Sigma announces its second brand-new Art-series zoom for full-frame mirrorless, the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN
posted Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:59 PM EST
Japanese optics manufacturer Sigma this week expanded its Art-series lens lineup with a lens that's only its second all-new zoom in the Art series, the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art. Expected to ship in the US market from mid-November at an as-yet undisclosed price, the full-frame 24-70mm F2.8 will be offered in two variants for the Leica L-mount and Sony E-mount.
Following in the footsteps of the 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art, which launched last July at a pricetag of around US$1,400, the new 24-70mm F2.8 likewise promises high image quality throughout its zoom range, and a relatively lightweight, compact design. This is achieved with a complex 15-group, 19-element optical formula that includes three aspheric lenses, as well as both Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous coatings. The result, promises Sigma, is high contrast, good sharpness even in the corners, and resistance to flare, sagittal coma and axial chromatic aberration.
Other features of the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens include a dust and splash-proof design, a zoom lock and locking lens hood, a durable brass bayonet mount and an 11-bladed, rounded aperture diaphragm. Maximum magnification is 1:2.9 at wide angle with a seven-inch focusing distance, and 82mm filter threads are provided. Dimensions are 3.5 inches in diameter and 4.8 inches in length, and the lens weighs approximately 1.8 pounds.
Watch this space for more info on pricing as it becomes available! Sample photos courtesy of Sigma can be found here.