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Sigma's 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM lens. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! PRESS RELEASE: The compact large aperture standard zoom lens equipped with HSM


24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

  • Large aperture standard zoom lens

  • ELD and SLD glass provides excellent correction of all types of aberrations

  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting

  • Equipped with HSM ensuring quiet and high speed AF

  • The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM.

This large aperture standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 24mm and is housed in compact construction. The latest optical design provides an overall length of 94.7cm /3.7inch. It is ideal for general photography such as snapshots, portraiture and landscapes. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations. Superior optical performance is ensured throughout the entire zoom range. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full time manual focusing capability. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 38cm/15in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.3. The rounded 9 blades diaphragm creates an attractive blur. It is possible to attach the included petal-type hood to block out extraneous light.

24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Case, Petal-type Hood supplied
Sigma, Canon, Nikon*, Pentax*, Sony*
* If the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available
Lens Construction 14 Elements 12 Groups
Maximum Magnification 1:5.3
Angle of view 84.1° - 34.3°
Filter Size φ82mm
Number of blades 9pcs
Lens Hood Petal-type hood
Minimum aperture F22
Dimensions φ88.6mm x 94.7mm / 3.5in x 3.7in
Minimum Focusing Distance 38cm / 15in
Weight TBD
Accessories DG UV 82 mm
DG WIDE CIRCULAR PL 82mm
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(First posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 02:01 EDT)

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