groups.
  • Min focusing distance – 28cm.
  • Maximum magnification – 1:4.4.
  • Mount – Nikon F, Canon EF/EF-S (and Sigma).
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9.
  • Filter – 82mm.
  • Length – 121 mm.
  • Weight – 941 grams.
  • Price – just under $1000.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid and you can find more of Frost’s videos here on LensVid.

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